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?
All Riiko Izawa wants is a boyfriend, but she has been rejected left and right by every guy she has ever liked. In a moment of desperation, she orders a special "Nightly Lover" figure from a website, and the next day, a extremely attractive naked man is delivered to her doorstep! Night, as Riiko names him, is the perfect boyfriend; he's sexy, smart, athletic, and is a gourmet cook. There's just one problem: he cost $1,000,000! Riiko can't let anyone know that Night is a doll, even though he knows almost nothing about humans. Can she find a way to pay for Night while keeping him a secret from her childhood friend Soshi next door?
Although intended for different audiences, Chobits and Z.K. share a common theme of a robot/computer lover.
Both Absolute Boyfriend and Chobits examine the problems caused by artificial humans becoming too similar to the real things. The biggest difference is the amount of intimate interaction between the android and its owner, but that's usually a key difference between shoujo and seinen, isn't it?
Both are definitly similar, what with a main character falling in love with a robot/computer, and having to wonder about the nature of that relationship. Both of the metalic counterparts also need to be taught a few things about how to act normal.
Both of these series are romance manga that revolve around the relationship between a human and an android. They deal with issues about dating non-humans over humans although it is discussed more in-depth in Chobits. They both also involve co-workers who are interested in the main character, and must deal with the fact their love-rival isn't even human. If you loved the plot idea of one, you'd probably love the other.
A year after their spaceship crash-landed on Earth, the alien species known as 'DearS' have been accepted into the Japanese citizenry. They are adored by many fan groups and trusted by most humans - with the exception of Takeya Ikuhara. Kind-hearted but resistant to change and skeptical of the DearS' seemingly-friendly behavior, Takeya tries to have as little to do with them as possible. But after he saves a girl from an incoming truck, and she turns out to be a DearS, Takeya ends up being far more involved with them than he could have ever imagined.
Both manga are slice of life sort of magical girl manga, where the female protaganist slowly develops over time starting from scratch.
Both manga feature a non-human, android-like girl and in both of those series the girl is a kind of a defective product. The male lead (who is made to live with the girl) finds her to be great annoyance at first, but slowly starts developing feelings for her later on (he certainly doesn't think of the girl as defective). Both series pose as ecchi comedies, but they actually contain some drama and obviously romance. If you liked one of them, there is a big chance that you will like the other one as well.
Both are futuristic (to a degree). In both series, the non-human beings are predominately portrayed as female, which allows the for the ecchi themes, along with the down-on-his-luck male lead. They also both illustrate similar relationships, which leads to some questioning of whether humans and non-humans can love each other. There are other more basic similarities, but I think that if you enjoy one series, you should consider checking out the other.
Keiichi Morisato is a shy student who serves as an errand boy for his roommates. One day he tries to order some food, but accidentally dials the goddess help line instead! A goddess named Belldandy arrives and tells him she will grant him any wish, but only one wish. He doesn't take her seriously, thinking his roommates are playing some kind of prank on him, and decides to play along and call their bluff. Being unpopular with the girls, he wishes to have someone like Belldandy stay with him... forever! Much to his surprise, Keiichi's wish is granted and Belldandy herself will stay with him forever; and that's where the trouble begins. Women aren't allowed in the dorm, and the magical force that granted the wish won't allow them to be separated. As if things couldn't get worse, Belldandy's sisters begin to show up as well!
Two stories, similar yet vastly different in the end. A lonly, down on his luck student, meets a pretty girl, and they work to be together. Each is diffrent but both give accidental romance a new light.
Both series are (at least in the beginning) about a college-age guy who accidentally gets a non-human girlfriend. Both also have the same general romantic comedy feel.
Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?
Both plots seem to take on interesting variations as the manga progress; they have unforgettable characters and a flair for comedic moments. Fruits Basket is a more ‘cute' type of manga whereas Chobits has a little more of an ecchi quality about it, but they are both very endearing.
They're both very cutesy. Fruits Basket seems to have more meaning, but they both kind of have underlying importance.
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
What happens when robots are able to come to life? You get Chobits and Angelic Layer (well almost with Angelic Layer). The robots in each of these fantastic series have connections with the people that ‘own’ them. The interesting takes on how humans are able to react to emotional ties with something non-human is shown in a variety of contrasts and opinions in each series. While Chobits is more suited for an adult type level Angelic Layer is still entertaining for people of all ages.