Chobits follows the day to day adventures of Hideki
a testosterone poisoned, 22nd century, young man and his Personcon,
the very attractive android, Chi. The show is slightly risqué
and often very funny...
4 contains four episodes covering chapters 14 to 17. The show
continues to produce the high level of anamorphic widescreen
animation established on the pervious releases.
Entertains sees our teen hero suffering under the summer
sun. Shimizu, an attractive girl, turns up at Hideki's apartment,
drunk and asking to stay overnight. They lay in a load more
drink, only for him to discover that she is married. Shimizu
passes out much to Hideki's relief, but in the morning he
finds the girls partially naked in his bed. The episode has
all the sexual innuendo of an English farce.
doesn't do anything follows on the continuing theme of
Hideaki's feelings for his automaton Chi. Hideki's catches
his friend Shinbo embracing Shimizu, the school teacher. He
discovers that Shimizu's husband has fallen in love with his
Personcon and now completely ignores his wife. Shinbo wants
to elope with Shimizu which completely freaks Hideki.
Provides opens with Chi tidying up Hideki's collection
of dubious men's magazines (I'm sure he reads them only for
the articles) Hideki returns depressed at his school scores.
Shimizu contacts him to encourage him to take the national
mock exams to help him improve his exam grades, but of course
nothing ever goes the way that Hideki intends. With his wallet
stolen Chi gets a job to support them.
And finally we have the last episode on the disc, Chi Helps.
Hideki and Chi help out Yuzuki with her work around the building.
As a thank-you she invites them over for dinner, but things
are not what they seem with Yuzuki and who are the two dark
strangers tracking Chi?
consist of the Japanese ending sequence as well as an art
gallery and trailers, and for the ever optimistic you can
view the DVD credits as well, well those guys do work to bring
you these things so I guess that they would like someone to
know that they are still alive. Sound wise it's the usual
Japanese and English stereo soundtracks with subs thrown in.
The opening credits have the original Japanese lyrics of 'Let
me be with you' the opening song, as subtitles, for all you
Karaoke fans. Mind you I tried it and it isn't easy, still
if I ever get to go to Japan ill be able to ask young ladies
to embrace me (daishimetainoni, I think), just before being
arrested for mispronunciation.
there you have it, another slice of strange Japanese humorous
titillation from the CLAMP studios, well worth the cost. Shame
that the lack of meaty extras let it down, it would have been
nice to see some input from the creators of the program. Mark