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Video Girl AI

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Yota is a young man who is in love with his friend Moemi, but there's a catch: she's confessed her love for his best friend! Heartbroken, he finds himself in a mysterious video store that offers him Ai, a video girl who can fulfill his every desire. Thanks to his broken VCR, this dream becomes reality when she suddenly... emerges from the TV?! With a real life video girl on his hands to give advice and set him straight, Yota might just stand a chance of winning over the heart of Moemi, and curing his unbearable heartache...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Video Girl Ai 1989 TBD
Name Role
Takayuki GOTO Character Design
Hiroshi WATANABE Director
Mizuho NISHIKUBO Director
Tohru OKADA Music
Masakazu KATSURA Original Manga Creator
Mitsuhisa ISHIKAWA Producer

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Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess

Keiichi Morisato is just your average college student until one day, fate interjects as he makes a call for take-out food. Unknown to him, he reaches the Goddess Help Line, and contacts a goddess named Belldandy, who grants him a wish. Thinking it to be a joke, Keiichi wishes for her to be his girlfriend 'forever'.

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A goddess coming to help the main character, and as a consequence it develops a love relationship... Some good drama in the last 2 eps of the Ah! My Goddess OVA, just like in the end of Video Girl Ai.

Ah! My Goddess has a somewhat similar storyline to Video Girl AI, where a boy is unlucky in life as well as love and has three goddesses bestowed upon him to help him find a good life and to figure out what love is all about.

Very similar feel in many ways, and you should enjoy the light-hearted romantic elements of it.
Both Oh! My Goddess and Video Girl Ai are sweet short stories about difficulties of falling in love with a magical almost-human girl ^^;; Of these two I prefer Goddess, but Ai is cute too, though it has a bit of ecchi.
Both of these series are (relatively) innocent romances between a shy, male Japanese high school student and a mysterious, supernatural girl who enters his life. Ah! Megami-sama is probably higher on the kawaii factor, and Video Girl Ai is a little more humorous. If you enjoyed one, you will almost certainly like the other.

Both series have a very sugary sweet romance that involves a magical girl with a normal guy. If you like that type of premise, then both Ah! My Goddess and Video Girl Ai are for you.


Both series are about forbidden love around either goddess or video girl. If you like fantasy & forbidden love with a side of comedy, you will surely like either one of these.



In the future, mankind faces a terrible dilemma: overpopulation! The origin of this epidemic has been traced to one young man named Junta who, in his time period, is destined to become the Mega-Playboy who fathers 100 children (though currently, he vomits uncontrollably whenever a woman gets near him!). Karin is a DNA Operator who has been sent back in time to put a stop to the budding playboy's hormones, but accidentally becomes the cause of his transformation! As if things couldn't get worse, is Karin actually... falling in love with Junta?!

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DNA is a great series with many similarities to Video Girl Ai. The art is very similar, and even though the stories aren't the same at all, If you liked one, you'd like the other. There are also a few semi-ecchi moments in DNA, just as there are in Video Girl Ai.

From the same creator, and same character designs...... this also deals with a sort of unusual romantic setup, and you should enjoy it.
Animation-wise DNA² and Video girl ai are very much the same (well, not to strange considering it's the same character designer). Although the stories differs very much they still give the same "feel" and they have somewhat the same sort of romance. Both are very much recommended.
I haven't actually *watched* DNA² (I have read the manga '^_^), but both these series are based on manga by Masakazu Katsura, and they definitely bear his mark, in style, characters, and romantic tangles ^_^.

DNA² and Video Girl AI are both opposites in situations, but the plots are synced. Both main characters, in DNA² and Video Girl AI, Have a problem; and it's attempted to be fixed by a girl.

In DNA², Junta Momonari is afraid of girls. A future girl makes him a Super-Playboy.

In Video Girl AI, Yota Moteuchi has his heart broken. A girl named AI needs to fix his heart.


These two shows are definitely similar in a way that the male protagonists are thrown into really odd situations that involve a female or two in the mix. Primarily the whole oddball setting of the shows is whats similar. Pretty unique shows and are a great watch.



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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I would consider Chobits a more modern version of Video Girl Ai. The story in general is very similiar. The main charater, a guy, ends up taking care/living with artifical human, Chobits = Persocons; Video Girl Ai = Girl that comes out of a video tape (-_-"), then fall in love with her. Also the humor in both are ecchi type.
Video Girl Ai and Chobits hold distinctions for being two of the most recent anime to tug at my heart strings. Of course, there is the fact that they both involve an innocent to a fault young man falling in love with an artificial woman.

While a common theme in anime, the story about a luckless guy who gets the girl he wants in a way he isn't expecting manages to be compelling in both Chobits and Video Girl AI. Unlike Chobits, though, in Video Girl AI the girl cares back.


Video Girl A.I. and Chobits are very similar. Each has a relationship between an A.I. and a human. They are both great series and if you like that kind of stuff, you should watch them both.


Very lucky boys come across or find androids that help out in their daily lives. With romantic feelings brewing between man and machine, lots of humor and a little bit of ecchi are surely involved. If you liked one check out the other.

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Sakura Diaries

Sakura Diaries

Touma is greeted in Tokyo by a cute girl named Urara who has a crush on him. However his trip turns into a failure as he fails to pass the entrance exam, which he lies about to impress Mieko, a cute model. Now he must live with Urara, who happens to be his cousin, while trying to win the heart of Mieko and overcome Urara's seductive plan to keep them apart.


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Both series have lots of similarities. An average, "unlucky" male who is in love with some girl but the love is not returned. Then there is that cute girl who is in love with the "unlucky" boy but unfortunately her passion is not noticed / not taken seriously. Both series offer the standard mixture of anime humour and romance.
The story in this is very much the same plot as Sakura Diaries, where boy meets girl who ends up liking him, and he likes someone else, so girl becomes vengefull and sad. Very good, very short.

Sakura Diaries has a loving and funny yet serious story like Video Girl Ai. It can be fun to watch and sometimes unnerving at other times. All in all if you enjoyed Video Girl Ai you'll love Sakura Diaries.

My Dear Marie

My Dear Marie

Hiroshi Karigari is a mad scientist, is in love with the beautiful tennis star Marie, and is incredibly lonely. So lonely, in fact, that he decides to create his own robotic version of Marie to enjoy for his own! Though she is content, at first, with assuming the role of Hiroshi’s “brother”, Marie soon finds that she wants him as more than a friend… but difficulties await! From childhood rivals to the affections of the human Marie, plenty of obstacles lie in the path of romance. Will machine or human love win the affections of the bumbling Hiroshi? Only time will tell…

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Video Girl Ai and My Dear Marie are incredibly similar, plot-wise. Girl starts out as a toy, ends up falling in love with the boy. I thought Video Girl Ai was better, as My Dear Marie doesn't really have that much of a plot. Regardless, if you liked one you'd definitely like the other.
My Dear Marie and Video Girl Ai are both firmly in the make-your-own-girlfriend genre of fiction, light romance for teenage boys. Not that the two ovas are anything like identical, My Dear Marie is more comedy and less soppy, and has very clean simple character designs compared to the stylised Katsura attention to detail in Video Girl Ai. However they're basically the same kind of thing, if you're young enough and male enough to enjoy one, then both should appeal.