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A.I. Love You, Volume 1

A.I. Love You, Volume 1

4.7 14
by Ken Akamatsu, Adam Arnold, David Ury, David Ury (Translator)

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A.I. Love You stars Hitoshi Kobe, a 16-year-old computer geek whose only female friend is the sweet, pretty Saati. The only catch is that Saati, a.k.a Program No. 30, isn't real; she's an artificial intelligence program Hitoshi created so he'd have someone to talk to. This changes when a thunderstorm creates a "particle conversion" in Hitoshi's computer (hasn't he ever heard of surge protectors?), which causes Saati to fly out of Hitoshi's PC into his startled arms. Ken Akamatsu, whose super-popular Love Hina flies off the shelves at my library, is not breaking any new ground here (as anyone who's read Oh My Goddess or Video Girl Ai will attest). This is formulaic—Hitoshi is the nice, somewhat nerdy guy who's no good around girls; Saati is sweet and naive (Hitoshi forgot to add anything about the birds and the bees to her core program) and possesses awesome superpowers—but it's a well-written, well-drawn formula. My favorite story: Saati is laid low by a computer virus named Peter 4, who appears onscreen in the form of an evil clown, and Hitoshi must use all his computer programming skills to rescue her. True love, indeed. A.I. Love You precedes Love Hina, and was translated into English due to the success of the latter title. It is a good choice for libraries with manga collections that focus on romantic comedy. Contains vulgar language and girls in bikinis. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, Tokyopop, 206p. illus., Ages 12 to 18.
—George Galuschak

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Publication date:
A.I. Love You Series , #1
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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A.I. Love You, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An outstanding series. It follows the all too classic 'awesome girl(s) some-how through some weird turn of events fall in love with an average guy' genre, however, this series deviates from this skillfully. It does this by incorporating all the conflicts that go along with a computer program. For most series it is simple chaos or naviety. However, A.I. Love You incorporates such things as executing programs, viruses, using a computer as a portal, bending reality (That starts in about the fourth volume), hackers, and just about anything else you can think of that goes along with a computer. Superbly embellished and unique.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest mangas! The pictures are pretty, neat characters, amazing romance stories and OH! It's so funny! This is wonderful and everyone should read it! ^^
Guest More than 1 year ago
A.I. Love You is a sweet love story that is very fun!!!! It is really funny and if you have read Love Hina, I'm so sure you'll love this too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is obviously leading up to Love Hina. The art is crisp, though it could be better. The art and story proceed well, and it's an overal good read. Even the humor is a little better. The constant nudity and naughty scenes in Love Hina aren't as often here (or at least not in volume one.) To some, it may not be as good as Love Hina or Negima, but I personally think it's good, maybe even better. I reccomend it to anyone above the age of thirteen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny as hell!! Very interesting for fans of Japanese art and readers over the age of 13.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Think that this story is one of the best out there. There are some that have good love storys in it but nothing could beat this or love hina.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written before Love Hina, A.I. Love You was one of Ken's first mangas. If you've read Love Hina, you'll love A.I. Love You. The art is superb and the plot is classic, very much like Love Hina. It is set in the 1990s with high school student/ computer whiz Hitoshi Kobe. He creates a computer program, Saati, who one day, as a result of a freak lighntning strike, becomes real! A must read, I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Love Hina series hooked me an left me begging for more. Little did I know ole Ken had something he had written earlier. This little blast from the past beautifully shows us Akamatsu's style and storytelling in it's earliest incarnation. You can see how different the characters from his earlier work look compared to his newer Love Hina. Just like the creator of Oh! My Goddess, his work got better each time he drew and wrote. This beginning of the series has me wanting more Akamatsu and that is definitely a good thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After spending much time on the series, Love Hina, Akamatsu brings forth his 1994 Weekly Shonen Magazine comic into an 8 volume series for all to enjoy. The story begins with Hitoshi Kobe who is a poor student, a bad athlete and perhaps the unluckiest man alive...but he is amazing with computers. Number 30 is Hitsohi's favorite A.I. but when a freak accident brings Number 30 to life, Hitoshi's own life really begins...A must-have for any Manga-reader!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be one of the best mangas ive read since love hina