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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: 7.301 (scored by 26449 users)
Ranked: #20782
Popularity: #559
Members: 48,265
Favorites: 279
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, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
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
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Key Animation
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director
Yamada, Yasunori
Script



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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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Feb 4, 2009
Hyduk87
Why do I rate this anime so highly? Why do I give a 10 in nearly every category? Well, it's simple. It's an awesome show! In my own personal taste, in what I liked to see in an anime, this was what hit the spot. I'll review this as I have a few others, by category then by my overall take on it.

**Story**
First of all, the story. In my opinion, one of the 2 most important aspects of any anime. You can have crazy action, you can have ecchi-ness and nudity, whatever, but without an actual story that 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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