[[caption-width-right:250:[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ain't she just so cute?]]]]

Originally a ({{seinen}}!) manga series written by Konami Kanata, Chi's Sweet Home is the story of a lost kitten who tries to return home to her mother and littermates, only to be adopted by a couple (the Yamadas) and their young son. However, the apartment complex in which the family lives doesn't allow pets, so a lot of time is spent preventing the landlady and the other tenants from seeing Chi.

The anime is produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}, and each episode is three minutes long. The episodes correspond to one chapter from the manga. Chi is voiced by Creator/SatomiKoorogi, better known as Menchi of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and Umagon/Ponygon from ''Manga/ZatchBell''.

The manga is currently licensed by Vertical, with its first volume released July 2010. Both seasons of the anime were licensed by DiscotekMedia in April 2014.

The series finally wrapped up in 2015 after it's 11 year run.

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!!Povides examples of:
* AdaptationDyeJob: Youhei and his parent's hair color would sometimes change in a different story or scene in the earlier volumes of the manga. In the anime, their hair color is completely different most notable for Youhei whose hair was orange in the original manga while his hair is brown in the anime.
* ArtEvolution: [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/10/chis-mama.jpg Chi's facial and head design in the earlier volumes looked a lot more realistic]] [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120205213356/chissweethome/images/7/7f/Chi1.jpg compared to her Anime design.]] Most notable when Chi's head is turned to a different angle or during a close up in the manga. [[http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd450/bacocongchua/Chi%20sweet%20home/ChisSweetHomefull250828.jpg Chi would later start looking more like her Anime counterpart around volume 4.]]
* AllJustADream: "Cat, Taken Away"
* AnimalReactionShot
* AnimalsHateHim: [[spoiler:Youhei's friend (and the pet store clerk's brother!) Ryu, but he gets better once he gets Chi down from a tree.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Chi can be very easily distracted, being a kitten.
* BabyTalk: 'Chi-go' ("Chi language"), which is kept in the English manga.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Kuroino, when his territory is intruded on.]]
* BlandNameProduct: "Nams" cat food for "Iams".
* ButtMonkey: Mr. Yamada, who tends to get the short end of the stick during Chi's antics and has difficulty in pleasing her.
* CatsAreMean: ''Definitely'' subverted, since Chi's annoyances are presented from her point of view.
* CatSmile: From Chi, naturally.
* CuteKitten: Some of the kittens featured mainly Chi
* CatStereotype: Chi fits the "hyperactive" and "friendly" tabby stereotypes, but Kuroino/Blackie doesn't really fit the "black cat" ones. His are [[SubvertedTrope more of a cross between the "orange" and "gray" stereotypes]].
** Also, [[spoiler: Cocchi is very much a black-and-white cat stereotype.]]
* CheerfulChild: Chi and Youhei.
* ChekhovsGunman: In ''New Address'', [[spoiler:Tama sometimes reflected on her little sister, who was separated from her. Chi runs into said sister, Hana, in episode 97 when she's trying to find a way back home. She's living with a couple and is a mother now.]]
* CoolBigSis: [[spoiler:Tama]]
* CuteClumsyCreature: Chi, Chi, a thousand times Chi.
* CuteLittleFangs: Chi being a cat has a prominent pair.
* DramaBomb: Episode 103 of ''Sweet Home''; [[spoiler: Blackie moves away, leaving Chi devastated.]]
* DogsAreDumb: [[spoiler: Eventually subverted with David.]]
* [[FestivalEpisode Festival Arc]]: Episodes 70 to 72 of ''New Address''
* FiveStagesOfGrief: [[spoiler: Chi goes through these when Blackie moves away.]]
* FunSize: [[http://static.minitokyo.net/downloads/21/34/391721.jpg Huge eyes on a tiny kitten.]] [[http://ilarge.listal.com/image/336382/936full-chi%27s-sweet-home-screenshot.jpg Almost creepy when she's excited, as the pupils dilate.]]
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Chi does this a lot in the original manga.
* GoodParents: Youhei's parents.
** Chi's mom is another example. She even saves Chi from being hit by a car.
* GoneHorriblyRight: When Chi decides, after being moved multiple times, that she is not moving for the vacuum cleaner again, Mom uses the hose and brush extension on ''her'' and Chi '''loves it'''. The next time Mom tries to vacuum Chi actively gets in her way in hopes of getting brushed again.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: The pet store clerk towards Chi ''constantly'', even after she learns she has an owner.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Chi. [[JustifiedTrope She's a kitten.]]
* KindlyVet
* LicensedGame: [[http://www.shopncsx.com/images1/products/detail/chi_sweet_home.jpg Yes, there is a video game based on Chi's Sweet Home which is available for the Nintendo DS.]] [[NoExportForYou But only in Japan]].
* MeaningfulEcho: Chi's statement of [[spoiler: "I can't see him, but he's there!"]] is repeated towards the end of ''New Address''.
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: InUniverse; Chi and Youhei (the Yamadas' son) provide most of the humor.
* NoNameGiven: The pet store clerk.
** A number of the neighborhood cats also remain nameless, despite apparently becoming good friends with Chi.
** Subverted in Volume 12 of the manga. Chi's siblings names are Terry and Ann.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Alice
* TheOjou: Alice.
* PottyEmergency: Chi doesn't get that her litter box is, well, her ''litter box''. Also, a few instances with Youhei.
** It's interesting to note that the events surrounding this trope is the reason for Chi's name.
* PottyFailure: Youhei around the same time Chi's being litter-trained.
* ProperlyParanoid: Whenever the family needs to take Chi to the vet or someplace like that they will take her there in a basket with blanket in it. By the time they move to the new place in season 2 Chi is ''certain'' that the new home they have taken her to is a bad place, because they carried her there in the basket.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Kuroino/"Blackie". He comes back for a short time as of Episode 100 of ''New Address''.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The driving focus of the series.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: The landlady, [[spoiler:when referring to the "bear cat" (see Episode 87)]]
* ShoutOut: One of the dolls to camouflage Chi was that of [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Blossom]].
* SmallNameBigEgo [[spoiler: Cocchi, the black-and-white kitten from the manga and OVA.]]
* SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: Little episode length, big time cute.
* TalkingAnimal: Similar to {{Garfield}} in that the cats' mouths don't actually move, except for typical cat noises.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: [[spoiler:Kuroino/"Blacky", who is this in tomcat form.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Alice seems like a dignified show cat, but loves chasing after things all the same.]]
* UrineTrouble: Goes with PottyEmergency above.
* WhamEpisode: Episodes 103; doubles as a DramaBomb.
* ZanyScheme: What Chi's owners have to go through to keep her in their apartment. However, [[spoiler:before they finally decided to keep her, they put out advertisements in the newspaper for a kitten. [[StatusQuoIsGod They don't succeed, though]].]]