Based off the shounen manga by Clamp, "Chobits" is set in the near future where persocoms (human-like computers) are common in the world. Cue in your average nice guy Motosuwa Hideki, 18 years old, a retester and a virgin at that~ He sets off to Tokyo to study at a prep school in order to get into college and on the way finds an abandoned persocom in the trash pile. Reasoning that he's reducing industrial waste, Hideki brings the the persocom back and switches her on.... At first it may seem like another boy meets mysterious girl kind of story, but Chobits goes much deeper that your average shounen story. The storyline explores some of the more mature aspects of an imminent future with machines replacing humans, of love, friendship, and what it really means to be "alive." Though even with it's mature themes, the overall look of Chobits is lighthearted at best. The comedy is very funny, though a bit ecchi at times it's done tastefully enough that anyone can enjoy it! All in all, Chobits plays out as a well written and thoroughly enjoyable love story.
"A Cuter Version of Ghost-in-the-Shell"
This show is a bag of surprises. Most of the time, it's a cute, funny show, in an idealized environment, that really is designed to make the viewer happy. Then the series gets intellectually stimulating, showing the relationship between man and machine. Granted, with all the good stuff in there, one shouldn't forget that Ghost in the Shell is still the reigning authority of the Man-machine interface. But I was impressed.
I must say, though, that a guy who watches Chobits can't really mention to other guys that he watches Chobits. One has to see the whole series to understand. Just... keep it as a guilty pleasure.
I'm not a huge fan of CLAMP but decided to watch this to see what all the fuss was about. The story is so-so, nothing too special. The cute and fluff factors are there but the story in general lacks something. I liked more the book that was mentioned in the anime than the anime itself, to be honest.kuryuki rated 7.00:
definitely a little ecchi
but get past that and the story's not too bad
again I recommend the manga over anime any day.
some of the robots are just super adorable <3
Not too much of a story line, but clamp does manage to make everything interesting
It started with a nice plot showing a relatively near future where social relationships are changing rapidly due to human-persocom (a human shaped Robot/ Android) relations.Here people r getting attached 2 'persocom',which is hampering their social life.Well,I can't actually blame them,because I'm hooked up with my PC 24x7..:P...This anime is based on such a relation between Hideki & his persocom Chi.Its a nice romantic comedy wid a little ecchi touch which eventually turns into a drama.One of the main flaws of dis series is that the story is unreasonably extended & way too simple.But overall it was enjoyable as 1 of my anime experience....:)minayuri rated 4.00:
Pretty good series so far, but my only gripe is the weak main character Hideki Motosuwa, he seems pretty lame. Other than that, the rest of the cast is pretty good. The only thing I don't like about the series is the filler episodes of Chii doing moe things like her adventures in going out to buy underwear for herself and the unnecessary re-cap episodes. The romance between Hideki and Chii wasn't my cup of tea, I liked the romance between Shinbo and Shimizu better. Chii was cute, but Yuzuki was my favorite Persocom character though.johnvolk rated 9.75:
I loved this anime almost as much as Eureka 7, and i like that one more than food. over all feel of the show was vary intimate with good bit of comedy packed in to lighten the mood from time to time. there was even a big life style choice in there. a lot of good choices where made and many bad one to, but "Bad" is relative to personal choice. but any way i liked this one and it gets to be on my list of 10 greatest. i look forward to reading about this anime from other MT members to see what they think. and if they will do more with the sires, because all the plot elements are all still there to be used, even in the end.