Ai Mai Mi

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Ai Mai Mi
Ai Mai Mi manga vol 1.png
Cover of the first manga volume
あいまいみー
(Ai Mai Mī)
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Choborau Nyopomi
Published by Takeshobo
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga Life Win
Original run June 2009 – present
Volumes 8
Anime television series
Directed by Itsuki Imazaki
Music by Fūga Hatori
Studio Seven
Original network AT-X, TVS, KBS
Original run January 3, 2013 March 28, 2013
Episodes 13
Anime television series
Ai Mai Mi: Mousou Catastrophe
Directed by Itsuki Imazaki
Music by Fūga Hatori
studioCHANT
Studio Seven
Original network AT-X, TVS, KBS, tvk, Sun TV
Original run July 8, 2014 September 23, 2014
Episodes 12
Anime television series
Ai Mai Mii 3: Surgical Friends
Directed by Itsuki Imazaki
Music by Fūga Hatori
Studio Seven
Original network AT-X, TVS, KBS, tvk, Sun TV
Original run January 3, 2017 March 21, 2017
Episodes 12
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

Ai Mai Mi (あいまいみー, Ai Mai Mī) is a Japanese yonkoma online manga series written and illustrated by Choborau Nyopomi. It has been adapted into an anime television series.[1] A second season was announced on the anime's website in the beginning of April.[2] A third season was announced in November 2016 and is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.[3][4]

The story follows the lives of the girls Ai, Mai, Mi and Ponoka-senpai, who together form the "Manga Club" where they fight against alien invaders, face fierce rivals and do all sorts of crazy things when they are not drawing manga.

Ponoka-senpai's shell-shocked reaction to a forex market crash from volume 2 of the manga and episode 9 of the anime became an internet meme called "The face of the people who sank all their money into the FX" (FXで有り金全部溶かす人の顔). In 2014, DMM FX, the world's second largest forex company by trading volume at the time, had a collaboration with Ai Mai Mi where new users could receive T-shirts with Ponoka's glassy expression on them.[5]

Characters[edit]

Ai is the most level headed girl in the club, and the only one who draws manga, but occasionally she participates in her friends' antics.

Mai is a classmate of Ai and a childhood friend of Mi. She has a naive and affectionate demeanor, but she can be shown sadistic at times.

Mi is a classmate of Ai and childhood friend of Mai. She is the perpetrator of most of the group's antics and even takes them to extremes not condoned by everyone else. She makes herself out to be brave but can be a coward at times.

Ponoko-Senpai is an upper classman in the group's school. She fixes most of the gang's problems with a clay pot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ai Mai Mi 4-Panel Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  2. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-01/ai-mai-mi-tv-anime-gets-2nd-season
  3. ^ "Ai Mai Mi Anime Gets 3rd Season". Anime News Network. November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ai Mai Mi Anime Season 3's Staff, Cast, January TV Premiere, Visual Revealed". Anime News Network. November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "DMMFXとあいまいみーが不穏なコラボ… あの顔のTシャツが貰えるぞ", KAI-YOU.net. 2014-08-11.

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