Chobits – Review
This anime is almost as cute as it is humurous. Chobits is about Hideki Motosuwa, a boy who is attending a prep school in Tokyo. He dreams of owning a persocom, or Chobits, a life-size personal computer, but they are so expensive. On his way to his apartment one night, he finds one in the trash. He takes in home and…it works! There’s only one thing; it may work, but it has been completely wiped out. The only thing this beautiful persocom can say is “chi.”
Hideki decides to keep her and hopefully she can learn. Chii, as Hideki calls her, spends the majority of the anime learning new things, which is really funny. She is sent out to buy underpants for herself and, while she’s walking down the street, she starts lifting up girl’s skirts shouting “underpants!” Hideki’s neighbor and friend, Hiromu Shinbo, has a mobile persocom, Sumomo, who helps Chii in making sure she gets things right.
The big plot behind all this is where Chii comes from and her relationship with Hideki. Persocoms are not supposed to have emotions, but somehow she does. They have to find out where she comes from so that they can figure out why she is having emotions.
Hideki is your typical Japanese anime male character. He is generally a nice guy, but he gets embarassed very easily. Chii is just plain cute! Sumomo is one of my favorites; she’s fun and always ready for anything. While the majority of the anime is comedic, towards the end it becomes very dramatic. Throughout the anime, there is a romantic relationship building between Chii and Hideki.
There are four songs in all. The opening theme is “Let Me Be With You” by Round Table and Nino. “Reason to Be” by Rie Tanaka is the first theme, the second is “Mermaid Princess” by Rie Tanaka, and the third is “Awkward Love” by Rie Tanaka and Tomokazu Sugita. The opening is my absolute favorite of them all.
There’s 8 volumes for the manga and the anime is 26 episodes long. I, for one, feel that the ending isn’t enough. The last episode, I wanted to complete the entire story, but it just left me a little underwhelmed. That’s not to say I didn’t love the anime because I did! It’s really a fun anime for anyone wanting to watch a romantic comedy.
Overall: 9 out of 10