Synopses & Reviews
On his way home from school one day, Kaoru Hanabishi runs into a young woman in traditional Japanese clothing. She is very lost, and he ends up helping her in her search to find someone. Having failed, the two retire to Kaoru's apartment, where they find out that he was the one she was looking for all along. Her name is Aoi Sakuraba and she has come to be his wife...
Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, Aoi Sakuraba grew up believing that she was supposed to marry Kaoru Hanabishi. After years of patient waiting, she decides it's time to make her move and sets off to find her future husband. Together, the two will overcome tremendous obstacles to be together.
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?
Ai Yori Aoshi began its manga run in Japan in the magazine Young Animal in 1995; Hakusensha originally published it in graphic novel form in 11 volumes. There is also a very popular anime series based on Kou Fumizuki's romantic story of an arranged marriage.