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Chobits, Vol. 01 by CLAMP
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Hideki Motosuwa's parents have sent him to Tokyo, to cram school so that he can get into college. Then they cut off his allowance and made him get a full-time job so that he can afford his apartment. No way does he make enough money to buy what he wants most--a persocom, a personal computer. Persocoms look just like people except for their ears, which are large enough to hold their data ports. When Hideki finds a persocom in the trash, he thinks it's his lucky break. He takes her home and boots her up, only to find out she might be broken. But a computer expert suspects she might be installed with some kind of self-teaching AI and urges Hideki to teach her.

You can't help but fall in love with this story, even though (like a lot of manga) it features a college-age guy way too interested in adult movies and magazines. He has a roomful of the stuff. But Chi is sweet and innocent and Hideki is nothing but nice to her, because he wants what's best for her. She doesn't really act the way a normal persocom does, but Hideki doesn't have much experience with computers so he doesn't really know what to expect. This is a cute and funny manga and Chi is just adorable. This is my favorite manga series.
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