Bet you didn’t expect to see me recommending Chi’s Sweet Home on my blog, did you?
Well, I don’t blame you for not expecting me such a manga considering the kind of books that made it to my recommendation list.
So, it can feel a little odd to recommend Chi’s Sweet Home manga when the kind of books that I recommend tends to fall into the mystery, thriller, and suspense genre.
Not going to lie that it’s the kind of genre that I tend to gravitate towards the most.
But believe it or not, I also enjoy reading manga that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Besides, I’m a cat lover too. And I do have one, in case you’re wondering.
As someone who loves cats, it shouldn’t come as a surprise here that I enjoy reading cat manga just as much as reading any other manga out there.
If you’re wondering what sort of books I tend to recommend on my blog, you can read this post right here.
What Chi’s Sweet Home is all about
Here’s the book description that I got from Bookwalker.
Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow., when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.
What got me to read the manga
Not surprisingly, I read this manga because I love to read anything to do with cats.
But what got me to read the manga has also to do with the manga getting licensed in Malay by Kadokawa Gempak Starz.
Of course, I will still read the manga even if it doesn’t get licensed in Malay. But I will get the manga when it was on sale, though.
Another reason that got me to read the manga is that I’ve already watched the anime before. So, I was already familiar with Chi’s Sweet Home before I bought the manga.
What makes Chi’s Sweet Home manga worth reading
When we talk about manga that revolves around cats or any animal companion for that matter, we tend to associate this type of manga with a warm and fuzzy feeling.
And let’s not forget the funny moments in between too since it’s also a staple in this kind of manga.
That sums up what Chi’s Sweet Home manga is all about.
The strong bond between Chi and Youhei, mixed with Chi’s quirky behavior.
You can’t help but smile every time you see how Chi reacted to everyone around her, including Youhei’s friends and other animals that live nearby.
And if you have a cat, you will say that your cat behaves similarly to Chi too.
Another thing that makes this manga worth reading is that it does give you all the things you need to know about looking after a cat when you live in an apartment.
As you can see here, the Yamada family lives in an apartment when they met Chi.
What’s more, the apartment where they live doesn’t even allow pets.
While they did eventually move to another apartment that allows pets, it’s still interesting to see how they manage to keep Chi without getting noticed by the apartment manager.
Even I also find the explanation helpful as someone who has had a cat for a long time.
This manga isn’t just about the strong relationship between a cat and a human. It also teaches you everything you need to know about cats but in an entertaining way.
What I didn’t expect when I read the manga
Considering how short the manga is, you may think that the anime is the same as the manga, especially the ending.
Well, here’s the spoiler for you.
The ending in the manga is NOT the same as the one in the anime.
In fact, the ending of the manga is enough to give you teary eyes, considering how close Youhei and Chi are.
Don’t worry, all ends well in case you’re wondering.
But you may bawl like a broken faucet towards the end.
All I can say is just have your tissues ready nearby. You’ll never know that you’ll need one.
Who should be reading the manga
If you’re someone who has a cat or loves cats in general, then there’s no doubt that you will enjoy reading this manga.
Just be prepared to have your tissues ready because of its heartwarming ending.
If you’re not into a soapy type of story, then it’s best to avoid this manga.
Where to buy the manga
The thing about the manga is that the print version of the manga is only available as an omnibus edition.
I doubt that you can get the manga in a single volume anymore considering that it’s an old manga. Even if you can, you’re better off buying the omnibus edition since it’s cheaper.
Yes, the omnibus edition tends to cost more than the single-volume manga. But when you add up the total amount you have to spend by buying all twelve volumes, you still save more when you buy the omnibus edition.
Interested in buying the omnibus edition of the manga? You can get it right here on Amazon:
Want to get the digital edition of the manga instead? You can get it right here on Amazon as well:
Can’t buy the manga on Amazon? You can get the manga on Bookwalker instead:
Over to you
What do you think about Chi’s Sweet Home manga? Are you interested in reading the manga after reading about it on my blog?
Let me know in the comment below.
P.S Yes, I admit that none of the books that I write give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. But if you’re in the mood of reading a psychological suspense novel with a little bit of romance in between, then you may enjoy reading my light novel, The Diary of Modern Cinderella.
Curious about the book? You can take a look at the light novel right here on my Payhip store:
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Just to let you know that the book is also available in print and on other retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. But you can only get a discount when you buy the book from my Payhip store, though.
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