Ai (ONA)

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Synonyms: Love


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 10, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 7 sec.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 2.671 (scored by 30283,028 users)
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Ranked: #133322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8819
Members: 4,613
Favorites: 7

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The circumstances responsible for the person's pained expression remain unknown. However, it can be surmised that love is responsible for the anguish they feel.

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Ai (ONA) is a short animation published to the YouTube channel of independent animator Rapparu.

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Mar 7, 2018
Story 10/10:
It's clearly a story about struggling to find your true love. Epileptic Sasuke here is clearly confessing to the love of his life Naruto through webcam but is then overcome by his emotions and fade-to-black-jutsu before before Naruto could see his tears. #nohomo
The title is clearly providing a deep provocative reference to Japanese word "ai" which is this forgotten ancient word for "love" which can only be realised once you've committed yourself to the arduous act of... 3 seconds of google. This story was truly moving and nothing in anime comes close except for Iwata Naomi magnificent work with Polygon Pictures. Truly I've seen ...
Feb 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
For those who wished to watch the 7 second anime, here is a link to a reupload on YouTube:
There was a previous link but it was for Kissanime, F.

It's harmless, really, can't understand the hate people display for it. The animator's recent work is rather charming, and I encourage you check out their tumblr! Their recent works are actually very nice and their style is individualistic, colour choice too.

Many have dissected it, though it feels like an artistic vent rather than something deeper, which is also why I am less harsh on it.

Still have no clue why it is listed on MAL, ...
Jan 11, 2017
Once in a while you may come across an anime which you'd literally understand nothing about. Either it may be too complex for your brain to grasp at face value, or it may offer little to zero substance at all that you do not really know where to extract the essence of maybe the characters, the plot, or the premise to begin with. You may watch the thing again, adjust the brightness and sounds just a little bit, still understand nothing, wonder if this shit is some sort of a joke or a failed attempt to boggle the mind of the viewers, rate it with ...

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Poll: Ai (ONA) Discussion ( 1 2 )
purplepinapples - Dec 19, 2016
53 repliesby cvbnm07 »»
Jun 2, 1:34 PM
How is this a romance?
TheBlockernator - Dec 12, 2021
2 repliesby TheBlockernator »»
Dec 12, 2021 3:00 PM