January 26, 2004

Ai Yori Aoshi Episode 10

Ai Yori Aoshi

"Place of Learning"

Haha, after making fun of Ah! My Goddess and all derivative anime series in the last episode, AYA goes ahead and makes fun of all the shows that involve brothers and sisters falling in love (you know what kind I mean).

Most anime plots are pretty bad (recycled, unimaginative, cliched, etc.), so most series rely on its characters to get by, or be appealing. Unfortunately, Ai Yori Aoshi has one of the worst cast of characters in a show I've seen in a long time. I can feel the effort of the show to make me feel for Aoi and her struggles with non-sheltered life, and Kaoru protectiveness of her. But unfortunately, it's an abysmal failure.

Nothing like seeing how pathetic Aoi is to further endear me to her character. She's so innocent and useless, how can you not love her? I mean, the fact that someone asks her a question and she becomes short of breath and nervous, and she wonders whether or not her coming to visit Kaoru on campus will be a bother to him?

Then she apologizes for visiting. Oh, and she doesn't just apologize, that's after she hides behind a statue. Hides from Kaoru (in her embarassment).

This sort of show... I really never want to watch another one where whichever submissive female character asks if she's a bother.

No, you're not! The main character is a loser. If it wasn't for your serendipitous entry into his life, he'd have nothing! So no, you're not a bother. In fact, you've made his life worth living. Not that he'll tell you that, because he's tongue-tied, shy, and has absolutely no idea what's actually going on.

Hey, Tina looks a lot like Hakufu from Ikkitousen!

What a (terrible) show.

Rating: D

Posted by Kei at January 26, 2004 01:08 AM
Comments

I don't know what the fuck you are thinking while watching this anime... but ok.
This is a terrible show? wow - either watch more carefully or watch other animes first to see if others are bad as this... wow you really suck.

Posted by: at June 12, 2004 04:11 PM

This is one of my favorite shows, and Ive seen quite a few animes. Maybe the whole hting seems contrived, but IMO fanservice aside this anime has soul at least.

Posted by: Jeff Jue at July 4, 2004 06:15 AM

I watched the whole Ai Yori Aoshi series and I must say, it sucked. Aoi is always weepy and whiny, she's so annoying, and Kaoru is always just so dumb.

Posted by: at July 20, 2004 01:39 PM
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