Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who on a leisurely stroll with her family finds herself lost and alone. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, desperately attempts to reunite with her family of feral cats. When the kitten feels all hope is lost, she is found in a park by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. Every moment of their daily life together is filled with something we can all cherish.
Chi is completely settled into her new home and it is now time for some real adventures! With so many new furry and feathery comrades around she is bound to have at least a few opportunities to explore this new world of hers...Or so she thought.
Instead Chi might end up becoming more of a house cat than ever before. Despite living in a pet friendly building, Chi still has not had too many chances to go outdoors. Instead her fellow feline neighbors come visit her in her turf. Furthermore these posh and pomp kittens are not really the like that would appreciate a wild romp in the park or dumpster diving in a dark alley. Nope these cats would much rather lounge and be pampered by doting humans.
That is not the lifestyle Chi was looking forward to in her new digs. So when given the chance she decides to embark on the outer reaches of her apartment--including the upstairs office and bedroom--before taking off towards the backyard and beyond. Once she has scaled the stairs to visit to find Mr. Yamada office empty, Chi does what a kitten does best and she completely tears up the place!
About the Author
Konami Kanata (pen name used by Kanata Konami) was born on July 3, 1958, in Nagano, Japan. A veteran manga artist Konami made her professional debut in 1982 with the serialized comic Petit Cat Jam-Jam for Kodansha's semenal shoujo manga magazine NakaYoshi. The daughter of an elementary school teacher, most of Konami's stories are for readers of all ages making her one of the most accessible artists in recent history.
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 ecology. 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's Sweet Home will be Konami's first translated work.
Winner of the 2011 About.com Manga Readers Award - Best All Ages Manga "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
"How can [Chi] be so cute even without any sparkles in those black eyes? ...Reading Chi always makes me happy."--Moto Hagio, Shojo manga pioneer