Ranked #1173


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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.631 (scored by 123619 users)
Ranked: #11732
Popularity: #79
Members: 207,280
Favorites: 2,427
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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comedy drama ecchi romance sci-fi


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

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Sekita, Osamu
Episode Director
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Assistant Director

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Feb 8, 2015
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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Jul 7, 2013
I'm not sure what I was expecting when I first started watching Chobits, but I can tell you that whatever expectations I had were abandoned within the first few moments of the first episode.
Chobits is the story of a naive young "country bumpkin" arriving in the big city in order to prepare for his next attempt at being accepted to college.
Hideki Motosuwa arrives in town impossibly ignorant of current technology and is immediately enthralled with the omnipresent "Persocoms", which are humanoid computers and have become so common throughout the city as to be entirely ordinary.
Hideki pines for a Persocom of his own, because they 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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Mar 14, 2008
Ok, I’ll admit it, I like romance anime, especially with drama and comedy. So I should love Chobits, right? Let me step back for a moment and say above all else I like anime with good stories and interesting characters. Chobits fails for me due to weak characters, in particular Hideki and Chii.

Hideki is way too flat and lack sufficient depth. In addition, he is a joke character, we don’t laugh with him, we laugh at him. Because of this it makes it hard to empathize/engage with a character like Hideki. This is why we have token male side read more
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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  read more 
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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