Chi's Sweet Home Bonus Extra to Be Created by Fans
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese publisher Kodansha is currently accepting applications for ideas for the bonus item that will be bundled with the limited edition of the ninth volume of Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home cat manga. The ninth volume is scheduled to be released in Spring 2012.
The winner of the contest, which will be chosen by the readers themselves, will receive a special illustration of the winner's pet cat or a portrait of the winner drawn by Konami. The winner will also receive credit in the volume itself and will also receive some royalties from sales of the limited-edition of the volume. The deadline for submission is December 15.
Chi's Sweet Home centers around a kitten who gets lost after walking out into the real world for the first time. A boy named Yōhei Yamada discovers her, but the Yamada family's apartment building prohibits pets. After failing to find a new home, the Yamadas decide to defy the rules and raise Chi themselves.
Vertical licensed the manga in 2009 and the company released the manga's seventh volume on October 18. The manga inspired two television anime series in 2008 and 2009, and Crunchyroll streamed the sequel Chi's New Address.
[Via Comic Natalie]
Image © Kanata Konami, Kodansha