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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: 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


Score: 7.571 (scored by 150,479 users)
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Ranked: #13392
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Popularity: #124
Members: 262,277
Favorites: 2,888


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. 
report Recommended by Despised
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. 
report Recommended by DarkRoseOtaku
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. 
report Recommended by Shiroth
A robot cannot feel emotion regardless of the circumstances but what if it can connect with human emotion to a certain extent? However, like every reward there is a price to pay and the aftermath really hits you deep down.

'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 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
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 
report Recommended by Objecterror
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 
report Recommended by togeyanagi
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. 
report Recommended by Enna
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. 
report Recommended by Hysvear
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. 
report Recommended by KittyCatalope
Romance between a boy and a girl who lacks any sense of independance. Sakurasou is a bit more ecchi harem, but not much, and chobits is more chick flick and it felt somewhat cliche by comparison.  
report Recommended by DarkD1
Romance and robots, Hal is a much more dramatic take on the issue and less focused on the robots themselves, but it might please Chobits' fans, and vice versa. 
report Recommended by DarthMorgoth
Persocon = Cyber-Doll, helping "toys" that can help their lords. In that sense, they have similar motives throughout both shows. 
report Recommended by Mante
They both have a main character that is not human... at all 
report Recommended by melieon
The series are about personal computers and/or personal robots who help take care of ones every day life and happen to be the in thing, not to mention a part of the daily life around everyone. The main robot character(s) happen to live with a young man who is living on his own too. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Angeloids = Persocoms 
report Recommended by Jetman2021
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. 
report Recommended by Mimerio
The both start out very cute but end with mostly romance and drama, and are both made by Clamp. :) 
report Recommended by Tsukinabi
They're both harem with incredibly beautiful girls. Both guys are loserish guys who get a hold of their love interests in interesting ways. Ah! My Goddess has less of a plot than Chobits but both are great fun. 
report Recommended by Phill-z
Both are stories about a guy who lives with a female-looking (very good looking, I must say) robot, and... both are ecchi. xD 
report Recommended by delorean
Has an overall good feel, though does delve into dark and misterious pasts and scenes to give a deeper story that makes you wonder if theres more than meets the eye. 
report Recommended by bose25
hilarious,lovable, well same people duh. and I think kyon the main male character gets closer to haruhi and mikuru. ^^ 
report Recommended by shikachan16
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.  
report Recommended by Siodne
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. 
report Recommended by vjacobs
Non-human girls with feelings ^^ Both series are cute, funny and amazing! 
report Recommended by lirie
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. 
report Recommended by ryoura
Both animes have the same heartwarming feeling when it comes to representing the lovely genre that is "slice of life" in a way that both just make you so happy that you might start cry.
Both animes explore and represent what it is to "take care" of someone younger with an innocent and simple mind, where even if the older protagonist is the one that should "educate" the younger protagonist, it is the older that sometimes learns or rediscovers the joys of life through the younger's perspective of the world.
In both animes, there is a male protagonist that takes care of the female.
Both  read more 
report Recommended by Ranguna109
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.  
report Recommended by janalima85
If you like the idea of the main character, being confused on who he likes out of many choices, then chobits has this.  
report Recommended by Tashiku
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. 
report Recommended by LadyTimePiece
The main character is very awkward around women, although for different reasons. Chi and Miharu are very similar with their clueless selves. Both are funny 
report Recommended by ShojoShonenOTAKU
Both series deal with androids and have plausible futures. While Chobits focuses on the issue of androids replacing humans in a relationship,
Ghost in The Shell (Stand Alone Complex) takes on the subject of cyberization and highlights a few issues that would arise from that (your brain getting hacked, reluctance to be cyberized due to beliefs, morals, or values, etc.).

If you liked Chobits more for its intellectual take on androids than for the romance and ecchi, give Ghost in the Shell a try. 
report Recommended by DeadSnow24th
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. 
report Recommended by Auralvampire
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. 
report Recommended by AliceMercy
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. 
report Recommended by DarknessSerpent
Both anime have a very simular premise (expect that Chobits also deals with the androit theme) and process in the same way (also Maison Ikkoku has more episodes and follows the charaters for a longer period in time):

The male main characters are both quite normal, rather simple guys.
They both failed the high school enterance exams first.
They move in an one way or another mysterious boarding house.
They have to deal with problems in their new independent city live.
While other things happen their love interests process slowly. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
Robots are making their mark in the world and involve a creation of a relationship between man and robots. Both have "special" robots which show how they are different compared to other "lifeless" robots. 
report Recommended by Jays_Anime_Realm
Chobits is similar on the aspect of both being in a time where there are robots (for Chobits, Dolls/Robots for Hybrid Child) that can feel emotion and are loved dearly by their master's. 
report Recommended by LZGirlz
Very similar uneducated male MC to innocent naive female MC ratio. 
report Recommended by Crowes
very down to earth story telling about a persons life being drastically altered after pretty girls enter their day-to-day.  
report Recommended by AkaNoMori
Chobits and Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! are both romantic comedies which could cause permanent paralysis or death from adorable overload. Seriously, these titles are both so f-ing cute it hurts sometimes. Both feature female protagonists who have special needs and need to be protected by the male protagonist. But it isn't sexist or anything. Anyway, just try it, and I'm sure you'll see what I mean. 
report Recommended by BiolumnescentGrl
Both anime deal with seriously saddening issues in a hilarious manner.
Both anime have intense moments of happiness and sorrow.
Both anime contain better developed side characters than main characters.
Both anime are school based slice of life.
Both anime are very funny at times.
Both anime use a range of characters and events to push one overarching plot. 
report Recommended by Pokeknight
they are both about weird beings trying to live on planet earth, which isnt very easy for them. Both are very weird and surreal :D 
report Recommended by Animegatekeeper
To Love-Ru is about a boy who has an Alien princess living with him called Lala... like Chobits has a boy who has a persecom living with him 
report Recommended by vjacobs
automatons// human robots
master and controller romance
similar plot style
society uneasy about accepting robots as real humans
mysterious family backgrounds
robot dolls both with realistic female behaviours-easily mistaken for actual girls.
report Recommended by Rayner-Joy
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,  read more 
report Recommended by ExtendedRenegade
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  read more 
report Recommended by ExtendedRenegade
Both are comedies about a relationship between a guy and blonde-haired android girl. While Chibits is sci-fi, Jikuu Ihoujin Kyoko: Chocola ni Omakase is fantasy  
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are sci-fi comedies setted in world where android girls are everyday stuff and are designed in a way to help people with everyday problems. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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 
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
They both star a slacker guy who finds a extraordinary girl who doesn't no anything about the world and learns day to day stuff threw the guy and her friends.  
report Recommended by gizmo99
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both of them are about a guy who finds a girlfriend in a funny way and both of them have echhi moments. 
report Recommended by PPG-Katelyn
Both of them are about a guy who takes care of a/some female character(s) and they do nice things for him. Both shows are heartwarming. 
report Recommended by PPG-Katelyn
Both have ecchi and have weird love issues ; mainly being love triangles and such 
report Recommended by Dynneekx
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. 
report Recommended by XzaR
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. 
report Recommended by paizuri_cs
I think that relation betwen Renji and Chihiro and his problem with Chihiro is quite similar to Hideki and Chii from Chobits. 
report Recommended by Pruzio
Buttobi CPU is pretty much an older Chobits. You'll enjoy it xD
They are close to being the same other than the hentai in Buttobi.
report Recommended by Githul
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! 
report Recommended by Niacinamide
Both have a girl learning simple things about life. And the guys that help them. 
report Recommended by purplegold
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  read more 
report Recommended by Aji
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 
report Recommended by Mimerio
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. 
report Recommended by Nerdo
As in chobits the main character finds an android and takes her in.
He shows her the little pleasures and at the same time she helps him get back the passion to play.
Both very sweet stories, which are in a way similar. 
report Recommended by AnaMustacho
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.

report Recommended by LucehJadex
Both is little perverted and funny.Great anime for those who wanna laugh ;) 
report Recommended by Guzzoline
Although the main female lead, Chi, isn't an alien like Mizuho, it still gives you the same feel that Onegai Sensei does and it's a great watch, just like Onegai Sensei! 
report Recommended by Sarcastic
both characters love his "boyfriend" and they do everything for him  
report Recommended by wabowser
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. 
report Recommended by Frisco
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? 
report Recommended by zharth
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. 
report Recommended by Kalafior
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. 
report Recommended by vjacobs