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Chobits, Volume 1 [Paperback]

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Hideki is your typical 20-year-old slacker. He didn`t get into college straight out of high school, so he`s working a dead-end job, can`t find a girlfriend, and is perpetually broke. If only he had a persocon - a humanoid robot - to keep him company, perhaps things wouldn`t be so bad. The problem with persocons is they are incredibly expensive, and it would take Hideki a lifetime to afford one. Then, one day Hideki finds a particularly cute female persocon dumped in a pile of trash, so he decides to take her home. As they say, one man`s trash is another man`s treasure...

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 23, 2002
Publisher   Tokyopop
ISBN  1931514925  
ISBN13  9781931514927  
UPC  645573044923  

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Chii^^  Aug 21, 2008
A seemingly perverted man (ooh, he tries so hard not to be perverted but it's kinda hard when you have a bunch of porn mags. Not to mention the videos.) Hideki is trying to get into college. Poor guy, he hardly has any money at all. He walks past a window and notices a Chobits for sale. Chobits are life-like female robots. They even seem to have real feeling, because they can talk and walk. They do not look like robots. If you saw a chobit walking you would think that it was a human. Anyway Hideki wants a chobit really bad. You can search the web (he wants to search porn), do homework, call people, get directions and much more.. Hideki can not afford one becasue he has to pay for college. As he is walking home one day, he finds a chobit in the trash can. Could this, really be happening? Hideki thinks? She is heavy so he drags her home...(14+ should read it)
Degrading  Feb 25, 2008
I picked up the first volume at the library to try it out. I am so glad I didn't waste money on it! I found the story degrading to women. The concept is of a computer in the shape of a woman, anatomically correct, who is in essence a slave and has no free will. It seems to be entirely accepted within society to use this machine sexually. The only person who seems to have issues is the main character, who vacillates between naughty thoughts and rather unbelievable prudishness. His entire lack of knowledge about technology seems farfetched as well. As to Chi, the computer who may be more than what she seems- well, she was incredibly boring. Cute, but very flat. The rest of the series may develope her character, may make this whole thing a commentary on the way women are viewed in society, but they don't even hint at it in the first volume. I have no interest in reading more about these characters. The 12year old with all the scantily clad persocoms that he built himself? That's just creepy. Oh, and although they mention the fact that male-shaped persocoms exist, they never show one. All the persocoms pictured are nubile young women.
The only reason I didn't give this a lower score, is that the artwork is good. Not spectacular or really special, just good.
"Chiiiii?"... eee! so adorable.  Sep 17, 2007
I don't want to spoil the story for you, like so many have already for others (that's what is for), so to make things short but informative:

Genre: SCI-FI, ROMANCE, COMEDY, ECCHI and MECHA. If you're not familiar with the term, ecchi, here it goes: Applying it to "Chobits", it most likely refers to the naughty humor, and sexual intercourse that is, LITERARY-speaking, a major theme in this story). And if you're not familiar with the term, mecha, it's really very simple: robots (but the robots here are not purposed for action scenes, this is very much a normal society you're reading about; nothing like "Star Wars" or "Neon Genesis Evangelion"... Chobits is set in the future, but that "future" is very much like present-day Tokyo, ya'know?

And I can't stress this enough: Please, read the MANGA, rather than watch the ANIME. The MANGA is MUCH better than the Anime. If you ever get the chance to do both, as I have, you'll understand my meaning. If you've already watched the Anime, read the Manga. You will most definitely NOT regret it.

The Anime version altered the original story a bit.

I HIGHLY recommend Chobits... highly, like, right-up-there-with-the-universe highly. I've read it over and over; It doesn't cease to affect me in the way it did the first time.

One of my favorites. Long story short: This kid that worked in a dvd/cd store told me to get the Chobits Manga volumes. I did as he suggested. I finished reading Chobits. Then climbed into my car, went back to the dvd/cd store, asked for the guy and thanked him. I'm serious; It's that good.
A great Magna  Aug 30, 2007
Chobits is a great sory, Hideki Motosuwa is 19 and like everyone else his age he's trying to got into collige but he's got a dead end job and hes a bit lazy like most teens. now a days everyone has a persacon, amazeing computers that look like real girls (or boys) and of corse Hideki is to poor to afford one but he hits the jackpot when he finds a lovely persacon in the trash! but theres something diffrent about Chi!
This comic is enchanting and Chi is so cute as she learns and explores the world however i send a warning to parents, this is an OLDER TEEN magna meaning 18 and up (it says this on the back of the book) there is some nudeaty and sexuial content so please don't buy this for a young kid. You see in japan everyone reads comics from the buisness man to the 1st grader so just becouse its a comic doesent mean it's all for kids the same goes for any Anime so cheak the rateings folks :)
I love chobits its a great magna and anime so cheak it out!
KAWAII !  Apr 4, 2007
i watched the anime on youtube, but i did not read the book, but i am writing the review anyway. its about a [...] japenese boy named hideki who is trying to get in college by cram school. he is also envious that everyone else in tokyo has a beautiful computer chip dollbot thats accuratley made called a persocom, but he can't afford one. but after he gone grocery shopping, he found one in the alley. she was naked :( but wrapped in toilet paper :/. at first hideki thought she is a human girl that was raped and strangled to death. but when he saw her ears, he knew she is just a persicom. she looked like [...] blonde beauty. he took her home and turned her on. but all she could say is "chi" so hideki named her just that. i would like to go on, but i should not. i don't want to spoil it!

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