Ai Yori Aoshi

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Ai Yori Aoshi
藍より青し
GenreHarem, romantic comedy[1]
Manga
Written byKou Fumizuki
Published byHakusensha
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Animal
Original run19982005
Volumes17 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMasami Shimoda
Written byKenichi Kanemaki
Music byToshio Masuda
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
NetworkFuji TV
Original run April 11, 2002 September 26, 2002
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi
Directed byMasami Shimoda
Written byKenichi Kanemaki
Music byToshio Masuda
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
NetworkUHF Stations
Original run October 12, 2003 December 28, 2003
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime television movie
Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi X-mas Special
Directed byMasami Shimoda
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
NetworkFuji TV
ReleasedDecember 31, 2003
Game
Memories of a Summer and Winter Vacation
DeveloperKID
Publisher
GenreVisual novel
Platform
Released
  • JP: March 20, 2003
  • NA: September 29, 2005
Game
Ai Yori Aoshi shunka
PublisherJ.C.Staff
GenreVisual novel
PlatformWindows 98
ReleasedMay 20, 2004
Game
Ai Yori Aoshi shuutou
PublisherJ.C.Staff
GenreVisual novel
PlatformWindows 98
ReleasedJune 24, 2004
Game
SuperLite 2000 adventure Ai Yori Aoshi
DeveloperKID
PublisherSUCCESS Corporation
GenreVisual novel
PlatformPlayStation 2
ReleasedJune 23, 2005

Ai Yori Aoshi (藍より青し) is a Japanese seinen manga created by Kou Fumizuki. It was published from 1998 to 2005 in Hakusensha's Young Animal. It is a love story between two childhood friends who have not seen each other in years.

Ai Yori Aoshi anime was directed by Masami Shimoda. It was written by Kenichi Kanemaki and animated by J.C.Staff.[2] The series was made into an anime in 2002.[3] A sequel, Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi (藍より青し ~縁~), set two years later started running in 2003.[4] The anime was released in North America by Geneon. The manga was released in English by Tokyopop. Four visual novels were also released for the PlayStation 2, and for Windows 98.

Ai Yori Aoshi did well with its English manga release. Book one ranked number 45 on the top 50 Manga's sold of that month.[5] With around 3,329 books sold, the series was at number 18 of 100 with Volume 6.[6] It then soon fell out of the top 100 list for the other releases. The last volume ended at number 66 out of 100 on the sales list.

References[change | change source]

  1. Theron, Martin (May 14, 2007). "Ai Yori Aoshi DVD Brick Set - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. "JC Staff anime release info" (in Japanese). J.C.Staff. Archived from the original on 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-06-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Ai Yori Aoshi First Season Release Dates". Anime Academy. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-06-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "JC Staff anime release info Enishi (In Japanese)". J.C.Staff. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. "Ai Yori Aoshi Manga Vol 1 Ranked #45". ICv2. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  6. "Ai Yori Aoshi Manga Vol 6 Ranked #18". ICv2. Retrieved 2009-06-18.