THIS JUST IN: Macro Maru!

Close up, he’s even prosher. HIT IT:

Maru photo overload is here and videos are here!



  1. He is in a very small box…

    on my screen

  2. Maru’s human is so in love with him. Not that I can blame her. Those paws!

  3. Must. Touch. Soft. Soft.

    (and that fuzzy chin really killed me.)

  4. So handsome! And so skilled at making biscuits.

  5. StormCat42 says:

    GIANT biscuit makers!! SQEEEEEEE

  6. Intense Cute Overload! Maru as never seen before! Those lips, those eyes, those paws. So clean!

  7. You have to watch it in High Def, 1080p, full screen to do this video justice.

  8. I so want to kiss that little spot on his nose!!

  9. What a gorgeous boy Maru is! I never noticed the nose freckle before.

  10. The ad that popped up in the video was for “substance abuse counseling”. I think they’re onto you, Maru!

  11. Coming next:


    I hear the box scene is amazing.

  12. pugsy, you hit the nail on the head. but my god, how could she help it?

  13. besides the amazing eyes, spot in the nose and paws, maru human is a very skilfull artist, i love her videos… ! so peacefull and neat!.. great artist.

  14. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Spectacular eyeball shot! Was anyone else trying to see what Maru’s owner looked like in that orb?

  15. Besides turning into a pile of goo that’s just what I kept thinking!

    Not to be a major bummer, but I started worrying about the day Maru finally hits those nine lives. I’m going to be worried about his keeper. Hopefully this won’t be for a long, long time though!

    In the meantime this is pure awesomeness! Pure Maru-ness.

  16. Even Maru’s ear fluff is adorable.

  17. The one with the button nose totally got me. I was squealing the whole time. Thank goodness I’m at home.

  18. Totally awesome. I too have fallen hard for Maru, and I’m not a cat person. Uh oh.

  19. I love that little dot on his nose!

  20. This is actually a seriously artistic video–Maru’s human so clearly adores her sweet boy. I love love love this video! The TOEBEANS! The kneading. Such amazing shots.

  21. Squeee. Maru is as clean as the floor. I bet he even smells clean. I would kiss him any where (almost)

  22. 2:13. Yoinks!

  23. [thumbs up]

  24. Marshwiggle says:

    Peeps!!! You must go check out Maru’s blog for the latest post, if you haven’t already! Just go already, you can thank me later. Bwahahaha!!! 😀

  25. clarebear says:

    Squeeeee the kneeding or as my family likes to call it “puddings” really got me! Love the side on eye too ^___^

  26. too late. major bummer achieved. must watch Maru video again to unharsh buzz.

  27. Maru-gotta luv heem! My tuxie was kneading my belleh at the same time Maru was kneading the video….think it could be called Maru-a-Scope? 😉

  28. Maru’s owner is an INCREDIBLE photographer. No joke.

    Also, TOE BEEEEEEEANS. ‘Scuse me, I gotta go nuzzle my own kitty’s little feets.

  29. That spot gets me every time I see it! I must beep it!

  30. tigerbunny says:

    omgawwwwwwww, the toebeans! the floofs! I want to eat the limpid pools of eyezzzzz AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa I am ded, ded of teh kyoot!

  31. Alice Shortcake says:

    I know exactly what you mean. Beepable beauty spot!

  32. Um…I believe Maru’s person is a he? I could be wrong but that was my impression.

    Love those big baseball mitt pawsies!

  33. Ahh. And relax. My day began with muchos stress, but now I am a zen pond of calm thanks to Maru’s toebeans.

    ALSO – how clean are his ears? My cats’ ears are always filthy!

  34. Well, my 3 kitties are young, 7 and 19 month… But I have been thinking about the day they will leave since they moved in. I believe I’d run to the next breeder or animal shelter and take some new babies. It’s not like they would be easy to replace, but I could not stand to look at the empty pillows and food bowls. But I don’t know… They are my first cats, I never lost any… I really fear that day.

  35. Maru wouldn’t be half the cat he is, were it not for his human.From early on always playing with him, trying out new playthings, thus stimulating him, and then her amazing photografic skills…….. I love Maru to bits, but I love Mugumogu too !

  36. The nose freckle is what first drew me in. Now I’m smitten with the whole package!

  37. Llamaesque says:

    This takes kitty porn to a whole new level =X

  38. He really is a magnificent beast.

  39. That’s exactly what I was going to say – she is an artist! The profile shot of the eye is incredible!!

  40. Love will give you the strength you need. And they can never be replaced, but there are many more kittehs out there waiting for your love. I speak from experience…

  41. Sigh. It’s so bittersweet. I am more in love with him than ever, yet he’s still on the other side of the world and still belongs to someone else.

    Maru, I wish I could quit you.

  42. Jack & Lille's Human says:

    Enjoy every moment you have. I just had to put my three-year-old little boy, Jack, to sleep because he had a heart problem I didn’t know about, and he got really sick really quickly. It was heartbreaking. His sister and I thought we had many more years left with him. In some ways, Maru sort of reminds me of him…

  43. oh no 😦

  44. Amen, ceejoe.
    Hugs to Marita and her 3 kittehs!

  45. the tail, the tail.

    my computer screen isn’t big enough!!

  46. Many prayers and love to you.
    It is always sad when our animal friends leave us. 😦 😦

  47. lolol

  48. His profile pic at the beginning reminded me of that pen and ink drawing of Alfred Hitchcock. His straight-on shot reminded me of the black and white kitty kat klock with the ticking tail. And at the end I, for some reason, desperately wanted to go play a game of marbles.

  49. flutterby says:

    Sitting here in complete awe of video skill, quality and, especially, the subject !!

  50. He’s so FLUFFY! And how about that tail-switch? And the tiny spot on his noisicle? Hmmm? Hmmmm?

  51. Would SOOOOOOOOOO love to hear sweet Maru’s purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! >^..^<

  52. Did you know Maru has his own wikipedia page?!

  53. Hugs and love to you.

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    Comme c’est vrai!!!


  55. boop boop the nosey!

    i feel better now.

  56. Fird Birfle says:

    Just prior to the angled shot of the eyeball, in a shot of Maru’s whole face,
    if you really watch closely/ intently, you can see the pupils in his eyes slightly dilate and then enlarge again … Maru the Hunter!!!

  57. Fird Birfle says:


  58. Fird Birfle says:

    Teh power of teh Maru strikes ALL

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    Please forgive my repeating myself, but:

    MARU FOR PRESIDENT — and also for KING !!!!

  60. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    Maru is totally a plus sized kitty supermodel. Those huge pure white cotton-y paws, that elegant snub nose, the amber eyes. And OMG the best buiscit maker ever!

  61. Nope, it’s a she.

  62. Fird Birfle says:

    (am reminded of the line from the film…:
    YOU [or, more descriptively, “your computer screen”] CAN”T HANDLE the Maru!!!)

  63. don’t say that out loud, Oz… they’ll try to CONVERT YOU
    (not that I, uh, speak from experience, or anything… )

    still a dog person, y’all!
    nanner nanner nanner!

  64. Thank you very much, Marshwiggle. The OMG Maru is priceless!

  65. SlaveToCat says:

    I think Maru was the model for the sphinx. They have the same profile.

    I think Maru should come out with a book on how to keep your home and your self absolutely spotless no matter how close the camera zooms in.

  66. Sharon Wilson says:

    My grandma had carpet like that in one of her guest rooms; I didn’t think anyone else did.

  67. Amen as well, ceejoe 🙂 It was the same when we got our cat Dooley and we still had Smokey and Badger 🙂 Now it is just Badger and Dooley, but I often wonder if we will get more kitties 🙂 There will a lot of talk about that I can assure you 🙂

  68. Sowwy. 😉

    But I agree – Good reason to watch again!

  69. AWW 😥 I am so sorry to hear that, Jack & Lille’s Human 😥 (A BIG CYBER HUG) 😥

  70. I agree!!

    This clip demand an IMAX screen!

    Maru human, we speak to you: Hear our pleas. Bigger, IMAX, and yes, 3D!!

  71. I agree, KittyMarthaPoo 😀 I so want to snorgle Maru if I could go to Japan and get his owner’s permission to do so 😀

  72. Fird Birfle says:

    (gleeful malevolent kitty-laugh)

  73. janeellensmith says:

    Peoples, this is beginning to look like kittycat porn. A Maru fetish. Feels kinda creepy. Creepy but adorable.

  74. arachnophile says:

    You don’t need to choose. I’m a cat, dog, bird, degu, leezard, and occasionally, people-person! 😀

    My dog and my cat sleep on either side of me. 😀

  75. I’m so sorry for your loss too. Our little Guinney Bear died suddenly of cardiomyopathy last February, and she was only 2 years old. We were heartbroken, even with our other 3 kitties. We managed to wait until several months to start looking for another kitten–not to replace her, but to fill her void. A new little face in the mix helped us and our other kitties to heal. God Bless You…

  76. Jack & Lille's Human says:

    Thanks, everyone. My brother has a cat that needs a home, so after Lille and I have some time to adjust to life without our snuggly friend, he might come to live with us.

  77. awesome!

  78. Yesss, that paw action on the rug!!! OMG, awesome! I can understand why Maru’s companion (never say “owner” in front of a cat) is so infatuated with him.

  79. My 11-year old cat is getting slow, thin, and breathing hard… I fear heart disease. Will take her to the vet, but am fearful of what I will hear. Can’t imagine not having her around, patiently waiting for me to sit somehwere so she can claim my lap.

  80. Those…eyes. They command me…to snorgle. Seriously, that’s the best shot of an eyeball I’ve ever seen. Wow.

  81. I bet she’s Japanese or at least of Japanese descent, given the name Maru — “round” in Japanese , I believe. One round awesome boy!!

  82. Thanks, Theresa, you confirmed my impression that this was indeed a Japanese cat with a Japanese companion. That explains the super clean floor!!

  83. Thanks, Theresa, you confirmed my impression that this was indeed a Japanese cat with a Japanese companion. That explains the super clean floor!!

  84. carmengia says:

    Exquisite. Hypnotic. The marbles remarks is (hafta say it) purrfect. So hard to explain his perfection and the expertise of his human bean.

    Juno: “Maru, I can’t quit you.” perfect.

  85. “Room-mate” is the term she uses. 😉

  86. The owner (or roommate) is never shown in the video, never talks about herself, and since the entire blog is Japanese, personal pronouns are rarely used. But given the mode of Japanese that is being used, chances are very high that she’s a she. It would be extremely unusual for a male to use such a mode of Japanese.

  87. We’ve never seen her face, but there have been videos of her cleaning Maru’s ears and stuff, so you can see her hands.

  88. Check out Maru’s blog post in response to our comments on his video! So adorable Maru!

  89. warrior rabbit says:

    It reminds me of the ‘fulla stars’ macro on ICHC.

  90. warrior rabbit says:

    Will just the picture show? Testy testy testy test.

  91. warrior rabbit says:

    Sigh. Drat.

  92. AWW deh cutiness of deh pawz! 🐱

  93. Maru is such a substantial kitty.

  94. I put my face really close to the screen and it was almost scary how Maru is larger than life!

  95. Fird Birfle says:


  96. That is so great. Thanks for the tip. I thought I was up on All Things Maru.

  97. Superflat says:

    Did this video seem… umm.. a little fetishy to anyone else? Not saying I didn’t love it, but especially the tail scene. Just seemed a little like kitty softcore.

  98. Forget about the floors, that cat is pristine (not to mention gorgeous)! Maru must be the most well cared for, doted on cat on the planet.

  99. we must gaze into the face of our madness and perhaps, superflat, now we have.

  100. You people are pathetic Its just a video of a cat.

  101. Ahahhah!

  102. Ugh, I love this cat so much. I want to pet him so much I can almost feel his fluffy rotund body under my hands when I reach out towards the screen.

    Did that sound creepy? I think maybe yes. But I can’t help myself. Maru is so adorable that I start sounding like some kind of cat stalker.

  103. This is a really beautiful video! I can’t get enough of Maru. He is like the Chuck Norris of cats.

  104. tobesograteful says:

    “I’m even cuter when I’m eating–get the hint?”

  105. Kallisto73 says:

    I wonder if it is the breed… His feetz are just adorbz. They are so soft and big and snuggly. My Ares’ feetz are much less, how shall I put it, meaty?

  106. Superflat says: