Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2002 to Sep 25, 2002
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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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.
They both start out with finding a random person/object on the street with no knowledge of anything, and the whole story is mostly about teaching the person about life. The stories are both very similar and end quite similar, with some differences.
again, a boy is having a sexy cute girl alone with him in his appartment =]
if you have watched chobits
then try dears
They are very similar. Guy finds girl in the streets. They end up living together. They're both ecchi comedies.
Both anime follow mechnical "slave" type protagonists. Story is VERY similar. Both are warm-hearted and funny :)
Dears has actually the same story than Chobits.
This two anime are very similar.Students living on their own one day accidentally find cute girls which aren't human.They start living with them,teaching them how to speak and other stuff.Other people are looking for them because they're special and they want to take them away.But Chobits is way better then DearS.
The story is very similar
They are pretty much the same type of story. In Chobits, they are robots, in Dears, they are aliens. Same kind of perverted guys in both anime.
The main female characters (Chi -Chobits + Ren -DearS) are very similar in the fact that they come off very childish and cutesy. The lead males are similar because they have to go through many ordeals. DearS is basically the same as Chobits, well except for the plot and the perversion level. If you liked Chobits, but you wanted it more perverted, then DearS is definitely for you!
Both of these anime are very similar; in fact, the first few episodes almost seem the same. Basically, a man living on his own comes across a beautiful non-human girl and is forced to take care of her. In the meantime, she learns to adapt with the human lifestyle and culture in a VERY humorous way. I would say the main difference between the two series is that DearS is about an alien and has more perverted situations than Chobits (although both of these anime are infamously ecchi), and Chobits is about a robot and has a much deeper plot to it. I liked Chobits way more, but if you enjoyed one of these series, than the other is worth checking out, just for the fact that they are so similar in story and comedy.
A guy who lives alone finds a hot naked girl who doesn't speak japanese and he has to teach her the ways of life. In the mean time people try to capture her because she's deffective. The only real difference is that this time she's an alien instead of a computer.
Premise is almost identical (except 1 is an alien the other a robot) and both are ecchi. That being said chobits is a much deeper anime while DearS is more for fan service
Pretty similar, both are about the two main characters falling in love. Danger seems to happen every now and again, but the rest is just them going through their normal everyday lives. After coming across their special someone, one is a persecom or computer while another is an alien, you see how it affects their lives and how their relationship slowly begins to develop towards the end of the show.
If you liked DearS then you'll most likely like Chobits, this doesn't necessarily work visa versa though. The main protagonist is a guy with little or no experience with women and somehow a cute girl (in Chobits a computer, in DearS an alien) has to live with the main protagonist. In both anime the girl needs to learn a lot about the human world which results in ecchi and funny situations. Chobits is deeper than DearS though, which is why I wouldn't necessarily recommend DearS to Chobits fans.
both of these series have the main character girl starting out with no knowledge...making it funny what both main guy character goes though =]
Completly alike. If you loved Chobits, you'll love DearS.
You know, it's funny because the whole time I was watching Chobits I kept thinking '"wait, this can't be right. Wasn't he much younger? And where did that creepy pedophile teacher go who's so into lingerie?" And then I realized my mistake... "Oh wait," I thought to myself." That's not Chobits, that's DearS."
Same basic concept minus the awesome/crazy teacher added for a laugh track. Chi is a bit more cute than Ren Ren though... but other than that it could be almost the same anime (it even has a panties shopping episode). Both are fun and purposefully endearing, but I felt Chobits was a bit more mellow. If you like one it is very likely you will like the other.
Both animes has these cute girls following them around, alot of fun here and there and quite alot of ecchi in some episodes:P
Though... this kinda reminds me of slavery xD
In both anime series, the guy takes a girl in who doesnt really know anything. They both end up living with that girl and start do develop certain feelings. The males are also pervy.
DearS and Chobits are very similar in many ways. They both involve guys who are clearly inexperienced with women. Then one day these men stumble across beautiful women who end up living with them. Not only are the men very similar, but the beautiful women are also very similar. The women in both stories know slim to nothing....
an average looking guy taking care a sexy and beautiful girl, but the girl is not human. They are both fun to watch but chobits has a more serious story.
Both males act and sound the same.. and even the story is very much on par with Chobits the only difference is here she is a alien and in Chobits Chii is a percom.
If you liked DearS I'm sure that you would love chobits even more. I love chobits more than I love dears simply because there seems to be more love and detication in chobits. Both are similar series in the fact that both human men found " out of this world" woman who need help to grown and fit in within society.
It's about a guy living with a female who isn't human so he's trying to teach her how to be human while protecting her
The story line between the two is really similar so you're guaranteed to like one if you like the other.
About a boy (who hasn't got a girlfriend so is particularly pervy) who find an extremely beautiful girl on the street except she's an alien. This is mirrors Chobits in that Hideki found Chii in the street and she's a persocon (robot). The story basically progresses so that at first he is reluctant to take care of her but as she learns more he starts to fall in love with her (sound familiar?) I found Chobits gets quite serious towards the end whereas DearS is quite carefree and fun throughout. It is worth watching DearS if you liked Chobits even if it is really similar because in both the artwork is amazing and both are really fun to watch!
Hope this helped! x
same idea of robots or slaves having free-will even though they supposedly shouldn't. also main characters are very similar.
if your into the whole "guy gets entangled in all sort of awkward hijinks after meeting a random humanoid girl" then these titles are just for you. the're all really funny and both contain cute girls that dont really know how to speak in the beginning
Aliens instead of Persocon's
what is the common tread with two entities, one being an alien trapped on earth, and a highly advanced robot purged of her memories? you get one lucky ass guy that must teach them the earthly ways... shit, that's hot...
if you really like chobits then you'll like dears. both have the same feel and the guys put up a fight to keep their not so real girlfriends
Typical story where a young male going to high school/college has a non-human girl come live with him in his room, hijinks and harem moments ensue, both shows have a bit of drama in the background, and then the last few episodes try giving you a faux-drama that ends up just being inconclusive gibberish. So if you are okay with the same flaws and strength, then you'll enjoy the two shows.
DearS pretty much copied Chobits. Except Chobits still did everything better. The only thing DearS has on Chobits is that it's newer.
Both have a first helpless girl which develop slightly. Same homur, nearly same jokes and story. All in one both are really similair love storys which contain much of fun.
Both main characters live on their own one day accidentally find cute girls which aren't human.They start living with them. The non-human girl doesn't know about the language or world around them the the main guy has to teach them. Other people are looking for them because they're different than others of their kind.
It's like Chobits but with Aliens instead of Persecoms.
The female protagonists of Dears and Chobits are remarkably similar in characteristics, despite one being an alien and the other a robot. The male protagonists are both poor, not so lucky with the ladies, average Joes that are blessed with these sweet chicks for no apparent reason. The story line, about the girl becoming self aware and the guy realizing that he cares for her, regardless of social mores, is more or less the same. Both focus on the comedy, romance and back story of the chick.
If you take Chobits and switch out robot girls with alien chicks you get DearS. It has a similar feel to it that kind of goes:
"Boy meets girl, fan service, girl can only say one word, fan service, boy uses his creative genius to name girl after the one word she says, fan service, girl falls madly in love with boy, fan service, boy's life is turned upside down by girl, fan service, girl tells boy she loves him, some kind of conflict, conflict resolves, fan service, boy tells girl he loves her, fan service, happy ending."
Chobits has a bit more substance than DearS but that's not to say DearS itself isn't worth watching. There's lots of characters all with unique personalities and the humor is great. They throw in some love triangles that add to the humor and overall its pleasant, yet humorous story and, well...tons of fan service.
basically the same exact thing except one is with aliens an the other is with robot/cyborg girls
=) Similiar story...Young man meets strange girl who is naked and their relationship develops...
They are similar in the set up. But thats it for me. Chobits is much deeper, the characters are better built and the whole story is more moving. In Chobits the moral aspect whether its ok or not to be with that "not really a girl" girl comes out way more. Both series are enjoyable, DearS more for light entertainment, Chobits if you want to get moved more and think about it. I would recommend to watch DearS before watching Chobits, not the other way round.
Boy finds girl. Girl is abormal. Fall in love. Etc.
Don't get me wrong, I loved both of these! Good watches, although DearS was cut short :c
These animes are incredibly similar.
In Chobits, the hero finds an abandoned super advanced robot called a Persocom, and decides to take it in as his own. In DearS, its basically the same plot but with a beautiful Alien instead.
In Chobits, Persocoms serve humans and have a large impact on the human's daily lives. In DearS, this also the case.
It's also the same kind of humor and similar jokes. With Ren (the alien from DearS) and Chi (the Persocom from Chobits) not understanding the concept of inappropriate behavior and wacky hijinks ensues.
The series both focus on helping the alien/robot adjust to normal life.
If you like one of these, I guarantee you'll like the other.
They both are kinda the same though in Chobits the main girl is a persocom and in DearS the main girl is an alien!
If you're just coming off of watching Chobits, and you're looking for more, DearS is hands-down where you'll find it. There are many, many parallels between the two series. First, the story is almost identical. Guy runs into a mysterious, beautiful girl on his way home, she devotes herself to him, and must learn how society works. Both girls are considered to be an anomaly in their "product" lines, and both are non-humans who's primary function is to be a servant to humans. However there are some key differences between the two that make DearS feel distinctly different.
The most glaring for me was the intelligence level of Ren as compared to Chii. Throughout Chobits, Chii never really displayed an intelligence on par with a human. Sure, you knew after a while she could and would, and her smarts certainly improved all throughout the series, but she maintained a very high level of innocence, which is one of the things I loved about her.
Ren maintains that level of innocence until she starts speaking perfectly, and with better grammar than even her other fellow DearS. Regardless, she still has a level of common sense that is basically equal to Chii that never really disappears.
The other major difference is in the male main character, Takeya. He felt to me as though he was the polar opposite of Hideki. Sure, they both have feelings for their partners, but where Hideki truly appreciated Chii and wasn't afraid or embarressed to admit it, Takeya is a straight-up jerk to Ren from beginning to end. You kind of feel like she's more a nuisance to him than anything else most of the time.
That said, DearS is right behind Chobits in my list of Sci-Fi Romantic Comedies. If you liked Chobits, you'll likely love DearS as well.
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.
Though Chobits certainly doesn't have the same level of violence that Elfen Lied has (or any), I feel both are very similar in the setup. Both are harem's with a vague plot to try cover the pointless nudity/cuteness, and Nyu and Chi share almost every personality trait.
Cute innocent girls who only can speak one syllable turns out to be a killing machine and a super-computer.
Besides the fact that Elfen Lied is more gory, bloody, and lets face it- Violent, it has a big similarity with Chobits. Both the main characters have sides, They are named by the sounds they make, (Chobits is Chii, and Elfen Lied is Nyuu) Fall in love with the college man who found them, etc. Just watch it and you will see.
Main characters are nearly the same sweet mysterious girls. (Ok Nyuu's not always so sweet :D)
Elfen Lied Is extremely gory and bloody
Chobits well isnt
Chobits is about a teenager who go's to the city and comes across a chobit on the ground, computers that walk around and are interactive. Normaly female and resembles humans only beautiful and flawless.
He finds one laying on the ground who has lost its memory and of course its a smarter one that is a girl and is gorgous.
But has lost all her memories and says meow or meu something like that.
Elfen lied Teenager Finds alice naked forgets all her memory girl and also says meu.
Chobits is romantic comedy, thats surrounded by this mysterios chobit robot and its all about his mysterious feeling of love to this robot and hes curious should he or should he not. situation with action and events building to a climactive ending.
Plots are similar, but Elfen Lied is much more brutal and sad. Chobits for fans of Elfen Lied will be cheerful change after Elfen Lied.
Both series contain a chatacter that has lost her memories and learns how to interact with humans as the series progresses. "Nyu" and Chi act very similar in personality and are both reminiscent of a young child learning about the world and people around them.
Intertwining elements of science fiction, drama, comedy, and romance, Eflen Lied is another enjoyable anime to watch. The storylines of both are similar in terms of conflict that threatens the relationships between the male protagonists and the non-human girls. Both girls are also adorably innocent and naïve, leading to quite a few hilarious ecchi moments.
Although the stories differ majorly, the main characters Chii (Chobits) and Nyu (Elfen Lied) are oh so similar; they are both sweet and naive and can mostly only say their names. My recommendation is if you really loved the character of Nyu (as i did) then you will fall in love with Chii :)
Both have the same general plot (boy finds girl with special powers). On the other hand, their execution is very different. Chobits is more of a romantic comedy, while Elfen Lied is a psychological horror.
Elfen Lied at first seems like the polar opposite of Chobits, I don't want to give much away. Note: this is only if you want something more extreme than Chobits (ex. something more gory and ecchi-ish)
Both are stories about a guy that moves to a new place then suddenly finds a girl who has little knowledge and can only say one word and he names them the one word they can say.Both also have ecchi and both female leads has a dark past an have lost their memories.Both have some romance,but Chobits seems to focus more on the romance where Elfen lied has mostly horror.But unlike Elfen lied,Chobits is much more slow paced and can be harder to watch in one sitting.
These animes are somewhat similar because they both have a character with split personalities. In one of the split personalities that you will see in both animes are clueless and only know how to say one word but they will gradually learn to speak. Elfen lied is a lot more violent and the story line is much darker but they are both really good.
In many regards, Elfen Lied is very different from Chobits, but there are a few things that will appeal to those looking for something similar. A word of warning: blood and gore are all over the place in this show. Severed limbs, decapitation, and people just getting straight-up cut in half are the regular, and it happens in every episode.
In terms of the plot, the focus is definitely on action and drama, there is a love story involved, though it's primarily more of a familial one as the main protagonists Kouta and Yuka take in and care for stray children and run-aways throughout the show. There is a slight romantic side to it in Kouta's relationship with Lucy and his cousin (yeah...his cousin is romantically interested in him...) Yuka. It's certainly not as fleshed out and deep as the romance seen in Chobits, but it is definitely there and the tragic series of events that lead to it still manage to make it feel unique and touching.
But the main reason I recommend this series for Chobits fans lies in one place, one character; Nyu. Nyu is the second half of one of the main characters, Lucy. Suffering from a split personality, Lucy switches to and from her usual mass-murdering self to an utterly innocent and adorable girl who starts off only knowing how to say one word, "Nyu". Found washed up on the beach, Kouta brings her back home and vows to care of the girl. He dresses her, teaches her how to speak, and shows her how to interact with society. Sound familiar?
Far more so than DearS Ren, Nyu is almost identical to Chii. Her curious nature and fierce adoration of Kouta combined with her lack of intelligence and common sense place her in quite a few situations that are all very Chobits-esque. Nyu and Chii even look identical as Nyus being a Diclonious (a mutated race of humans that have gained telekenetic abilities and a "sixth sense") gives her a pair of horns on her head that look all too familiar to Chiis Persocom ears.
My only issue is that they didn't touch enough on Nyu in the series. You never find out where this split personality in Lucy came from and you never find out what exactly causes the transition from one personality to the next. Also, in the first half of the series, Nyu plays a large role, with much of the non-violent scenes involving her in some way, whereas in the second half it shifts primarily to Lucy. That's fine, but I feel like they decided they just didn't feel like dealing with Nyu's story any more and all but abandoned her role in the show.
Despite the darker tone of the show, the brutal violence involved, and the less romance focused story, if you fell in love with Chii, you'll probably find Nyu to be just as adorable of a character. Plus, if you can deal with the gore, you'll probably end up realizing the plot is actually excellent and just as enjoyable as Chobits, albeit for very different reasons in the end.
Both are about a girl who loses her memory and can only say one word. They also both have different looking ears/horns...
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.
Ecchi anime featuring humanoid robots (Persacon and Angeloid for Chobits and SoraOto respectively) that know nothing about the world, a major fetish on panties, and many other similar circumstances, including how both lead characters met their respective robots
Angeloids have similar character design in comparison to Chobits's Persocoms
Hidek met Chi in a similar situation as how Tomoki met Ikaros
It's both about one perverted high-schooler and his robo-girl.
A guy's got a humanoid with limited emotions living with him, and they do some typical comedy as she develops mentally.
Both are about a guy who finds a non-human girl that changes his life making it more interesting. Both girl characters are seemingly emotionless, doe-eyed characters and know nothing about the world. Though they seem emotionless they care alot for their master and it builds on them showing emotion later. There are similar circumstances and focus alot on panties.
Sora no otoshimono and Chobits are basically the same, Sora no otoshimono has Angeloids and Chobits has Persecoms
Both are based in a perverted-but-kind male main character, and an innocent girl that doesn't know much about love or anything, and the boy has to teach her. But Sora no Otoshimono it's more like a harem series, and Chobits it's about a single girl. Still, both series are funny and tender.
Both a about a perverted high school boy who finds a humanoid girl and ends up living with her and becoming her master. Both girls don't know much about the world and have no emotions to start with as well as both having mysterious unknown pasts.
Sora no Otoshimono (Known as "Heaven's Lost Property") really IS Heaven's lost property for those who consider heaven to be an anime where sexy robots serve your every desire. However, there's more to it than just that. SnO throws a few great curveballs in the mix, such as BEAR WRESTLING and panty explosions.
Because of other Ecchi comedies like MariaHolic and Softenni, I never thought I'd actually like SnO because that's the category it falls into. However, it is surprisingly sexy and its humor delivery is great, and does not recycle trash as much as MariaHolic did. In comparison to Chobits, SnO is equal to or greater than it in terms of sexiness. I must say, however, that I watched Chobits a long time ago and maybe there could be some things about it that I missed. Still, speaking objectively, I find it sexier because although its not as... near-pornographic, it certainly is direct with its sexual influence. However, the sexy stuff is not something that hits very hard, because the blow is softened by genuine humor.
I wouldn't just recommend this to people who like chobits. In short, if you want Sexy Angeloids + MOTHAFUCKIN BEAR WRESTLING, give this a try.
The characters are very similar..
Both of them mada by Clamp team , Also there are some character at chobits apear in Kobato
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
Kobato and Chobits have many things in commen. Kobato feels like a sequal to Chobits because of its cross overs, just like all the other Clamp titles. They both have a main female character who is "new" to the human world. They both contain heart warming stories. Comedy, drama and a ltitle bit of romance. Kobato and Chobits are great, and are also made by the same author - Clamp!
With some characters of chobits indeed only other names. I saw the apartment in ep 2 and some other same buildings.
Both great series;)
There are many of the Chobits characters in Kobato.
The resedent he stays at is the same, including the owner and her daughters, wich are the chobit twins.
The place where Chi works at is the same in Kobato, the bakery Tirol. Its very amusing and gives it a extra flavor when you notice.
Other than that, there are little simularities story wise. Id say for the overall enjoyment Kobato owns chobits in every aspect.
Both series are very nice, showing a girl who doesn't know the world very well and falls in love with a man who's indifferent (in falling in love). Both have similar graphics and endings.
there are characters from kobato are continuing in this anime. it's not the same but you could say some characters that are in kaboto in the past and in Chobits in the present. (also names, voices and drawing style are sometimes different). these anime's are both from the same studio
I find that the main Female characters are similar. Kobato is more cute and inccodent is the respects of the actual content but Chobits is more ingaudging and less light hearted.
This animes have some same producers!
If u watched Chobits u'll probably want to watch Kobato!
Some things form Chobits are the same in Kobato.
They have some sad and happy scenes.
They are very touching too.
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.
Both animes deal with humanoid robots. While Chobits focuses on both the human's and robot's (Persocon) point of view, Eve no Jikan concentrates more on the human's. However, both animes feature a story regarding the "borders" between humans and robots. If you liked such concept in Chobits, you'll surely have the same reaction in Eve no Jikan, and vice versa.
Both explore the border of similarity between humans and robots
Both of them are nice stories about love between human and android
Androids and humans come together and realize there is much more to robots than just tools and more to humans than just masters. The drama and the setting are the similar, too.
Both animes deal with the human-android/robot/persocom relationship. They both stress the influences and effects of robots, how they are oh so useful and labor-saving.
They both also express the taboos of human-robot relationships, whether it be love or friendship.
Both are also slice-of-life, though Eve no jikan is more episodic and chobits is more plot-driven.
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.
Young male finds an Android that was thrown away and then it starts living with him. Both Chii and Flower have memory damage. Both are also very good.
A main male character finds a Android/Persocoms that has been thrown away. The Android/Persocoms looks like a humans and will have memory damage, and will be child-like. The Main Male character will take care of them and gets a close bond white them.
Although short, both series deal with the interactions between a human and a robot in a slice-of-life style. Both series features a female robot who feels lonely without her owner and always wants to be by his side and please the protagonist.
Both series are touching, funny, dramatic, and contain sci-fiction themes.
They're pretty much identical. A man happens to stumble upon and takes home a beautiful broken android that suffers a memory malfunction, unable to remember their previous owner and their past. Both androids are incapable of functioning normally like other models of their kind but the man teaches new things to them like performing menial tasks around the home. Lighthearted in the beginning but becomes very dark in the end. Both are a must watch if you like human/machine relationships.
Persocon = Cyber-Doll, helping "toys" that can help their lords. In that sense, they have similar motives throughout both shows.
both about love between humans and robots x_x
Chobits and Hand Maid May both have a likeable story line and some strange characters. Both shows include dolls, persocoms or robotic cyberdolls that fall in love with their owners. Both animes are fun to watch, although Hand Maid May is more of a harem anime while Chobits is a cute anime. I strongly reccomend both.
Both involve a robot girl with a rather perverted on switch, the main theme is the male character is trying to win over other girls but because of a modern society issue, the robot and male character are laughed upon. Chobits features more drama the whole way through while Hand Maid May focuses on Harem moments, both are Ecchi and some Harem is involved in both but more dominant in Hand Maid May. I don't mind which you watch first, but both are very good!
Both series have a male character who "finds" the female character. The girls cannot speak much initially (aside from names) or have much knowledge, but they learn more and more as time goes on. They both also have romance in them.
Both of them has a boy who finds a girl and takes care of her.
The girl can only say a few words from the beginning, but learns more and more.
Both male protagonist has to take care of a girl.
Both male protagonist met the girl accidentally.
Both female protagonist like the male protagonist too much.
Both female has a unique abbilities.
Both are human x non-human romance.
The difference between these two anime is that the girl in Dragon Crisis is a Dragon!
while the girl in Chobits is a ROBOT!
Both anime is definitely worth watching!
Akikan! is about a boy who bought a can of melon soda from a vending machine.... the can suddenly transforms into a girl, a so called 'Akikan'. It is less ecchi than chobits and a bit more childish but it is about a boy surrounded by girls like chobits.
This is a good anime if you're into "The girl of his dreams randomly appears" kind of stuff. It's very good, although not quite as good as Chobits.
Both shows have a nonhuman as the female protagonist who ends up changing the life of the male protagonist.
While there is a love story involved in Rozen Maiden, it's a different one from what you're given in Chobits, but that's not a bad thing really. Our lead character, Jun, still finds a mysterious non-human girl(s) who ends up living with him. She still has a positive influence on his life, and he still changes his general outlook and personality because of her.
With that the girl(s) of Rozen Maiden is nothing like Chii. After following the directions of a strange order form for a doll, a case containing Shinku, a "Rozen Maiden" series doll mysteriously appears in his room. Upon winding her up, Jun finds that the doll can walk and talk like a regular human being. She's certainly no Persocom, but she still fits the bill as adorable non-human girl nicely.
However, much like Ai from Video Girl Ai, Shinku's personality couldn't be any more different than Chii's. A bit of a snob, Shinku is very, very far from innocent, often bossing Jun around and even calling him her servant on the regular. It's good then, that she's not the only Rozen Maiden doll that comes into his life.
Over the course of the shows first two seasons you'll meet a total of seven different dolls, 2 of which play the part of main antagonists. The others all end up befriending Jun and living with him, or regularly visit him. Much like the cyborgs of Gunslinger Girl, each of these girls has their own unique personality, Hinaichigo is the most innocent and childish of the bunch (and also the most reminiscent of Chii by the way), Suiseiseki is similar to Shinku in that she can be a bit bossy, but she also has a sensitive side that she allows to show far more often than Shinku. Souseiseki is a tomboy who generally seems to be the most reserved of the group and often has the most common sense. In the second season were introduced to Kanaria, who is like a combination of Hinaichago and Suiseiseki's personalities. While I feel some of the dolls are more likable than others (Hina and Suiseiseki are my two favorites), they'll all find a way to captivate you in one way or another.
While you'll likely not get the same attatchment to any one of the dolls like you would with Chii, that wasn't the goal. A lot of work was done to make sure the viewer falls in love not with a single one of the bunch, but the whole group of them. And by the end of the second season, you'll realize you care about every single one of them a lot more than you may have expected at first.
While it's true that this is a very different type of show than Chobits, I still feel there are enough similar elements in it that will make fans feel at home. Take me as an example; the show is in my top 10 favorite anime shows (granted I've only seen a total of 19 series, but since I've focused on finding only shows similar to Chobits, that's saying more than you'd think).
Both are early 2000s Romantic Sci-fi anime with a little Ecchi thrown in. The main male protagonists are 4 years apart in age (Iwata is 15, Hideki is 18 - 19). The females are also 4 years apart (Rizel is 12, Chi is 16)
Chobits is considerably more dramatic than Rizelmine
Rizelmine is a Lolicon series
Rizel is a human with machine features, Chi is a complete machine capable of human emotions.
rizelmine's character is similar to the persocoms of
chobits, contains comedy and drama and a good ending without a doubt, I honestly almost cried in some episodes and would like to see more episodes but it seems not had much success in Japan, PS: i am a man and i am not EMO lol!
In both stories, lonely guys happen to meet and live with girls who aren't exactly human and under weird circumstances. As many comic and/or dramatic situations take place, they get closer. As a matter of fact, one can say that Chobits is like a modern version of Video Girl Ai.
Video Girl Ai can be a bit rough at first; the art style is certainly a bit older than what you're looking at in Chobits, and there is definitely a generation gap involved, but if you can get past that, you'll find that it really is quite good. Keep in mind that Ai is a very, very different character than Chii is though, having a bit more in common with Mahoromatics Mahoro than our persocom friend, so it may be a good idea to check that out before this.
In terms of the story, it's...roughly similar. Ai is a special video girl who's created purpose is to comfort men with emotional wounds. However, thanks to Yohta's broken VCR (again, generation gap), she comes out with a personality that's not exactly the way it was meant to be.
What this translates into is her being a bit of a snob...at first. There is definitely no innocence involved here, nor is there a lack of common sense, at least on Ai's part. Much of that is actually placed in the male lead this time, so there is a bit of an adjustment to make. That said, you truly feel sorry for him as his feelings through the show are generally confused and often misplaced.
It's when he starts to actually realize that that Ai suddenly starts becoming a much more likeable character since that's also when she starts to realize her own feelings for him.
In general though, the show is a little hard to get used to, and throughout the show Ai never really feels like Chii, and it even takes a while for her to start bearing her similarities to Mahoro. If you can stick with it through the first half of the six episodes, you'll find the final half to be more along the lines of what you're looking for though.
Non-human girls with feelings ^^ Both series are cute, funny and amazing!
Saber Marionette J and Chobits are both series that start out with a jovial, buoyant atmosphere scattered in with some ecchi moments, but later on shed their masks in favor of a more sci-fi, multi-layered story. They both deal with the lifelong question of the difference between humans and machines, and give out fascinating answers.
While Saber Marionette J is more intelligent and thought-provoking (at times), fans of one series will undoubtedly like the other as well.
They both have an air of innocence about the main female character. The whole idea that love can conquer all is a theme throughout both series. They both have a fair amount of fan service in them. However, Ai Yori Aoshi has a bit of a harem twist that Chobits doesn't really have at all. They're both well-animated, touching love stories that I recommend to anyone that likes to watch romantic comedies.
Ai yori Aoshi is Similar to chobits in terms of how the anime gives of a feeling of Innocence. Both the female lead seems to be very gullible while the male lead seems rather shy and delusional at first.
Both are stories about a guy who lives with a female-looking (very good looking, I must say) robot, and... both are ecchi. xD
Mahoromatic's love story is a tad bit different than Chobits, but in general, there are many similarities between the two shows. It's worth noting that one of the driving elements of this series is that Mahoro, the main female character, is actually going to die...in 390 days from the first day you're introduced to her. There's actually a countdown showing how much time she has left at the end of every episode, and it's a very powerful tool in intensifying your desire to see the main characters realize their feelings for each other.
There are some very obvious differences between Chobits and Mahoromatic, and they're apparent just by looking at the cover art. Mahoro is not in the same class as Chii in the least. First off, she's a bit more attractive (opinion of course) as she is designed to look like a 19 year old girl as opposed to Chii who looks 13. Mahoro is also nowhere near as innocent as Chii; she's got plenty of real life experience, and has seen, and taken part in the horrors of war as the worlds most powerful combat android.
That said, being she has very limited time left to live, she's given the opportunity to live life as a normal person, during which time she decides to become a maid. Carrying over her unwavering loyalty to duty from her career as a combat android into her new job as a maid, she still manages to run into predicaments similar to those you see in Chobits, albeit without the same level of innocence and lack of common sense as Chii.
Suguru, the male lead in this series, is actually quite similar to Hideki in his awkwardness and appreciation for his companion. If you liked Hideki, I can promise you'll find a lot to like in Suguru...though he does have a bit more smarts and common sense than the former. The only thing I found odd was adoration the opposite sex has for him throughout the series. It seems that almost every female in the show has their eye on him, while he isn't really portrayed as anything more than your average guy in any regard.
I should mention that there's something of a difference between the first season of this show and the second. While it's not as drastic as, say, Gunslinger Girl, it is there. Animation and art is left largely intact, though the second season is far more vibrant and colorful; it overall looks better to me. The story is left largely the same, however the focus shifts from romance with comedy to comedy with romance. It still balances the two well, and maintains its charm, but there is a transition period. Still, once you get used to it, there are some truly laugh-out-loud funny parts, and one episode where I actually had to pause it I was laughing so hard.
In the end, I think you'll find the show to be just as charming and entertaining as Chobits, and Mahoro to be just as endearing as Chii.
The plots of both these anime originate from the same manga-ka, and deal with the relationships that can develope between humans and machines. They are both very sweet and very emotional with a little bit of humour thrown in. Chobits is a bit more mature, however, and has a darker tone to the plot at times.
Angelic layer is based on same universe, but on previous age where the technology behind chobits were developing. It is separate story, only the sidelines of the story bring this up.
The technology used by these dolls later on developped as body structure for chobit units.
Hideki is very similar Sato (MC from NHK!)
and you could also probably relate Chii to Misaki from NHK
These Anime both have their similarities and differences but I'm absolutely positive that if you like Chobits you will enjoy Welcome to the NHK! just as well.
Both main characters are technologically retarded / slightly perverted / and have a few other social problems of their own.
Okay so if you've seen Chobits and want more, then I recommend Narue no Sekai, or, The World of Narue.
Both animes have a non-human life form (female protagonist) and a poor male who is mistaken for a pervert.
Both are cases of loving the non-human life form and well, Narue doesn't look like much but you should really watch it. Give it two episodes and you'll either love it or hate it, like marmite.
Steel angel kurumi is about a boy who finds and activates a humanoid ...like Hideki finding Chii in Chobits... and she considers him her master and will do anything for him. It is less ecchi than chobits and a bit more childish though.
They both have characters that want to keep the person that is for them and only them and characters that try hard for the person that they love. Also, they both have a surrealistic aura to them.
It should be noted that this show is defnitely more focused on comedy than romance, so fans looking for some humor will definitely be pleased; this show is one of the funniest I've seen so far, right up there with Heaven's Lost Property on my list of favorite romantic comedies, and unlike HLP, this show relies far, far less on ecchi fan service to generate laughs (though it isn't entirely devoid of it).
FMP? Fomuffu places the socially maladjusted role on the male lead Sousuke, though the reasons he's so awkward are drastically different than those of Chii. He is a human, though he's been an operative of a large scale military mercenary group since a young age. Thanks to that, most of his logic and reasoning are drawn from his experiences on the battlefield and in war. Basically, he never lived the life a normal child would. Given the duty of protecting the female lead, Chidori, he's forced to attend high school and live a civilian life in order to stay close and keep an eye on her.
What this leads to is him often blowing even the smallest of problems way out of proportion. For example, at one point he finds a stray hair stuck to his locker and realizes it's been tampered with. His solution? Detonate a C4 and blow it up; there could have been bomb rigged to blow up in there after all. Of course, his general mannerisms carry this same wierdness leading him to be completely oblivious to Chidori's feelings, giving him an air of innocense. It may not be the same type of innocense as Chii, but it is there, and considering his background, the difference makes perfect sense.
As for Chidori, I'm just going to throw this out there; she's very quickly becoming one of my favorite characters. Far from being a damsel in distress (despite Mithril deeming a bodyguard necessary), she has a personality similar to Tomoyo's during the first half of Clannad's first season, though she isn't quite as...abusive...towards Sousuke, she isn't afraid to play a little rough in order to teach him how to be civilized. Understandable considering he's doing things like setting up electric shock traps just to protect some baked goods from the possibility of getting stolen.
And that's where the story shows some similarities with Chobits. Despite him being there to protect her, Chidori is often saddled with the task of attempting (fruitlessly) to teach Sousuke how to behave like a normal person. This often backfires in spectacular fashion, causing him to go to extremes in trying to solve common, everyday issues. At one point she tries to explain to him that if he wants to get some of the best food from a popular stall before they run out, he has to show some "spirit" in getting through the crowd so he can get what he wants. His solution? Fire a warning shot from a loaded gun and demand the crowd disperse so he can get a roll of bread. Common sense; not his strong point obviously. It leads to more awkward and hilarious situations than you saw in Chobits, and that's a good thing really.
That's not to say Chidori doesn't have a soft side; thats where the relationship between the two comes into play. Throughout the show, Chidori tries (again, fruitlessly) to hint at her feelings towards Sousuke, who remains completely unaware of her advances. There are quite a few times where you really feel for her, she tries so hard to get his attention, but all he seems to care about is protecting her...until he starts to realize he has some different feelings himself. And that's really about all there is to the love story, it's nothing too spectacular, but it wasn't really meant to be since this show was an intermediary between the first season of FMP and TSR. Still, Sousuke's loyalty and determination in keeping Chidori safe is more often than not sweet, and the whole thing is similar to Chii's constant attempts at making Hideki happy, though Chidori's tougher demeaner and Sousuke's various absurdities put a unique spin on it.
In the end, if you're okay with the lighter romance plot and the roles being assigned to opposite genders this time around, I'm sure Chobits fans will find FMP? Fumoffu an awesome experience...and to be honest, I'd recommend it regardless. Despite being a spin-off of a serious mech action/drama, this show is a huge success as a SoL-ish school action/comedy. Add on the fact that the show is completely watchable without needing to see a single episode of the first FMP season, and you seriously would never know where it got its roots from.
Both are good example of series that cant really decide if they want to go with the funny comedy style or the all series drama theme, which ends up ruining both series quite a lot. Both series have romance, kimi ga aruji doesnt have all that much though. Both series have an overall plot which isnt really focused on rather they both go with a bunch of short arcs.
First of all, I can't believe no one else has recommended this yet! The two anime's are almost identical, except for the female protagonists.
- Both male protagonists go out of their way to protect the female.
- Both male protagonists are very much older than the female.
- Both female protagonists are curious and have yet to know about the world.
I will guarantee, that you will not be let down.
Both main guy has to take care of a girl.
The difference between these two anime is that the girl in Chobits is a ROBOT!
while the girl in Sankarea is a ZOMBIE!
Both anime has dark theme and very serious drama and some ecchi moments. Although more comedy in Chobits
Both of these have a main character that contains a great amount of power but neither of them are aware of it. Both of them find someone that truly care about them and want to keep them in their lives.
I think Metropolis should be given a chance if only because it was made by the godfather of anime. I'm sure that the creation was inspired by the other.
Both series are about a guy getting a female robot to satisfy their desire for a girlfriend. Female protagonists in the 2 shows resemble each other as they both have long & golden ponytails.
They share lots of similar riles even though Marie is less child-like and mindless than Chi. But if you liked Chobits you might like My Dear Marie, both feature guys with robot girlfriends in ecchi situations!
The atmosphere in both animes isn't very much alike, but they do have some stuff in common.
First of all, a young, pretty character having cat-like ears with lost memories suddenly coming into a relationship with a handsome stranger.
They both focus on relatioships, their hardships and, most of all, looking for the only one person to love. This is often mentioned in these two series.
They are both very touching, funny at times and romantic.
It took me awhile to understand which anime is most like Darker than Black. I know that Chobits and Darker than BLACK are two completely different genres, but if you think about it they are somewhat similar. Darker than Black has contractors that are used like machines doing the dirty work of people without the powers of a contractor. In Chobits the persocoms were normally treated as mere objects. However in the middle of both series characters begin to realize that both contractors and persocoms don't seem to be just tools but they may have some life within and act like normal humans. I'm not completely finished with Darker than Black yet, but this is the feeling I'm getting between both animes.
However be wary that the story will be slow if you ONLY have the idea that Darker than Black is about contractors being humans. This is a great anime filled with action, violence and a great story.
Features a naive robot girl as a lead character. Chobits is more of a romance story, but I found myself drawing a lot of parallels between Chii and Key, even down to their voice. Am I the only one?
Both are romantic ecchi anime, with girls who are not from this world. In Chobits, the main female character is a robot (aka persecom). In "Asobi ni Iku yo!" the main female character is an alien. They both have to learn the things in life. Both girls are being helped and live with a male character.
Does artificial intelligence exist? In Chobits, they are in a way looking for it, for it is considered the thing to achieve in programing. In Bosou Shinki Moon Angel, it is an issue of not a good thing, because they go against orders.
There are a lot of differences between these two anime, the time, the feel, etc. but the characters relationships are similar in the romantic sense. Its a completely different story entirely, but if you liked the romantic comedy in Spice and Wolf, then Chobits is something you may want to consider watching.
Romance, Comedy, the odd Ecchi moments, although in Sukisho it is "male ecchi" and in Chobits it is "female ecchi",
Drama is amplified a lot during the second halves of the series
1 or more characters in both have alternate forms / personalities in order to help them find their love.
both involve "psychological experiments" in some shape or form
Both have androids and question about; can machines have feelings/emotions? So far I have not seen the whole anime of Android Ana Maico 2010, but there is a small relationship between the android and another human person. The android of both animes also seems to have a secret with their owner or creator.
I think Chobits is better because Android Ana Maico 2010 focus very much only inside of the radio station. Chobits also have much more to offer.
Plots are similar, and in both main character are cute girls living with boy who found them. Both stories are cheerful and yuo'll definitly smile after watching them.
In both stories appears cute mascots in Chobits - Sumomo and Kotoko and in Tsukuyomi Haiji.
If I gave away how they were similar I think I would provide spoilers for Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!? At least... the main reason. Both series are cute in their own way and they deal with "fan service cliches", one being more modern and more in line with the times as it has added things in it.