Chi's Sweet Home CG Anime Reveals Promo Video, Title, Cast, Staff, October 2 Premiere
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The official website for the new Chi's Sweet Home 3DCG anime series based on Kanata Konami's manga revealed the show's title, staff, cast, premiere date, and promotional video on Monday.
The new anime is titled Koneko no Chi Ponponra Daibōken, and it will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations on Sundays at 7:00 a.m. starting on October 2. The anime will also air on TV Shinshu starting on October 5 at 25:59 (effectively October 6 at 1:59 a.m.).
Satomi Koorogi is reprising her role as Chi from the original Chi's Sweet Home anime and the Chi's New Address sequel. The rest of the cast is new and includes:
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Yōhei
- Makoto Yasumura as Father
- Maaya Sakamoto as Mother
- Rikiya Koyama as Kuroino
- Motoko Kumai as Kocchi
- Noriko Hidaka as Chi's Mother
Kaori Kitamoto (who was credited for planning support in the original anime series) is serving as chief supervisor of the series at Marza Animation Planet, and Kiminori Kusano (Character VFX lead artist for Captain Harlock, name romanization not confirmed) is making his directorial debut with the series. Misuzu Chiba (Doraemon) is handling the series composition, and Kusano and Satoshi Kōnosu are designing the characters. Kenji Kondō (Polar Bear's Cafe) is composing the music.
Other staff members include:
Assistant Director: Kenichi Kutsuna
Art Director: Toshiya Umeda
Editing: Junichi Itou (Jay Film)
Sound Director: Toshihiko Nakajima (J-Film)
Sound Effects: Kaori Yamada
Sound Production: Half HP Studio
Video Editing: Good Job Tokyo
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 in June 2015. Kodansha shipped the 12th and final volume in Japan in the same month.
Vertical licensed the manga in 2009, and the company released the 12th volume in November 2015. 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.
Source: Comic Natalie