Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

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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 Kauru 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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English: Ai Yori Aoshi
Japanese: 藍より青し
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Movic, Fuji TV, Pioneer LDC, Cosmic Ray
Licensors: Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Harem, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 1080p, 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Masami Shimoda – Director
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Masakazu Hashimoto – Episode Director
Mitsutaka Noshitani – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Towa no Hana (Eternal Flower)” by Yoko Ishida
ED1: “Namo Shirenu Hana” by The Indigo
ED2: “Akai Hana” by The Indigo (ep 15)
ED3: “I’ll Be Home” by Yukino Satsuki (ep 18)
ED4: “Towa no Hana” by Ishida Youko (ep 24)

Episode List

01: Fate
02: Supper
03: Separation
04: Living Together
05: Old Friend
06: Family Tradition
07: Spiritual Illusion
08: Cherished Treasure
09: One Night
10: Place of Learning
11: Debutante
12: Kiss
13: Star Festival
14: Servant
15: Feelings of the Heart
16: Shores
17: Waves
18: Bedsharing
19: Lap Pillow
20: Cure
21: Influenza
22: Going Home
23: Determination
24: Aoi


i dropped this but then i heard there is a ferret in this anime so i am gonna complete it, by the reviews i wont be disappointed


Those who enjoy slow, plot building, lifelike relationship bonding, and growing will love this. Not for me but cute concept.


Sweet love story with moderate ecchi elements mostly consisting of loosely-tied subplots and fillers. Abrupt yet satisfying ending.


Young me loved this one and modern day me, thinks it holds up.


Great Slice of Life show. Blending old school with arranged marriage into the modern toss in a love story and family drama. lots to love


Slow paced romance/drama show. Not the most interesting characters, but fans of the genre will find something here.


Good lead in that kind of meanders around lazily afterwards. Romance is fine but glacially slow for what’s actually happening.


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