The backstory to the Chobits Manga and Anime series
Chobits is a seinin manga (Anime) meaning it is targeted towards 18 – 30 year old males. It starts out harmlessly enough with a guy finding an abandoned robot in a rubbish heap which he turns on by sticking his finger in her moist hole. It then progresses with into the usual romantic seinin crap focussing on human – robot relationships with a bit of suspense and panties thrown in. – not exactly groundbreaking but a good time waster. Everyone’s trying to work out just what the hell is so special about ‘chii’ the persocon (personal computer in girl form) until about 3 episodes from the end when clues start coming in. It turns out ‘Chii” is a special persocon of the series ‘Chobits’ meaning that she is one of about 5 persocons actually able to feel and show emotions (and of course she falls in love with Hideki). We find out that Chii was called Elda and was one of two chobits created as replacement children for Kamrini-san by her deceased husband as she was unable to bare children. We discover that in the past Chii’s sister fell in love with her creator (and daddy) and committed robot suicide – which somehow sent Chii on a quest to find her ‘person just for me’. Anyway: Chii is successful they live happily ever after and the series is finished.
Ok... If you didn’t notice something funny in the above paragraph join the club. It was only after the series finished that I actually twigged and became a little suspicious. I looked up Wikipedia and discovered the depressing fact that Hideki could never have sex with Chii because it would erase her memory... hang on... Why would a professor create two replacement children for his wife with their reset switch located inside their vaginas? Suddenly the whole series takes on a different tone. Did Chii’s sister really commit suicide because she was lovesick for her daddy? Could kamrinisan really not have children or did someone just not play with her reset switch? Even the crappy theme music that repeats ‘only be with you’ suddenly takes on a sinister note, sounding less romantic and far more like a guarantee (auto memory deletion via reset switch). Why are there two terminator persocons chasing her which are programmed to destroy her if she should ever find her ‘true love’. Why was Chii in the rubbish dump to begin with just waiting to be turned on... did Kamrinisan get jealous and throw her out? Is the professor in jail?
Suddenly my head is full of questions and no answers. I have long thought that I’m a quite disturbed individual. Suddenly I have discovered there is someone far more disturbed than me out there. I can only say one thing - I’m turned on.