Chi's Sweet Home is recognized as one of the most popular cartoon properties in Japan today. Chi, the titular cat character, is beloved by fans worldwide on the internet and mass media.
Konami Kanata was born on July 3, 1958, in Nagano, Japan. A veteran
manga artist Konami made her professional debut in 1982 with the
serialized comic Petit Cat Jam-Jam for Kodansha's semenal shoujo
manga magazine NakaYoshi. The daughter of an elementary school
teacher, most of Konami's stories are for readers of all ages
making her one of the most accessible artists in recent
In her nearly thirty year career, Konami has penned more than a dozen comic series, with the majority of them focusing on cats and pets. Konami is well regarded within the pet-manga community for her keen sense of cat ecology. Her ability to observe and render feline behavior has earned her respect from the Japanese manga community as a whole. While most of her properties were published for a younger female demographic, her most recent series Chi's Sweet Home is currently being published by Kodansha's Morning magazine, Japan's leading comic magazine for adult readers. Proving that quality can be found even in the cutest of sources.