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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
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 02:20 (JST)
Producers: TBS, Pioneer LDC
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 147,788 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #122
Members: 256,661
Favorites: 2,858
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Ranked #1315Popularity #122Members 256,661
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

When computers start to look like humans, can love remain the same?

Hideki Motosuwa is a young country boy who is studying hard to get into college. Coming from a poor background, he can barely afford the expenses, let alone the newest fad: Persocoms, personal computers that look exactly like human beings. One evening while walking home, he finds an abandoned Persocom. After taking her home and managing to activate her, she seems to be defective, as she can only say one word, "Chii," which eventually becomes her name. Unlike other Persocoms, however, Chii cannot download information onto her hard drive, so Hideki decides to teach her about the world the old-fashioned way, while studying for his college entrance exams at the same time.

Along with his friends, Hideki tries to unravel the mystery of Chii, who may be a "Chobit," an urban legend about special units that have real human emotions and thoughts, and love toward their owner. But can romance flourish between a Persocom and a human?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The original episodes 9 and 18 are "recap" episodes, summarizing previous events. These episodes were re-numbered for the DVD release as episodes 8.5 and 16.5, respectively, and removed from their original sequence by being published together on the final DVD.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chii
Chii
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Motosuwa, Hideki
Motosuwa, Hideki
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sumomo
Sumomo
Supporting
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Freya
Freya
Supporting
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

verkanto234
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.

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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Kimatea
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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iamjoe
Oct 25, 2008
CLAMP has outdone themselves yet again and given us a crappy anime.

This time, spazes get theirs as loser farm boy Hideki gets to have some robot lovin'.

The story follows an utter creepy wanker who gets a human-shaped computer, he does all sorts of adult things with it, but AH HA HA HA, she's not a real person--molestation is all right!! Then it learns to talk to him, so he can tell it all sorts of loser things and perv out on it because real girls won't touch his shorts with a ten-foot pole. The End.

What a load of crock this was.

The read more
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slpless
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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