[Manga Spotlight][Text ver][3] Chobits (Black Horse trans.)

If you've been paying attention to the manga world these past few years, omnibus additions of your favorite manga have been released more and more over the years to the American market via manga publishing companies such as Del Rey, Viz, Tokyopop and now more recently Dark Horse's manga imprint who has been releasing several long gone but not necessarily forgotten Tokyopop Clamp titles but with more accurate translations the first being the now really hard to get (well, the Tokyopop version) Clover and now Chobits. I highly recommend purchasing the two omnibus editions of Chobits even if you have the original Tokyopop releases because these editions are much closer to what Clamp wanted the translation to be because Dark Horse worked closely with Clamp for these translations!

Length: 2 omnibus editions
(each contain one half of the series)

Some people buy their personal computers based on style . . . and in near-future Japan, the hottest style for your "persocom" is shaped like an attractive android! Poor student Hideki, fresh off the farm and trying to get into a Tokyo university, has neither money nor a girlfriend -- then finds a persocom seemingly discarded in an alley. Taking the cute robot home and activating it, Hideki finds her affectionate, but amnesiac, able only to say the word "Chi" -- and so he names her.

But who is this strange new persocom in his life? Instead of being his digital assistant, Hideki finds himself having to teach Chi how to get along in the everyday world, even while he and his friends try to solve the mystery of her origins. Is she one of the urban-legendary Chobits -- persocoms built to have the riskiest functions of all: real emotions, and free will?

[Anime of the Week] Earth Maiden Arjuna (11/14-20/2010)

# of Eps: 13
Rating: OT (for mature and ideally sensitive themes)
Juna was just an ordinary high-school girl, right up until the day she died in a motorcycle accident. But there, in the twilight of death, she saw the future of the barren earth destroyed by the Raaja, and was offered a second chance at life if she would stop them. Now she must learn to cast aside her thoughtlessly destructive ways and face her destiny as the Avatar of Time, the one being who can decide the fate of the planet.