Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A Great Buy!
Stephanie Crawford | Las Vegas, NV | 01/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is just a review of the box, since there are already MANY reviews of the series! + This contains the first 3 DVDs of the Chobits series, with each DVD containing 4 episodes on each disc. On one side of the box there's a nice picture of Chii (the main character) sitting outside. The other side of the box is clear, so that shows the cover of whichever DVD is facing out.
The box is basic plastic, but it's sturdy enough to hold the DVDs as long as you take care of it. I only wish the box was a bit sturdier, and the spine of it was more detailed (and attractive) with the series name clearly written on it. As it is, it only has small writing on it and bits of background art and Chii's hair. (?) Putting this and the 2nd box side by side looks a bit funny, but that's me getting a little too collector obsessive. =)
There are no new extras added to the DVDs, but thankfully Geneon kept the nice insert/poster in each seperate DVD (these are sometimes skipped when DVDs are re-released in box sets) Each DVD case is clear, and on the reverse side of the cover there's very nice artwork. So this is a great buy if you've been waiting to buy this series on the cheap (I've also seen this in stores for $40)- but if you already own the Chobits DVDs there is NO reason to "double dip"!"
Definitely worth it
xjaymanx | 03/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
" first of all, this set is the imported all-region version with the fold-out case. this set comes with all 24+3 episodes spread out on 3 dvds: 1-9, 10-18, 19-24 plus 3 extra-clip episodes.
> when highlighted, the menu buttons are not completely aligned. but once you get used to it, it's not a big deal.
> some of the animated motion are aliased (vertical lines instead of smooth transitions). some may find this distracting, while others have no problem with it.
> the format is semi-letterbox (black bars at top and bottom). again, not a big deal to many.
> the animation is still beautifully done!
> beautiful fold-out case and case artwork.
> 9 episodes per disc, with all of the episodes on 3 discs.
> and of course, the low price (50%) compared to the complete two boxed sets!
 so if you can't afford to spend a lot of cash (and don't mind the technical nitpicking) this is definitely worth getting!"
Chobits is Brilliant
Jessica | Canada | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! Chobits is absolutely an anime worth your time and money. It is an anime that provides many, many laughs and the moments between Chi and Hideki are heartwarming. The animation is wonderful and there are moments where it is laugh-out-loud hilarious. The Chobits anime follows closely to the manga, although there are a few episodes of the anime that are not in the manga. The episodes are none the less wonderful. The charcaters and story line are all superbly done. I found myself using the word "cute" to describe Chi and Plum (Sumomo) many times. The English dub is very well done for those of you who prefer it, and the original Japanese version is, as always, fantastic. I recommend this anime for an older audience as it does contain some rather adult content... content that is very hilarious, but remains older youth/adult humor. Chobits is a spectacular anime and I am positive that you will love it as much as I do. Run out and buy it NOW! ^^"
Greg Bianchi | Seattle, Wa | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a great series. it is really funny, sumomo is hilarious, as is chi. if you dont plan on buying the box set,
that comes with vloume one (not this set, the on that you buy for 30 dollers that only has the first dvd and the box) this is perfect for you, because you save quite a lot of money and you get the same things that come as if you buy just the disks alone. if i were you, i would buy this along with 4-7. so you can have everything in the seires.
this series is so great because it is so... sweet. its funny, nice, and just really good. hard to put it into words how good it is. if you like romantic comedies then this is for you.
hideki lived on a farm with his family for 18 years. when he decided to go to college he tried out for it, but he got denied. so he then moved to tokyo to go to one of japan's many cram schools. when he gets there he sees that everyone has a persocom. he really wants one, but cant afford one. so as he is on his way to his apartment he finds a persocom in the grabage who he thinks is a human. but then he finds out its is a persocom and takes her home to fix her.
when he gets home he searches for hours trying to find the on switch, but he cant find it. so then he finds out its "inside" her. so he turns her on (with a little trouble, seeing as how nice a guy he is, and that he dosent want to do anything to her) and she awakens.
over the time they spend togeather chi learns more and more and more. and she might even be a chobit... a persocom of legend, that has its own A.I program, and that it dosent run on outside programming. that it has feelings and thought of its, or "her" own.
but now i cant tell you any more, i dont want to give anything away. i told you enough so that you can basically understand the story. but dont forget, chi is very special, and you will fall in love with her as soon as you see her in the trash all tied up. you will love this series, i would buy it as soon as you are done reading this review, but dont forget to get disks 4, 5, 6, and 7. they are all great!
chobits is rated 16+. sometimes it lives up to that rating, but then sometimes you would think it would be rated 13+. there is no sex (except for the covers for hideki's prono mags, and chi always trying to take off her clothes [there in no nudity in this series]). i think that the kids can watch it, but you should watch it with them.
the thing i like about it so much is, is the story about love. its shows that its not what you love, but rather who you love. just like people being pregidious. but this movie shows that you dont need to be, that everyone can be togeather and no one should care that my skin is white and yours is black. were all people, or as close to people as we can be. we are all the same, in a way.
thank you for reading this.
i really hope this helped you!!!"