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Chobits: :  -- 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.
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Release Date:
2 April 2002 (Japan) See more »
Hideki finds the discarded and malfunctioning Persocom Chi, a personal computer that looks like a girl. While trying to fix and care for Chi, Hideki discovers that she might be a Chobits, a robot of urban legend that has free will. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 24)
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)

Series Directed by
Morio Asaka (24 episodes, 2002)
Series Writing credits
Clamp (24 episodes, 2002)
Nanase Ôkawa (1 episode, 2002)

Series Produced by
Tetsuo Genshô .... 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

Japan:30 min (26 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:[feeling embarrassed after buying underwear for Chi] The store workers must think I'm such a pervert.
Chi:[Chi just learned a new word and identifies it with Hideki] Pervert. Pervert. Hideki is a pervert.
Hideki:[now feeling even more embarrassed] No, Chi, don't say that word!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An unique blend of comedy and serious societal issues, 26 January 2006
Author: enami741 from United States

'Chobits' at first glance can be considered as nothing short of a generic anime that draws comedy out of perversion. As true as it maybe, that is not the case. At first I could not stop laughing my heart out at the hilarious accounts of Hideki's city life and his fantasies. As the story progressed, I realized that the show has more to it than the belly aching comedy.

The story explores the society's obsession towards electronics and the artificial for companionship. In the 'Chobits' world, people are spending more time with the persocons or the androids. There are people who are falling in love with their persocons and cheating on their spouse. All these reflect the societal interactions that we see today. People are obsessed with the computers, portable music players, gaming systems and phones that have reduced the level at which people interact with each other everyday in the streets, office or in public transportation. As more electronic devices come to our life, more we are pushing each other apart. 'Chobits' explore these issues in a light-hearted but emotional tone that would make anyone shed tears in laughter or sorrow.

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