List of Ai Yori Aoshi episodes

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Ai Yori Aoshi, a manga series by Kou Fumizuki, was adapted into two anime television series by J.C.Staff directed by Masami Shimoda. Broadcast on Fuji TV, the first season premiered on April 10, 2002, and aired weekly until its conclusion on September 25, 2002, spanning twenty-four episodes.[1] Most of the music for the series was composed by Toshio Masuda. A second, twelve-episode anime television series titled Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi (藍より青し ~縁~?) was broadcast on Fuji TV premiering on October 2003 and running weekly until its conclusion on December 28, 2003.[2] In addition to the two seasons two Bonus episodes were also made. The first one appeared in season one and is called Speaking of Dreams, lasting 5 minutes long it shows the character's past and current dreams for the future.[3] The second Bonus episode on Ai yori Enishi (second season) is a sixteen-minute short and somewhat of a prelude to the series. It takes place some months before the very first episode of Ai Yori Aoshi begins.[4][5]

Geneon licensed both seasons of the anime adaptation for English-language dubbed released in North America. The first season of the anime series was released across five Region 1 DVD compilation volumes between February 23, 2003, and October 14, 2003.[6][7] A DVD boxset compiling all five volumes was released by Geneon. The second season of the anime series was released across three Region 1 DVD compilation volumes between July 6, 2004, and November 9, 2004.[8][9] A DVD boxset compiling all three volumes and DVDs released for the first season was released by Geneon on April 17, 2007.[8][10]

Three pieces of theme music are used in the first season: one opening theme and two ending themes. The opening theme, titled "Towa no Hana" (永遠の花?, lit. Eternal Flower), is performed by Yoko Ishida. The ending theme is "Na mo Shirenu Hana" (名も知れぬ花?, lit. Unknown Flower) performed by The Indigo. The 18th episode's ending theme is "I'll Be Home" performed by Satsuki Yukino. In Japan, it was released across eight Region 2 DVD compilation volumes by Geneon Entertainment. The second season of anime adaptation used three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two ending themes. The opening theme, "Takaramono" (たからもの?, lit. Treasure) is once again performed by Yoko Ishida. The ending themes, "I Do!" and "Presence", are both performed by The Indigo. Geneon released the series across six Region 2 DVD compilations in Japan.

Episode list[edit]

Ai Yori Yoshi (2002)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Fate"
"Enishi" (縁) 
April 10, 2002
2 "Supper"
"Yūge" (夕餉) 
April 17, 2002
3 "Separation"
"Wakare" (別離) 
April 24, 2002
4 "Living Together"
"Dōsei" (同棲) 
May 1, 2002
5 "Old Friend"
"Hōyū" (朋友) 
May 8, 2002
6 "Family Tradition"
"Kadō" (家道) 
May 22, 2002
7 "Spiritual Illusion"
"Gen'yō" (幻妖) 
May 29, 2002
8 "Cherished Treasure"
"Aigan" (愛玩) 
June 5, 2002
9 "One Night"
"Hitoyo" (一夜) 
June 12, 2002
10 "Place of Learning"
"Manabiya" (学舎) 
June 19, 2002
11 "Debutante"
"Shijo" (子女) 
June 26, 2002
12 "Kiss"
"Seppun" (接吻) 
July 3, 2002
13 "Star Festival"
"Hoshimatsuri" (星祭) 
July 10, 2002
14 "Servant"
"Makanai" (賄) 
July 31, 2002
15 "Feelings of the Heart"
"Kyōkai" (胸懐) 
August 7, 2002
16 "Shores"
"Nagisa" (渚) 
August 14, 2002
17 "Waves"
"Sazanami" (漣) 
August 21, 2002
18 "Bedsharing"
"Dōkin" (同衾) 
August 28, 2002
19 "Lap Pillow"
"Hizamakura" (膝枕) 
September 4, 2002
20 "Cure"
"Iyashi" (癒) 
September 11, 2002
21 "Influenza"
"Fūki" (風気) 
September 18, 2002
22 "Going Home"
"Kisei" (帰省) 
September 25, 2002
23 "Determination"
"決意" (Ketsui) 
October 2, 2002
24 "Aoi"
"Aoi" (葵) 
October 9, 2002
B "Speaking of Dreams"   2002
"Speaking of Dreams" is a short 5-minute bonus episode that shows what the character's past and current dreams for the future are. 

Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi (2003)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
0 "Beautiful Snow"
"Miyuki" (美雪) 
2003
1 "Spring Blossom"
"Ōshun" (桜春) 
October 12, 2003
2 "Friends"
"Tomogaki" (友垣) 
October 19, 2003
3 "Tennis"
"Teikyū" (庭球) 
October 26, 2003
4 "Phantom"
"Mononoke" (怪) 
November 2, 2003
5 "Piano"
"Yōkin" (洋琴) 
November 8, 2003
6 "Journey"
"Dōtei" (道程) 
November 15, 2003
7 "Summer Resort"
"Hisho" (避暑) 
November 22, 2003
8 "Fish and Water"
"Suigyo" (水魚) 
November 29, 2003
9 "White"
"Shirotae" (白妙) 
December 6, 2003
10 "Bathrobe"
"Yukatabira" (湯帷子) 
December 13, 2003
11 "Moonlight"
"Gekkō" (月光) 
December 20, 2003
12 "Bonds"
"Kizuna" (絆) 
December 27, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi" (in Japanese). Furusaki Yasunari. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi (2) Enishi (Enishi)" (in Japanese). Furusaki Yasunari. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Ai yori Aoshi Bonus episode: Speaking of Dreams". Mania.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Ai yori Aoshi Bonus episode: Beautiful Snow". Animedream.com. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Ai yori Aoshi Bonus episode: Beautiful Snow ref 2". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  6. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi, Volume 1: Faithfully Yours (Episodes 1-5)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi, Volume 5: With All My Heart (Episodes 21-24)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  8. ^ a b "Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi, Volume 1: Fate (Episodes 1-4) (2004)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi, Volume 3: Destiny (Episodes 9-12) (2004)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Ai Yori Aoshi + Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi - Complete Set (shrinkwrapped bundle)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18.