Manga Review: Chi’s Sweet Home Volume Eight

Chi’s Sweet Home is a manga series about a kitten named Chi. At the beginning of the series, she was separated from her mother, and was found and taken in by a family with a young son. The series follows what happens to Chi as she adjusts to her family and learns about the world around her. Also, Chi’s adoptive family goes through changes and learns valuable lessons as they raise her.

Chi’s Sweet Home Volume Eight
Written by: Kanata Konami
Publisher: Kodansha
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: February 28, 2012

In this volume, Chi spends time Cocchi, a kitten that Chi has basically become friends with. The two kittens spend quite a bit of time together, and start learning how to cooperate with each other.

Also, when Cocchi mentions that Chi is a cat, she doesn’t believe it. She believes she’s human like her adoptive family. However, she later overhears her adoptive family using the word cat when talking about her, and Chi looks puzzled when she hears this. I suspect that future volumes of Chi’s Sweet Home will be utilizing this idea more, and I expect that Chi will eventually start becoming more aware of what she really is.

The back of this volume also includes “Chi’s Sweet Home” origami. The instructions say to copy or cut out an image and to follow the instructions on how to fold it in order to make Chi’s face. For those Chi’s Sweet Home fans who enjoy origami, this could be a nice bonus for them. However, I would personally recommend copying the image instead of cutting it out, so you don’t damage the book.

Volume Eight continues the stories and storytelling that readers have come to expect from the Chi’s Sweet Home manga series. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, and can be appreciated by both younger readers who are just starting to read manga and by long-time manga readers.

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