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Title:
Chobits. 7
Author:
CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Tokyopop, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
176 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
"A Tokyopop book".

"Volume 7 of 8".

"100% authenic manga"--Colophon.

"This book is printed "manga-style" in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format"--Colophon.

"First published in 2002 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo".
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Older teen, age 16+.
ISBN:
9781591822585
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In the future, boys will be boys and girls will be robots. Like every other guy, Hideki just wants a cool job, a hot ride, and a state-of-the-art robotic girlfriend. Pretty persocoms don't come cheap, and Hideki is out of luck...until he finds a cute one in the garbage. But even in the future, you get what you pay for, and Hideki soon discovers that real women aren't the only ones who are high maintenance.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The second omnibus re-release of Chobits covers volumes 5 through 8 of the original manga series, newly translated and all the original color illustrations as well as an additional 50 pages of color art at the end. Fans of the boy-meets-robot (or persocom ) story will thrill at its conclusion, but recurring discussions of sexuality makes Chobits more appropriate for older teens and adults, who will enjoy the tie-ins with other Clamp series. It remains to be seen whether the oversized binding will hold up under repeated circulation, though it falls open smoothly for ease of reading.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In 2026, many humans have persocoms, attractive robots designed to make life easier. But when teenage Hideki accidentally acquires Chi, a sexy but exceedingly childlike persocom, his life gets complicated. Chi, who acquires knowledge and forms attachments quickly, soon falls for Hideki and does anything to make him happy-including dance at a burlesque club to earn him cash. Hideki doesn't know what to make of Chi's affections; furthermore, he's appalled by her behavior. Worse, he learns the teacher he adores has run away with his best friend, who leaves in Hideki's care another persocom who's quite shrill. As Hideki struggles through this chaos, Chi takes solace in a picture book apparently written just for persocoms. Things get more complicated when a mysterious couple comes looking for Chi. Might she be more than an average computer servant? Clamp is an all-female manga-creating team whose feminine touch shows in this entertaining, sci-fi soap opera. Besides a plot revolving around personal drama, the art style borrows from the Japanese romance genre, where girls have huge doe eyes and long, flowing hair, and fuzzy, florid backdrops frame sentimental moments. Clamp excels at multiple manga styles, transitioning through realistic establishment panels of urban scenes, the cartoony explosions of facial expressions in comedic moments and science fiction and romance. Presenting the work in original right-to-left format, TokyoPop has also left in the Japanese sound effects that are integral to the art, carefully embedding drawn-to-match English translations within the frame. The result is impressively unobtrusive, if occasionally difficult to read. But discerning young manga fans will appreciate the attention to such details. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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