Maru the Cat
Maru is a popular YouTube celebrity Scottish Fold cat that lives in Japan. He has several videos on Youtube that have accumulated over 90 million views. Maru is most popular in Japan, where he has the 9th highest number of subscribers.
Maru's videos consist usually of its owner (known as mugumogu [real identity unknown]) playing with the cat in various ways.
Rise to fame
Maru became an American television star in October, 2010 when he got his own Fresh Step cat litter commercial.
Many of the videos have over a million views each.
2011 Japanese Earthquake
During the March 2011 Japanese earthquakes, many were concerned for Maru. His person posted the following on Maru's blog:
Maru had weathered the earthquake safely in a plastic box.
- Various media sources such as The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly have mentioned Maru and noted his popularity on the internet.
- Maru's owner released a book and DVD featuring the cat in 2009.
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