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Writer:
Nanase Ôkawa (episode)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2 April 2002 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
The Persocon he finds seems to be malfunctioning. A hobbyist tells Hideki that his robot might be a Chobit - a type of robot that has been assumed to be an urban legend that can act on its own will. Full summary »
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AniMania: X – Complete Series
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Cast

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Rie Tanaka ... Chî / ... (25 episodes, 2002-2003)

Crispin Freeman ... Hideki Motosuwa (24 episodes, 2002)
Tomokazu Sugita ... Hideki Motosuwa (23 episodes, 2002-2003)

Karen Strassman ... Yuzuki / ... (18 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Morio Asaka (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Clamp (24 episodes, 2002)
Nanase Ôkawa (1 episode, 2002)

Series Produced by
Tetsuo Gensho .... producer (24 episodes, 2002)
Masao Maruyama .... planning producer (24 episodes, 2002)
Tatsuya Ono .... producer (24 episodes, 2002)
Junji Seki .... planning producer (24 episodes, 2002)
Yûichi Sekido .... producer (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Keitarô Takanami (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Katsuyoshi Kishi (24 episodes, 2002)
Tsuyoshi Kuzumoto (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Satoshi Terauchi (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hisashi Abe (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hiroyuki Tanaka .... assistant episode director (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Art Department
Morio Asaka .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2002)
Yuriko Kadomoto .... color key (1 episode, 2002)
Masahiro Kimura .... accessory designer (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Minoru Fujita .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
Aki Inagaki .... digital manager (1 episode, 2002)
Yukihiro Masumoto .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
Yoshimichi Matsuda .... digital producer (1 episode, 2002)
Masashi Nagao .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
Atsuro Saito .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
Sachi Suzuki .... digital effects (1 episode, 2002)
Ryôhei Takahashi .... digital producer (1 episode, 2002)
Ryu Takizawa .... CG designer (1 episode, 2002)
Kumiko Taniguchi .... digital effects (1 episode, 2002)
Hitoshi Yamaguchi .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
Hiroshi Ôizumi .... digital compositor: Cubic Lab (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Hisashi Abe .... animator: opening & ending sequences / character designer / ... (24 episodes, 2002)
Morio Asaka .... animator: opening & ending sequences (24 episodes, 2002)
Shigeru Fujita .... animator: opening sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
Kunihiko Hamada .... animator: ending sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
Megumi Kadonosono .... animator: opening sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo .... animator: opening sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
Norifumi Kiyozumi .... animator: opening sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
Chiharu Sato .... animator: ending sequence (24 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Yukiko Ito .... on-line editor: Madhouse Editing Room (1 episode, 2002)
Kashiko Kimura .... on-line editor: Madhouse Editing Room (1 episode, 2002)
Kazunori Okada .... on-line editor (1 episode, 2002)
Satoshi Terauchi .... on-line editor: Madhouse Editing Room (1 episode, 2002)
Yurika Tsuchiya .... on-line editor: Madhouse Editing Room (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Masao Fukuda .... music director (1 episode, 2002)
Shiro Sasaki .... music producer (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Reiko Fujikawa .... production desk (1 episode, 2002)
Shigeru Fujita .... assistant to chief animation director (1 episode, 2002)
Kunihiko Hamada .... assistant to chief animation director (1 episode, 2002)
Yohei Hamada .... production assistant (1 episode, 2002)
Takashi Iida .... publicity supervisor (1 episode, 2002)
Yasuko Kamo .... setting production (1 episode, 2002)
Masao Maruyama .... planning (1 episode, 2002)
Kaoru Nishimaki .... web site designer (1 episode, 2002)
Junji Seki .... planner (1 episode, 2002)
Seiji Suzuki .... publicity producer: S-Wood (1 episode, 2002)
Mizue Tanaka .... publicity supervisor (1 episode, 2002)
Tatsuhiko Urahata .... literary coordinator (1 episode, 2002)
Hideki Yamanouchi .... planning assistant: Kôdansha (1 episode, 2002)
Nakuru Yamatani .... planning assistant: Kôdansha (1 episode, 2002)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
Japan:30 min (26 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:16+ | Chile:14 | New Zealand:R13 (DVD volumes 1, 2 and 5) | New Zealand:M (DVD volumes 3, 4 and 6) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | UK:12 | UK:15 | USA:TV-14

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Hideki:Darn it all! I want my own computer! I want to send e-mail too! But more than anything, I want to see those Internet porn sites!See more »
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An incredibly cute and charming Anime (Japanese cartoons for adults), 16 November 2002
Author: prometheus00 from Sweden

The story revolves around a farm-boy, Hideki, who has come to the big city of Tokyo to try to raise his grades so that he may enter college. There he finds a Persocon - a computer shaped as a human - in a garbage-heap. And it is a cute female model at that! Though it appears to be broken (the only word it can say is "Chii") his hacker-friend soon discovers that the persocon (naturally named Chii by Hideki) may be much more powerful than appearances imply. It soon becomes obvious that Chii hides a great secret within that cute little body.

The series has a nice naivistic feel to it, sometimes the story-line of an episode is almost at grade-school level. At the same time there are quite a lot of very adult insinuations. Chii is a _very_ attractive robot, and doesn't mind taking her clothes off! (Though there is always an object strategically placed in front of the "camera"). Hideki constantly throws himself into fantastic fits of shame whenever he has (or believes he has) made a fool of himself - which is quite often. His problem with shamefulness is of course extra strong in sexual matters.

There are some deeper questions raised in the series too, such as the question if love of technology and might be keeping people apart. Another question is the fact that all young men in the series appear to prefer robot-girls (who robotically obey their least whim) to human girls. Persocon shops are filled with rows of attractive girls ready for anyone with money to buy. Interestingly questions like these are actually given at least a little bit of depth, rather than just picking one of the possible answers as the truth!

This anime series is more of a very long story, it doesn't meander around too much like series sometimes do. There is a clear beginning and an end (after 26 episodes) and the whole main story has obviously been thought out before the series was made. There doesn't appear to be any official version out, but a version subtitled by fans can be found on the peer-to-peer nets.

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