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Chobits

Chobits

Alternative Titles

English: Chobits
Japanese: ちょびっツ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2002 to Sep 25, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 119088 users)
Ranked: #11252
Popularity: #69
Members: 198,411
Favorites: 2,370
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama ecchi romance sci-fi

Synopsis

In the future, personal computers have developed into "Persocoms," mobile computers that look like human beings. Hideki Motosuwa, a prep school student, desperately wants to buy a Persocom but cannot afford to. One day, he finds a Persocom that has been thrown away and decides to keep it. When he turns on the Persocom, all she can say is "Chii" so he decides to name her that. After a while, it starts to become apparent that Chii is more than an average Persocom. Having much better performance, it seems that Chii might be a "Chobit," a type of advanced Persocom rumored to have independent thought.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Chobits
Side story: Chobits: Chibits
Summary: Chobits Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

Chii
Chii
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...
Motosuwa, Hideki
Motosuwa, Hideki
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
...
Kotoko
Kotoko
Supporting
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
Sumomo
Sumomo
Supporting
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Fox, Sandy
English
Fox, Sandy
...

Staff

Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Oota, Masahiko
Episode Director
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Episode Director



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Feb 8, 2015
michi26
This anime has amazing and loveable characters that most can relate too. It has a cute background love story and is filled with funny moments, and of course with a little bit of sexual jokes. So why only the rating of an overall 7??? Personally I think the ending was not the best. I felt it lacked tying things together, and made things even more confusing. They built up everything for a rushed ending. With the story that they had, and the characters that were created I feel the ending could have been stronger. I ignore the last couple episodes after episode 24 “Chi read more
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Oct 19, 2014
AnimeCandie
Short review: While this anime may seem perverse on the surface, Chobits actually does ask deep questions regarding emotions, and technological singularity. Characters are interesting and dynamic, but art and animation is kept to a minimum. English dub is pretty good, and the music is fun but not remarkable. The anime is well executed, and I did enjoy watching it.

Loooooooong review:
Story: (This is going to be long...)
The first half-or-so of Chobits is rather lighthearted and comedic, with Hideki adjusting to city life, school, and teaching Chi new things. This is where you mostly see the slice-of-life part of this anime.Within the middle part, there are read more
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Apr 19, 2013
5camp
I first saw Chobits very soon after I got into anime and something about it really grabbed me. In retrospect I can kind of see why. That was back when I was a horny teenager who deliberately searched out anime with the tags 'harem' and 'ecchi'. Most of them were utterly terrible dribble, but then came Chobits which managed to blow me away because it actually had depth. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man etc. But it's 2013 now, and I've changed.

The story, for those uninitiated, is set in a world where everyone owns humanoid computers called persecoms. That is, apart read more
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Mar 13, 2008
verkanto234
As you might have noticed already, almost all the reviewers give this series a 10 on everything. This is offcourse not without reason. It performs top notch in every aspect. Chobits kept me entertained from the first milisecond to the last.

Story:

The story is simply amazing. It has a bit of everything going from romance to suspense. Although the story is quite slow it doesnt feel like it. Every episode shows the devolopment of the characters in a serious but also a funny way. The first episodes will give you a big laugh, but the mood swings over to a more romantic view the more it read more
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Recommendations

Exact same storylines. Don't listen to everyone else, the stories are litterally exact. However, there are some quirks that are different between them: Ren is an Alien in DearS, while Chi is a Robot (Cyborg of sorts) in Chobits. There are other little differences that you'll notice when comparing them, but there's no doubt.. if you liked one of these, you'll definitely like the other.
Both are about finding a girl with no memory but both have hidden powers that awaken sporaticly in the story. Both girls could only say their names in the begining and have cute ears/horns. Both have ecchi. :D Only difference is Chobits is more of a romace and Elfen Led is full of violence and gore.
Main character lives with a none-human female. The setting and such are quite different, though the enjoyment factor is about the same. Plus there's the ecchi moments you'd expect from such shows, because of the circumstances that are brought up.
Also by CLAMP, similar character appearance (Chiho and Chi) and environment design (esp the apartment)... also got this Picture Book arc but with different story... and both are wonderful stories
Both titles explore the similar lore of human interaction and the border between seeing an android as a living breathing entity or appliance such as a stove or a car. relationships are key in both series as the protagonist have varying views on whether to follow the discrimination against androids, giving them 'real' feelings or simply accepting them as man-made devices for varying uses. Unlike chobits, Eve No Jikan does not hold the same aesthetics's in design, there are more fine lines and deeper colors along with 3D visualization and some computer generated effects. This gives Eve no Jikan a more mature look then chobits which is more directed to a teen audience.
In Chobits, the main male character finds a persocom that has been thrown away. Similarly in Kowarekake no Orgel, there is a male character who finds an android that looks like a human. The persocom and the android are child-like so the male characters watch over them with care.
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Opening Theme

"Let Me Be With You" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino

Ending Theme

#1: "Raison d'Être" by Rie Tanaka (eps 1-12)
#2: "Ningyohime" by Rie Tanaka (eps 13-25)
#3: "Katakoto no Koi (duet ver.)" by Rie Tanaka and Tomokazu Sugita (ep 26)

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