Ai Yori Aoshi
Distributor: Geneon Animation
© 2002 Kou Fumizuki / Hakusensha / Aiao Project
Kaoru Hanabishi just wanted to help. Aoi Sakuraba just wanted to find her first love. They never realized they were looking for each other. Ever since their arranged marriage 18 years ago, Aoi had been in love with Kaoru, but she traveled to Tokyo to meet him when she learned the marriage had been called off.
TV Series: 26 episodes
Average Ratings: 69
Number of Review Sites: 5
Number of Review Links: 9
Vol. 1 - "...the possibilities for the series resolution (as well as a well-written romance) are what makes me want to buy the rest of this show."
Anime Jump! (Darius Washington) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "...the first few episodes have a very strong story..."
Anime News Network (Bamboo Dong) - B-
Vol. 1 - "This show really came in as a surprise, as I wasn’t expecting more than another Tenchi clone but ended up with something far stronger." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD
Vol. 1 - "At first, I thought this was a pleasant little release that'd be worth renting but after watching the entire DVD, I really started to warm up to it a lot more."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"A must own for hopeless romantics. Anyone else will just think it’s hopeless. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Christina Ross) - 4 stars (out of 5)