Chi's Sweet Home (チーズスイートホーム, chīzu suīto hōmu?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Konami Kanata. It has been serialized in Kodansha's
Chi's Sweet Home (チーズスイートホーム, chīzu suīto hōmu?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Konami Kanata. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Morning since 2004. The manga has been licensed for North American distribution by Vertical Inc. To date, it has been collected in six volumes, the most recent being published in April 2009. An anime adaptation began airing on 31 March 2008 and is produced by studio Madhouse.
A gray and white kitten with black stripes wanders away from her mother and siblings one day while enjoying a walk outside with her family. Lost in her surroundings, the kitten struggles to find her family and instead is found by a young boy, Youhei, and his mother. They take the kitten home, but as pets are not allowed in their housing complex, they try to find her a new home. This proves to be difficult, and the family decides to keep the kitten. While being housebroken, she mistakenly answers to "Chi," (the Japanese word for "small", can also be "urine") and this becomes her name. Chi then has a splendid time living with her new family, learning about different things and meeting new people and animals.
Chi is a small grey and white kitten with large eyes. She is easily distracted and does not have much experience of the world. Chi is particularly attracted to small moving objects, but is scared by larger animals, especially dogs. Although her speech is understandable to the viewers, the Yamadas cannot understand her.
Youhei is the very small boy who finds Chi when she gets lost. He is cheerful, kind, obedient, and fond of toy trains.
Mom is a housewife. She stays home with Youhei and Chi.