Chi's Sweet Home Manga Listed by Amazon.ca (Update 2)
posted on by Egan Loo
The Canadian and American versions of the Amazon online retailer are listing the June 1, 2010 release of the first volume of Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home manga from the manga publisher Vertical. The story 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. Most of Chi's coming-of-age stories revolve around the Yamadas or the cats, dogs, and the occasional rabbit that live in the neighborhood.
The manga has been running in Kodansha's Morning magazine since 2004, and the sixth compiled book volume shipped in April. A television anime adaptation premiered in March of 2008, and the second anime series debuted this past April. The Crunchyroll website has been streaming both television anime series.
Amazon's listings do not necessarily indicate definite release plans or dates.
Update: Crunchyroll is only streaming the second anime series.
Update 2: Vertical Marketing Director Ed Chavez has stated that "we do not have that license." However, while he says that Amazon's information is wrong, he adds that his company is not "the only one" looking to release it in North America.
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