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Ai Yori Aoshi

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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Ai Yori Aoshi: Yumegatari DVD Special 2002 Side Story Special short released on the DVDs.
Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi TV 2003 Sequel
Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi: Beautiful Snow DVD Special 2003 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Ai Yori Aoshi 1998 Original Manga
Name Role
Kazunori IWAKURA Character Design
Masami SHIMODA Director
Toshio MASUDA Music
Kou FUMIZUKI Original Manga Creator

Official Editorial Reviews

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Ai Yori Aoshi therik 3.5/10 May 12, 2009

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Ai Yori Aoshi MAK2Hybrid 7/10 Jul 16, 2013
Ai Yori Aoshi angelsreviews 7/10 Jul 14, 2013
Ai Yori Aoshi Shuhan 6.5/10 Oct 23, 2012
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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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Akuma
AYA and Chobits are both excellent romantic comedies... if you like one, you'll like the other.
CheesyP18
Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi are similar in many different ways. Each has a main character that at the present time are basically simple ordinary citizens. Both have a stroke of luck and happen to come upon women (kind of). From then on romantic tendencies start to happen. If you enjoyed Chobits, then you would enjoy Ai Yori Aoshi or vise versa. They each have plenty of filler episodes used as comic relief or just to develop the characters. Also both series, there is some kind of barrier that sits between the main characters, mainly the male and female. This plays a signifcant role in both Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi as it provides an actual conflict.
artismuhluv2

Chobits and Ai Yori Aoshi are very similar when it comes to love. I think that you'd love this story if you're into the quirky romance that goes on.

TheOmnipotentLemur

Chobits and Aoi Yori Aoshi are alike in many ways, and most who like one will, in my oppionion, like the other.

The main thing the two have in common is the 'forbidden relationship' feel:

In Aoi Yori Aoshi, they are forbidden to see eachother due to the respective ranks of their families.

In Chobits, they are forbidden due to the fact that they are of differant spicies.

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Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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mrschocofrog
Love stories full of problems, these two series show us how difficult it is to go though teenage, but that in the end you can make it. Althought KareKano animation is more graphic than Ai Yori Aoshi, which has a perfect but more classic type of animation, both are worth seeing as they are really entertaining.
v0id

In both series love is a complex matter in which the couples fight to balance regular life and their love. While Kare Kano is more focused on school life, Ai Yori Aoshi is more focused on how they deal with the developing relationship.

madcomic

Both "His and Her Circumstances" and "Ai Yori Aoshi" give you a similar feel because both assure you that things will work out, even though there are sometimes difficult problems along the way.

abunai

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou and Ai Yori Aoshi are very similar in a number of respects. The romance in both stories is between a young woman who has been raised in the happiest of family circumstances, and a young man whose family circumstances are burdened with physical and emotional pain. The two couples must go through different but equally burdensome obstacles to reach the point where they can declare their love in public.

More than anything else, however, the couples are strong. They will not let their love weaken, no matter what troubles may come their way. This is a charm shared by both series, and a good reason to assume that, if you like the one, you will like the other.

Please Twins

Please Twins

Maiku Kamishiro has always had a photo of himself as a child in front of an old house with a young girl. One day after spotting the building in a news report, the high school boy moves to the countryside to live in the house from the picture. While living alone, making ends meet by working as a freelance programmer, Maiku gets the shock of his life when not one, but two girls turn up on his doorstep claiming to be his twin sister! With the lively Miina and timid Karen both possessing the same photograph, the pair begins living with the confused Maiku as they try to figure out which one of them is actually his sister.

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nextolast
Cutesy ness big eyes, and the long lost love (well kindof brother in onegai twins...) and almost ecchi ness and ytou have a good reason to watch the other. KAoru and Maiku are really similar in how they deal with the situations that crop up, and really make these both work
kamirura
This is another really cute and sweet romance. Of course it contains alot of ecchiness :P Just like AYA it got this guy that everyone just falls in love with, without him really doing anything. And it defenitely got the same kind of humor as AYA, so if you're looking for a good romance series this is the one.
LastKiss
Both are great anime and similar style humor. If you are looking for Comedy/Romance then you'll be looking in the right place ^_^
Koboi

If you like the Girl-Boy relationship plot incorporating a childhood mystery, as well as the quiet setting and the funny quid pro quo, you'll certainly like both series

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.

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magnusvv
While Ai Yori Aoshi it is not nearly as difficult to digest as KGNE, the love story in AYA is still intriguing and with the Harem Anime giving it lighthearted humor. About 80% of the series is devoted to the lighthearted funny stories which makes it much easier to get through the series with a smile. I think I would describe the romance in Ai Yori Aoshi as being less gritty than KGNE.
Sango87

Both AYA and KGnE deal with teen issues around love. They are tear-jerking at times and are wonderful because of the loyalty and hard decisions the teens make.

vick01

Both KGnE and AYA deal with a main character who falls for a girl, but once he finally has her, problems start to arise. While KGnE has a more serious side, AYA is lighter; but the main character faces similar problems in both anime.

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Mahoromatic

Mahoromatic

She cooks, she cleans, and is a lethal fighting machine. Mahoromatic, former Vesper battle android, has chosen to give up her weapons, extending her remaining life from 37 to 398 days. As Misato Suguru's maid, she fights battles of another sort, fending off an amorous teacher on one hand, ecchi magazines on the other. Can Mahoro save Suguru's innocence?

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kamirura
If you liked the house keeper theme and the cute/funny/ecchi love in this series you should check out Mahoromatic. it's alos about a house keeper that wants to help her loved one but this time she's a robot but a human one. Try it out it got all the stuff to make a good follow up if you liked AYA ^^
VuTang
This may seem a strange choice, but there are similarities between the two series. Although Mahoromatic takes place in the near future and Ai Yori Aoshi is more in the present time, the two have similar comedy and fanservice styles. Also, I believe the music composer for both series is the same person. The music is well done for both series, setting mood and atmosphere correctly.
Togii

Both of these series have a similar warm and loving tone mingled with the usual ecchi comedy. Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen, but these two really stand out.

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