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: 2.651 (scored by 30163,016 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #133202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8723
Members: 4,586
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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Aug 22, 2020
I feel like many seem to pass off this anime, as nothing more than a 7-second film. It is often trash upon and bad because they fail to see beyond what the anime portrayed. And so I'm here to tell you that you're wrong.

Story: 10/10
In this film, directed by Rapparu, there were many symbols used to evoke emotion and passion in just those 7 seconds. If we break down each second, we can see how profound and heartbreaking this film is. In the opening, the first second, we already faced with a character. It evokes this question, who is this person? As time runs ...
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, ...
Oct 10, 2019
A bootiful anime about grief? I think.

Great for adding another anime to your completed. Yeah, that's about it. Since mal won't allow me to write short reviews I gotta talk a lot and it's pretty annoying but I will do it anyways. I guess I have to stay on topic at the same time, OMG but I want to post this review soooooo bad. Actually, should I just type in random letters to make the review longer? svjfkslldsfldmscmxosjljkasj;ajd;sjfkjsdm;sza;ds dsakda;jsajdsllajl;aljlaslkksjjsa;;ajka. Yeah, probably not a very good idea since my review might get taken down. Oh well, time to actually talk about this anime.So, um I don't ...

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Poll: Ai (ONA) Discussion ( 1 2 )
purplepinapples - Dec 19, 2016
51 repliesby bushman66 »»
Mar 28, 7:04 PM
How is this a romance?
TheBlockernator - Dec 12, 2021
2 repliesby TheBlockernator »»
Dec 12, 2021 3:00 PM