Ranked #1977
Video Girl Ai

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: Production I.G
Duration: 29 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.331 (scored by 5752 users)
Ranked: #19772
Popularity: #1968
Members: 10,111
Favorites: 40
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comedy drama romance


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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Adaptation: Video Girl Ai

Characters & Voice Actors

Amano, Ai
Amano, Ai
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi
Latini, Ilaria
Latini, Ilaria
Moteuchi, Youta
Moteuchi, Youta
Kusao, Takeshi
Kusao, Takeshi
Swaile, Brad
Swaile, Brad
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Manager of Gokuraku
Manager of Gokuraku
Ogata, Kenichi
Ogata, Kenichi


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

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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.

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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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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.
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.

Opening Theme

"Ureshii Namida" by Noriko Sakai

Ending Theme

"Ano Hi Ni" by Maki Kimura

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