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[[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 Youhei. 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. Later, the Yamadas move into a new house, and Chi has to adjust once again to her new surroundings.

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 manga finally wrapped up in 2015 after it's 11 year run. However, the anime has now gotten a reboot serving as like a sequel to the Madhouse anime, airing in 2016. The reboot's episodes are about ten minutes long as opposed to three.

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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.
* AnthropomorphicShift: A subtle example. Chi and the other cats act slightly more human-like in the 2016 series than in the 2004 and 2009 series, though they're still obviously pets.
* 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-speak" or "Chi language"), which is kept in the English manga.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Kuroino, when his territory is intruded on.]]
* BlandNameProduct: "Nam's" cat food for "Iam's".
* ButtMonkey: Mr. Yamada, who tends to get the short end of the stick during Chi's antics and has difficulty in pleasing her.
* CatConcerto: The 2016 anime has an episode with one, which causes a DisneyAcidSequence.
* CatsAreMean: ''Definitely'' subverted (if not outright averted), since Chi's annoyances are presented from her point of view.
* CatSmile: From Chi, naturally.
* CuteKitten: Chi herself. Many of the other kittens also qualify.
* 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.]]
** Alice is a longhaired Scottish Fold, and fits the stereotype of longhaired cats being "prissy" and "snobbish." [[NotSoAboveItAll At least that's what it seems like.]]
* 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.]]
* ContinuityReboot: The 2016 CGI anime has Chi and family living in the new apartment (or one resembling it), but Blackie is still in the neighborhood and acts as a mentor to Chi, while the animals from ''Chi's New Address'' are nowhere to be seen. Instead, Chi makes friends with a male kitten named Come-Come, along with a few other, less-frequently-appearing cats like sister and brother pair Ann and Telly.
* CoolBigSis: [[spoiler:Tama]]
* CuteClumsyCreature: Chi, Chi, a thousand times Chi.
* CutenessProximity: The pet shop lady goes into this around Chi.
* CuteLittleFangs: Chi, being a cat, has a prominent pair.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Cocchi/Come-Come is a tsundere kitten who pretends to be annoyed by Chi, but actually loves playing with her. He slowly warms up to Chi at first, but comes a long way and admits to being her friend after she gets food poisoning from eating some rotten sidewalk-chicken. He remains a tsundere, however.
* 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. Justified, as she is the equivalent of a very young child.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Chi is a female cat, and David is a male dog.
* FromStrayToPet
* GeckoEnding: The first anime ended well before the manga did. As such, it doesn't feature the ending from the manga, which involves [[spoiler: Chi returning to her original family, but ultimately choosing to live with the Yamadas in Paris.]] The 2016 anime ignores the manga ending altogether.
* 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, Mrs. Yamada uses the hose and brush extension on ''her'' and Chi '''loves it'''. The next time Mrs. Yamada 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.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Chi and Blackie's relationship is best described as this.
* {{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]].
* LongLostRelative: In the 2016 series [[spoiler: Chi eventually meets and befriends her brother and sister, Telly and Ann. However, she still doesn't know they're her siblings and vice-versa.]]
* 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.
* NoAntagonist: With the arguable exception of the landlady, there aren't any true antagonists in the series.
* 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.
** Youhei's parents are never named either in the original manga and anime. In the 2016 anime, though, their names are Miwa and Kento.
* 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 (it's based on the way the Japanese word for "pee" is pronounced)
* PottyFailure: Youhei around the same time Chi's being litter-trained.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: Lucky the budgerigar
* 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.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Cocchi and Chi.
* 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.]]
* 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.]]
** Cocchi/Come-Come from the 2016 adaptation is a completely straight example of a tsundere, right down to his VerbalTic. Keh.
* UrineTrouble: Goes with PottyEmergency above.
* WhamEpisode: Episodes 103; doubles as a DramaBomb.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In the 2016 anime, Yohei's mother hates frogs and freaks out when he brings one into the house.
* 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]].]]
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