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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Series: Chobits
  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Manga; First Edition edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595824510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595824516
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Clamp, stylized as CLAMP, is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid 1980s. Many of the group's manga series are often adapted into anime after release. It consists of their leader Nanase Ohkawa, who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for all their works and adaptations of those works respectively, and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Satsuki Igarashi. Almost 100 million Clamp tankōbon copies have been sold worldwide as of October 2007.

Customer Reviews

The color images that were included were a nice touch!
Cupcakemunster
While I wanted to just zoom through the story because of how addictive and interesting it was I couldn't help but pace myself and admire the beautiful artwork.
David Shimmy
These color artwork pages might have been a nice idea in theory, but they may as well not have bothered if you can't see them without damaging the book.
stowrag

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By stowrag on August 2, 2010
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To start out, I was already very familar with Chobits before buying the Dark Horse release, and enjoyed their Clover release as well.

Dark Horse released an almost perfect version of this great story with their omnibus edition of Chobits, but there are a number of faults to be had, specifically with presentation.

While Clover was given a quality treatment, with thicker pages and sturdy bindings, the thought put into the presentation of Chobits was clearly lacking; The page sizes have been scaled down to a regular-size manga and the cover and spine need reinforcing. This book will show noticeable wear during the first read through if it isn't handled and stored correctly; I was very upset to find that a number of pages were bent out of shape when I put the book away wrong. There's also the issue of Dark Horse trying to release 4 volumes in one omnibus: it's clear just from looking at the size and relative thickness of the book that 4 volumes is just too many. The book almost looks like it can't support itself.

On top of that, while Dark Horse attempted to add extras by inserting some color inserts from the "For Your Eyes Only" artbook, bad design and planning often puts the focus of these bonuses right in the middle of the page divide, forcing the reader to choose whether to open the book far beyond what the limits it was made to withstand, damaging the spine. These color artwork pages might have been a nice idea in theory, but they may as well not have bothered if you can't see them without damaging the book.

On the plus side, the story is very accurately preserved, updated, and even improved on from the older Tokyopop release; Dark Horse really did a good job giving Chobits a brand new translation.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By B. Ackley on April 6, 2010
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Chobits is something of a modern manga classic. CLAMP's tale of boy meets robot is funny, charming and even though provoking as it explores the realtionship between people and computers.

What isn't so amazing is Dark Horse Comics' omnibus edition release. While Dark Horse did a great job on CLAMP's Clover manga this new edition of Chobits has a lot of issues.

The size of this collection is small. The book's height and width are equal to Tokyopop's original release. What you get is a rather small manga thicker than a phone book. Anyone reading this is guaranteed to break the spine trying to read the story and your hands are bound to hurt from holding this oversized monster of a book. The pages will eventually start to come loose from the binding.

One minor gripe that I have is that the book will not look uniform with the clover release which is disappointing.

One the up side its good to see one of CLAMP's most popular works back in print and with the color pages added.

I would have loved Dark Horse to break this into at least a 3 volume collection or a deluxe reprint (along the lines of Udon's Silent Mobius release) than the monster phone book that has been presented.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chi Down on September 15, 2010
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So first of all I'd like to say that this manga is great, and one that any anime lover should pick up, it's got very detailed artwork(i'm not too familiar with CLAMP but from everything I've read their artwork is known for being really good). Consequently the packaging from Dark Horse is kinda weak. So I'll split my review into 3 parts to better explain each part: they are Story, Art, and Packaging.
Story - 5 out of 5; Clamp takes a very interesting look at our obsession with technology, the negative consequences, as well as the good. They make this story so interesting because they achieve this introspective view through a romance story. I will tell you my bias, I am a guy, and I hate romance stories,but I still absolutely loved this story! Each relationship that the manga explores, not only poses a philosophical/moral question unto itself, but they also genuinely make you feel for the characters. They give enough exposition on each character, and give each person actual motives which sets it far apart from most romances I've seen. In the end the work leaves you with a lot to think about, and a lot of questions you might have about yourself. So if your their for the philosophical themes present in the work you will not be disappointed, and if your just looking for a good manga to read you won't be disappointed either. The whole story has a nice blend of drama and humor. Most of the time the story is very light hearted, and when the time is right it seamlessly switches gears back into drama. Like I said no matter what reason you read the manga for, you will enjoy the ride. And it's a ride that both men and women could easily enjoy. They also finally changed Summomo's name back, instead of calling her plumb which was something weird they did in the tokyopop version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Shimmy on July 25, 2011
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No matter what kind of manga you're into you have to read Chobits. It's fantastic. I read it on the train mostly because of my long commute. While I wanted to just zoom through the story because of how addictive and interesting it was I couldn't help but pace myself and admire the beautiful artwork. I wanted to laugh and cry so many times. It's not meant to be sad but so many parts are. Just these little moments that tug at your strings, you know? It truly is clamps best work in my opinion and I would recommend it to anybody. As a matter of fact i'd not only recommend it but i'd be pushy and say "BUY IT NOW WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU JUST GET IT IT'S AMAZING". So yes. Buy it!

Chii's story turns out to be a lot more interesting that you'd assume. There are a lot of details that unfold that make you stop and think of how cleverly they were hidden.

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I love Chobits!!
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