Ai Yori Aoshi

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  • TV-14
  • 2002
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (498)

Ai Yori Aoshi is an animated television series based on the Japanese seinen manga. This was written and created by Kou Fumizuki. The show and its content was made from 1998 to 2005. The show is a love story between two childhood friends who haven't seen each other in years. This show was directed by Masami Shimoda along with having its animation done by JC Staff. The series was made in animation form during the years of 2002 and 2003. There are 37 episodes in the series and it was released in English by Tokyopop. Like most other drama shows and animations this story has a central plot. A young man named Kaoru Hanabishi who is just a normal university student. However he is actually the eldest son of a man named Yuji Hanabishi who is the head of the Hanabishi Zaibatsu. Yuji was going to take over the Zaibatsu once his father retired. Kaoru's parents never married and as a result life was a bit difficult for him and his mother. Another factor in Kaoru's upbringing was the fact that his father died when he was only five years old. However, Kaoru's grandfather Genichiro Hanabashi mentored Kaoru and groomed him for succeeding him and taking over the zaibatsu. Once his mother died, Kaoru never felt comfortable with his family and therefore went his own way. Over time he felt very lonely and began to think that he had no reason to continue living his life. Despite the loneliness there was someone who loved Kaoru and someone who wanted to be with him. This person was a woman named Aoi Shakuraba. She is the only daughter of a prominent store owner. In the past the families of both Kaoru and Aoi agreed to have the both of them married to each other. However due to Kaoru declining, the marriage was therefore cancelled. The two families got along very well and Aoi was very much in love with Kaoru. Although Aoi's family searched for a suitable replacement, Aoi was not willing to marry another person and continued her pursuit of Kaoru. Once the two parties were away from their families they looked for a way to earn a living. They would be able to live in a summer house and own a dormitory. In the end Aoi and Kaoru have their long awaited weeding and get married.

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Seasons
Ties
12. Ties
December 27, 2003
Months pass and Tina still hasn't returned from America. Kaoru and Aoi, the two closest to her, comfort each other at one of Tina's favorite spots. Their long kept secret may be discovered before they can recover from a happy surprise!
Moonlight
11. Moonlight
December 20, 2003
Tina's going back to America for a homecoming party. She gets a digital camera and has everyone don costumes for a photo shoot. Her love for everyone, especially for Kaoru, forms a smile on her face to hide a sorrow she can't reveal before she slips away.
Bathrobe
10. Bathrobe
December 13, 2003
The whole gang, Chika's friends, and yes, Mayu too, enjoy the luxuries of a spa resort. Taeko takes a break with a few drinks, Miyabi gets a massage, and Tina and Aoi try out a private bath - the same one Kaoru got in just a few minutes before!
Pure White
9. Pure White
December 6, 2003
Kaoru's graduate professor rewards him for his dutiful work with two tickets for a cruise. After receiving Miyabi's blessing, Kaoru and Aoi cherish the time alone without the usual worrying over possible interruption.
Fish and Water
8. Fish and Water
November 29, 2003
Chika and her two friends are the only known members of their high school's swim club. The district's swimming competition is approaching, but Chizuru still can't finish a lap. Tina offers to coach them and splashes in some trademark mischief.
Summer Resort
7. Summer Resort
November 22, 2003
A hard-earned get-away calls Kaoru and his flock to a resort in the mountains, where Mayu just happens to be nearby at her family's vacation home. A game much like truth or dare gets interesting-especially when Aoi is asked some personal questions.
Journey
6. Journey
November 15, 2003
Kaoru's got to pull an all-nighter to finish a big report, or else he'll be writing more all summer long. Graduate studies are demanding, but so are four admiring girls all trying to ease his stress.
Piano
5. Piano
November 8, 2003
Mayu audaciously asks Kaoru on a date in front of the entire household. Since his engagement to Aoi is still a secret, he fails to decline. Stunningly dressed but ill-prepared, Mayu reveals her one passion to Kaoru in response to his sensitive request.
Phantom
4. Phantom
November 2, 2003
Mysterious noises spook the mansion's residents. Taeko, the authority on ghostly matters, leads the attempted exorcism through a dusty attic. Mayu finds it prudent to sneak into Kaoru's bed for a cuddle, resulting in a heap of hilarious frights.
Tennis
3. Tennis
October 26, 2003
The game is on when Miyabi volunteers to teach Chika how to play tennis. Kaoru and the rest of the girls come along for some friendly matches. Kaoru tries his best to focus in between glances at Aoi's impressive form in her endearing tennis attire.
Friends
2. Friends
October 19, 2003
Chika's high school friends Chizuru and Natsuki get the impression that Kaoru's her live-in boyfriend - she relishes the thought and replies to inquiries vaguely. The girls' insist on satisfaction, resulting in a raucous and embarrassing house visit!
Spring Blossom
1. Spring Blossom
October 12, 2003
It's been two eventful years since that fateful day Aoi and Kaoru were reunited. He takes a break from his graduate classes, and the clandestine lovebirds celebrate their anniversary filled with memories and fantasies of the future.
Description

Ai Yori Aoshi is an animated television series based on the Japanese seinen manga. This was written and created by Kou Fumizuki. The show and its content was made from 1998 to 2005. The show is a love story between two childhood friends who haven't seen each other in years. This show was directed by Masami Shimoda along with having its animation done by JC Staff. The series was made in animation form during the years of 2002 and 2003. There are 37 episodes in the series and it was released in English by Tokyopop.

Like most other drama shows and animations this story has a central plot. A young man named Kaoru Hanabishi who is just a normal university student. However he is actually the eldest son of a man named Yuji Hanabishi who is the head of the Hanabishi Zaibatsu. Yuji was going to take over the Zaibatsu once his father retired. Kaoru's parents never married and as a result life was a bit difficult for him and his mother. Another factor in Kaoru's upbringing was the fact that his father died when he was only five years old. However, Kaoru's grandfather Genichiro Hanabashi mentored Kaoru and groomed him for succeeding him and taking over the zaibatsu. Once his mother died, Kaoru never felt comfortable with his family and therefore went his own way. Over time he felt very lonely and began to think that he had no reason to continue living his life.

Despite the loneliness there was someone who loved Kaoru and someone who wanted to be with him. This person was a woman named Aoi Shakuraba. She is the only daughter of a prominent store owner. In the past the families of both Kaoru and Aoi agreed to have the both of them married to each other. However due to Kaoru declining, the marriage was therefore cancelled. The two families got along very well and Aoi was very much in love with Kaoru. Although Aoi's family searched for a suitable replacement, Aoi was not willing to marry another person and continued her pursuit of Kaoru.

Once the two parties were away from their families they looked for a way to earn a living. They would be able to live in a summer house and own a dormitory. In the end Aoi and Kaoru have their long awaited weeding and get married.

Ai Yori Aoshi is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on April 10, 2002.

Where to Watch Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ai Yori Aoshi on demand at Vudu, Apple TV, Crunchyroll and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 10, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (498)