Friday, October 25, 2013

Chobits Series Manga & Anime "Videos Included"


                                                     (Omnibus Volume)
                                                          (Cover Artwork)
Book Description: Published by Clamp

 Some people buy their personal computers based on style... and in near-future Japan, the hottest style for your "persocom" is shaped like an attractive android! Poor student Hideki, fresh off the farm and trying to get into a Tokyo university, has neither money nor a girlfriend - then finds a persocom seemingly discarded in an alley. Taking the cute robot home and activating it, Hideki finds her affectionate, but amnesiac, able only to say the word "Chi" - and so he names her.

But who is this strange new persocom in his life? Instead of being his digital assistant, Hideki finds himself having to teach Chi how to get along in the everyday world, even while he and his friends try to solve the mystery of her origins. Is she one of the urban-legendary Chobits - persocoms built to have the riskiest functions of all: real emotions, and free will?

Product Details
Price: $21.70 "Barns and Noble"

  • ISBN-13: 9781595824516
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Series: Chobits Series
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 301,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Personal View:

 I completely love this series its super cute!! An a great romantic type style. If your into computers, and you know what its like to be in college. This book will so be worth your time to read. It originally come out in eight volumes. "This is when I bought it" I recommend buying the new two volumes of the omnibus versions it will save you a lot of money in the long run!! I also included the Anime series below, sorry only some is in english. "I TIRED" I also listed below, more information on this Manga, as well as the veil ability to read it online. ENJOY!

More Information:

Read Online: *Note - Online version is different from American version

                                                       (Omnibus Volume)
                                                          (Cover Artwork)
Book Description: Published by Clamp

  The conclusion of the best-selling Chobits saga! In a world where people rely on computers to escape loneliness, the logical conclusion is the persocom - attractive robot companions that are becoming everyone's boyfriend and girlfriend. Chi is a persocom, but she is also one of the legendary "Chobits," experimental persocoms built to acquire full awareness and emotion. As Hideki and his friends search for the abducted Chi, others are watching them - others who know who built Chi, and why, and what went terribly wrong. It is already known that the affectionate persocom can, in fact, be quite dangerous... but the real danger is what the soul of this new machine means for the future of the human heart. Because it was never the computers who were weak, it was the people who made them, and if Hideki wants to truly save Chi, he needs the courage to truly love her!

Product Details 
Price: $19.16 "Barns and Noble"
  • ISBN-13: 9781595825148
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Chobits Series
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 280,830
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.30 (d)


Episode One - Chi Awakens
Original Airdate: 2 April 2002
  Hideki Motosuwa is an 18-year-old student living with the short end of the stick. He's short of money, has to go to prep school, and is still a virgin. Hideki dreams of getting into college and having a cute Persocom to surf the internet for pornography. 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 she can say. After trying to hide her from Hiromu Shinbo, his neighbor (and his mini-Persocom Sumomo), and trying and failing to hide her from his landlady, Ms. Hibiya, he decides to keep her, much to her joy. 
Episode Two - Chi Goes Out
Original Airdate: 9 April 2002
  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 she has some sort of learning program even though she has no OS (Operating System). Minoru concludes that Hideki is able to teach her and that she will be able to grasp information that she is given.
Episode Three - Chi Learns
Original Airdate: 16 April 2002
  Chi begins learning words from Hideki, who is running very low on money. He decides to get a job to pay for his living expenses. Unfortunately, all the jobs are taken, except for a position he stumbles upon by accident at Japanese pub called Yorokonde ("My Pleasure"), where he meets a high school girl named Yumi.
Episode Four - Chi Goes on Errands
Original Airdate: 23 April 2002
 Hideki comes to realizes that Chi doesn't have "pantsu" ("Underpants" in the dub). Since he's too embarrassed to get them himself, he lets Chi go to a lingerie store to buy them with the help of Sumomo's navigation system. After several mishaps and mistakes, Hideki finally plucks up the courage to run into the store and buy them himself and run back out.
Episode Five - Chi Finds
Original Airdate: 30 April 2002
  Hideki is facing his first practice exam and goes to the book store to buy an English dictionary since he forgot his own at his parents' place. At the store, Chi finds a picture book called "A City with No People," which sparks Chi's curiosity. Hideki buys it for her rather than his dictionary, and Shinbo lends his to Hideki. While Shinbo is teaching Hideki how to use the dictionary, Chi finishes the picture book and something unusual happens.
Episode Six - Chi Weakens
Original Airdate: 7 May 2002
  Hideki begins to worry because Chi seems to be tired constantly. He talks to Shinbo about this, and learns that Persocoms need to be charged. Normally, prolonged exposure to sunlight is fine, but in this case, Chi needs to be plugged in. When Hideki returns, he finds that Chi is very close to losing all of her battery power, but he cannot recharge her because he hasn't paid his electricity bill. In a desperate attempt, he tries to take Chi to Yorokonde but gets horribly lost along the way.
Episode Seven - Chi Works
Original Airdate: 14 May 2002
  Chi wants to find a job to so she can help Hideki pay for their expenses. But Chi, being Chi, manages to get an accidental job in a peep show, and Hideki must look for her.
Episode Eight - Chi Bewildered
Original Airdate: 21 May 2002
  During the events in the previous episode, Chi's defense mechanism activates and puts her in a trance-like state that results in her jumping from building to building and that seems to disable all of the other Persocoms in the area. Hideki goes looking for Chi. Seeing him takes her out of the state, and Hideki takes her home.

Episode 8.5 -Shinbo and Sumomo Chat
Original Airdate: 28 May 2002
Sumomo is running low on memory space, so she asks her owner, Shinbo, what he wants to erase. He starts at Sumomo's "congratulations on moving in" dance for Hideki, and then recalls several main events and funny incidents that have occurred in the series thus far. This episode serves mainly as a recap of the storyline.

Episode Nine - Chi Buys
Original Airdate: 4 June 2002
 Chi decides to use her money to buy the sequel to the book "A City with No People" and a porno magazine for Hideki, who learns from Shinbo that Persocoms need bathing. Since he doesn't have money to buy bathing software for Chi, he has to teach Chi how to bathe. At the public baths, after some awkward, unsuccessful attempts to instruct Chi on how to bathe herself, Hideki eventually finds a way to avoid the task when he meets his landlady, who helps bathe Chi.
Episode Ten -  Chi Meets
Original Airdate: 11 June 2002
  Hideki gets a date with Yumi. While he's out, Chi reads the sequel of her book, which awakens a part of her memory. As a result, she meets a mysterious girl who looks exactly like her, named Freya, who seems to know everything about Chi's past that Chi does not.
Episode Eleven - Chi Confirms
Original Airdate: 18 June 2002
  Hideki is scared of a room in the apartment because of a horror story he heard at Minoru's house when he was asking about the internet through Minoru's custom-made Persocom Yuzuki. He becomes paranoid thinking about the story and, believing that his apartment building is haunted, has several self-induced hallucinations. The apartment number in the story is 104, as 4, or shi. "Shi" is the Japanese word for Four (四) and Death (死), and because of this, the number four is unlucky in Japan. According to the story, a woman who was hoping to rendezvous with her lover was killed in that room. Hideki and Chi along with Shinbo, Minoru and Yuzuki decide to investigate. At the end, Hideki and Chi discover that it is all a misunderstanding.

 Episode Twelve - Chi Plays
Original Airdate: 25 June 2002
  Hideki gets a DVD player and an online game from Minoru. He, Chi, Sumomo and Shinbo play the game together. However, Chi is somehow not with them in the game, and Hideki searches around in-game to find her despite the fact that he has no experience in playing online games. While doing so, he accidentally finds himself confronting an undefeatable boss monster and is eventually rescued by Chi, although afterward Chi claims that she has no memory of the incident.
Episode Thirteen -  Chi Goes to the Ocean
Original Airdate: 2 July 2002
  Hideki, Shinbo, Chi, Ms. Hibiya, Yumi, and Ms. Shimizu (their prep school teacher) decide to go to Minoru's Beach House over the Spring Break. There, dolphins catch their eye, Chi jumps overboard, and in an attempt to rescue Chi, Hideki nearly drowns himself.
Episode Fourteen - Chi Entertains
Original Airdate: 9 July 2002
  Ms. Shimizu suddenly shows up at Hideki's apartment and spends the night. She doesn't say why, but she asks him if he prefers Persocoms over people. The next day, he finds out that Shinbo hasn't slept at all. But when Hideki tells him what had happened overnight, Shinbo freaks out. Later, Hideki is walking home when he sees Ms. Shimizu and Shinbo locked in a romantic embrace.
Episode Fifteen - Chi Doesn't Do Anything
Original Airdate:  16 July 2002
  Hideki wakes up with Sumomo in his bag. Then he finds out that Shinbo has run away with Ms. Shimizu and eloped. Bewildered, Hideki goes to Minoru's house and gets him to contact Shinbo via video call. Shinbo explains that Ms. Shimizu lost her trust in men when her husband bought a Persocom and became so enamoured with it he completely forgot about his wife.
Episode Sixteen - Chi Provides
Original Airdate: 23 July 2002
 Hideki has lost his wallet and cannot buy anything to eat. Chi wants to give him a meal to make him happy, so she uses her work paycheck to buy the food and make it herself. Her attempt results in the smoke alarm going off, and Miss Hibiya teaches her to cook a more edible meal.

Episode 16.5 - Minoru and Yuzuki Chat
Original Airdate: 30 July 2002
 Minoru and Yuzuki tried to find what Chi really is and search for clues about the creator of the Chobits picture. Yuzuki reviews with Minoru what they know about Chi, and the only thing they can conclude with the information they have is that Chi is not a normal Persocom. This episode is another recap of the events that have happened so far in the series.

Episode Seventeen - Chi Helps
Original Airdate: 6 August 2002
  Ms. Hibiya is cleaning the apartments, and Hideki and Chi offer to help her. When Hideki goes to clean the electronics room, Sumomo accidentally falls onto some wires and gets electrocuted. Ms Hibiya then reveals that she used to build Persocoms, and she repairs Sumomo.
Episode Eighteen - Chi Disappears
Original Airdate: 13 August 2002
  While Chi is on her way to work, she notices the third part of the book series "A City With No People" on the shelf of a bookstore. While she flips through the pages, she is grabbed from behind and is kidnapped. Hideki comes home from prep school and returns to find Chi missing.
Episode Nineteen - Chi Waits
Original Airdate: 20 August 2002
  Chi is still in the hands of her abductor as Hideki searches for her. After he talks to Mr. Ueda about Chi missing work, they decide to search for Chi together, and Mr. Ueda talks about his marriage to his last Persocom.
Episode Twenty - Chi Wants
Original Airdate: 27 August 2002
  Chi is still missing, and Hideki is enlisting as much help as he can to find her. A strange e-mail image gets sent to him and Shinbo from the house of the infamous hacker "Dragonfly". It turns out that this is Chi's abductor, and he is carrying out research to find out what Chi is.
Episode Twenty-One - Chi Answers
Original Airdate: 3 September 2002
  Hideki and Chi help Shinbo move out of the apartment to live with Ms. Shimizu (who is now married to him). Then they arrive at Minoru's house, where he is trying to find information on Chobits. Minoru, who has not been sleeping enough, passes out, and Yuzuki (Minoru's custom-made Persocom) decides to try to hack the Chobits database herself.
Episode Twenty-Two - Chi Wears And Takes Off
Original Airdate: 10 September 2002
  Hideki takes Chi to work. There, Chi changes into the wrong uniform. Ueda tells her it's the wrong one, but before she goes to change, Yumi sees her wearing it from outside the shop and runs away crying. As it turns out, Yumi used to work at the store, and that had been her uniform. When Yumi was working for Mr. Ueda, the two had started falling in love, but when Yumi learned about Mr. Ueda's previous marriage to a Persocom, she concluded that he believed Persocoms to be superior to humans, so she quit her job at his bakery and broke off the relationship.
Episode Twenty-Three - Chi Decides
Original Airdate: 17 September 2002
  Ms. Hibiya secretly leaves Chi the fourth book in the "A City With No People" series. Hideki meets with Shinbo and shares his feelings for Chi. He realizes he loves Chi, and back in Hideki's apartment, when Chi tells Hideki that she loves him, he also tells her that he loves her. At this point, something triggers in Chi, and she flies out of the apartment window and onto the roof of the building. Finding Hideki and Chi on the roof, Hibiya reveals that she is Chi's mother. She tells Hideki that Chi is a Chobit, and that Freya, the "familiar voice" other Persocoms had been hearing during Chi's trances, was Chi's sister who had died. Zima and Dita, two advanced Persocoms who had been observing from a distance for several episodes, wait nearby intending to stop Chi from launching her hidden program that they fear will destroy all Persocoms.
Episode Twenty-Four - The Person Only For Chi
Original Airdate: 24 September 2002
  Chi has chosen Hideki as her "one and only," and Freya has taken control from within Chi. At Freya's request, Hibiya issues the command to shut them down and delete their programming, heedless of Hideki's protests. Hideki then tells Chi/Freya that he loved her and tells her the meaning of happiness. Freya accepts that Chi has done the thing Freya couldn't do while alive: to find her "one and only." Freya subsides and disappears, leaving Hideki and Chi to live happily ever after.

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