Chobits

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Absolute Boyfriend

Absolute Boyfriend

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?

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nihonotaku nihonotaku says...

Although intended for different audiences, Chobits and Z.K. share a common theme of a robot/computer lover.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

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?

morfire16 morfire16 says...

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.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

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.

Arentkittensgreat Arentkittensgreat says...

They both explore romance between a human and an artificial intelligence. They approach the concept from different angles, but essentially they both develop into the aforementioned. 

eempso eempso says...

Both stories involve a main character who take in and fall in love with a android type person and the hardships that ensue. but both are very cute stories. I reccomend both.

dumbdinos dumbdinos says...

Both manga hit you where it hurts, RIGHT IN THE HEART. Chobits and Absolute Boyfriend are both similar in the fact that their significant other is an android-type being that they take in and fall slowly in love with. Not too similar that you'll feel deja-vu reading it but similar enough that it's a warm and fuzzy nostalgic romance. 

DearS

DearS

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.

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Raptorsatan Raptorsatan says...

Both manga are slice of life sort of magical girl manga, where the female protaganist slowly develops over time starting from scratch.

JAhU JAhU says...

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.

WellChild WellChild says...

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.

Yakoz92 Yakoz92 says...

Both manga are based on romance and the sudden appearance of a girl, an android for Chobits and an alien for DearS. The male lead in both cases will have to take care of the girl and teach her everything about the world step by step, getting closer and closer in their "forbidden" relationship.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

In the near future, some girls are born mutated. Known as Diclonius, this new species is believed to have been chosen by God to wipe out mankind. Unlike regular humans, Diclonius have two horns on their head and ‘vectors' - invisible ‘hands.' Contained within a research facility unknown to the world, the Diclonius are experimented upon mercilessly; many die or develop a hate for mankind. One such creature, Lucy, is said to be the first of the Diclonius. She escapes from the facility, but while fleeing she takes a bullet to the head and is seemingly killed. However, it seems Lucy isn't quite dead yet; she's instead developed an alternate personality called Nyuu. She's washed up on a shore where two people, Kouta and Yuka, find her and bring her home, unaware that such a monster still lurks within Nyuu. 

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The main heroine characters, Chii in Chobits and ‘Nyuu' or Lucy from Elfen Lied, are very similar to each other and act the same way when they first appear. I thought that the story lines were very similar to each other too, except Elfen Lied has a great deal of gore in it whereas Chobits focuses more on the ‘cute' aspect of the characters.

Yakoz92 Yakoz92 says...

Both female leads, Chii and Nyuu, are very similar to each other and have something they cannot remember from their past. Similar cases with the male protagonists who find and take care of the two girls, getting more and more attached overtime.

eempso eempso says...

both stories involve  a main character who  has to come to learn about and accept a someone and their past. 

But, elfen lied is alot darker and filled with more gore than chobits.

Personally i'm fine with this, and if you can get past that, i definately reccomend this is you enjoyed chobits like i did.

Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess

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!

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HarlequinDollette HarlequinDollette says...

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.

nihonotaku nihonotaku says...

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.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

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?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

Alyrii Alyrii says...

They're both very cutesy. Fruits Basket seems to have more meaning, but they both kind of have underlying importance.