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Vertical Licenses Chi's Sweet Adventure Spinoff Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also sets release window for Kabukimonogatari novel

Vertical announced at its Comic-Con International panel on Saturday that it will release the full-color Chi's Sweet Adventure (Kyō no Koneko no Chii) spinoff manga beginning in May 2018 and Chi's Sweet Coloring Book! coloring book in December 2017.

Kinoko Natsume's Chi's Sweet Adventure manga is based on the animated series of the same name, which is in turn based on Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home manga. The second volume shipped on Friday. The original manga 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 Chi's Sweet Adventures anime premiered last October and will end in September. It will be followed by a second season. Amazon's Anime Strike is streaming the 3DCG anime in the United States.

Vertical licensed the original manga in 2009 and is rereleasing the series in three-in-one omnibus format.

Vertical also announced that it will release Kabukimonogatari, the eighth novel in NisiOisin's Monogatari Series and direct sequel to Bakemonogatari volume 1, in April 2018.

Vertical previously announced plans to release most of the novels in NisiOisin's Monogatari Series "probably at a three-month pace." The company has already released Kizumonogatari, Bakemonogatari (in three volumes), and the first volume of Nisemonogatari in English. The second Nisemonogatari novel will ship in August and Nekomonogatari (White) and Nekomonogatari (Black), the sixth and seventh volumes, will ship in November 2017 and January 2018, respectively.

Kabukimonogatari was adapted into an anime as part of Monogatari Series Second Season. The story focuses on the past of ghost Mayoi Hachikuji.

Thanks to Deb Aoki.

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