Manga: I Dream of Mimi
aka: Buttobi CPU
I Dream of Mimi (or Buttobi CPU) is a Japanese Manga and OVA series created by Kaoru Shintani.The manga, written and illustrated by Kaoru Shintani, was published by Hakusensha in Young Animal magazine. The OVAs were produced by studio Pink Pineapple under director Masamitsu Hidaka and published in 1997. Only three OVAs were created, with a total runtime of 83 minutes.
The OVA provides examples of:
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Mimi
- Deus Sex Machina
- Girl in a Box: Mimi
- Karma Houdini: Centris and Quadra.
- Laughably Evil: Centris and Perfoma gives us some funny antics. Especially Quadra.
- Naked First Impression: Akira sees Mimi naked when he opens the box.
- Names to Know in Anime: Tomoko Ishimura (Mimi), Hiroko Konishi (Kanako), Nobutoshi Hayashi (Junpei), Kotono Mitsuishi (Quadra), Yuriko Yamaguchi (Forte), Yuko Miyamura (Perfoma) and Maya Okamoto (Centris).
- No Ending
- Robot Girl: Mimi, Performa, Centris, Quadra and Forte.
- Robotic Spouse: Mimi plays this role for Akira, and not just in a sexual context, either.
- Technology Marches On: 250 MHz are enough for an AI with human-like intelligence in an gynoid body?!
- Villain Exit Stage Left: The reason why Centris and Quadra are Karma Houdini.