Hedaki, leaves his country home to move to Tokyo to attend
collage. He is surprised to discover that nearly everyone
owns a Persocom, a personal computer, built to mimic animals
and humans. Poor Hedaki cannot afford his own Persocom so
is overjoyed to find Chi discarded in the trash. But is Chi
just a Persocom or is she hiding another secret...?
Volume 3 - Darkness Descends takes up the story where
the previous two discs had left off with Hedaki trying to
discover the origins of Chi. It quickly becomes obvious the
Chi may indeed me one of the legendary Chobits, a self aware
The overall tone of the story is one of teenage sexual innuendo,
with lots of embarrassing situations cropping up in each episode.
The odd thing is that given that the humour is almost exclusively
of the male teenage type it's surprising to discover that
Chobits is created by the all female team at Clamp.
They obviously have met way too many testosterone poisoned
young males as they really know what's on most young male
disc covers episodes nine to thirteen of the series. Each
episode runs around twenty-three minutes. As usual the quality
of the animation is superb, with more than a single style
used within each episode. The picture quality cannot be faulted.
Obviously the disc comes with both English and Japanese language
tracks; the Japanese track comes with English subtitles. One
good point here is that the English language track is just
as good as the Japanese original and sustains the comedic
episode nine (Chi Buys) Chi purchases Hedaki a racy
picture book, to go with his collection, unfortunately this
is just at the same moment that Hedaki tries to teach Chi
to bath. With the pictures of the bathing beauties in his
head Hedaki finds it difficult to separate his fantasies from
episode ten (Chi Meets) Hedaki goes on a date with
the hope of loosing his virginity, with about as much luck
as most of us had at that age. When he discovers that his
date is a Persocom, he realises that he has feelings for Chi.
Meanwhile at home, Chi has a vision of herself as a Chobit.
Episode Eleven (Chi Confirms) sees Minuro telling Hedaki
a strange story of a murder that happened in the apartment
below his. When he starts to hear strange noises from downstairs
Hedaki becomes terrified and starts having murderous visions
about room 104.
Twelve (Chi Plays) sees Hedaki being loaned a DVD player
by one of his female friend's fathers. Like any red blooded
young male he immediately goes off to rent porn, but runs
into Minuro who gives him a game he can play with Chi on his
DVD, but being Chobits things don't work out the way Hedaki
hoped. Any animation that has the word porno in the first
few lines is going to grab the attention of most of the audience.
last episode on the disc, episode thirteen (Chi goes to
the Ocean) sees Hedaki take Chi to the beach, but has
to admit that he cannot swim. When Chi falls into the water
Hedaki jumps in to save her, but she ends up saving him. So
why isn't Chi damaged by the water?
disc comes with a few extras, the first being the closing
animation without the credits, very good but a little odd.
Next up is the Japanese version of the opening credits, which
is a nice addition that you will watch only the once, but
it's nice to have it included. A bunch of trailers for some
other, interesting looking, films are thrown in and there
is an art gallery. Lastly there are the DVD credits, which
lets be honest no one is going to look at.
are all round excellent and funny episodes; of the type of
animation that only the Japanese can produce. Buy it.
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