I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I kind of hope the Yamadas adopt Cocchi, although I doubt he'd be a very people-friendly cat. It was just so sad that he had no clue what a home was.
Although I knew nothing really bad was going to happen to her (although, jeez, what if the series ends with the dreaded rip-your-heart-out-and-stomp-on-it pet death?), I still found myself worrying when Chi became sick.
It's pretty clear, by this point, that the anime and manga no longer have much in common. While I enjoyed the anime, I'm kind of glad, because that means I have no idea what sorts of developments to expect.
(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)