Chi's Sweet Home Manga Gets New 3DCG Anime This Fall
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's combined 22nd and 23rd issues of Kodansha's Morning magazine is revealing on Thursday that Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home manga is getting a new 3DCG television anime series that will premiere this fall. The issue will additionally publish the first chapter of a new Chi's Sweet News manga that is commemorating the new anime. The new manga takes place in Paris, after Chi moved to the city in the final chapter of the original manga. The first chapter is nine pages long.
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. 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.
Konami launched the series in Morning in 2004, and she ended the manga in the magazine on June 18. Kodansha shipped the 12th and final volume in Japan on June 23.
Vertical licensed the manga in 2009, and the company released the 12th volume last November. The company is rereleasing the series in three-in-one omnibus format.
The manga inspired two television anime series in 2008 and 2009. Crunchyroll streamed the second television anime series, titled Chi's New Address, in various countries as it aired in Japan. Discotek Media licensed both seasons and released them on DVD.
The manga recently made the shortlist for the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics. The winner will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18. Tomohiro Shimoguchi and Eiichi Shimizu's Ultraman manga is also nominated.