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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


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


Score: 7.781 (scored by 4512 users)
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Ranked: #16352
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Volumes: /15
Chapters: /131
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High school student Youta 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 Youta but instead is in love with Youta's best friend, Takashi. Youta 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)

Included one-shot:
Volume 15: Video Girl (pilot)


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

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More reviewsReviews

Dec 13, 2008
Shadow1798 (All reviews)
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
Jun 20, 2016
GarlandReese (All reviews)
"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
Jul 16, 2016
botolo86 (All reviews)
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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