A naive, traditional girl from the country goes to the city to find the boy she was engaged to as a young girl, and the two childhood friends fall in love.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ai yori aoshi 'enishi' (2003–2004)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Taking place a year after the first series, life at the Sakuraba Mansion goes on...but various challenges are looming...

Stars: Scott Page-Pagter, Sôichirô Hoshi, Ayako Kawasumi
Chobits (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hideki finds the discarded and malfunctioning Persocom Chi, a personal computer that looks like a girl. While trying to fix and care for Chi, Hideki discovers that she might be a Chobits, a robot of urban legend that has free will.

Stars: Rie Tanaka, Crispin Freeman, Tomokazu Sugita
Kimi ni todoke (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sawako Kuronuma is misunderstood due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from The Ring. But one day the nicest boy in the class, Kazehaya befriends her and everything changed after that and also everyone perspective of Sawako but there's going to be struggle await for her up in the future.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Mamiko Noto, Yûko Sanpei
Infinite Stratos (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A powerful exoskeleton, technologically ages beyond any current such tech, is found, dubbed "Infinite Stratos" and multiplied. Only women can use it. One lucky boy discovers he can too and ... See full summary »

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Yôko Hikasa, Yukana Nogami
Air (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey, seeking a girl with wings who flies in the sky, as mentioned in a childhood tale. During this journey, he settles down in a small town, trying to make some ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Tomoko Kawakami, Monica Rial
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Yuuta suffered from "chuunibyou" while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he try to forgot about it but he accidentally got into a contract with Rikka and disrupts his desperately ordinary life.

Stars: Katelyn Barr, Krystal LaPorte, Chinatsu Akasaki
Kareshi kanojo no jijou (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

Stars: Atsuko Enomoto, Christopher Nicholas, Dick Rodstein
Zero no tsukaima (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Saito, an ordinary teen living in Japan, is suddenly whisked away to the magical kingdom of Halkeginia, he becomes the familiar servant of Louise, a young girl enrolled in an academy for aristocrat magicians.

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Nicholas Manelick
Lovely Complex (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. However, Risa have a feeling for Otani that make him shock.

Stars: Kae Araki, Saori Higashi, Kazuko Kojima
Ôkami to kôshinryô (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia
Pîchi gâru (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This anime series follows a high school student named Momo. Momo's "best friend" Sae is always up to no good...trying to sabotage Momo by spreading rumors and lies all over school..and when... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Pitts, Jamie Marchi, Troy Baker
The Wallflower (2006–2007)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kyouhei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, and Yukinojou are promised free rent on a large mansion under one condition, to change the landlord's niece into a respectable young lady. However if they fail, she'll triple their rent.

Stars: Hannah Alcorn, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Pope ...
 Fish Vendor / ... (24 episodes, 2002)
...
 Bus Intercom / ... (24 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

Kaoru Hanabishi is a college student with a mysterious and painful past, involving his wealthy family whom he walked out on years ago. He encounters a young girl, newly arrived from the countryside, and takes her in to assist her in adjusting to urban life. He discovers to his shock that the girl is his childhood fiancée Aoi Sakuraba, whom he was engaged to before he left his family... and who has left her home and come a great distance to be with her betrothed. Can this couple manage to live and survive together in the cruel and harsh world? Written by Q. Leo Rahman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Do you remember your first love?


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bluer Than Indigo: Fate  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a manga series first serialized in "Young Animal", a Japanese men's magazine. See more »

Crazy Credits

The ending credits for each episode shows a sepia-colored image from that episode. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ai yori aoshi 'enishi' (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sweet and addicting series, but...
17 February 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

To sum it up quickly, Ai Yori Aoshi is about a college student named Kaoru who meets a sweet, kimono-wearing girl named Aoi. Aoi is looking for a boy from her past whom she has been in love with all her life. Kaoru helps the lost Aoi in her search, and they both eventually realize that he is the boy from her past. There is MUCH more to it than that, but let's get down to brass tacks: the first four episodes of this show rule. They are sweet and touching, and the relationship between Kaoru and Aoi becomes solid in merely these four episodes. If they kept the series with just them as characters, I would be thrilled.

But they don't.

Eventually, Kaoru and Aoi are moved to a big mansion, and this great romance series becomes another typical "harem" anime. Don't get me wrong - the series still rocks, but it GREATLY loses its punch when this happens. More beautiful females with their own personalities move in, and the relationship between Kaoru and Aoi is mentioned less. Normally, the harem motif is awesome, but it slowed down this series. That proves how good this show is. If only the relationship between just two fictional anime characters can draw you in, that means that Ai Yori Aoshi is a winner.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?