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Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

Alternative Titles

English: Ai Yori Aoshi
Synonyms: Bluer Than Indigo
Japanese: 藍より青し

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.311 (scored by 25447 users)
Ranked: #20112
Popularity: #513
Members: 46,107
Favorites: 271
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama harem romance

Synopsis

Kaoru Hanabishi, a college student who lives alone, met a beautiful but bewildered girl dressed in a kimono at a train station. He volunteered to guide her way to the address she was looking for, which happened to be in his neighborhood, but turned out to be an empty lot. Not knowing what to do next, Kaoru invited the devastated girl to his apartment and asked for any additional clues to her destination. She supplied him with a photo of two children whom Kauru immediately identified as himself and Aoi Sakuraba, his childhood friend. It turned out that the girl in front of him is Aoi Sakuraba herself, his betrothed fiancee who came all the way to Tokyo to marry him. Her revelation was not only surprising but also reminded the deepest part of Kaoru's memory for why he left the Hanabishi family in the first place.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ai Yori Aoshi
Sequel: Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi
Side story: Ai Yori Aoshi: Yumegatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanabishi, Kaoru
Hanabishi, Kaoru
Main
Hoshi, Souichirou
Japanese
Hoshi, Souichirou
Wittenberg, Dave
English
Wittenberg, Dave
...
Sakuraba, Aoi
Sakuraba, Aoi
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...
Tanaka
Supporting
Sakaguchi, Kouichi
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Kouichi
Suzuki
Suzuki
Supporting
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya

Staff

Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director
Yamada, Yasunori
Script
Sayama, Kiyoko
Storyboard



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Apr 23, 2008
Nightscream
The story itself isn't out of the ordinary......boy meets girl, falls in love and another 4 girls do the same. However, it is good the way the story develops around the two main characters. The male lead isn't an asshole nor an idiot and that makes him a likable character. The female lead is.....interesting......She doesn't know anything else besides her love for the male lead and it's kinda interesting to see how the story develops around her.

There is no tragedy to make the plot a little more complicated (except the facts concerning the past of the main male character which I won't spoil for you), read more
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Dec 1, 2009
burntlettuce
Ai Yori Aoshi is a very straight forward one dimensional anime. There isn't anything else i could say to describe this anime other that. It's a typical lovey dovey through and through, but nothing else.

It's story is incredibly simple. It's a typical harem anime in the sense that the main male character is surrounded by five or six females who all have feelings for him. However it is very evident in the beginning who he will end up with. The story it's self does not know what it wants to be. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a romance anime that specifically focuses read more
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Recommendations

This show seems very similar to love hina in many aspects. Explaining is hard without giving spoilers but the characters, comedy style, amd even look is similar i highly suggest both anime.
Both series are lightly comedic romances (with harem elements) in which a fairly ordinary college student is suddenly visited by a beautiful yamato nadeshiko type woman who becomes his romantic partner.

Opening Theme

"Towa no Hana (Eternal Flower)" by Yoko Ishida

Ending Theme

#1: "Namo Shirenu Hana" by The Indigo
#2: "Akai Hana" by The Indigo (ep 15)
#3: "I'll Be Home" by Yukino Satsuki (ep 18)
#4: "Towa no Hana" by Ishida Youko (ep 24)

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