Chi's Sweet Home

Japan’s latest kitty sensation is finally making herself at home in North America! Presented in full color and left-to-right format, Chi and her collection of furry and feathered friends are winning the hearts of readers of all ages.

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness, she breaks into tears in a large park meadow, where she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment … where pets are strictly not permitted.

In her nearly thirty-year career, Konami Kanata has penned more than a dozen comic series, with the majority of them focusing on cats and pets. Konami is well-regarded within the pet-manga community for her keen sense of cat psychology. Her ability to observe and render feline behavior has earned her respect from the Japanese manga community as a whole.

"Chi is more than just cute kitty antics; it’s a thoughtful reflection on the joys and difficulties of pet ownership, one that invites readers of all ages to see the world through their cat or dog’s eyes and imagine how an animal adapts to life among humans… You don’t need to be a manga lover to find Chi’s Sweet Home accessible; the simple artwork and flipped layout make this a great place for newbies to begin their exploration of the medium." —The Manga Critic

“Just about any decent artist can draw an adorable cat. However, it often seems that only a Japanese hand can portray adorable felines at the height of their potential, and Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 1 by Konami Kanata is another example of Japan’s amazing talent for portraying almost lethally cute characters.” —SCPL Teen Blog

"Reading Chi always makes me happy.“ —Moto Hagio

Publishers Weekly Big Graphic Novels for 2010 selection
2011 About.com Manga Readers Award—Best All Ages Manga

 

By Konami Kanata

Ages: All

Related

Vote Vertical: digital editions on sale up to 25% through 11/22

click on the above image to go to comiXology's sale page We're making a host of Vertical Comics titles available for first time digitally: the list (below, with Chapter 1 previews at the links) includes Ryo Hanada's best-selling vampires-among-us epic Devils' Line, MAYBE's Civil War-monster-fantasy To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, and Riichi Ueshiba's drool-inducing romantic comedy Mysterious Girlfriend X.  The […]

The first official Manga to Anime Sale—digital editions up to 50% off!

  The Fall Anime Season is here! To celebrate all you anime-watchers and manga-readers out there, we're holding the Kodansha Comics Manga to Anime Sale, where we put on sale every manga volume that's been adapted into a recent or new anime series!  Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series to be marked up to 50% off at our digital retail partners—comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, […]

Vertical Comics Digital Editions on Sale until Feb 5

As we announced last December, we're thrilled now to be working with the wild bunch at Vertical Comics, releasing new Digital Editions from the Vertical catalog. Now we invite you to get into some of these mind-blowing series with a special sale on digital-edition Volume 1s starting from 99-cents. It's going on at every one of our digital retail […]

New Digital Editions: Vertical Comics library, Parasyte, COPPELION

Look for a surge of darker-edged manga coming to digital bookstores early this month. At last, as announced last week, Digital Editions of the surreal alien-invasion classic (and now anime on Adult Swim) Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki and the apocalyptic schoolgirls-in-radioactive-Tokyo saga COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue go on sale today. Previously Parasyte was only available in print and COPPELION was only available as a simultaneous […]