Ai Yori Aoshi

Japanese name: Ai Yori Aoshi
Japanese name: 藍より青し
English name: Bluer Than Indigo; Ai Yori Aoshi
Dates: April 10, 2002-September 26, 2002 (April 11, 2002-September 27, 2002)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 26:25-26:55 (Thursday, 2:25-2:55 am) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 24
Animation Studio: J.C. Staff
Production Company: Pioneer
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Kou Fumizuki (manga)
Series Director: Masami Shimoda
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Masaharu Amiya (series composition)
Writer(s): Saharu Amiyama (series story editor), Kenichi Kanemaki
Art Director: Junichi Azuma
Art Design: Miyuki Ishida (color coordinator)
Character Designer(s): Kazunori Iwakura
Animator(s): Yumi Nakayama (chief director), Michinori Chiba (director), Hideyuki Kataoka (director), Hirokazu Maruyama (director), Shinichi Suzuki (director), Tsutomu Sugimoto (director), Masaya Tanaka (director), Munenori Nawa (director), Masaki Nakaya (director), Yukari Kobayashi (director), Masaki Tanaka (director), Keiko Kawashima (director)
Sound: Masafumi Mima (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Souichiro Hoshi (Kaoru Hanabishi), Ayako Kawasumi (Aoi Sakuraba), Akiko Hiramatsu (Miyabi Kagurazaki), Satsuki Yukino (Tina Foster), Kaori Mizuhashi (Taeko Minazuki), Halko Momoi (Chika Minazuki), Sayaka Narita (Mayu Miyuki)
Genre(s): drama, romance, comedy, modern life, college students
Home Video
Japan: DVD (Pioneer, PIBA 1371-1378)
United States: DVD (Pioneer/Geneon, 5 discs)
Note(s): This series is continued by Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ai Yori Aoshi go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: February 14, 2009
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