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Ai Yori Aoshi

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 32,710 users)
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Ranked: #24182
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Popularity: #801
Members: 61,818
Favorites: 339
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Episodes: /24


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.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakuraba, Aoi
Sakuraba, Aoi
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Hanabishi, Kaoru
Hanabishi, Kaoru
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Foster, Tina
Foster, Tina
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Minazuki, Taeko
Minazuki, Taeko
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Mizuhashi, Kaori


Shimoda, Masami
Shimoda, Masami
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Fate
Enishi (縁)
Apr 11, 2002
2 Supper
Yuuge (夕餉)
Apr 18, 2002
3 Separation
Wakare (別離)
Apr 25, 2002
4 Living Together
Dousei (同棲)
May 2, 2002
5 Old Friend
Houyuu (朋友)
May 9, 2002

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)

More reviewsReviews

Apr 23, 2008
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
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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Feb 4, 2009
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.

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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Apr 13, 2008
This IS the best ROMANTIC Seinen anime ever.....

To me the story feels like Love Hina yet more Japanese, the main plot is that Kaoru is a student and by chance meets a girl who is lost at the Tokyo Station, he helps her and so have it she is going near where he lives, Kaoru helps the girl (Aoi) out to find the house but yet to find a empty plot, so the note she had was wrong, it starts to rain and Kaoru lets Aoi come to his place to keep dry then he finds out who he is and thats the person Aoi read more
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