Season 1 Episode 1

Chi Awakens

Aired Unknown Apr 02, 2002 on
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Episode Summary

Hideki has moved to the city from the country to enroll in a Prep School in order to pass the college entrance exam.
In the city, Hideki is amazed by the mobile computer units called Persocons that almost everyone has. If only they weren't so expensive!
Walking one night, he comes across a cute persocom just lying in the trash, and decides he should do his part for the environment and recycle her as his own.moreless

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Doug Stone

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Kirk Thornton

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Japanese use the persocom (pasokon) term as an actual abbreviation for personal computer.

    • Goof: After Hideki finds Chi, there's a scene where he's fantasizes about what she can do, one of the things is using her as a video game console, and either the TV and/or the controller is plugged into her ears. However he doesn't learn that that's where the plugs are until a scene later on when Shinbo shows him.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (recurring quote)
      Chi: Chi?

    • Hideki: I want a persocom too! I want email! I want to see those internet porn sites!
      Hibiya: Porn?
      Hideki: Uh, well...

    • Hideki: Persocoms are great. Since they're shaped like people, why can't there just be a really, really cute one lying around?

    • (Ms. Hibiya is talking with Hideki when Chi appears and her towel falls.)
      Hibiya: My oh my...
      Hideki: Really, it's not what you think! It's a persocom!
      Hibiya: My, what a cute little persocom!
      Hideki: (with a funny look on his face) Yeah, well, it's a persocom alright!

    • Hideki finds Chi in the alleyway by the garbage.
      Hideki: Oh my God it's a dead body!

    • Hideki: I doubt I'll ever be able to afford one though(a persocom). And even if I did have one, I wouldn't know where to begin. I don't know anything about persocoms. But I've gotta check out those porno sites....

    • Sumomo rushes to hug Shinbo when she sees Hideki
      Sumomo: Master, that guy's really SCARY!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Japanese casting as done by Pioneer
      The way the Pioneer DVD's are set up, the Japanese cast is listed by name regardless of whether they voiced in that episode.

    • English voice actors list
      The actors are all lumped together in alphabetical order by first name. Their non-aliased names are in parentheses:
      Crispin Freeman
      David Lucas (Steven Jay Blum)
      David Orozco or Orosco (Doug Stone)
      Ellen Wilkinson (Bridget Hoffman)
      Julie Maddalena
      Karen Strassman
      Kay Jensen (Kari Wahlgren)
      Michelle Ruff
      Midge Mayes (Dorothy Elias-Fahn)
      Mona Marshall
      Ron Allen (Kirk Thornton)
      Sandy Fox
      Tony Oliver
      Terrence Stone
      Wendee Lee

    • Hideki has a big problem talking to himself, often out loud and in public for maximum embarassment. (Edit: Of course it'd lead to a much more boring series if this wasn't the case. :) )

    • Chi or Chii
      The Australian DVD version translates her name as Chii with a double i. This is because Chi in Japanese could translate to "blood".

      The US version spells her name as Chi, as well as the manga distributed in the US, so this guide will stick with that for all titles and quotes.

      So please use Chi. Thanks.


    • Hideki's alarm clock is labelled HIDEKI, which is an actual Japanese consumer electronics company.

    • Cram School
      Cram School is for High School students who didn't qualify for a University. Typically a student will spend a year studying at a prep school in order to take the University Entrance exams and start University the following year.