2.378 out of 5 from 18 votes
One day, a woman comes home to her significant other and convinces them to adopt a Java sparrow chick. These birds are pure white except for their deep red beaks, and become so attached to their adopted parents that they won't fly away, even if a window is open. Together, the two welcome one of these chicks into their household, and watch it grow and mature while they live their daily lives.
Chico and White Clouds are both animal-themed manga with a taste of melancholy and drama in them. In both, the story tells of a beloved pet and the relationship between the pet and its owner(s). They share a sad and touching theme and remind us how strong the bond between men and animals can be, and how animals should be treated like family.