Ranked #1203


Alternative Titles

English: Chobits
Japanese: ちょびっツ


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


Score: 7.611 (scored by 132,829 users)
Ranked: #12032
Popularity: #92
Members: 225,690
Favorites: 2,565
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Motosuwa, Hideki
Motosuwa, Hideki
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Kumai, Motoko
Kumai, Motoko
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie


Asaka, Morio
Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Oota, Masahiko
Oota, Masahiko
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(8/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Chi Awakens
Chii Mezameru (ちぃ 目覚める)
Apr 3, 2002
2 Chi Goes Out
Chii Dekakeru (ちぃ 出かける)
Apr 10, 2002
3 Chi Learns
Chii Oboeru (ちぃ おぼえる)
Apr 17, 2002
4 Chi Goes On Errands
Chii Otsukai (ちぃ おつかい)
Apr 24, 2002
5 Chi Finds
Chii Mitsukeru (ちぃ 見つける)
May 1, 2002

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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Nov 14, 2015
Can a machine love? This delightfully charming yet also semi-thought provoking Anime is one of my favorites. Now, on to the analysis.

Story: At the time, the idea of a sentient computer was not a big and new idea, but the computers themselves are what makes this series very interesting. Human in appearance and designed to hep with the day to day, it is not hard to believe that some people have found themselves in an emotional relationship with something that mimics a human so well. One that can love back is quiet the other story. Chi is the embodiment of true innocence and knows little read more
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Sep 16, 2014
Romance is my favorite genre of anime, so naturally when my friends told me Chobits was a good classic anime of that genre, I watched it. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed, which isn't saying that Chobits was terrible. It just didn't live up to my expectations. Who knows, maybe I had too high of expectations. The anime was overall kind of sort of cute and funny but it didn't have a "good" plot, and the drama in it was very dull. I thought the plot was original in it's unique way because of the introduction of a Persocom, a machine that resembles a female read more
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Mar 13, 2008
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.


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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Aug 11, 2015
Often in anime, the really small things can be what makes a show shine, or makes the show absolute crap. A single character may be the focal point in the decision of whether to recommend a show or not. The ending could be sub-par. It could be any little detail that can be overlooked by some people. This sorta happened to me after watching Chobits.

The story takes place in the future, where humans have built personal ‘’humanoid computers’’, basically robots that look like humans. These Persocoms, as they are called, are used for any job their owner wishes.
Enter our main male protagonist, Kyon.
Er, sorry... Hideki read more
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'Plastic Memories' and 'Chobits' delivers an emotional level of bonding between humans and androids that are designed to feel almost human. In the midst of it all, the lovely musics certainly did not damper the standard of the show. Touching moments are undeniably hard to ward off as it shows us what it means to have something so precious and alive being taken  read more 
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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  read more 
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