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Chobits [TV]

Plot Summary

In an alternate version of the present day, we have computers known as Persocoms that can be designed to look like toy figures, animals, and even people. Our story focuses on one such Persocom named Chi and her new owner, Hideki Motosuwa, who is too broke to buy one and yet is lucky enough to have found Chi in the trash. But when Hideki turns Chi on for the first time, something strange occurs. Without her OS, Chi should not be able to be as cognizant as she acts. Hideki has a mystery to unfold and still pass his classes at the same time.

Perhaps, people start to fall in love with their computers, decrying actual human love. This story covers the love between one extremely advanced persocom, one young girl who might be jealous of the love received by persocom and the completely and totally oblivious country boy Hideki Motosuwa.

About the Show

Chobits is a Japanese manga created by the Japanese manga collective Clamp. It was published by Kodansha in Young Magazine from the 43rd issue for 2000 to the 48th issue for 2002 and collected in eight bound volumes. Chobits was adapted as a 26-episode-long anime television series broadcast on TBS and Animax from April to September 2002. In addition, it has spawned two video games as well as various merchandise such as figurines, collectables cards, calendars, and art books.

Season Summary

Episode 1: Chi Awakens
Hideki Motosuwa is an 18-year-old student living with the short end of a stick. He’s short on money, has to go to prep school, and is still a virgin. While he’s out one night, he finds a Persocom in the garbage, activates her and names her Chi, after her first word, which appears to be the only thing that she can say.

Episode 2: Chi Goes Out
Hideki wants to find out more about Chi, so he takes her to Shinbo’s friend Minoru Kokubunji, who is a rich but very young expert on Persocoms. There, they find out that she has some sort of learning program, even though she has no OS (Operating System).

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