If you love cats like I do, then immediately stop reading this review and go watch. For the rest of you, proceed to the next paragraph.
Chi’s Sweet Home is like the Nintendo Wii of anime. Anyone of all ages can enjoy it: your sister will like it, your mom will like it, even your grandma will like it, if she’s into anime and is cool like that.
The story is pretty clear-cut. A cute kitten named Chi gets lost and separated from her mother, and a human family that lives nearby finds her and decides to adopt her. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the
apartment complex, so the Yamada family must keep Chi out of sight, especially from the landlady. The third quarter of the 104 three-minute-long episodes gets kinda repetitive and filler-ish, but once you get over this small hurdle and reach the last quarter of the anime, you’ll remember why you stuck with this series for so long. Chi’s Sweet Home is not only entertaining, but enlightening for future cat owners like me. It’s like an animated pet manual. I had no idea about some of the things I’d have to go through while owning a cat, until I watched this anime.
Some people may complain that more shadows or a darker color palette should’ve been used, but I think the watercolor style reminds me of a children’s book, which complements well with the innocent atmosphere of this anime. The animation stays very true to the manga’s design. Actually, if you were to set them side-by-side they would look almost exactly alike.
The OP theme with Chi the cat singing the lyrics is cute, but odd, to say the least. Even I wouldn’t be caught listening to it on my MP3 player -- and that’s coming from a person who likes Figu@Mate. XD The only thing I can compare the OP theme to is Menchi the dog howling the ED theme of Excel Saga (which is ironic, because it’s sung by the same voice actress). As for Chi’s ED theme…what ED theme? Lol. The rest of the music is standard and bubbly, but in a good way. Simple music for a simple anime. Most of all, I gotta give huge props to Satomi Koorogi for doing such a great job with Chi’s voice. Many times I thought they used a real cat!
The characters don’t have much depth, except the main star, Chi, of course. The parents and the little boy are mainly there to serve their role of caring for and disciplining Chi. Yet, the Yamada family does grow on you. Soon they will feel like distant relatives or close neighbors.
I’ve never said “kawaii” so many times in an anime. This anime is very funny, which may be hard for you to believe until you see for yourself. Chi’s facial expressions and the way she reacts to her owners are simply priceless. This anime isn’t all about comedy, though. It is also suspenseful when Chi is at risk of getting caught, and there are some sad moments where I couldn’t help myself from saying “Poor Chi,” or “Poor Dad.”
Unless you totally hate cats or are allergic to uber kawaiiness, you should give this anime a try. Even though it’s a hefty 104 episodes, the series is only a little over 5 hours in length. Heck, even if you have 30 minutes to spare, you can zip through the first 10 episodes to see if you like it. In my opinion, Chi’s Sweet Home is the best anime about a pet. It’s suitable for all ages, and you may even learn a few things about cats.
Chi's Sweet Home has a pretty linear storyline: a kitty who lost her mom and now wanders on a journey to find her. She always thinks about her mother on her journey, and always has kind memories of her. So far I've seen there aren't so many obstacles in her way, nor any big trouble. This anime is to make you shout "KAWAII", it doesn't have a complicate plot.
The art is linear, clear and chibish for the most characters, Chi in the first place, but also humans; it fits well the kind of this show. Expressions are so funny, believe me they'll make you laugh
and enjoy yourself while watching.
It also fits quite well the animation, and though there isn't so much outstanding background music, there are often carillons' sounds, or funny music to fit funny scenes. The opening song (there's no ED) is cute and childish enough to make you melt.
Chi is sooooo sweet, and everybody of you must at least agree with that. Also every other character shown is friendly. All the humans shown at the time I'm writing are pretty funny themselves. I'm really glad nobody hurt the little Chi, elseway it would have also hurt my heart.
Her story might turn out being something funny, sad or sweet, it's too early to say that. I really enjoy Chi's Sweet Home, and although I think 2:50 minutes are too short for an episode I enjoy every second of it. It's probably the cutest anime I've ever seen!
Story: It's pretty simple. A kitten gets lost from her mother, and then she gets adopted into a family. Basically the plot is simple for anyone to understand in a heartbeat.
Art: What I found interesting is that the animation company behind the anime was Madhouse(The company who also did Deathnote and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro), so I kinda expected some good clear movements and good artstyle. Which I did find and was happy for.
Sound: This is where I think CSH shines. Chi's voice is done by Satome Koorogi(Who has also done supporting roles like Menchi from Excel Saga and Nina from FMA) so I was
kind of expecting a sweet cute voice that wasn't too high pitched. Her voice is just adorable from her normal talking as Chi to when she plays around with other objects in the house. The opening I have to add is also quite catchy. Problem is that it's short, like thirty seconds short.
Character: Chi as a character overall is great. A young kitten curious of how life works in the apartment and the way of living in it is just plain cute. From mistaking her litter box for a bed to believing the word wee was her name. As for other characters there isn't much to say. The humans just are well there and set up the scenario for Chi's actions.
Enjoyment: This series is bound to make either laugh or just blow you away with it's cuteness. You really have fun watching this series and just can't wait for the next episode to happen and see what funny thing Chi does next.
Overall: If you want a series to just give you a good laugh or if you're a cat fanatic I recommend it to you. The only problem I found with it is that the episodes are only 2 minutes and 20 seconds(2 minutes and 50 seconds including the opening). But still it's an easy series to pick up and enjoy.
This will be a spoiler-free, incredibly-biased review. I love cats, I truly do..that's kinda why my username (as of October 17th, 2016) is what it is. But when I learned that there was an entire anime about the daily life of a cat, I was excited! I was even more excited to learn that it had 104 episodes!
...Unfortunately these 104 episodes are around 3 minutes, and not your typical 20-something. But hey, this format definitely works for Chi and her story. By having shorter episodes, chunks of a story can be told at a time, allowing for a breezy watching schedule if you're like me,
and nearing college within a year or so.
"So, what makes Chi so special, can't I just watch that newer Bananya show?" ..I know someone is asking that. Well, my answer is that Chi simply has more content, and in my opinion, a stronger emphasis on family. But I totally recommend watching Bananya as well!
Now, this moreso applies to the sequel series, but early on, there was a moment where I almost cried. Yes. I almost cried during a 3-minute short about an animated cat named "Chi". I won't spoil either of the two sagas in Chi's life, because I want you to experience it for yourself.
If you don't like cats, or animals in general..I can't guarantee that this show will do it for you. But if you do like those things, you might just like them even more.
With a CG series coming up soon, I thought it a good time to get my thoughts out on what I consider to be a sweet classic for pet fans, and you can most certainly watch this with your family.
Chi's Sweet Home is not your typical run-of-the-mill anime. It is short and sweet.
There are about 104 episodes of pure love in the series, and even though the episodes are about 3 minutes long each in length, the series remains to be interesting with the short stories. Sometimes, it spans into a few episodes to create "story arcs" that equate to half a regular anime episode.
Chi's Sweet Home is about a little kitten named Chi (the circumstances of her naming is quite humorous), who gets lost from her mother, and is found by a family of 3. And that's when it all starts.
Since they are
not allowed cats at their apartment, and they cannot just leave her outside, and they cannot seem to find anyone to take her, the humor starts with this crazy kitten, and trying to keep her secret.
This is for certain not deep or thought-provoking. It is a great little thing to watch if you want to watch something sweet. Or you feel a little down. It's hard to feel upset over a sweet little kitten.
Anywhoo... This is also great for young children. As long as they can read subtitles ok, or maybe not (sometimes it's funnier just watching Chi, and you needn't have words), this is great for them as well.
A very good anime you don't have to commit to, and watch at your leisure. Good for all ages.
Very basic. It's about a kitten who gets lost from her family. She bumped into a little boy that took her in his family and the anime follows on what she does and how she feels with these new people she's currently living with. It's simple but enjoyable.
There isn't really a big cast of characters, we have Chi, the little kitten. She's very cute and very enjoyable to watch, for me mostly because she really acts like a real cat. She doesn't like water, is afraid of thunder storms and dogs, gets really upset at her owners for little things but then loves them
again and so on. Mom, Dad, and the little boy are likable but only serve to take care of Chi.
Satomi Koorogi does a great job at voicing Chi. She has such an adorable and fun voice to listen to that really fits with Chi's character. The opening for this anime is also very adorable and to be honest, I was expecting the opening to get a bit annoying since there are 104 episodes but surprisingly I did not skip it once.
It might not be spectacular but it has a nice charm to it. It's simply yet cute. Chi's expressions and how she reacts to her owners is hilarious.
There were definitely a lot of cute and funny moments in this anime and is really fun. There were also some not so happy moments where I felt a bit sad for Chi and Dad.
If you like cats or relaxing fun anime, I really recommend this for you. It can teach you a bit about Cats and is for all ages. It might have 104 episodes but they are 3 minutes each and overall can take up to 5 hours if you marathon the show in one day.
The best word for Chii's Sweet Home is 'cute'. This show is pure, unmitigated cute. And I'll admit that isn't normally my thing because its rarely done right. That is to say that there's nothing wrong with cute, rather that cute in anime is very often interpreted as extremely dumb anime girls with fifty shades of glitter in their eyes.
Chii avoids this, being that the main focus is on a kitten. The anime is basically the adventures of a cute kitten doing cute things in her cute new home. Again, like I said, this show is CUTE. There's nothing really magical or supernatural about
it. More, its the slice of life of being a curious young kitten interacting with her new family and an unfamiliar world. Anyone who has had a kitten can account for both their massive bravery and massive cowardice that go humorously hand and hand, and this is well on display in Chii's Sweet Home.
The art is okay, mostly just servicable to the cute somewhat mascot-like design they've created for the titular character. The rest of the characters are done with very simple designs and the backgrounds are mostly just nice but not particularly memorable pastels. It works for the context of the format, especially since it adds to the whole theme of cute that you're experiencing. It fits the simple but insanely enjoyable characters anyhow, from the exuburant Papa to the titular Chii herself.
It's easy to enjoy Chii's Sweet House. If you like cute, and you like cats, you'll probably like this anime. Since I personally love cats, I loved this. It's enjoyable and genuine in its cuteness, and my day always brightens when I see a little Chii.
"Chi's Sweet Home" is so sweet that cute and sweet that i wouldn't recommend it to diabetics.
Being a children's anime plot isn't a key factor of the series but regardless of that it has a very nice little story. It's really great how one three minute episode can leave you rolling on the floor with laughter and the next will have tearing at your hair at anticipation. Some episodes will even having you balling like a baby.Also, the series actually has many realistic themes and will really hit home for anyone who has ever raised a kitten (litter box training, shedding, opening
screen doors, ect.). The only complaint I have plot wise is that the end leaves many questions unanswered but I guess that's why the sequel is being released this month. ^^
What I like about the animation of "Chi's Sweet Home" is that it is consistently good. Many series have very smoothly done animation, half of the time. At certain episodes that have more plot relevance than others they suddenly get a budget increase. However, with this series the audience can always expect very cute animation. This can probably be accredited to it's three minute runtime.
Probably the most adorable freakin' opening theme. I'm sorry, but it's true.
The characters are very simple but it's amazing how the audience will grow attached to them over the 104 episodes. The cast is small but satisfying. Our main character Chi, aka the world's most adorable kitten and then her adopted family the Yamadas (no, not as in the Ghibli film by Takahata-sama). The family is made up of Yohei, a model child and a sweet kid, Mother, who tries to take care of everyone, and the easily excitable Father. About half way through the series, just in time to keep it from getting boring, come Blackie or the black bear cat, who teaches Chi about being a feline. Overall they all do a wonderful job bringing such a cute little show together.
In conclusion I highly recommend Chi's Sweet Home to anyone who likes animals, children's anime, or just love to go "awwww!"
Story: Chi's Sweet Home is about a kitten named Chi who strays away from her family while on a walk with her family. While trying to find her family a boy named Youhei runs into Chi, lost and alone. Him and his family then decide to take Chi in. The story includes the hardships and adventures of Chi.
Art: All the characters are drawn very cute. The backrounds are skilled as well.
Sound: The voices all fit the characters very well.
Characters: The characters are very likeable, especially Chi and Youhei
Enjoyment: An adorable show, perfect for any of the cat lovers of the world.
A must-watch anime for cat lovers! This anime focuses on a small kitten who was taken home by a child. While Chi is trying to adjust to life with the family, the human characters are trying to make sure their strict landlord doesn't discover Chi's existence, as pets aren't allowed in their apartment.
Each episode is very short, so it's easy to sit down and breeze through a couple episodes at a time. It has some familiar moments for those who have ever owned a cat (for example, Chi preferring an empty box to the expensive toys the father bought her). The anime reminds us why
we love cats, especially as the bond between Chi and Youhei grows.
Story: Its about a kitten named chi.She strays away from her mother and is unable to find her.So chi is out on a journey to find her mother when chi gets adopted into a family.More comedy and cuteness of chi awaits u XD i dont know about other people.
But i find it touching :) makes me miss my cat which went missing
Art: its cute and chibi..Chi is soo kawaii
Sound: chi's voice is so adorable
Character:not many characters are introduced in this series but i have to say chi is so cute and stubborn lol
Enjoyment: this anime is seriously enjoyable..its a feel good anime that makes you
This anime is absolutely amazing. Even though it was approximately 3 minutes long, this was worth watching. As a cat lover, I knew I was going to enjoy this! Everything about this anime is an absolute masterpiece. The opening of the song is so catchy that I could not stop swaying my head to it, it's so cute! The beginning and the end made me cry but damn you gotta love the friendship between Chi and Blackie. Absolutely adorable! If you love cats just like me, then I definitely recommend this anime! I give this anime a 10/10. Gotta love cats!!
I ignored Chi’s Sweet Home for years because a) it looked very childish and b) there are 104 episodes. Turns out that it is more child-like than childish and that the episodes are only 3 minuets long. My usual fare is Deep, Dark, Psychological, Seinen but I found that I really enjoyed kwaiiness (something I generally avoid at all costs) of Chi, which in Japanese means Pee.
Chi will appeal to two kinds of people; young children and crazy, cat loving fanatics of which I am one. The art is simple and stylized. Honestly, I don't really like the way Chi looks but, because the
Japanese know cats and love them, she still manages to capture the very essence of “catness” and the way people fall under their spell. I laughed out loud more than once as Chi brought to mind various cats who have run my life over the years.
I am a cat owner myself and can recommend this series to not only cat lovers, but to anyone who likes animals.
Chi's Sweet Home is a short 3-minute episode series about a kitten who lives with the Yamada family. You can read the summary yourself, we know that's not why you're reading this!
I love the pacing of this story! If you have not seen the now infamous Axis Powers Hetalia,( which is a 5-minute series), or any other series with episodes this short, you are missing out! But that is beside the point. This type of series is really difficult to write for because
it has to present a good amount of information without feeling like you tried to stuff 30 minutes of content into a 5 min or less time slot. Chi's Sweet Home does this really well, and even sets you up for 2-parters at times. The story does get a little boring towards the end, but it picks up for a great finale.
I am not an art person, but the style does feel like it suits the tone of the anime. It is light and bright to suit the innocence of the characters and the tone. Also, as a avid manga reader, it pleased me to see that the character designs were kept in very good standing with the manga.
I don't know what to say about the BGMS. They're cute.....?
However, with the OP, it sets the mood entirely for the content you are about to watch. Koorogi Satomi does a wonderful job singing about Chi's simple needs and wants in this d'awwww invoking song.
Here's where I think the characters really shine. Every character is so believable as both an archetype and an individual, that you really think that the Yamada family could live down the street from you. I love that Chi and the family can speak to each other, but instead of going down the route where a lot of fiction (both Western and Eastern) go with making the animal understand the human and act accordingly, Chi understands almost none of it and figures it out with body clues and tone, just like a real cat would. I have 3 kittens now, and I feel that Chi is like my kittens on a screen. They do the exact. same. things.
I really enjoyed the throwback to my childhood this brought, and I would show this to any child or any adult who just wants a laugh at a cute kitten.
I believe that Chi's Sweet Home is overlooked as one of the greatest anime to be put out. It takes itself seriously, but doesn't. It knows what it is, a 3 minute anime. It does not try to make itself more than that. The scenes are heartwarming and funny if you have owned a pet before and can say- "Yeah, I've done that!!"
The characterizations are lovely and it's just a fun anime to watch.
So please, if you've got like 5-6 minutes, give it a shot!
This is a slice-of-life anime that goes through the Yamada's acceptance of Chi's role in their family. From the funny moments of discovery, that cats nails need trimmed, they like being brushed, and how much of a pushover otosan is, to the touching moments, where Chi went for a walk and couldn't find her way home to the Yamada's, and the sudden moving away of Chi's best cat friend, there isn't a moment that you aren't riveted.
Sure, it's an anime for younger children, the japanese is very simple, as are the short (only 6 minutes long) episodes, but when you start watching that all fades
as Chi's antics with the Yamada family.
Each character is fully developed with a personality, and not as backdrops or reactionaries to Chi. Each of the Yamadas come to different conclusions on how to take care of Chi, or the best way to do something. Chi herself is well-rounded, curious, and acts much like a kitten would. It's very easy for cat-lovers to remember when their own cats were kittens and the antics they would do.
I haven't seen all of this series yet, but I just had to write a review because to be fair it's probably the cutest thing I have seen in my life. Really.
The basic story is that a kitten called Chi gets lost in the park and can't find her Mother. She is taken home by a young boy called Youhei and his family. They aren't allowed to keep pets in their appartment so all kinds of adventures are the result.
This is an anime that I didn't really think I would enjoy, because on first glance it doesn't look like anything special. The art
is basic and chibi-like and the soundtrack is nothing new. But after watching the first episode I was convinced that Yamada Chi is the most adorable character I've ever seen.
The characters of the Yamada family are not very deep, as the focus is mainly on Chi. The boy (Youhei) is fairly sweet, and his parents are funny but they are still only background characters. Their purpose is to make things happen for Chi, the main character.
Chi is the reason that almost anyone will love this anime. Nobody can fail to squee when Chi doesn't understand things that are basic to most of us. It may be her utter confusion in every day situations that makes her so innocently sweet.
The length of the episodes is only three minutes so there is almost no effort needed and it's great if you have a short attention span like I do.
A final point: If you love cats this is a must watch. If you're allergic to them, watch it anyway. :)