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Ai yori Aoshi  
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Despite her family's protests, Aoi Sakuraba decides that she is going to marry Kaoru Hanabishi, her love of eighteen years. Once he realizes that her intentions are genuine - and that she's not just trying to get him to reconcile with his estranged (and domineering) family - he begins to definitely warm up to the idea, too. What obstacles must the two overcome in order to be together?


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Associated Names
Bleu Indigo
Bluer than Indigo
Темнее, чем индиго

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.96 by Ascension over 9 years ago
v.12 c.95 by Ascension over 9 years ago
v.12 c.94 by Ascension over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1; Vol 8, Chap 68 (S2)
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 53 (S1); Vol 11, Chap 90 (S2, end diverges)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (714 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 13th 2017, 6:37pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #375 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #852 increased(+127)
3 Month Pos #1368 decreased(-162)
6 Month Pos #1374 decreased(-41)
Year Pos #1403 increased(+13)

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On 957 reading lists
On 840 wish lists
On 1693 completed lists
On 167 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Which character would you have picked? (Spoiler Warning) over 5 years ago
Anime/Manga end over 9 years ago
Ai yori aoshi 'English tokyopop scans' over 9 years ago
Humanist? over 11 years ago

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started strong ended weak   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by smatthew854
April 16th, 2013, 7:17pm
I wanted to love this manga. It started out very well. A true love story, to categorize it as harem is almost a shame and really doesn't fit as the main character has no real feeling for anyone but Aoi, though all the girls have feelings for him. What sunk this manga to me was the ending. I won't give it away but suffice it to say it was uninspired and lacking. The art in the last book alone was terrible as many of the characters didn't even look like themselves. Though to be fair this series was never all that good looking to begin with. In the end worth a read but nothing special.
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Petered Out   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
August 10th, 2012, 4:53pm
I enjoyed the tension, surprises, dialogue, art and flow of volumes one and two, but three slowed down into tired stereotypes and cliches, and by the time I arrived at volume four I was skimming. As I eyed volume five, I thought, "Why am I forcing myself to read this manga when there are so many other manga I have yet to try?!"
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One of the best romances ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
May 20th, 2012, 4:25pm
This is probably the second romance manga I read when I was first getting into manga about 5 years ago. After reading over 100 other series and getting a better understanding of manga, this is still my favorite romance. I originally rated this a 9, but after 5 years of reading less satisfying mangas, I give this a 10.
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Very very nice   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tdarwin
July 5th, 2011, 7:32pm
As one of the other readers said, it was refreshing to see a manga that puts a guy in a situation surrounding him with women that love him, yet he does a very good job of staying true to the woman he's secretly betrothed to. It's very well written. There's definitely fluff, but it's heartwarming and good. I was genuinely touched and fully enjoyed reading this series.

I would recommend it to anyone that likes a good romance story with a fairly happy ending.
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Very cute, but not very substantial   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by egress63
September 10th, 2010, 1:10pm
Like the subject line says, Ai Yori Aoshi is arguably the most 'airheaded' manga I have read. The story, plot, scenes and characters are very simple. In fact, they are so simple it borders on the line of wishy-washy. Thus, I could easily finish one chapter in 3-4 minutes and the impact was minimal for most chapters.

Still, it does remain cute. The puppy love between Aoi and Kaoru does bring a smile to the face. However, in case you are looking for anything deep, hard-hitting or substantive, I suggest that you read something like Kare Kano, Maison Ikkoku or Mars or Fruits Basket. Now those are the real romance stuff. Ai Yori Aoshi is fluff. Good fluff.
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One of my favourites   
Rating: N/A
by devioustrevor
September 8th, 2010, 11:02pm
I loved this manga. Everything about it seems right. I'm a sucker for a happy ending, so this one appealed to me. I also enjoyed that it was an ecchi harem manga were the male lead wasn't an indecisive twerp. He knew who he wanted all along, wouldn't be tempted away by the other cute girls and fought against the odds to be with her. Aoi was also an absolute sweetheart. Probably my favourite female love interest in any manga I've read (with Bakuman's Azuki being a close 2nd and Kirari from Love Lucky being third).
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Nice read.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Crazyee.
August 14th, 2010, 5:31pm
This manga has some heartbreaking and touching parts to it, especially when it comes to not getting what you want but deserving it.. which goes for Tina-sans part. But I love the way the group of friends were all honest with each other but still manage to keep their relationship without going out of limits,

The ending is great, i wouldnt have it in any other way, it makes my heart melt.

I totally recommend this to anyone, for a good long heartfelt story.
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Ach my poor heart!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Jandalman
July 19th, 2010, 3:08am
A really beautiful story drawn by one of my favourite mangakas. The characters range from adorable to hateworthy which does wonders to your emotions. Tina's story is so sad that my heart actually twinged in pain many times (Same thing happened after I finished reading the last chapter after starting this title only yesterday!) If you're a guy like me who doesn't mind getting emotional (no I'm not gay) then this is the story for you.
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Very beautiful and innocent   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rifhan
July 9th, 2010, 5:38am
Very beautiful and innocent... though it pains me to say that in the real life things could hardly work their ways. Nevertheless, it's a manga.
I think the story could have been cut into half in there is not so much sidestories about other characters. It annoys me to find it a harem manga - in my opinion other characters are just nuisances that make the plot a little bit boring. However, if we take reality into consideration, life IS boring, with the same things happen repeatedly. Perhaps by putting these mundane stuffs into the plot, the author is trying to make the manga more realistic. Good job.
I'm supporting Aoi and Kaoru all the way there.
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One of the greatest mangas ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lower
April 1st, 2010, 12:27am
Long story short, this manga is the epitome of the ideal love. It's not about the twisted and dirty real world we live in, but an ideal world where za powa of rabu wins. One of the most emblematic mangas for the Romance genre, and next to Love Hina, pretty much one of the best Harems carried out.

Nothing more to add. Excellent manga and story. FUMIZUKI Kou, one of my favorite even though only 2 of his stories are famous (Umi no Misaki being the other one). Seal of Quality.

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