Ai yori Aoshi
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Ai yori Aoshi

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English: Ai yori Aoshi
Synonyms: Bluer than Indigo
Japanese: 藍より青し


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 153
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 27, 1998 to Aug 26, 2005
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Harem Harem
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Fumizuki, Kou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 55155,515 users)
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Ranked: #22722
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Popularity: #1160
Members: 12,133
Favorites: 305

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Despite her family's protests, Aoi Sakuraba decides that she is going to marry Kaoru Hanabishi, her love of eighteen years. Once he realizes that her intentions are genuine, and that she's not just trying to get him to reconcile with his estranged (and domineering) family - he begins to definitely warm up to the idea, too. What obstacles must the two overcome in order to be together?

(Source: Tokyopop)


Ai yori Aoshi was published in English by Tokyopop from January 6, 2004 to October 9, 2007. Tokyopop released in a 3-in-1 omnibus for the manga's first three volumes in English as Ai Yori Aoshi - Collection on November 4, 2008. It was also published in Italian as Sempre più Blu from March 11, 2005 to September 8, 2008.

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Jan 19, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
Every so often an anime or manga comes along that forces you to rethink your perspective on a particular genre. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou changed how I viewed sci-fi. Barefoot Gen redefined my idea of tragedies. Sanctuary altered my preconcieved notions of thrillers.

And Ai Yori Aoshi changed how I viewed romantic manga.

Ai Yori Aoshi (or Bluer than Indigo), was created by Fumizuki Kou, and was originally serialized in Young Animal magazine from 1998 to 2005, when the series ended. The title was inspired by a quote from the Chinese philosopher Xun Zi which states that "Blue comes from indigo, but is bluer than indigo", and read more
Jun 23, 2008
Otaku1412 (All reviews)
This was an enjoyable manga. As a fan of the harem and love story manga/anime. This one came at originality in the beginning and then came on the girls which is different in other harems like Love Hina.

The story was very original to me and was a nice take on how love can be the bind between the two main characters. And as each new character was introduced into the mix, new developments on how the main characters react to the situation.

Character wise, they seem to have depth and backstories rather than the "Here are some beautiful girls. Enjoy Them!" type of harem manga. read more
Dec 19, 2011
zaharat (All reviews)
Ai Yori Aoshi is about a young women named Sakuraba Aoi and her betrothed partner named Hanabishi Kaoru. They were engaged since they were young(An arrange marriage that would benefit both the Hanabishi and the Sakuraba families), but Hanabishi Kaoru left the Hanabishi due to a traumatic and abusive childhood caused by them. So the story starts with Sakuraba Aoi trying to find her beloved after not seeing Hanabishi for 18 years. In those 18 years she had spent her time training diligently to become a good wife for Hangabishi(cooking, flower arranging, even wearing traditional Kimono everyday). Then one fateful day she meets him in read more
Jan 30, 2015
IDemandMoreBacon (All reviews)
No spoiler.

The art itself is actually… very old fashioned, but in the good way. The manga starts from 1998 but the drawing style is more like the 80s, where the guys are short, but still powerful while the girls are realistically beautiful. You won’t find flying/gel-filled weird hairstyle here. Neither will you find unbalanced/unhealthy body shape in this manga. I like this kind of art.

For the story, I must say it is quite close to the real world. I know some of you may start saying, it is impossible to have two ultra wealthy women + many other women to love you at once. But read more

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