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The Resource Ai yori aoshi, Volume 1, story & art by Kou Fumizuki

Ai yori aoshi, Volume 1, story & art by Kou Fumizuki

Label
Ai yori aoshi, Volume 1
Title
Ai yori aoshi
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
story & art by Kou Fumizuki
Title variation
  • Ai yori aoshi 1
  • True blue love 1
  • Bluer than indigo 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
A naive, traditional girl from the country goes to the city to find the boy she was arranged to marry as a child
Member of
Review
Kaoru Hanabishi is a good-hearted college student who has severed ties to his super-rich family. One day on the subway, he runs into a gorgeous, easily confused young woman in traditional kimono and sandals. She turns out to be his childhood friend Aoi Sakuraba, who has been madly in love with him for her entire life and wants nothing but to marry him, worship at his feet, cook all his favorite foods, scrub his back, warm him with her naked body when he's cold, address him as formally as possible and so on. If Fumizuki's long-running manga romance (the title translates roughly as "True Blue Love") sounds a little bit like a Stepford Wives fantasy, well, it sometimes is. But there's a catch: Aoi is from a power family, too, and they strongly disapprove of her relationship with black-sheep Kaoru. This work is in danger of being a ridiculous sex farce, and Fumizuki plays Aoi's wide-eyed passion and Kaoru's guarded affection for all the comedy it's worth. But it's actually more a comedy of manners: the formality of old-money Japan contrasted with the informality of its modern culture. And Fumizuki has a real fondness for the whole cast—if the artwork is a little on the generic-manga side, the depth of characterization fleshes out Kaoru and Aoi considerably. Be forewarned: as in the immensely popular Love, Hina, there is a lot of overly-coy nudity, and most of the jokes revolve around Aoi's generous bosom. (Jan.) — Staff (Reviewed April 5, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 14, p43)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156116
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fumizuki, Kō
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Captions in English and Japanese
LC call number
PN6790.F863
LC item number
A3 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ai yori aoshi
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Romance comic books, strips, etc.
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ai yori aoshi, Volume 1, story & art by Kou Fumizuki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Title literally translates to "Bluer than indigo" ... in a sense, you could say that this is a tale of "true blue love"--T.p. verso
  • Serialized in Hakusensha's Young animal
  • Originally broadcast as a television program in 2002; also available on DVD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
510045
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781591826453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591826453
  • (OCoLC)54395035
Label
Ai yori aoshi, Volume 1, story & art by Kou Fumizuki
Publication
Note
  • "Title literally translates to "Bluer than indigo" ... in a sense, you could say that this is a tale of "true blue love"--T.p. verso
  • Serialized in Hakusensha's Young animal
  • Originally broadcast as a television program in 2002; also available on DVD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
510045
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781591826453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591826453
  • (OCoLC)54395035

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