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