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Maru the fearless cat

Updated on October 4, 2013
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Vladimir is a former champion ratter (retired). His hobbies are bushwalking, birdwatching and nature studies

Who is Maru the Media Star?

You don't have to be slim, svelte and sophisticated to be a Media Star. You can be an overweight leisure-loving cat with a bouffy head and still hit the Bigtime!

Maru proves this.

He's a wonderful role model for the young. Forget the diets! Forget the fashionable gaunt look. Just be yourself.

Maru is a Japanese cat

Maru looks a lot like a Scottish Fold cat, a strange breed with folded ears, but Maru's ears are definitely straight.

I think he's just an ordinary everyday black tabby with a fat belly and a bouffy head. .

Maru lives in Japan with his carer, mugomogo, and worldwide sighs of relief were heard when his safety was assured after the terrible disasters in Japan of late.

Maru has a thing for getting into things

I admire dedication. Watching Maru and his boxes I feel inspired to keep trying for the ultimate myself.

Try, try, and try again. Failure isn't in a word in Maru's vocabulary.

Hot Cat-in-Box Action!

Maru and mugumogu

To keep up with the deeds of derring-do from Maru, you can subscribe to mugumogu's channel on YouTube.

Mugumogu has a sweet. soundless style of video capture. No blasting speakers, just pure Maru.

Subtitles are added for those of us who can't read Japanese. The Engrish translations just add to the charm.

Mugumogu posts videos of Maru regularly.

Another Lesson in Life from Maru

From Maru we learn not to blindly follow the latest fashion crazes. We learn to make our own way, we learn to be frugal.

It's amazing what you can do with a paper bag.

Don't be swayed by the Dictates of Fashion

Close up of a Famous Cat

I Am Maru
I Am Maru

The celebrity cat with a big personality now has his own hardcover book.


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What do you think?

Is Maru a hero?

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    • Loretta L profile image

      Loretta Livingstone 

      5 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      So funny. A cute cat.

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      6 years ago

      Too cute

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      7 years ago

      Maru is true professionnal

      a great actor

      a very good model

      The Cat Photographer will be proud to his photograph

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      7 years ago

      What a beautiful, or should I say, handsome cat. Thanks for sharing. He made me smile and laugh. Give him a big hug from me.

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      I am a dog lover--but Maru is so cute!

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I just want to hug him. What a cutie!

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      7 years ago

      That's one cool cat! Can I take him home? Now?

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      7 years ago

      I first heard about Maru from my borther who sent me a link to a YouTube video. It was so addicting because I started to watch other Maru videos. What a funny cat with such unique markings and a cute face to boot.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      What fun - love Maru and the boxes!

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      7 years ago

      Maru is my favorite LOL cat!

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      7 years ago

      Maru has a nice fur coat and making. The cat has character, from what I saw.

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      7 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Maru looks to be one cool kitty, chubby or not :)

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      7 years ago

      Maru is totally awesome, is there anything he won't climb into?

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      7 years ago

      What an awesome cat! He reminds me so much of our former cat, Oreo, getting in those tiny boxes.

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      7 years ago

      So cute! I love cats.

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      Sue Dixon 

      7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Is Vladi in love? Lovely lens!

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      7 years ago

      I love the tenacity of the cats... and Maru is a shiny example of it :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Fun page about Maru.

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      7 years ago

      One cool cat. :)

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      7 years ago

      Ohhh...chubby, cheeky Maru! I love you! =)

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      7 years ago

      Aaww this catty looks really adorable and chubby!

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      7 years ago

      Maru is a Media Star, that's for sure but so are you Vladi!

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Maru certainly is a stunning and very funny cat.


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