18 thoughts on “Pocket Maru

  1. allein June 28, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I wouldn’t put it past Maru to try to literally squeeze himself into a smartphone if given the opportunity.

  2. Faye June 28, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I wish I could up vote this a zillion times. It looks just like him. Even the tail thwapping. The sliding action and sound made me laugh.

  3. Deborah Gerish June 28, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Maybe it was too hard to animate a box squishing around as Maru squeezed himself in?

    I want this so badly.

  4. Gigi the cat lady June 28, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I really could use this game right now as I am going to be waiting most of the day to see a doctor at the walk-in clinic. Thank goodness for iPod and Kindle!

    • Laura June 28, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Maybe you’ll have good luck? We went to the driver’s license office this morning, and to our compete shock were in and out in less than half an hour instead of having the usual multi-hour wait. I’ll send some good luck your way! And you can at least watch Maru videos on your phone, right?

      • Gigi_the cat lady June 28, 2016 / 12:44 pm

        I’m one of the dying breed of people who does not have a smart phone. I have an iPod touch and an iPad so I,m connected only if there’s wifi.
        And thanks for the luck, I was actually out of there within an hour! ✌️

        • Laura June 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

          You and my husband — he still uses his old flip phone. People mock him, but he doesn’t care. 😀

          And I’m glad I passed along our good luck! There are some places where you just never, ever expect a speedy experience, aren’t there? Clearly, just conversing on NTMTOM gave us both the luck we needed to counteract the prevailing time suck that is the DMV or a doctor’s office!

          And I’m mystified why there are no boxes for Maru to sit in in the game, either. Maybe not to slide into, but surely they could have him climb into a box and settle down? It’s not like he does it quickly or anything — he takes his time to make sure he gets the maximum amount of himself into any container he’s gracing with his presence!

  5. ffleur2 June 28, 2016 / 10:37 am

    Maru has a backyard? I’ve never seen him outside.

  6. Andrew June 28, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Maru slideee :3 XD

  7. beemoused June 28, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    How on earth can it really be Maru with no boxes?!?! He just proved he can squash into 2 boxes at once, so I have to question the veracity and authenticity of this app! That being said–so cute!!!

  8. Duckie June 28, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Apologies to Maru and all those who wear pink pants.
    In the image before I hit “play”, it looked like Maru was about to pounce upon the rear of someone wearing pink pants and kneeling to do some gardening!

  9. Starfish June 28, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Only in a video game would you see Maru jumping rope.

    • 6rabbits June 28, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      That surprised me also! That and the absence of 📦📦📦 makes me wonder how well the inventors really know Maru? Wish there was an English version.

  10. Kar June 29, 2016 / 3:13 am


    Oh well, I’d rather people waste their money on Maru trying to wear a too small box around his middle and try on bad hats than the Kardashian one.

    Although, I”m pretty sure that they do the same thing in their game.

    • allein June 29, 2016 / 8:33 am


  11. Jeannine Pope June 29, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Maru does not move that much and looks generally non-plussed in real life.

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