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Video Girl Ai 

Denei Shoujo Ai (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (1992– )
Yota's heart is thoroughly broken one afternoon, when Moemi, the love of his life confesses her love for his best friend Takashi. With a hope of cheering himself up, he rents a video, "... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Yuri Amano ...
 Moemi Hayakawa (6 episodes, 1992)
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 Moemi Hayakawa (6 episodes, 1992)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Ai Amano (6 episodes, 1992)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Youta Moteuchi (6 episodes, 1992)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
 Ai Amano (6 episodes, 1992)
Brad Swaile ...
 Yota Moteuchi (6 episodes, 1992)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Niimai Takashi (6 episodes, 1992)
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 Takashi Niimai (6 episodes, 1992)
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 Gokuraku Clerk (3 episodes, 1992)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Employee / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Ron Halder ...
 The Creator (2 episodes, 1992)
Ryûzô Ishino ...
 Movie Voice / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Movie Actress / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Yûichi Nagashima ...
 Man of Couple / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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Yota's heart is thoroughly broken one afternoon, when Moemi, the love of his life confesses her love for his best friend Takashi. With a hope of cheering himself up, he rents a video, "Video Girl Ai" from a strange rental shop called "Gokuraku" ("Paradise"), which he's never noticed before on his way home. While playing it on his dad's broken VCR, the girl in the video practically jumps out of the screen into his world. Her mission; to cheer up Yota at all cost and eventually, bring him closer to Moemi. However, as a result of the the faulty VCR, Ai begins to experience feelings forbidden to a "Video Girl," and ends up falling in love with Yota himself. Now, Yota must choose between the girl, who till this point, he thought was the love of his life, or the girl who's sole purpose was to bring him happiness, joy and love into his life. A great romantic comedy with beautiful original artwork with a stunning soundtrack. Written by Htet Wonn Thaw Tar <Htetwtt@gmail.com>

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Based on the manga of the same name by Masakazu Katsura See more »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: Video Girl Ai (2015) See more »

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Performed by Maki Kimura (ep 2)
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GREAT!! Romantic anime with fantasy all in one
7 November 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

The plot may not be unique, but the way it is put across is more than beautiful.

A truly funny anime that will get you laughing non-stop, and finally get you crying too.

The only thing to take note is that this anime is definitely not for young children. There is some harmless nudity and reference to sex, but is not pornographic.

Don't miss the after-episode theatre! Theis is where all the funniest jokes are! The ending is quite philosophical, but I do think it is most appropriate and artistic that way.


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