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Chobits (ちょびっツ Chobittsu) was adapted into an anime television series by Madhouse. The series was directed by Morio Asaka with music by K-Taro Takanami and character designs by Hisashi Abe.

The series was broadcast in 26 episodes from April 2nd, 2002 to September 24th, 2002 across Japan, East Asia, and Southeast Asia by the anime satellite television network, Animax and the terrestrial Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) network.

Chobits was later released on 8 DVDs. The original episodes 9 and 18 are "recap" episodes, summarizing previous events. These episodes were re-numbered for the DVD release as episodes 8.5 and 16.5, respectively, and removed from their original sequence by being published together on the final DVD.

In addition, there is one episode and OVA made available only on DVD: a 27th episode recapping the series (numbered episode 24.5) and a 6-minute special, "Chibits: Sumomo and Kotoko Deliver".

List of episodes: Chobits Episodes Main Article.


Chobits was broadcast in approximately 6 countries across various networks. At Anime Boston 2010, North-American anime distributor, Funimation Entertainment announced that they "have rescued Chobits and will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray on April 26th, 2011 & May 10th, 2011."

Country Network
Japan Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)
Korea AniOne TV
France Europe 2 TV
  • Animax España
  • Buzz Channel
Portugal Animemax Portugal
Poland Hyper
USA Funimation Channel

Home Release

Though Chobits was never broadcast in some countries, the series was licensed and distributed as DVDs. The MVM Films distribution of DVDs had 6 DVDs, rather than 7. The "recap" episodes were removed from the sequence and added as "extra" features.

Country Company
United Kingdom MVM Films
Australia Madman Entertainment
New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Taiwan Proware Multimedia
France Kaze Animation
Netherlands Kaze Animation
Russia MC Entertainment


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