A 19-year-old (in the anime, 18) repeat student attempting to get into a university by studying at a cram school, while working at an izakaya.
Although many characters in the series often tease him for being a "nice guy", they turn to him for advice with their problems, knowing he will always hear them out and do his best to assist them.
Chobits was adapted as a 26-episode-long anime television series broadcast on TBS and Animax from April to September 2002.
In addition, it has spawned two video games as well as various merchandise such as figurines, collectable cards, calendars, and artbooks.
Minoru's persocoms, including Yuzuki, a fairly exceptional custom-built persocom, are not able to analyze Chi either, and thus they conclude that she may be one of the Chobits, a legendary series of persocoms rumoured to have free will and emotions.
Although this is a possibility, Minoru is confident that it is only rumour.
Hideki's feelings intensify for Chi regardless of her being a persocom and despite his friends' painful experiences involving other persocoms.