Ai Yori Aoshi

TV (24 eps)
3.527 out of 5 from 10,683 votes
Rank #1,783

Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?

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therik's avatar by therik on May 12, 2009
Score: 3.5/10

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The reason why certain premises are recycled and re-worked time and again without so much as a twist is a pretty simple one - you don't mess with success. After all, if you put one male character in a house with a bunch of quirky females and layer it with a simple romance plot, what can possibly go wrong? To this last question, rhetorical though it may have been, Ai Yori Aoshi provides a... read more

desposy's avatar by desposy on Jan 7, 2011
Score: 8/10

This anime is a flagship for the comedic/romance/drama genre. At it's core this storyline is about the reuniting of two old friends who whilst still very young had been arranged into a marriage which soon though was interrupted by family politics. Despite the interruption Aoi's feelings for Kaoru continued and we join the story as she arrives at a Tokyo train station having left her home for the first to... read more

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