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Ai Yori Aoshi, Vol. 9 (Ai yori aoshi #9)
by Kou Fumizuki
It's time for the flower viewing festival, and jealousy is in full bloom! When Tina receives a call from her parents, she decides to show Kaoru her favorite place in Japan. The sight of the two of them together makes Aoi sick--she wants to spend time alone with Kaoru, but he keeps getting pulled in different directions. Later, when the gang heads out to play tennis, Kaoru...more
Paperback Manga, 200 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by TokyoPop
(first published 2002)
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Jun 29, 2012 Peter rated it 3 of 5 stars
While this volume still contains obnoxious fanservice, it did a good job in bringing one of the minor characters out of obscurity and into a bit more of a human light. Unfortunately, where it succeeds in bringing humanity to the character, it fails to actually evolve the character accordingly. There are some nice scenes of Aoi and Kaoru's relationship, but nothing that really helps develop it further.
Kou Fumizuki (文月 晃 Fumizuki Kō?, born 8 March in Fukuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese manga artist. Fumizuki's most famous work to date is Ai Yori Aoshi, a 17-volume work which has been turned into an anime series. His current work is Umi no Misaki, serialized in Young Animal Magazine starting in the fifth issue of 2007. Both of these seinen manga series are harem-type romance comedies in which a...moreMore about Kou Fumizuki...