Ai Monogatari: 9 Love Stories

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Synonyms: Kawaguchi Kaiji's 9 Love Stories
Japanese: 愛物語 9 Love Stories


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1993
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.611 (scored by 12081,208 users)
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Ranked: #53802
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Popularity: #7427
Members: 3,922
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An OVA based on the work of Kawaguchi Kaiji consisting of nine independent stories, each animated by a different director. With Beatles music involved, somewhere.

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Morimoto, Kouji
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Animation Director, Character Design, Key Animation


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Nov 21, 2011
Boltz (All reviews)
People often remember their first love with a bitter-sweet feeling and this theme is mostly prevalent in 9 short tales from Kawaguchi Kaiji, adapted into short animations by 9 different directors.
The stories vary from touching and nostalgic, to cheeky and fun and some even develop into a rather bitter ending.

What they all have in common is the focus on male-female relationship in various interesting ways. You may be surprised to learn, that despite being short, these 10 minute animations tell just as much as a full featured movie, if not even more.

Some of them aren't fully developed, so I can't give the movie a 10 read more
Apr 5, 2021
HypnoDiscKit (All reviews)
I am a fan of anthologies especially this one, it's just interesting to see how the relationships between each couple develop. It's sad that the manga is not translated but at least the anime can be watched online. Kawaguchi Kaiji doesn't miss this one and worth the watch especially on a rainy day. I enjoyed it quite a lot as I am a fan of 90's anime and I hope to watch more animes like it. My only complaint about the anime would be the audio quality but I can't blame it since it is old compared to audio quality today.

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