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Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 18:32
The Story

http://www.chroniques-nippones.net/images3/chiinue.jpg

Motosuwa Hideki, 18, is from Hokkaido. He comes to Tokyo to study. Everybody in Tokyo has fallen for the new crave : the "persocon" (person computer). These look exactly like humans, except for their ears. They talk like humans and can express pre-programmed feelings, but they are just computers. They get your mail, can be used as phones, do your housework, cook, keep you company, laugh at your joke, sing... anything you want as long as you've installed the right programme or taught them how to do it.

Hideki immediately wants to get one of those wonderful machines, but has no money and persocon are expensives.
As he is discovering his new neighbourhood, he finds a personcon thown in the rubbish/garbage. She looks very cute, but doesn't seem to work. He brings her back to his flat and suceeds in turning her on, but the persocon can only say one word : "Chii" (whic becomes her name). As Hideki doesn't know anything about persocon, he ask his newly met friend Shimbo for help. Chii's memory had been deleted, but she seemed to still be able to learn normally.

Hideki then starts teaching her to speak or how to behave in the world and they soon fall in love for each other. What he doesn't know is that "Chii" isn't a normal persocon. Could she be one of the legendary Chobits series that can truely feel like humans ?

http://www.chroniques-nippones.net/images3/chiihideki2.jpg

Chobits is romantic, funny and a bit "etchi. You'll probably find it addictive. "It's one of the best anime series I've ever seen. It's very emotional, but also realistic (Tokyo is exactly as it is) and fills you with positive feelings for the day.

http://www.chroniques-nippones.net/images3/chiiporn.jpg

Himura
Aug 4, 2003, 00:14
Huhu!! I really love Chobits!! Chii is cute, Hideki is funny and sometimes a bit strange....^^ right, it´s very emotional, but i like it also for that!! etchi?? -well... sometimes...maybe a little little bit... ^^ but that´s cool, too!!!

Maciamo, count me to the fans!!!!

jeisan
Aug 4, 2003, 03:22
yeah i like it alot. i havent seen the anime as of yet, though i have 7 of the 8 graphic novels and am anxiously awaiting the relase of the last book. and for some odd reason the chobits dvds are more expensive than the other animes at the video store :/

Ami
Aug 4, 2003, 07:48
I like this Anime! Especially the Story line! It's great! :cool:

degpiexoxo
Aug 5, 2003, 06:04
i've read the first 7 volumes of the manga and seen the first 12 episodes of the anime (the first 3 dvds, jeisan have you checked out best buy? i've only been paying $22.99 (not too bad for here, better than the $30 suncoast wants))
personally (and so far) i prefer the anime for this particular series (a rarity). it manages to capture the same feeling and sense of humor the manga had but they've cut out some of the plot drag and thrown in a bunch of new scenarios (hideki and the ghost of the murdered mistress is my favorite example) and amped up original plot points (like buying underwear)
looks good, sounds good, is good!
:cool:
it got me excited about anime again. and that is my chobits rant. hugs and kisses all, i'm out!

Shadow
Aug 5, 2003, 06:18
Yeah, i've seen the anime too... I thought it was a bit childish in the beginning but then it gets better and better; the storyline is also believable (ie. humans choosing to live with a persocon instead of interacting with other humans... creepy...) I also have to mention about the songs and bgm in Chobits, they are catchy and fun to listen to...

ps, Jeisan. is the anime licensed already??? I managed to grab the anime off the net a few years back but I'm sure that there's some copies still floating around the net... if it is still legit...
:D

jeisan
Aug 5, 2003, 09:50
yeah i think tokyopop may have the lisense since they have the one for the manga, and they have both the lisence for the manga and anime for gto, initial d and real bout HS so i assume they would for chobits. the 1st 2 dvds are at my video store for 24.99 each but everything else is 19.99 some are even 16.99 so it just makes me wonder why it costs more.

Picardo
Aug 5, 2003, 22:46
i kind like chobits, i dowloaded about 10 episodes, and a few i watched at a friend of mine´s place, the serie is absolutley ok. but i have to say that tere are better series

Maciamo
Aug 5, 2003, 23:49
BTW, I've seen the 26 episodes of Chobits, but I've heard of a 27th extra. Has anyone seen it ?

Shadow
Aug 6, 2003, 03:03
Originally posted by Maciamo
BTW, I've seen the 26 episodes of Chobits, but I've heard of a 27th extra. Has anyone seen it ?

I think the chobits eps 27 that you are talking about is an experimental episode release called "chibits". Chibits is a new series that mainly talks about Sumomo and Kotoko. There is only one episode released in the Chibits series so far; and more are scheduled later this year....

Shinmeiryu
Aug 11, 2003, 04:36
Chobits wasn't the best CLAMP anime/manga I've seen, but it was enjoyable.

Note: Chibits is not the episode 27 that was previously mentioned. Episode 27 was a DVD release only OVA which was a full recap of the series with Chitose and Kotoko hosting.

Picardo
Aug 11, 2003, 05:28
there is a 27:th episode, we have it here on one of the computers, it´s one in the serie of every 9:th episode thats a resumé. so episode 27 is a resumé

lil_chickie
Aug 15, 2003, 02:06
i saw the manga & i was gonna buy it but i didnt have enough money.. :eek: i really wanna read it, the girl in it looks soooooo cute!! ^^

jspecdan
Aug 15, 2003, 04:21
hmm, sounds interesting. i wanna see it now. sorta reminds me of Hand Maid May though.

NeoRod
Aug 15, 2003, 06:35
yes this persocon is so cute!!!
I havent money for chobit number 5 :-(

it's strange because in the past CLAMP made shojo manga and now they make a shonen...

Carolgirl00
Aug 15, 2003, 12:11
I like chobits a lot even though I'm a girl. Book 7 just came out in
the US and I got it! It explains a lot of the story so I'm glad I
bought it. There's only one book after this one! So sad, it's
gonna end soon. )=

animecartoons
Aug 19, 2003, 05:53
I love Chobits! I haven't seen the anime though; I've only read the manga but I think the manga looks better! ^^ :)

SirJeannot
Aug 20, 2003, 08:20
Originally posted by Shadow
I think the chobits eps 27 that you are talking about is an experimental episode release called "chibits". Chibits is a new series that mainly talks about Sumomo and Kotoko. There is only one episode released in the Chibits series so far; and more are scheduled later this year.... chibits isn't like chobits at all. it's like .hack//SIGN & dusk
i don't recommend chibits at all.

X-Japan-FanGrl
Aug 20, 2003, 20:49
I wanna pop in here with a quick..question/request if I may

I am currently on like episode 26 of Chobits now for the past few eps or so I have seen a grl and a guy I later found out are dita and jiima i have been searching for 3 days stright to find pics of jiima and only turned up like 2 do any of you know where i can find anymore? sorry to invade the topic but it's driving me mad

http://a.1asphost.com/blueblood/coolpers.jpg

jeisan
Aug 21, 2003, 03:18
ill do a web search and see what i can turn up, otherwise i can scan some from my manga books, but they'll be black and white.

X-Japan-FanGrl
Aug 21, 2003, 06:01
man i dont care lol any pic is a good pic aslong as its jiima like i said i have been lookin what seems like forever and its driving me insane thank you so much

jeisan
Aug 21, 2003, 06:48
aight it may take a couple days since my books are still at my old house and the computer and scanner n everything are here at the new place. im still very much in the process of moving, packing and sorting everything.

X-Japan-FanGrl
Aug 21, 2003, 06:58
it's no rush :)

UfoChibi
Aug 24, 2003, 20:12
I like Chobits though I usually doesn't read this cinda stories. have book 1-6 =) but I haven't seen much of the anime. but the manga is better, I think.

UfoChibi
Aug 24, 2003, 20:13
I like Chobits though I usually doesn't read this cinda stories. have book 1-6 =) but I haven't seen much of the anime. but the manga is better, I think.

X-Japan-FanGrl
Aug 28, 2003, 00:14
ahh i finally freed my scheduale to watch all of ep 26 JIMMA GALORE!! ARGH WHY R THERE NO PICS OF HIM?!:bawling:

that was the saddest ep and it makes me mad i cried like a baby..yeah lolz *walks away*

X-Japan-FanGrl
Aug 30, 2003, 02:58
woah forget all the request i learned how to take screen shots thanks anyways ^_^

keithd
Sep 1, 2003, 19:25
i don't like clamp 's works before,
but till I have read the chorbits¡­¡­
i love it very much¡­¡­
though it is quite short¡­¡­

=w=eezer
Sep 3, 2003, 11:05
Originally posted by Carolgirl00
I like chobits a lot even though I'm a girl. Book 7 just came out in
the US and I got it! It explains a lot of the story so I'm glad I
bought it. There's only one book after this one! So sad, it's
gonna end soon. )=

Isn't Chobits intended for mostly a female audience?

I read up to book 5 and I like it a lot. I'm behind on my manga reading, so I hope to get a hold of book 6 and 7 very soon.

Jupernia
Sep 8, 2003, 14:24
I love this series. At first it was the artwork that got me into it but as I read and watched the series the story pulled me in. Clamp has an interesting way of tieing some of there series together which I like.

X-Japan-FanGrl
Sep 14, 2003, 02:43
Originally posted by =w=eezer
Isn't Chobits intended for mostly a female audience?

I read up to book 5 and I like it a lot. I'm behind on my manga reading, so I hope to get a hold of book 6 and 7 very soon.

usually im not into the grly anime..hellsing..and trigun are more my type..but i found this one funny hidike (i know i spelt that wrong) is such a pervert its halarious:D it does have it grly side but i found more humor in it

Bidadari
Sep 22, 2003, 07:10
Clamp are the best !!!!!!

This one is so well drawn ! simple but beautiful ! There style is more and more like this, check out the new Clamp : XXXholic and Reservoir Chronicle !

noyhauser
Sep 24, 2003, 05:16
I've recently started watching it. Its not bad, but it reminds me too much of Onegai Teacher. Actually to be honest, I must say I enjoy it. I love how Hideki comes to tokyo... its always easy for a laugh.
one thing that bothers me is how accepting the Japanese are of these new robots. Its like they have no civil liberties issues with them. Maybe its because Im uptight westerner

sailor_phoenix
Oct 8, 2003, 08:44
Iv managed to see all 27 eps (Chobits 1-26 and Chibits 0). The Chibits short is a short of only 5 or so minutes long.
When i first saw the anime, i liked it, but it wasnt untill i read the manga that iv gotten to appreciat it more for the art work. The other thing i liked about it is how it also ties in with another Clamp title (dont want to spoil some of the volumes for those that havent read it yet.)
for those that want to know the spoiler PM me and i'll tell you what i know. Im anxiously awaiting the relase of Vol 8.

Ganza
Oct 8, 2003, 15:43
Yep, totally digging chobits!
It's one of the best anime series out there.

(Well, after "Wolf's Rain" of course:D )

happy_chii
Oct 10, 2003, 06:51
;) chobits is great and some people say the ending is bad but it is great :clap: :cool:

does anyone have any good pics of chii:bow:

jeisan
Oct 10, 2003, 07:10
there are a bunch all over the net

Mayura
Oct 22, 2003, 18:39
umm... maybe you should try searching with google?

||-KeviN-||
Oct 27, 2003, 16:39
omg, chobits is 100% sweet :'(
I love it :) i watched it with my gf, and we had great times !!!
Shame the story isn't longer :'(

Maybe there will be a chobits 2 :D

||-KeviN-||
Oct 27, 2003, 16:42
Originally posted by happy_chii
;) chobits is great and some people say the ending is bad but it is great :clap: :cool:

does anyone have any good pics of chii:bow:

I have some nice avatars of pretty chii !, not sure if you mean that...Email me if you want them :)

Coolguy
Oct 30, 2003, 23:14
I loved chobits.

I really laughed all the time when Chii pointed and said side dish to Hideki's Okazu +:D

And I've got the perfect DVD set. Chobits consists of 26 episodes, 1 recap of some of the important events titles 'Shinbo and Sumomo talk' and then there's also a small aftermath episode.

Mayura
Nov 2, 2003, 17:04
Chii:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/411923/cho0702.jpg

it's not so clear though...

srider
Nov 30, 2003, 10:27
i liked chobits till i noticed how many perverted men in japane watch it.....then i thought to myself....have i lowered myself down to there level?....has anyone else noticed this and thought the same (or close).....oo and hi im new

jeisan
Nov 30, 2003, 10:45
hiya srider and welcome.
i never thought of chobits in that way and i still like it, just becuase some people watch it in a perverted way doesnt mean the show is perverted...

srider
Nov 30, 2003, 10:55
yea i like it too..lol....thanks for the hello

neptunemoon
Nov 30, 2003, 12:54
i wish I had a persocon. Chi is the cutest and I love her clothes. I havnt seen all the anime but i read all the manga. I wish there was more.

Lo~ki
Dec 1, 2003, 07:56
Originally posted by =w=eezer
Isn't Chobits intended for mostly a female audience?

Actually, it isn't. Just because it was created by CLAMP, a group of women, and it has romance, doesn't make it targeted for a female audience. Or at least not a hetrosexual one...
I believe Chobits serialised in a guy's magazine. Or maybe I'm thinking of Love Hina. Both probably did ^^

shannon
Dec 2, 2003, 09:04
i love chobits it is the best anime/manga ever. chi is the cutest thing in the world so pure so innoscent so clueless, gotta love that. she is untainted.
shannon

AnimeLuver
Dec 5, 2003, 23:09
I LOVE CHOBITS.:love:
Actually I love all clamp works but CHOBITS IS GREAT!:giggle:
Chii is cute.:)

P.S. I think Hideki has ugly eyes...:evil:

neptunemoon
Dec 6, 2003, 03:27
Have to mention Freya cuz she is chi's twin so she should get fair attention too

666NekoSadness666
Dec 6, 2003, 10:40
I love Chobits ^^ ! It has a great story line and...I just love it !!

Neesh
Dec 7, 2003, 15:35
Originally posted by jeisan
yeah i like it alot. i havent seen the anime as of yet, though i have 7 of the 8 graphic novels and am anxiously awaiting the relase of the last book. and for some odd reason the chobits dvds are more expensive than the other animes at the video store :/ There is actually one really good site where you can perchase the episodes for a fair good price. I found it on ebay. i dont know the seller's site, but if you're a member from Ebay, try checking this out. Last year my brother's bought me Love Hina episodes from the same seller, and the DVD's were really good. ebay item url (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3368167771&category=617&sspagename=rvi:1:2)

jeisan
Dec 7, 2003, 15:50
cool, though those are bootlegs, thats why they are so cheap. some of them you have to watch out for, since the subbing may be quite abit off or non existant.

Neesh
Dec 8, 2003, 13:31
What are bootlegs, when the subbing is a bit off? Those are bootlegs?

jeisan
Dec 8, 2003, 16:00
nah illegal copies are bootlegs, like if you got the videos and then recoreded them and sold them for money, video piracy.

Onigiri Chan
Dec 15, 2003, 11:22
nifty

666NekoSadness666
Dec 15, 2003, 19:42
chobits *dances in circles* chobits !!!

TyPe-ZeRo
Dec 16, 2003, 10:04
awww... Chii is cute, no doubt about it, especially when she talks about Hideki's, "Side Dish's" AHAHAH

kittie
Dec 22, 2003, 11:45
my friend has bought me the chobits dvd for christmas its soooooooooo cool! i love it! "arigoto nihongo sensei julianne"

Ewok85
Dec 22, 2003, 19:50
Its a great series, loved the manga. Altho the only thing that gets me is the misinterpretation of pasokon (ƒpƒ\ƒRƒ“j. Its the japanese for "personal computer" like your normal pc. The idea behind the story is that instead of having computers like know they made assistant robots, and the series is set is basically the present time frame.

So, to recap people its pAsokon, for PC, not persokon that implies something to do with people.

Neesh
Dec 23, 2003, 08:25
Originally posted by jeisan
nah illegal copies are bootlegs, like if you got the videos and then recoreded them and sold them for money, video piracy. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks! ~~scary~~wouldn't want that.

suzu
Dec 24, 2003, 10:41
I love the chobits manga, I own everyone *starry eyes* I don't like the anime as much though. The manga is better! Go freya!!!!! she is my favorite^-^

Neesh
Dec 24, 2003, 10:52
I've only read the first three comics of Chobits, and loved it. Shinbo and Minoru would be my favorite characters.

Dindrane
Dec 25, 2003, 01:42
I, too, adore this series; like the manga a bit better than the anime, but they're both much more complex and less ... disturbing than I feared they would be. I was a bit worried about the childishness of Chi to begin with, as I don't care for things that have that aura of child abuse... but this show avoided that nicely.

Tetsuotaku
Jan 6, 2004, 05:09
I like a lot the manga and the anime!!! Sumomo is too much kawaiii!!I really want a portable pc/persocon like her!!!
KEKKOKU KEKKOKUUUU!!!^_^

neptunemoon
Jan 7, 2004, 12:03
would anyone marry their persocon? i have to say i like the mangas better more detailed and explained.

EscaFlowne
Jan 8, 2004, 04:54
I like both myself. PErsocons are cooolll.

Kokoro
Jan 18, 2004, 13:32
I personally love the character chii ^.^ I've read ALL the mangas and seen most DVDS <3 <----owns much chii merchandise. x3

Hachiko
Jan 19, 2004, 07:27
Chobits is awesome. Apart from Chii and Hideki (who I like to personally call Hideki United), Yumi is my favorite character. 16, sweet, and buxomy. One girl I'd definitely want in my bedroom. :love:

DarkDreams
Jan 19, 2004, 09:01
I thought Chobits was a great manga. I liked the manga better then the anime, but that's just me. Chi is so cute!

dreamer
Apr 8, 2004, 02:29
The story was kinda interresting =)
I liked the way it's told...

EscaFlowne
Apr 8, 2004, 22:11
i believe her name is spelled shimomo!! That persocon was soooooooooooooooooo funny! And not that many people talk about it.

CherryMelody
Apr 10, 2004, 18:04
i like it also...

Lina Inverse
Jun 6, 2004, 11:35
It's quite a good series indeed, with a interesting story line and very likeable characters, especially Chii :cool:
I've read a good portion of the manga this far and plan on watching the anime soon.

Trojan1313
Sep 5, 2004, 00:30
I love it, the only thing wrong with it is the horrible ending (I hate the end), but that's ok. :wave:

thereisnospoon
Sep 5, 2004, 06:39
I'm upto episode 15 of Chobits, although I have upto episode 26 I was wondering if the manga follows the same story a la Naruto/Love Hina etc or does it progress beyond episode 26?

dreamer
Sep 5, 2004, 08:19
nah the manga stops at ep 26, although there're more details in the manga as for who hibiya's husband was and so...

ZellX
Sep 6, 2004, 12:22
ohhhhhhhhhhjjaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh
basicly chobits is so cool i watched it and i am hooked

Kaitou
Aug 14, 2005, 13:26
Ah, Chobits was so funny... I loved it! One of my favourite anime. I should really rewatch it sometime...

kinsey87
Sep 5, 2005, 20:25
For what I have seen of chobits, which is about 5 episodes, I love it. I hope to see the others at some point soon.

SneffeL
Sep 24, 2005, 23:26
Watched the anime some time ago. I really enjoyed it, Chii is so cute and there are so many comical scenes. Prehaps I should get hold of the manga one of these days.

Mycernius
Sep 25, 2005, 00:00
I originally bought the manga for this and quite enjoyed it. When I found out about the anime series I was a bit unsure whether to buy it or not. Eventually I caved in and bought the entire series and was glad I did. I found it moving, funny and a mature approach to the subject. It is a pity that programme controllers on TV will just put on anime series such as Pokemon, DBZ and Yu-Gi-Yo when there are better series out there.

nadeshiko
Sep 25, 2005, 01:12
I've always liked CLAMP's works, and Chobits was a set that I never regretted buying. Granted, the drawing style was much different from that of X and the past types, but it was good too. The storyline was sad, but sweet, and if memory serves me correctly, there was a part where it mentioned Angelic Layer, or more particularly, a person who was an integral character in Angelic Layer... :blush:

I haven't actually watched the anime since I don't have SCV, and it's not shown on national tv yet (... in my country). Hmm, maybe I really oughta get my paws... er, hands on a set of the dvd. :relief:

Zauriel
Oct 13, 2005, 05:45
Of course I love Chobits. It's awesome.

Gaijinian
Oct 13, 2005, 06:50
I'm not much of an anime fan, but I loved it!

jasminekumi
Oct 17, 2005, 01:55
I have never read the manga but I've watched the anime... It was cute.. I love chobits

Kaminari
Oct 28, 2005, 15:24
Good show, and it has striking teasers. Also thoroughly enjoyed the "Chibits" mini episode that is on one of the discs.

Kaminari
Oct 28, 2005, 15:27
One of the greatest clips ever, thereisnospoon.... Only Osaka!

kala83
Jul 14, 2007, 02:35
Chobits is such a great anime I love it! I never got all the way through it and sadly I don't own any of the DVDs of it but I am hoping I can get ahold of some soon!
It would be pretty cool if computers actually did turn out like this someday don't you think? have a little compainion to take with you anywhere you went...lol and that you could use to surf the net..an interesting idea.

Juno333
Jul 30, 2007, 20:13
ow yes. Chobits is a splendid anime. One of the first one I watched, which got me into anime in general. Chii is sooo cute. Plus the soundtrack is great, I've downloaded the CD. Love it!

Sarah-Kate
Aug 15, 2007, 05:47
I laugh because its so perverted but all in all it's got a really good storyline .
It is not something i will watch over and over.

Amenat
Aug 15, 2007, 06:19
I like it because it's super-cute and a bit perverted but it's ok. ^-^ :love:

Mycernius
Aug 16, 2007, 01:14
ow yes. Chobits is a splendid anime. One of the first one I watched, which got me into anime in general. Chii is sooo cute. Plus the soundtrack is great, I've downloaded the CD. Love it!
You do know there are at least 3 sounndtrack CDs? Two with actual soundtrack and one with Character song collection, where the voice actors sing various songs related to the show.

Juno333
Aug 16, 2007, 03:00
yes I do....I have the two with the actual soundtrack, I wans't that much charmed by the character song collection ;p

Mycernius
Aug 17, 2007, 00:33
I know what you mean. Some should really stick to voice acting, not singing.

mika_r
Aug 18, 2007, 15:43
love it :D
:D
the draw and the storie, though i think the manga is much better than the anime

Mothling
Jun 23, 2009, 22:05
I adore Chobits. It's one of the only manga & animes I ever really got into and thoroughly enjoyed. I must admit, I am not much a fan of the leaping action uber-roboto-tron type anime's, and the like.

Are there any other manga/anime with the same kind of, I don't know, feel, or atmosphere of Chobits?

Manga
Nov 3, 2010, 16:28
I totally love CHobits! i wish they made more episodes