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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: 7.281 (scored by 29700 users)
Ranked: #22742
Popularity: #664
Members: 55,381
Favorites: 304
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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.

Background

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Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Okamoto, Hideki
Okamoto, Hideki
Episode Director, Key Animation
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director
Yamada, Yasunori
Yamada, Yasunori
Script

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Episodes  24 / 24
Aired  Apr 11, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Status  Finished Airing


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Apr 23, 2008 1:50 PM
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 9:12 AM
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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Dec 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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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Jul 1, 12:32 PM
interception
I had no idea what this was going to be. I knew that it was supposed to take place after the original series, Ai Yori Aoshi, had finished. The Story & ending was a a Hugel et-down for me. It left a lot of questions unanswered and made me wonder if there was going to be a Second Series that would tie up all of the loose ends from the first two. You can't have a series like this without resolving what the gist of it was SUPPOSED to be, at least from my point of view. If you don't understand what I am read more
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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. 
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Anime: Chobits
They both have an air of innocence about the main female character. The whole idea that love can conquer all is a theme throughout both series. They both have a fair amount of fan service in them. However, Ai Yori Aoshi has a bit of a harem twist that Chobits doesn't really have at all. They're both well-animated, touching love stories that I recommend to anyone that likes to watch romantic comedies. 
reportRecommended by KittyCatalope
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They are both romantic, and loving theme, maybe Ai yori is not so comic, but it is worth seeing 
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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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