The sequel to the movie trilogy doesn’t ruin the original TV ending, or improve on it in any meaningful way, it sits comfortably in the middle; a 'take it or leave it' film that’s entertaining in its own right.
The way that After the Revolution sells itself, from the cover art to the blurb on the back, is quite different to what we eventually get. Overall, it’s a nice experiment, but not what all fans are going to be expecting for the series’ 20th anniversary.
It’s really wonderful that Square Enix gifted us with this book, instead of letting the legacy of the game die out without being completed, but it’s a shame that the creators felt the need to tell a whole new story that ultimately goes against the main games’ themes and meaningful ending.
This new release of Chobits is not only a beautifully put-together book, with a new, more faithful translation, but is also a wonderful celebration of one of CLAMP's most interesting and provocative, if flawed, works.