Ai Yori Aoshi

TV (24 eps)
3.526 out of 5 from 10,216 votes
Rank #1,665

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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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jan 18, 2012
Score: 5/10

NOTICE: This review extends to the sequel for this series, titled Ai Yori Aoshi – Enishi . There are hardly any differences between them and so they can easily be seen as one.

Although it begins as another ecchi comedy, Ai Yori Aoshi stands out by being more focused on romance rather than vulgar erotic humor. Something quite rare coming from a studio such J.C. Staff, infamous for its lolicons... read more

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

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