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Video Girl Ai

Video Girl Ai

Alternative Titles

English: Video Girl Ai
Synonyms: Video Girl Len, Denei Shoujo
Japanese: 電影少女 VIDEO GIRL AI


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 21, 1989 to Jul 7, 1992
Authors: Katsura, Masakazu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.801 (scored by 4288 users)
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Ranked: #15252
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Popularity: #738
Members: 7,594
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /131


High-school student Yota Moteuchi is so unpopular that his classmates have given him the nickname "Dateless." So it's no surprise when the love of his life, Moemi, is not interested in Yota but instead is in love with Yota's best friend, Takashi. Yota turns to a video rental shop for comfort, but little did he suspect that the shop was magical and that the cute girl on his rented tape would pop out of the television and try to fix his ruined love life!

(Source: VIZ Media)


Video Girl Ai was published in English by VIZ Media from May 26, 2004 to April 11, 2006.

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Dec 13, 2008
Video Girl Ai was written by the mangaka that did I"S. This threw up all sorts of red flags, because I"S was really, really, really bad. This made me all the more surprised when VGA turned out to be great.

For starters, it's probably the only shonen romance I've ever read where I got the impression who the main character was going to end up with was really, truly up in the air. Hell, for a couple of short blinks, the "Main Character X Nobody" pairing was up for grabs.

The plot in itself is kind of generic, but that can be forgiven because the plot actually read more
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Jul 16, 2016
Video Girl Ai is one of the best manga I have ever read and I would highly recommend it to all readers interested in a sweet, passionate and sincere story. I have cried so many times while reading this manga and I have been moved by its characters. I still re-read some chapters of the manga once in a while and the story narrated has a special place in my heart.

In particular, I love reading the final pages of the manga. I am not going to spoil anything, but those pages truly shaped the way I feel about love.
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Jun 20, 2016
"Video Girl Ai" is an interesting romantic/sci-fi manga in the style of Pinocchio. It's sort of every pubescent guy's fantasy: Striking out in the romance department? Taking comfort in the rental of a pornographic video? Wouldn't it be great if the chick in the video came out of the TV to assist you in finding love?! Well, that's what happens here.

Quirkiness and angst ensue amidst a story of love triangles, magic video tapes, (Google that if you must), and what it means to be human. Is it flesh and blood or genuine emotion that make us what we are? The story itself is the read more
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May 14, 2016

Story and Characters:
Video Girl Ai is one of biggest wastes of time i had with any manga, it fails at first for having a too stupid concept to be taken seriously and it tries to be serious about the delivery, besides going around and around with the same ideal until the writer decides to give a climax/denouement and a resolution to the story.
The premise is simply enough "a young boy has problems in love, find a mystical shop with a item that may help him in his struggles and discover that he might not know what read more
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Poll: Video Girl Ai Chapter 116 Discussion
Laevantein - Dec 22, 2009
8 replies by ybnrmalatall »»
Nov 22, 2015 5:16 PM
Does the manga give a more completed ending than the anime?
YaoJin - May 8, 2013
3 replies by Wannabiteme »»
Oct 24, 2015 3:35 AM