Feel the Feline Frenzy!
Chi’s Sweet Home
by Konami Kanata
Paperback, approx. 170 pages, 5 x 7 inches
vol. 1 978-1-934287-81-1 Buy.
vol. 2 978-1-934287-85-9 Buy.
vol. 3 978-1-934287-91-0 Buy.
vol. 4 978-1-934287-96-5 Buy.
vol. 5 978-1-934287-13-2 Buy.
vol. 6 978-1-935654-14-8 Buy.
vol. 7 978-1-935654-21-6 Buy.
vol. 8 978-1-935654-35-3 Buy.
vol. 9 978-1-935654-42-1 Buy.
U.S.$13.95 / CAN$16.95
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.
Konami Kanata made her professional debut in 1982 with the serialized comic Petit Cat Jam-Jam for Kodansha’s shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi. In her nearly thirty-year career, Konami 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. While most of her properties were published for a younger female demographic, her most recent series Chi’s Sweet Home is currently being published by Kodansha’s Morning magazine, Japan’s leading comic magazine for adult readers, proving that quality can be found even in the cutest of sources.
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
“Chi’s Sweet Home seems to have that feline je ne sais quoi that could fill a niche in the existing market.”—Comics Reporter
“Chi’s Sweet Home has been a fan-favorite for a while… Now American manga readers (and cat lovers) will get a chance to enjoy this wonderful manga.”—About.com
“Life through Chi’s eyes is full of wonder and magic... It’s the kind of family book that doesn’t grate on you as the human characters are fun and play well with each other and Chi in a way that makes you smile. Chi’s Sweet Home is the book that you use to convert your non-manga and non-comic reading fans into at least trying one book and making them a part of Chi’s Brigade. Highly recommended. Grade: A” —Mania.com
“Short on dialog but big on emotion, Chi’s Sweet Home will appeal to the animal lover in everyone. Even if you don’t like cats, you won’t be able to resist Chi. I dare you to not smile when she is distracted by a bright, shiny object, or playing with a plastic bag! Grade: A-”—Manga Cafe
“The color makes this book. Kanata’s bright panels explode with vibrancy, really bringing this world to life, and making the drawings pop. Kanata does some very pretty things with watercolor specifically, and paces each of the little vignettes chronicling Chi’s new life to highlight just the right moments for maximum effect. If I weren't allergic to cats myself, this would have convinced me that I needed one. This really is a beautiful visual treat.”—Comics and More
“Chi’s Sweet Home is funny and sweet, with the cutest artwork you’ll ever see. It’s also surprisingly poignant and provides some startling insight into the complicated relationship between human and feline.”—The Manga Bookshelf