Cats can often cast a glance that tells a whole story, so often that Japanese Twitter holds an annual contest of photography that shows them in such moments, but Japanese Twitter user @tatatano129 recently captured one that stands out.

As many cat owners know, kitties can express quite the interest in their owner's food. It's usually in that moment where they stalk or lunge for it that we find most humor, but @tatatano129 shared a photo of their cat at the moment they gave up on their attempt to steal a bite that looks right out of a manga panel:

Source: @tatatano129

Their cat, Shobobo, had been targeting their rice ball (filled with roast beef), but at the moment Shobobo realized it was not to be, they gave a look that seems to say "I've lost."

By - grape Japan editorial staff.