Ranked #2189

Video Girl Ai

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Den'ei Shoujo Video Girl AI
Japanese: 電影少女 VIDEO・GIRL・AI


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 27, 1992 to Aug 28, 1992
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.321 (scored by 6,755 users)
Ranked: #21892
Popularity: #2305
Members: 12,403
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When Youta is told by the girl he likes, Moemi, that she likes someone else, he rents a video girl tape from a strange video rental shop. When he plays the tape at home, Video Girl Ai emerges from the screen to help him win Moemi's love. But Yohta's VCR had been malfunctioning and now Ai's personality isn't quite what it was designed to be.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amano, Ai
Amano, Ai
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi
Moteuchi, Youta
Moteuchi, Youta
Kusao, Takeshi
Kusao, Takeshi
Hayakawa, Moemi
Hayakawa, Moemi
Amano, Yuri
Amano, Yuri
Manager of Gokuraku
Manager of Gokuraku
Ogata, Kenichi
Ogata, Kenichi


Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Executive Producer
Akahori, Satoru
Akahori, Satoru

More episodes Episodes(0/6)

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Opening Theme

"Ureshii Namida" by Noriko Sakai

Ending Theme

"Ano Hi Ni" by Maki Kimura

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Aug 12, 2007
Video Girl Ai,

Another storyline where the impossible becomes possible, giving hopes to a guy who seems to have no luck, this storyline is pretty original and really sucks you into the relationships as it goes along. The seriousness of this anime mixed with the relationship is utterly astounding. A good storyline base and the story just becomes better and better.

For the time it was made this anime is amazing, truly a classic.

Soundtrack is great, character voices are outstanding, really do fit the characters.

The characters are read more
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Dec 4, 2008
Video Girl Ai is probably one of the best anime OVA's I've seen in my anime watching years. The designs of the characters are some of the most beautiful I've seen and is amazing for 1992. This series is meant to be watched in japanese and the dub is good, but not the best. I think the animation is fluid and well produced, with the soundtrack consisting of mostly pop music, but I was content. So if you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a watch.
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Sep 25, 2015

Time for another episode of highly obscure anime reviews! Today I am going to talk about Video Girl Ai, which is one of those instances of a show or movie that had a small cult following for a couple years after it was released but quickly became forgotten. The movie equivalent of Video Girl Ai in terms of small, cult films that became highly obscure with time would be something like "Zorro the Gay Blade" or "Buddy Holly: Six String Samurai".


The plot starts out with the cliche premise of a hapless loser named Yota trying to get a girlfriend and constantly failing. Yota is read more
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May 12, 2015
I happened to stumble across Video Girl Ai while I was clicking around on TV Tropes one day, and the plot sounded interesting, so I figured, "hey, it's only 6 episodes, so why don't I give it a shot?" And I'm pretty glad I did. This is an under appreciated gem. Even though it's listed as an ecchi, the fanservice is actually pretty tasteful, and it's much more focused on plot rather than fanservice. So, even if ecchi titles generally aren't your thing, you should still give this a chance.
The story is a romance with a slight supernatural element to it. At its heart, it's read more
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Anime: Chobits
In both stories, lonely guys happen to meet and live with girls who aren't exactly human and under weird circumstances. As many comic and/or dramatic situations take place, they get closer. As a matter of fact, one can say that Chobits is like a modern version of Video Girl Ai.  
reportRecommended by janalima85
Anime: I''s Pure
These two share a number of things in common:

#1: Both are six episode (25-29 minutes per episode) OVAs.
#2: Both are based on two different 15 volume manga series created by Katsura.
#3: Both are romantic comedies, and both share many of the same character types. (FYI, a typically pathetic/weak-willed rom-com lead, a tomboy and a reserved 'dream girl'.)
#4: Both are high quality productions; the artwork remaining faithful to Katusra's wonderful, ecchi style.
#5: Both end each episode with extras, though the I''s Pure extras are far better than Ai's--the Pure extras focusing on its lead's perverted fantasies from the manga./> #6: Both are incredibly under-rated, by MAL's shitty standards. If Giant Robo is worthy of over 8/10, these two are most certainly not worthy of close to 7/10 averages.
#7: Both have been released on DVD in the US: Ai was released years ago by Geneon, and I''s + Pure got released by Viz last year.

Also, I can't comment on how good of an adaptation Ai's OVA is, but the I''s Pure OVA is as good as you can expect a six episode adaptation of a 143 chapter manga to be. The execution (starting in the present, two years in, and then going back to certain points in the I''s story) was perfect and mostly only meaningless content got cut. read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena
-Both shows are 90s gems
-Both shows include a lot of romance
-Both can be cheesy/over-the-top at times (but in a good way!)
-Both shows become very surreal (Utena is surreal almost the entire time, while Video Girl Ai's last episode is the only one that gets surreal)
-Both have unique art styles
If you liked one and find yourself wanting to watch more 90s stuff, you'll probably like the other. Plus, Video Girl Ai is only 6 episodes so it's worth a shot :) Video Girl Ai doesn't have the strong feminist themes of Utena, though, it's more simplistic, low-brow fun. 
reportRecommended by nanami_cow
Anime: I''s
Similar art style 
reportRecommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
Anime: Lunn wa Kaze no Naka
"Lunn Flies into the Wind" / "Lunn wa Kaze no Naka" and "Video Girl Ai" both entail a story of an introverted boy becoming infatuated with a female character that dances the realm of fiction, in which they become very protective of the respective girls and work to preserve them for as long as possible. 
reportRecommended by StevenHu
Anime: Sakura Tsuushin
Stories aren't exactly the same, but unrequited love is a major dynamic in both. Mysterious girl Appears in main male character's bedroom, a love triangle then forms, male lead tries to make the right decision about life and love. Only difference is that VGA does not lack an ending... lol 
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