Chi (ちぃ, Chii?) is a "chobit," a technologically advanced persocom rumoured to possess true sapience, unlike other persocoms.[1] She is found by Hideki one night in a pile of trash as he makes his way home. Upon turning her on,



Volume 1


Ep.1 Chi awakens

Japanese voice actor

Rie Tanaka

English voice actor

Michelle Ruff


Appears to be about 15-16 years old


5'0 (152cm)


Heavy when off,Normal when on.





she is only able to say the word "chi," remembers nothing of her past life, and is unable to perform even the simplest tasks. Because of this, Hideki names her Chi and undertakes to teach her how to function. Because her system cannot be scanned by other persocoms, Minoru Kokubunji suggests she may be one of the legendary chobits. Minoru tells Hideki that Chi needs software to perform common persocom functions such as email, but that he doesn't know which ones, and to wait for Chi to tell you herself. Through the course of the series, Chi learns basic skills, and eventually takes a job to help support Hideki.

While other persocoms are seen performing various computer functions, Chi is seen to do it only once; when she traces Yumi's location through Yumi's PDA. As Chi and Hideki learn more about her, Chi begins to have visions of another persocom who is identical to herself. Hideki (and the audience of the story) eventually learns that this is Freya, her twin, and that Chi was originally called Elda; after Freya fell in love and had her heart broken, her memories were downloaded into Chi, before her system stopped. While Ms. Hibiya was telling Hideki about Chi's earlier life, Freya was telling a simpler, less detailed version of the same story to Chi. The fewer details mean, among other things, that Chi is still unaware at the end of the story that Ms. Hibiya was formerly her mother. Midway through the story her full name, Chi Motosuwa, can be seen on her pay envelope. During the series, Chi reads a series of children's picture books, A City with No People, about a character searching for the "person just for me," which were written pseudonymously by Chitose Hibiya as a way of reconnecting Chi to her past self as Elda, and to guide Chi's search for love. At the end of the series, Hideki finally admits that he loves Chi, and is her special person.


Cute and adorable. Chi is a sweetheart and often say the word "chi". Chi has many personalities. She often reads a book about finding your special person and about being lonely in the world. Since Chi is like a baby learning everything new, she is influenced by what's around her and by what she reads. Chi loves Hideki and wants him to be her special person.


Petite. Long blonde hair. Big brown eyes. Chi could very well be classified as one of the cutest persocoms ever made. If it wasn't for her ears she would have looked like a normal human girl.

When turned off, Chi is very heavy and can be barely carried around. When turned on she becomes a lot lighter.