It's the 22nd century and Hideki has had a bit of good fortune,
or so he thinks. Seemingly disposed of on a rubbish heap Hideki
has found his own Persocom Chi, so named as it's the first
thing that Chi says when she is booted up. Problem is Hideki
is finding himself being romantically drawn to Chi, a thing
which he is finding difficult as she's an android. But, Chi
holds a deeper secret than her growing love for Hideki, Chi
may be one of the legendary Chobit series of androids who
are supposed to be capable of proper emotional responses and
free thought, what that might mean for Hideki and Chi only
time will tell...
so here we have it guys and gals the last disc in the Chobits
series. The last three episodes of fan-service animation and
endless ponderings on the meaning of love, and thankfully
the story comes to a satisfactory conclusion.
twenty-two, Chi Wears & Takes Off, sees Hideki still
musing on the meaning of love and his feeling for Chi, don't
you just want to bang this guy's head against the wall? With
money being short, Chi returns to the bakery, but a misunderstanding
over her uniform finds her wearing the one that was meant
for Yumi. Not a problem except that Yumi witnesses the event
and runs off followed by Hideki. Her distress, it turns out,
stems from the fact that she had declared her love for the
baker Ueda Hiroyasa only to discover his secret, that he had
been married to a Persocom.
Decides finds the plot coming to a conclusion. This is
a very information rich episode. Minoru and Dragonfly finally
discover that Chi is a lot more than just another Persocom.
Dita and Zima have been feeding Minoru information as they
want Hideki to know the truth; their mission is to stop Chi
from activating her hidden programming, even though they are
not sure what it is. More than that, Hideki is finally told
how and why Chi came into existence, but what will Hideki
do with this information and will it alter the way he feels
about Chi? Before Hideki can make a decision Chi activates
her hidden program. After the patient wait, we finally get
to the truth; no I won't spoil it for you by telling what's
after the long wait we come to the last episode, The Person
Only for Chi. Hideki finally gets his proverbial finger
out of his butt and declares his love for Chi. All hell breaks
loose as Chi affects all the other Persocoms, including Dita
and Zima who finally tracks her down and attempt to stop Chi
from running her final program. A very satisfying end to the
series that will reward anyone who stuck through the lighter
earlier episodes. That said, there are still a few loose ends
that are never satisfactorily tied up, but hey, who wants
that sort of finality anyway?
you might consider just three episodes a little pricey the
DVD makes it worth while with the extras. The show, when originally
transmitted, had a number of recap episodes and these are
included in the extras. So there you go - another three Chobit
shows already. The extras also contain the Chobits
special which is a nice six minute story about the two mini
Persocoms. Chuck in the trailers, Japanese endings and art
gallery and you have a very reasonable set of extras.
level of animation remains high, as it has done throughout
the series. Audio remains only in English or Japanese stereo,
with a subtitle option.