Ai Yori Aoshi

TV (24 eps)
3.626 out of 5 from 12,456 votes
Rank #2,776

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 May 12, 2009
Score 3.5/10

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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darkskywaves Oct 11, 2015
Score 7/10

Enjoyed the male protagonist a lot. Karou is not an atypical alpha male character, nor is he a clumsy beta-type that is usually infused in this type of anime(Love Hina.) How ever, the strength of his character is overshadowed much of the way by the bland characters that surround him, which are stock as can be. 

A few laughs, a few tears, but overall, it could have been much better. Clannad did a... read more

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  • Vol: 17; Ch: 141
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