Ranked #1304
Ai Kora (Manga)

Ai Kora

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Love & Collage
Japanese: あいこら

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 6, 2005 to Feb 6, 2008
Authors: Inoue, Kazurou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 5895 users)
Ranked: #13042
Popularity: #375
Members: 10,095
Favorites: 331
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Synopsis

Maeda Hachibei is peculiar, because, when most males lusting after gorgeous females, he instead lusts after discrete parts. When he relocates to Tokyo to attend school, he finds himself living in a dormitory with five females, each possessing a distinct ideal physical trait he desires: gorgeous blue eyes, bullet-train breasts, a deep dulcet voice, and straight "anime-esque" legs. Can he manage to keep his wits when these women surround him? Although you would not be completely incorrect if you believe this is like Love Hina… Hachibei is no Keitaro.

(Source: Musashi Quality)

Included one-shot:
Volume 12: The Boy Who Heard Too Much

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Characters

 Hachibe
Maeda, Hachibe
Main
 Sakurako
Tenmaku, Sakurako
Main
 Kirino
Ootori, Kirino
Main
 Yukari
Tsukino, Yukari
Main
 Ayame
Yatsuhashi, Ayame
Supporting
 Tsubame
Ameyagi, Tsubame
Supporting
 Seishirou
Aburazaka, Seishirou
Supporting

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radiantfire
Jan 1, 2008 3:09 AM

Hilarious Parts
by radiantfire

Context:
For this review, I'll be analysing Ai Kora. It is by Inoue Kazurou who is probably most known as the author of Midori no Hibi. At the time of this writing, I have read 58 chapters of this manga.

Story:
Ai Kora revolves around Hachibe Maeda and his endless attempts to glorify his favourite parts. It is a creative attempt on the world of fetishes and takes the notion of "objectifying women" to another level. Each chapter is episodic, in that, they often highlight a particular fetish being promoted. In this sense, those who enjoy short quick shots of romance and comedy will definitely enjoy read more
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hJ
Apr 20, 2011 1:27 PM
The beloved is the ultimate fetish. (Mason Cooley)

PLOT: -

This series focuses around the daily life of Maeda Hachibei, a pervert who idolizes ‘Parts Love’.

There’s a big misconception among anime/manga fans that a pervert is someone with extreme sexual desire or fantasies. In truth being a pervert means to think, act and follow the paths which are opposite to the normal standards set the world. Having weird/abnormal sexual tastes and desires indeed comes in that but it is not only limited to that.

In a sense ‘Parts Love’ is a perverted thing and in another sense it is not.

Parts Love is a common norm among teenagers. The read more
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Qwerkzy
Jan 23, 2008 7:25 PM
Honestly I feel a bit like I wasted my time. It's not really bad or anything but it's not all that great either. The story is a cliche among cliches. Boy gets to live in a girl's dorm. Wow. Haven't seen that before. I expected better from the mangaka.

The characters are weak. They don't evolve. They are stereotypes and have stayed the exact same up to the last volume I read (the fifth). I would be lying to say I could distinguish all the random scenarios in this manga from the billion other similar read more
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Marshall-Turner
Mar 2, 2008 10:27 PM
Star Rating (out of four): **

(This review is based on having read the first chapter.)

I think Ai Kora would really be worth reading if it didn’t feel so much like a Ken Akamatsu rip-off. Akamatsu, as you recall, created the famous Love Hina and infamous Negima!, two harem comedies that redefined the genre. Ai Kora does no more, it seems, than copy Akamatsu’s technique.

Two of the four girls in this manga look like descendants of Asuna and Nodoka from Negima! Identical appearances are fine by me - except that they also seem to share the same personalities. One, named Sakurako, has long orange hair and read more
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Recommendations

Manga: Love Hina
Both protagonists are in essentially identical situations, where the main character are nearly clones of their counterparts in the series. They have the same behaviour, reactions, and similar appearance to the character(s) in the other series. Love Hina is probably more ecchi, but that's not saying Ai Kora isn't ecchi at all.  
reportRecommended by Kenn
Manga: Sora no Otoshimono
Both series' comic foundation is oftentimes delivered by the various mishaps caused by perverted male protagonists. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Manga: Lock On!
Both main characters have an insane passion for what they love. Plot isn't the most important factor, making you the reader laugh, whether it be on the floor or not, is. Both main characters get abused beyond recognition and the art styles are very good.  
reportRecommended by Consumed
Manga: Lock On!
the protagonist in this one is similar to ai kora in which he does everything to protect the smile of the girls he has his eye locked on 
reportRecommended by ekz
Manga: Ayu Mayu
These 2 manga series are similar in their main male character (the happy-go-lucky cum idiotic kind but serious in times of need) and that both feature love triangles between the guy and 2 close friends.

However, Ai Kora is more focused on fetishes while Ayu Maru is about two girls who might be the guy's brother, and the other possibly his gf (which is similar to Onegai Twins).


 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe
Manga: Bari Haken
In both series the main male characters have superhuman abilities when their individual fetishes are involved.
Ai Kora: Parts fetish
Bari Haken: Anime characters fetish 
reportRecommended by Dunkjoe

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