History Manga / AiYoriAoshi

13th Nov '17 6:25:58 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[RuleOfDrama Sure]] [[RuleOfFunny enough]], almost immediately a [[TheUnwantedHarem group of college girls move into the mansion, one by one -- and all of them fall in love with Kaoru.]] (Except for the ones that were already in love with him long before the beginning of the series.) HilarityEnsues, as Kaoru and Aoi (who pose as a tenant and landlady, respectively) try to keep their relationship a secret.

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[[RuleOfDrama Sure]] [[RuleOfFunny enough]], almost immediately a [[TheUnwantedHarem [[UnwantedHarem group of college girls move into the mansion, one by one -- and all of them fall in love with Kaoru.]] (Except for the ones that were already in love with him long before the beginning of the series.) HilarityEnsues, as Kaoru and Aoi (who pose as a tenant and landlady, respectively) try to keep their relationship a secret.
16th Oct '17 3:54:36 PM MagBas
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* BodyguardCrush: Debatable. Miyabi is exceptionally protective of Aoi, and she has always been [[HoYay jealous]] of Aoi's [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise feel]][[OfficialCouple ings]] for Kaoru.
16th Oct '17 6:35:55 AM Robbyn
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''Ai Yori Aoshi'' ("''Bluer than Indigo''") ran from 1998 to 2005, with an anime adaptation in 2002 (and a follow-up, ''Enishi'', in 2003). See also ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', the creator's subsequent (ongoing) series, also a harem-based romantic comedy but with very different relationship dynamics. A VisualNovel with an original story taking place in the anime's continuity was released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in Japan in 2003, and a special English-language version was released for PC in North America by Hirameki International Group Inc..

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''Ai Yori Aoshi'' ("''Bluer than Indigo''") ran from 1998 to 2005, with an anime adaptation in 2002 (and a follow-up, ''Enishi'', in 2003). See also ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', the creator's subsequent (ongoing) series, also a harem-based romantic comedy but with very different relationship dynamics. A VisualNovel with an original story taking place in the anime's continuity was released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in Japan in 2003, and a special English-language version was released for PC in North America by Hirameki International Group Inc..
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See also ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', the creator's subsequent (ongoing) series, also a harem-based romantic comedy but with very different relationship dynamics.



* TwelveEpisodeAnime: The sequel, "[[OddlyNamedSequel Enishi]]".



* BodyguardCrush: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Debatable.]] But Miyabi is exceptionally protective of Aoi, and she has always been [[HoYay jealous]] of Aoi's [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise feel]][[OfficialCouple ings]] for Kaoru.

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* BodyguardCrush: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Debatable.]] But Debatable. Miyabi is exceptionally protective of Aoi, and she has always been [[HoYay jealous]] of Aoi's [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise feel]][[OfficialCouple ings]] for Kaoru.



* ObliviousToLove: The [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation more charitable interpretation]] of Kaoru toward the PrettyFreeloaders -- especially Tina -- in his UnwantedHarem.



* PrettyFreeloaders: Most of the female cast.
** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Or perhaps not]]. While they're definitely pretty, they're not freeloaders; each pays rent and / or [[{{Meido}} helps out around the house]]. Moreover, they don't fit the parameters of the trope because what they're really after is ''Kaoru himself'', not what they can get out of him (i.e. room and board -- which, as mentioned, they're not getting anyway free, anyway). When first introduced, [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tina Foster]] ''[[SubvertedTrope appears]]'' to fit this trope, but that's only [[CannotSpitItOut because she hides]] her [[FriendZone true motivations]].

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* %%* PrettyFreeloaders: Most of the female cast.
** %%** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Or perhaps not]]. While they're definitely pretty, they're not freeloaders; each pays rent and / or [[{{Meido}} helps out around the house]]. Moreover, they don't fit the parameters of the trope because what they're really after is ''Kaoru himself'', not what they can get out of him (i.e. room and board -- which, as mentioned, they're not getting anyway free, anyway). When first introduced, [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tina Foster]] ''[[SubvertedTrope appears]]'' to fit this trope, but that's only [[CannotSpitItOut because she hides]] her [[FriendZone true motivations]].motivations]].
%% is yes or no?



%%* RebelPrince

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%%* RebelPrince* RebelPrince: Justified by Kaoru who went from reluctant to rebellious. He was the eldest son of the head of the Hanabishi Zaibatsu and was set to take over the zaibatsu after his father retired. Yet Kaoru never felt at home in the Hanabishi family and left to live alone in self-imposed exile after his mother died. Not to mention, there's the physical and mental abuse that his tyrannical grandfather subjected him to...



* SecretRelationship

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* SecretRelationshipSecretRelationship: Kaoru and Aoi have an ArrangedMarriage from way back when and are very much in love, but Aoi's family, in order to avoid a scandal (the marriage had been called off when Kaoru left the Hanabishis due to the abuse from his grandfather), force them to keep it a secret.



** Miyabi is the notable exception. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Probably.]]
*** A Valentine's Day chapter of the manga had the girls providing Kaoru with chocolate. ''Lots'' of chocolate; so much, it made him queasy. But Miyabi surely wouldn't want to give him chocolate. She gave him cocoa. "...I guess that's Miyabi-san's way of caring about me."



* SweatDrop

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* %%* SweatDrop



* TwelveEpisodeAnime: The sequel, "[[OddlyNamedSequel Enishi]]."
16th Oct '17 1:00:27 AM Robbyn
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* ChristmasEpisode: Doubled as a ShoutOut to ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.

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* ChristmasEpisode: ChristmasEpisode:
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Doubled as a ShoutOut to ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.



* CovertPervert: Most of the cast.
** In Tina's case, not especially covert.

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* CovertPervert: Most of the cast.
** In Tina's case, not especially covert.
cast (besides Tina).



* CuteClumsyGirl: Combined with her role as TheDitz, this can lead Taeko into TheChewToy territory.
** Chika's friend Chizuru is also a CuteClumsyGirl, but seemingly a milder example than Taeko.
* CuteLittleFangs: Tina.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: CuteClumsyGirl:
**
Combined with her role as TheDitz, this can lead Taeko into TheChewToy territory.
** Chika's friend Chizuru is also a CuteClumsyGirl, but seemingly a milder example than Taeko.
Taeko. She certainly swims like a [[TheKlutz klutz]], especially for someone on the school swim team. If you can even call what she does swimming.
* CuteLittleFangs: CuteLittleFangs:
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Tina.



* FaceFault

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* %%* FaceFault



* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals

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* %%* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals



* HappyHolidaysDress / SexySantaDress: Aoi-Santa (Santaoi?) wears one in the ChristmasEpisode.



* HaremNanny: Miyabi

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* HaremNanny: MiyabiMiyabi.



* TheKlutz:
** Taeko.
** Chizuru. (She certainly swims like a [[TheKlutz klutz]], especially for someone on the school swim team. If you can even call what she does swimming.)



* {{Marshmallow Hell}}: Kaoru is sandwiched between Tina's and Taeko's considerable chests in chapter 36 of the manga.

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* {{Marshmallow Hell}}: MarshmallowHell:
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Kaoru is sandwiched between Tina's and Taeko's considerable chests in chapter 36 of the manga.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Subverted, as Kaoru gets into improper situations, but the girls actually ''listen'' to his explanations and realize it's not his fault. Sometimes even realize that it's not his fault even without explanations.
** Aoi ''always'' gives him the benefit of the doubt.
*** Miyabi's first appearance didn't even give Kaoru ''time'' to explain before she [[MamaBear gave him a beatdown]].

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Subverted, as Kaoru gets into improper situations, but the girls actually ''listen'' to his explanations and realize it's not his fault. Sometimes even realize that it's not his fault even without explanations.
**
explanations. And Aoi ''always'' gives him the benefit of the doubt.
*** ** Miyabi's first appearance didn't even give Kaoru ''time'' to explain before she [[MamaBear gave him a beatdown]].



* OcularGushers

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* %%* OcularGushers



* OfficialCouple: Kaoru and Aoi..

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* OfficialCouple: Kaoru and Aoi..Aoi.



%% RebelPrince

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%% %%* RebelPrince



* SayMyName

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* %%* SayMyName



* ShipTease: Now and then, but surprisingly little for an UnwantedHarem comedy. Unless you count one-sided ships, which aren't known for their smooth sailing.
** What about the night Kaoru and Tina spent the night together [[LoveHotels in a room at a love hotel]]? Classic, if (mostly) innocent, ShipTease.
* ShoutOut: To ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', in the ChristmasEpisode.

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* ShipTease: Now and then, SexySantaDress: Not all that skimpy, but surprisingly little for an UnwantedHarem comedy. Unless you count one-sided ships, which aren't known for their smooth sailing.
** What about
Aoi-Santa (Santaoi?) wears one in the night Kaoru and Tina spent the night together [[LoveHotels in a room at a love hotel]]? Classic, if (mostly) innocent, ShipTease.
ChristmasEpisode.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', in the ChristmasEpisode.



* {{Skinship Grope}}: Tina is very fond of doing this to the other girls.

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* {{Skinship Grope}}: SkinshipGrope: Tina is very fond of doing this to the other girls.girls. It's most certainly ''not'' relegated solely to the furo house.
-->'''Suzuki''': Oh, don't mind. That's just Tina's socially awkward way of saying hello.\\
'''Tina''': ''[groping Taeko]'' Man, you got some ''serious'' melons!



* TrueCompanions

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* TranslationConvention: The dub of the anime had Mayu use a British accent for speaking English.
%%*
TrueCompanions



* TheUnwantedHarem: A given, since it's "harem comedy." Except that all the members of TheUnwantedHarem morph into TrueCompanions and thus are no longer [=UNwanted=] -- ([[AllLovingHero even by Aoi, who by rights ought to regard them as wannabee rivals]]) -- except in the romantic sense.
** Which presumably makes them the Half-Wanted Harem.



* UnwantedHarem: Kaoru has Aoi, Tina, Taeko, Mayu and Chika in love with him. Out of all of them, the only one he wants is Aoi, but circumstances prevent him from letting anyone else know that he and Aoi are the OfficialCouple.



* ZigzagPaperTassel: Taeko carries one when she tries to play [[{{Obake}} Ghostbuster]].

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* YourFavorite: The first meal that Aoi cooks for Kaoru at his apartment consists of all of his favorite foods. When he expresses surprise at this, she mentions that she'd remembered them since their childhood meeting.
* ZigzagPaperTassel: Taeko carries one when she tries to play [[{{Obake}} Ghostbuster]].
Done with the crew investigating the BigFancyHouse's attic. Boy, do they look cute in the miko getups.
3rd Sep '17 2:51:37 AM XFllo
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[[RuleOfDrama Sure]] [[RuleOfFunny enough]], almost immediately a [[TheUnwantedHarem group of college girls move into the mansion, one by one -- and all of them fall in love with Kaoru.]] (Except for the ones that were already in love with him long before the beginning of the series.) HilarityEnsues, as Kaoru and Aoi (who pose as a tenant and [[TheKanrinin landlady]], respectively) try to keep their relationship a secret.

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[[RuleOfDrama Sure]] [[RuleOfFunny enough]], almost immediately a [[TheUnwantedHarem group of college girls move into the mansion, one by one -- and all of them fall in love with Kaoru.]] (Except for the ones that were already in love with him long before the beginning of the series.) HilarityEnsues, as Kaoru and Aoi (who pose as a tenant and [[TheKanrinin landlady]], landlady, respectively) try to keep their relationship a secret.



** Another way to divvy them up would be [[TheKanrinin Miyabi]] (tomboy), [[BodyGuardCrush who looks after]] Aoi (girly girl); and Aoi's would-be rivals [[LovableSexManiac Tina]] (tomboy) and [[{{CuteClumsyGirl}} Taeko]] (girly girl).

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** Another way to divvy them up would be [[TheKanrinin Miyabi]] Miyabi (tomboy), [[BodyGuardCrush who looks after]] Aoi (girly girl); and Aoi's would-be rivals [[LovableSexManiac Tina]] (tomboy) and [[{{CuteClumsyGirl}} Taeko]] (girly girl).
4th Jul '17 11:49:29 PM TheBigBopper
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''Ai Yori Aoshi'' (''Bluer than Indigo'') ran from 1998 to 2005, with an anime adaptation in 2002 (and a follow-up, ''Enishi'', in 2003). See also ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', the creator's subsequent (ongoing) series, also a harem-based romantic comedy but with very different relationship dynamics. A VisualNovel with an original story taking place in the anime's continuity was released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in Japan in 2003, and a special English-language version was released for PC in North America by Hirameki International Group Inc..

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''Ai Yori Aoshi'' (''Bluer ("''Bluer than Indigo'') Indigo''") ran from 1998 to 2005, with an anime adaptation in 2002 (and a follow-up, ''Enishi'', in 2003). See also ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', the creator's subsequent (ongoing) series, also a harem-based romantic comedy but with very different relationship dynamics. A VisualNovel with an original story taking place in the anime's continuity was released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in Japan in 2003, and a special English-language version was released for PC in North America by Hirameki International Group Inc..
4th Jul '17 11:48:22 PM TheBigBopper
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-->'''Aoi Sakuraba'''

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-->'''Aoi -->'''--Aoi Sakuraba'''
4th Jul '17 11:47:58 PM TheBigBopper
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-> ''"Indigo-dyed kimono are very dark at first. But if you keep wearing them, as the time passes, the color blends, and the indigo becomes more blue and vivid. [[ThirdPersonPerson Aoi]] wants to cultivate our love over time, too. Just like this kimono, it will continue to grow more intense, from now on into forever."''

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-> ''"Indigo-dyed kimono are very dark at first. But if you keep wearing them, as the time passes, the color blends, and the indigo becomes more blue and vivid. [[ThirdPersonPerson Aoi]] Aoi wants to cultivate our love over time, too. Just like this kimono, it will continue to grow more intense, from now on into forever."''
-->'''Aoi Sakuraba'''
10th Jun '17 4:59:05 AM NNinja
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** [[HoYay Ar]][[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation guably]] Aoi, toward Miyabi.
10th Jun '17 4:56:50 AM NNinja
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* TheNicknamer: No one person in particular, but Aoi and Kaoru each have an appellation specific to the character speaking. For example:
** Kaoru calls Aoi "Aoi-chan."
*** Aoi calls Kaoru "Kaoru-sama."
** Miyabi calls Aoi "Aoi-sama."
*** Miyabi calls Kaoru "Kaoru-dono."
** Tina calls Aoi "[[LandLord Ooyasan]]."
*** Tina calls Kaoru plain old "Kaoru" with no honorific.
** Taeko calls Kaoru "Kaoru-{{sempai|Kohai}}."
*** Taeko calls Aoi "Aoi-{{sempai|Kohai}}."
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