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My Dear Marie

Alt titles: Boku no Marie

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Hiroshi Karigari is a mad scientist, is in love with the beautiful tennis star Marie, and is incredibly lonely. So lonely, in fact, that he decides to create his own robotic version of Marie to enjoy for his own! Though she is content, at first, with assuming the role of Hiroshi’s “brother”, Marie soon finds that she wants him as more than a friend… but difficulties await! From childhood rivals to the affections of the human Marie, plenty of obstacles lie in the path of romance. Will machine or human love win the affections of the bumbling Hiroshi? Only time will tell…

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Tomomi MOCHIZUKI Director
Hisaaki HOGARI Music
Sakura TAKEUCHI Original Manga Creator

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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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NekoRocket
Seeking solace in a beautiful android seems to be a running theme in Japan, and explored to different extents in many anime. Chobits and My Dear Marie are both cute and touching series about the human-machine relationship that explore just what it is to love another.
sothis
Chobits is admittedly one of the more popular robot-turned-potential-love-interest series, while My Dear Marie is older and has less of a plot. Regardless, if you appreciate this sort of plot and enjoy ecchi, I can't see why you wouldn't like either of these.
palaeologus

Some parallels between Chobits and Boku no Marie are easy to spot ("Yeah, they're, like, both about beautiful robot girls and hapless guys, right? And neither one of the guys is secure enough to buy underwear for his bot, huh?"). Yet there are aspects of each that are under the surface, too. Unlike Boku no Marie, which is set in a Japan that is otherwise pretty normal for the 1990s, Chobits is set in a near-future Japan where attachments between "persocoms" (think bijin/bishonen with cords that extend from elven ears) and their human owners are, if not actually encouraged by society, at least understood as a cultural phenomenon. In both stories, though, the android protagonist (Marie-chan/Chii-chan) is unique -- unlike anything the people around her has ever seen. How each android reacts to her creation and goes through her individual learning process is fascinating. Although Marie-chan does emerge from Karigari's workshop fully programmed to be an ideal girl, and spends lots of time helping Karigari's relationships with two human girls, she has enough of a will of her own to want to be more human herself by the end of the series. Chii-chan starts out knowing only how to say her name, but evolves into a being who actively seeks the company of her owner Hideki. One wonders after seeing both series whether Chii-chan will want to experience dreams like Marie-chan does, or whether Marie-chan will ever act on the aspects of her self that appear in her dreams and nag her about her being a mere carbon copy of Karigari's classmate Marie. I liked both, and have cross-recommended, but I can't help but picture Marie-chan and Chii-chan in a parallel universe both attending an Androids Anonymous meeting to come to terms with being "the one and only" in their respective worlds.

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Very lucky boys come across or find androids that help out in their daily lives. With romantic feelings brewing between man and machine, lots of humor and a little bit of ecchi are surely involved. If you liked one check out the other.

hamletsmage

both of these animes explore the aspects of human-android relationships. Both of the "female" protagonists have very little concept of social norms, and this leads to some ecchi humor. While Chobits has more of the love-story elements, it shares much of the same drama and humor as My Dear Marie.

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Don't Leave Me Alone Daisy

Don't Leave Me Alone Daisy

The nerdy Techno Rejiro has lived in his nuclear bomb shelter all his life, monitoring the world outside -- a spectator to life, rather than a participant. One day, a mysterious girl named Hitomi stumbles upon his grounds, thereby opening the door to the real world, figuratively speaking. With his horde of unusual technological contraptions, he sets out to discover why this girl stirs unfamiliar feelings within him, though he might not have her full cooperation...

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The similarities of these series is stunning. There are whizzkids who create their own androids and have a crush on a girl in both series. The main difference is that the main character is somewhat underdeveloped in My Dear Marie as opposed to Misutenaide Daisy
palaeologus

Quick, name two 1990s-era series about mecha otaku who are inexperienced with girls? Hiroshi Karigari of Boku no Marie is older than Daisy's Reijiro Tekuno ("Techno"), and seems to have more of a life, but both are guys who clearly have let their left brain take complete control; what they both need is a little female companionship to take the scientific edge off. While Karigari builds Marie-chan, the perfect woman in robotic form, Techno chooses a somewhat easier path and finds a human classmate whom he places on a sky-high virtual pedestal and renames "Daisy" (much to her chagrin). The two series then diverge, with Boku no Marie verging into Marie-chan's inner life and the nature of her feelings towards Karigari, while Don't Leave Me Alone Daisy spends more time exploring how Techno came to be a technologically-advanced shut-in. Still, there's enough of an overlap that those who like one title will like the other.

Video Girl AI

Video Girl AI

Yota is a young man who is in love with his friend Moemi, but there's a catch: she's confessed her love for his best friend! Heartbroken, he finds himself in a mysterious video store that offers him Ai, a video girl who can fulfill his every desire. Thanks to his broken VCR, this dream becomes reality when she suddenly... emerges from the TV?! With a real life video girl on his hands to give advice and set him straight, Yota might just stand a chance of winning over the heart of Moemi, and curing his unbearable heartache...

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Rar
My Dear Marie and Video Girl Ai are both firmly in the make-your-own-girlfriend genre of fiction, light romance for teenage boys. Not that the two ovas are anything like identical, My Dear Marie is more comedy and less soppy, and has very clean simple character designs compared to the stylised Katsura attention to detail in Video Girl Ai. However they're basically the same kind of thing, if you're young enough and male enough to enjoy one, then both should appeal.
sothis
Video Girl Ai and My Dear Marie are incredibly similar, plot-wise. Girl starts out as a toy, ends up falling in love with the boy. I thought Video Girl Ai was better, as My Dear Marie doesn't really have that much of a plot. Regardless, if you liked one you'd definitely like the other.

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

Ryunosuke and his father are running away from his crazy mother when, feeling the urge to answer nature's call, Ryunosuke finds a cute little alley cat and decides to keep it. Almost immediately after, they are caught in a fire fight with his mother's lackeys. Tragically the poor cat dies and Ryunouske is heartbroken, but luckily his inventor father just happened to bring along a deactivated robot. By placing the cat's brain in the robot, Nuku Nuku is born! Now all they have to do is teach Nuku Nuku how to behave like a normal girl instead of a super-strong, cat-brained robot, while trying to avoid a mother's wrath!

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NekoRocket
She cooks, she cleans, she's a humanoid machine. What, sound familiar? It's a popular theme, and one that's fun to follow. Nuku Nuku, a naive cyborg, has as much to learn about humanity as Marie. Funny and freaky, both are worth checking out if you enjoy shows along this line.

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

Fifteen-year-old Yamada has just entered high school and is gung ho about achieving her ultimate goal: to have one hundred sex partners! There’s just one problem: she’s a virgin, and she hasn’t even had a boyfriend! To get the ball rolling, Yamada decides to target a shy boy named Takashi from her school; but even though he is also a virgin and she ruthlessly aggressive with her feminine ways, it’s not as easy as Yamada hopes. Though they begin to have feelings for each other, will Yamada and Takashi ever get past first base?

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4EverDreamer

Sex is a major theme in both of these shows. Romance and comedy follow. There isn't much to them, but are fun to watch.

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