Ai Yori Aoshi

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Synonyms: Bluer Than Indigo
Japanese: 藍より青し
English: Ai Yori Aoshi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HaremHarem
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 5342453,424 users)
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Ranked: #36232
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Popularity: #1888
Members: 109,952
Favorites: 456

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Kaoru Hanabishi, a college student who lives alone, met a beautiful but bewildered girl dressed in a kimono at a train station. He volunteered to guide her way to the address she was looking for, which happened to be in his neighborhood, but turned out to be an empty lot. Not knowing what to do next, Kaoru invited the devastated girl to his apartment and asked for any additional clues to her destination. She supplied him with a photo of two children whom Kaoru immediately identified as himself and Aoi Sakuraba, his childhood friend. It turned out that the girl in front of him is Aoi Sakuraba herself, his betrothed fiancee who came all the way to Tokyo to marry him. Her revelation was not only surprising but also reminded the deepest part of Kaoru's memory for why he left the Hanabishi family in the first place.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsukura, Yuuji
Ogura, Mitsutoshi
Assistant Producer
Shimoda, Masami
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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"Towa no Hana (Eternal Flower)" by Yoko Ishida

Ending Theme

1: "Namo Shirenu Hana" by The Indigo
2: "Akai Hana" by The Indigo (eps 15)
3: "I'll Be Home" by Yukino Satsuki (eps 18)
4: "Towa no Hana" by Ishida Youko (eps 24)


Apr 23, 2008
The story itself isn't out of the ordinary......boy meets girl, falls in love and another 4 girls do the same. However, it is good the way the story develops around the two main characters. The male lead isn't an asshole nor an idiot and that makes him a likable character. The female lead is.....interesting......She doesn't know anything else besides her love for the male lead and it's kinda interesting to see how the story develops around her.

There is no tragedy to make the plot a little more complicated (except the facts concerning the past of the main male character which I won't spoil for you), ...
Dec 1, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Ai Yori Aoshi is a very straight forward one dimensional anime. There isn't anything else i could say to describe this anime other that. It's a typical lovey dovey through and through, but nothing else.

It's story is incredibly simple. It's a typical harem anime in the sense that the main male character is surrounded by five or six females who all have feelings for him. However it is very evident in the beginning who he will end up with. The story it's self does not know what it wants to be. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a romance anime that specifically focuses ...
Mar 15, 2017
Preliminary (8/24 eps)
I want to like you, but you are so generic, and so slow. This is one of those anime you pick up because you thought "maybe i will like it now" and then it just fades into obscurity until you drop it to watch something more interesting.

I can't be the only one who hates the harem where no girl stands a chance, it is so rarely done right despite how many series do it, i find that promotional material actually plays a huge role in this, because it does not matter in the end because the cover girl will win or we will get ...

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