Saturday, May 19, 2012

Manga Review: Chobits Vol.1

                                                         Chobits Vol.1 Review
Chobits is a series by Clamp which is about a boy named Hideki, a collage age guy who is currently attending cram school and working part time to get by. Hideki is unable to buy a persocom(a person shaped computer) so he's extremely excited when he finds one laying in the trash so he takes it home.
The persocom is shaped like a young girl and is different from most persocom because she has a highly advanced programing but Hideki is unable to access any of it so when he first turns her on all she can say is Chi which is what he names her. Hideki later learns that Chi may be what is known as Chobit which is a type of persocom that can think and learn without programming. Hideki learns about the persocoms through his friend Shimbo and a sixth grade named Kokubunji who builds his own persocoms.

Most of the first volume is about Hideki trying to figure out how Chi works and how to teach her to do things, he often times find her really cute and has forgotten that she's a machine several times. It has been kind of implied by other characters that getting too attached to a persocom will only make you sad in the end. There's also a book that Chi gets that's called "A City with No People" that seems to be about how people would rather spend their time with persocom than real people. 

I overall find this be a good series and I think this is a good start. I really enjoyed the art work and I think the series is posing a few good questions about technology. Please tell me your thoughts on the series in the comments.

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