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Nineteen-year-old ronin Hideki Motosuwa desires two things more than anything else: a girlfriend, and an expensive humanoid computer (known as a 'persocom'). But with his dead-end job and no financial aid from his parents, owning a persocom seems impossible... until he finds a blond-haired female persocom tied up amongst a pile of trash! After getting her home and figuring out how to activate her, even the computer-illiterate Hideki realizes there is something unusual when it appears she can only say one word - Chii. Is she just broken, or is there more to this persocom than her behavior lets on?
Both manga focus on a young guy who lives in a time when realistic human-like androids are common household appliances, and stumbles onto such an adroid which was apprarently thrown away. In each case the guy takes the free android and begins using it, but these discarded androids give indications of being something far more than the standard model.