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Chi's Sweet Home vol 3
2006.08.07. (Mon) | Edit |
I finally got my hands on Chi's Sweet Home vol 3.

It was released several months ago, and we received it at Company B a while back. I saw it when it was unpacked, but buyer K misplaced it or something. Staffer D found it hidden behind a bunch of boxes & so I did a dance of manga joy.

So about Chi's Sweet Home.

Chi’s Sweet Home vol 3

I'm a sucker for cat manga.
Although I didn't know Chi's Sweet Home was a manga at first.

I found out about Chi's Sweet Home as a gachapon figure. I always try to look for the manufacture info, cuz that's what you do when you work in character licensing. And I noticed that the credits listed Kodansha. Then one of the pieces of paper said "manga on sale."

So that's where my search for Chi's Sweet Home began. I did eventually find it at K-Books in Akihabara. So I bought volumes 1 and 2.

Chi's Sweet Home is a story about a little kitten who gets adopted by a family comprised of dad, mom, and a young boy named Yohei. The family lives in an apartment building that doesn't allow pets, so they don't give the kitten a name at first... but as they teach the kitten how to pee ("chii" in little kid talk), it thinks its name is Chi.

What's cute about Chi's Sweet Home are the Chi-isms.
Chi has a distinct way of talking, and for people who like to talk out what their cats are thinking... well, it's just nose-bleed material.

Chi says "Pon pon ra-" (ポンポンら~) when she's full.
"pon pon" refers to having a full belly (it makes a "pon pon" sound like a drum).

Oh, one thing about this manga is that (I think) it's originally done in black & white, then re-colored for the comic book release. Or that's what it sounded like in the early volumes. 調べう(Chi-ism).

Chi's Sweet Home vol 3 came standard or limited edition. So I of course got the limited edition without knowing what it's going to be. And it was a Chi strap. Very cute.

More cat manga I'd like to eventually review:
Shippo to Tomodachi (Friends with Tails)
Orange Nikki (Orange's Diaries)
Neko Neko Fantasia

Although I don't really care for the last two. But I do own them, so I should talk about them.

Chi's Sweet Home
Author: Kanata Konami
Volumes: currently up to vol 3
Publisher: Kodansha

Likelihood of Company B to license: - 2
President K loves cats. So maybe I can convince him.


2006/08/07 22:06 | Honobono Manga | Comment (1) | Trackback (0) | Top▲
Chi`s sweet home
I was really happy to find the information you have on Chi`s sweet home. I`m in Japan for a holiday (I`m from England), and first found the slot machine dangley toy Chi (I currently have one, and will be looking out for more). I then found vols 1&2 of the manga, and will see if I can find 3. Unfortuately I do not know Japanese, but the pictures are so very cute... and one day maybe I can read it... Great Blog page xxxx
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