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Japanese: 愛人


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 11, 1999 to May 24, 2002
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Ecchi Ecchi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Tanaka, Yutaka (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 31133,113 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22162
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1928
Members: 8,644
Favorites: 177

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Ikuru Yoshizumi has spent the last decade of his life suffering from a terminal illness, and his death quickly approaches. Seeking a reason to carry on in his final days, Ikuru applies for ownership of an AGH-RMS, a genetically engineered human with a short lifespan, designed to provide comfort for those who are on their last legs.

Ikuru is given Ai, an AGH-RMS who appears and functions as a girl his age. Ikuru finds his own reason for living within Ai, who is able to develop her own personality through her pure love for Ikuru. As unpreventable global conflict threatens the future of the human race, Ai and Ikuru cling to each other for safety and understanding.

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Dec 18, 2007
Ai-Ren is a Sci-fi, Romance, Drama about a young man (Ikuru) who was involved in a horrific accident but his life was able to be saved. Nonetheless he will soon die, so to comfort him in his final moments he was given an Ai-Ren (artificially generated humans).

From the beginning this manga is easily comparable to other heartfelt romance about a guy falling in love with a cute, not-so-human, girl. However unlike the ever-so-popular Chobits, this manga story is fairly saddening because the main character’s fates are already sealed. So all you can do is see how the story progress, which is great however the back-story ...
May 19, 2008
Before reading any of my reviews, please keep in mind that I am a VERY harsh critic. I do not hand out 10's easily and anything I rate 7 or higher I consider recommendation worthy.

Story: 7/10
The main story in itself would get a 9/10 from me, but I found that the cryptic, apocalyptic side story wasn't really necessary and took away from the overall story which is a shame because the main story is absolutely amazing. There were a number of sensual/sexual scenes in the story, but when you are reading you need to keep in mind that they are living in an age where ...
Feb 19, 2016
If there are two genres of anime/manga/any form of media that I absolutely REFUSE to watch/read under any circumstances, its ecchi and porn. Or both in the same package. I don't like porn. I really don't. Seeing people be naked and have sex and do stupid stuff just doesn't appeal to me. It never had, and it never will. Over the top nudity or sexual situations are always a turn-off for me. However, by accident, I discovered the works of Yutaka Tanaka, a mangaka who actually writes very good manga with genuinely interesting storylines, sex and all, and any nudity it has is never played ...

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