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Chobits, Vol. 8 (Chobits #8)

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Chi has developed quite a bit since Hideki found her lying in the garbage one fateful morning. She's learned to speak, work in a pastry shop, go shopping...and, so it would seem, to love. After much soul searching (if a persocom could even be considered to have a soul) Chi comes to the realization that her feelings towards Hideki, her "someone just fer her," are nothing sh ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by Tokyopop (first published November 29th 2002)
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Annchan Maulana
Oct 01, 2007 Annchan Maulana rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, anime
Its about cute persocoms name Chi ... that falling in love with Hideki, the guy who take her from garbage and teaching her about life.

Originaly review by AnnChan ^^
Aug 23, 2008 Rhiannon rated it liked it
Disappointingly short. As I handed over my 6.99 I felt slightly cheated. "Hang on," I said to myself, "Hang on. Isn't this exactly the same price as all those other volumes that were at least twice the size?"

Well, cost griping aside, it's a good conclusion. This was the first manga I ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish there was a little more on Dita and Zima, I loved them.

(And I'm not being funny, Hideki, but there are OTHER ways of, you know, ENJOYING Chi than where that little switc
Nov 20, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of CLAMP, readers 16+
Shelves: manga
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Aug 12, 2009 Starbubbles rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
you know, leave it to clamp to dirty things up. not that these naughty topics didn't come up before, but it felt like it took up a fourth of the book.
anyway- since i'm a child of the 20th/21st century, i believe that all fairy tales should have happy endings, and this one does. dita and zima are great too, not that i didn't see their ending coming. plus, every time i see "zima", i think the beverage, which makes me chuckle a bit. it's just happiness all around.
Unless you count web-based manga, this is actually the first manga I've read. It was okay, just like my star-rating reports. I liked the art style, that was definitely a draw, and I found most of the subplots largely enjoyable and interesting.

I liked the majority of the supporting characters, especially Plum who has a personality that I'm sure I would find annoying in real life but as a tiny computer was simply adorable. I couldn't help but grin at her enthusiasm for everything.

I found the mai
Nov 28, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Reviewed: September 2015
Originally read: 2009

Ahh, this series brings back memories.... It was the second manga series I've read, and the first I completed in one go (since Vampire Knight was only 6 volumes along at the time...). I've reread Chobits about 2-3 times since I was 17, the latest being split in half, from July '15 to yesterday, Sept '15. And honestly.... Despite the seeming lack of raving critiques, I still find this to be one of my favorite manga.

I've broken into several CLAMP's wo
May 20, 2010 Chriss rated it liked it
Checked this out at the library because I'd heard it mentioned enough that I was curious. It was interesting and not at all the kiddy stuff that I'd gotten the impression it was from how people had talked about the anime version.

I did have a little trouble following the conversation flow, which is occasionally a problem with manga translated from a culture that goes right to left. It wasn't much of a hinderence with Chobits, though. I kept reading and found myself engrossed.

The two government pe
East Bay J
Aug 25, 2010 East Bay J rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Skipped volume 7 because I did not find it in a recycle bin but volume 8 wraps things up very nicely, indeed. The resolution that all the various plot lines have been building towards is big, emotional and meaningful. Our hero makes a decision that not only saves the world (in a way) but also proves what we've seen throughout the series, that he is a really nice guy. is a good story with a fair amount to think about for the perceptive reader. The real world parallels are plentiful and it makes ...more
May 30, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: type-manga
Though I think this manga was sometimes cute, it was also sometimes really strange. It was a little too "let's all love each other and live in harmony" for me. Not that I don't think that's a good thing. It's just that this series played it up way too much. I mean, the bulk of the plot had to do with whether or not persocoms deserve to be happy. There was a lot of discussion about whether their feelings were real since they were only programmed that to feel the things they did. It was an interes ...more
Aug 07, 2011 Aine rated it it was amazing
"If we can all find that special person... then the world will be a most joyous place."

Loved this series. So sad it's over.
✟ℜoxanne✟(Death by ßook Avalanche)
It's a shame that the last volume in the series was cut so short, I was expecting so much more.
A bit disappointed with the ending...
Aug 03, 2011 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, own, manga
I absolutely adore this manga by CLAMP. They manage to take some extremely pertinent and complex questions about the nature of love and the individuality of robots, and combine them with one of the most adorable romances ever!
The "mystery" wasn't big enough and I wish they could just have had sex (even if fade out-sex) but well. ;D
Jun 27, 2012 Kayleesha rated it really liked it
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Sep 03, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
You know, the end disappointed me. It seemed anti-climatic. Huge build up through out the series, resulting in an ok finale. The big questions were largely ignored, and we were left with an ending that seems rushed and incomplete. The happiness of the characters seem doomed to fail once the fairy tale ends.

Still, worth reading for any anime fan.
Mar 03, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This series was a great mix of hilariousness with some serious events thrown into the mix making this series more complex than ridiculous. The high concept technology and how it can get integrated into a modern day society is fascinating.

Chii was such a wonderful character, I loved her innocent ways and attitude.

Read Fruits Basket if you like this series. It has the same mix of comedic hilarity with some more serious issues thrown in.
Bianca Woods
Dec 07, 2012 Bianca Woods rated it really liked it
I continue to feel torn about this series.

On one hand, in many cases the overall story is much sweeter than it has any right to be, in particular with the side characters and their love lives. There's a strong message about being loved and valued for who your really are, and that's admirable. Also, this is some of the best of CLAMP's art.

On the other hand, though, the core relationship in this story has a power imbalance that's never really dealt with. Plus, without getting too spoilery, there'
Feb 17, 2013 Fatima rated it it was amazing
Loved this series, read it all in one night. I think CLAMP has really captured humans into this book. With the new and advanced technology you will see that more and more people give MORE of their time to the "new technology." Basically everyday we take time from our human interactions and use it with technology, but we still don't value the existing technology; because as soon as a newer and better version comes out, we lose interest in the old one, or simply just forget it. If you sit down and ...more
Feb 28, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
I really quite enjoy Chobits. As far as CLAMP manga goes, a lot of fans dislike it, saying that it runs counter to other CLAMP works. I enjoy the parts about Chobits that involve sacrifice, the problem of requited vs. unrequited love, the power of love itself, the nature of love (is it something programmed, or is it something inherent in sentient beings - when does "love" stop and become "programming" instead?). It's all really interesting and heartbreaking, too.

Beyond the psychological and phil
Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
Aww what a great ending! I really love those two Government persocom pair!! They're so cute together! And Zima is such a great guy for her!
Jul 12, 2013 Coco rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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Jan 13, 2016 Insertnamehere rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, romance-trash
Finally getting around to writing a review for this: the ending killed it for me. I thought it was anticlimactic in a way, because there were so many things leading up to the ending that I thought would have an explosive finish... but then it's just...

Here, I'll summarize:

(view spoiler)
Jan 12, 2014 Rena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, manga
That was absolutely adorable. I love the mutually moral of loving someone completely for who they are not what they can do. It really is beautiful. It makes me wonder if one day we will live in a society where machines look and act like people and will begin to share the emotions of humans. I guess it may just be wishful thinking, but it is a neat idea to think about.
India Stoker
Me he reído mucho durante su lectura y el final del manga me ha ayudado a aclarar cosas que en el anime no terminaban de quedar claras. Sin duda muy recomendable para pasar un rato estupendo.
Drunkenness Books
Aug 26, 2014 Drunkenness Books rated it really liked it
Avant d’être Tchii, notre petit robot était Elda et elle avait une grande sœur : Freya. Suite à un événement tragique, pour sauver la mémoire de sa sœur, Elda accepte d’oublier son passé. Grâce à Hideki, elle est devenue Tchii. Mais il est temps pour elle de faire un choix. Qui est la personne rien que pour elle ? Hideki, bien évidemment mais ce dernier pourra-t-il assumer ses propres décisions ? Le temps presse, Dita et Jiima sont sur le point de rattraper Tchii…

Voici le dernier tome de la séri
Ha. Ha. Ha. Poor Hideki!
At least that's what I think. Even though maybe he's happy with his choice. For how long that happiness lasts, no one knows. He's a happy fool.

I definitely like CHOBITS not for its story, but for the cute persocons (Chii, Sumomo, Kotoko, Yuzuki) and their cute outfits. I like Chii's dresses <3
Sep 04, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
This was a beautiful ending to a beautiful series. The art and story are fascinating and unique, but I have a bit of a problem with the resolution. (view spoiler)
Mar 05, 2016 Radwa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I have a lot of thoughts, I need to organize them!

LOVE WINS! I'm questioning a lot of the things about the persocoms maker's decisions, but oh well. It was fun and adorable, and I loved the different relationships and the deeper look into robot/human relationships. CLAMP are amazing as usual!
Jun 06, 2016 Ariel rated it really liked it
Finally! I can say I've finished the series! And I can say everything that I've wanted to say about this series. The thing about Mangas is that I try to wait until I'm done with the entire series to fully say everything I think about it, rather than review the books individually. I mean sure, you CAN review them individually, but there isn't that much to work with. First off, I like the series, but there were quite a few times throughout the whole series that I felt confused. Like I didn't reall ...more
Aug 06, 2016 Alessandra rated it it was amazing
letto tempo fa questo manga mi era stato prestato da una mia amica e che dire mi è rimasto nel cuore <3 purtroppo non sono riuscita a recuperarlo ma davvero è una bellissima storia con un finale davvero molto bello è inutile dire che Clamp non si sbaglia mai ^^
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[born: 2 May 1967; bloodtype: A]

Mokona Apapa もこなあぱぱ
[born: 16 Jun 1968, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: A]

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[born: 21 Jan 1969, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: O]

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[born: 8 Feb 1969, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: A]

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