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: 6.541 (scored by 17421,742 users)
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Ranked: #65042
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Popularity: #8302
Members: 5,405
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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
Co-Director, Character Design
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Key Animation, Character Design, Animation Director


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Nov 21, 2011
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 ...
Jul 9, 2021
Short film compilations always make for a nice viewing experience. It’s a bit like a style market; brief formats on which directors and animators get to enjoy themselves and go straight to the point. As for Ai Monogatari there are 9 shorts, each adapting a small love story (comedic and/or dramatic depending on the story) created by mangaka Kaiji Kawaguchi.

If I were to order those shorts, I would immediately put 2 of them on top :

- « Stop the Time » by Hiroshi Hamasaki (who also directed Texhnolyze among other things). It was one of those moments, a few seconds in and I already knew ...

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