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A.I. Love You, Vol. 1 Paperback – February 3, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: A.I. Love You (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: TokyoPop; 1St Edition edition (February 3, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591826152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591826156
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,243,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"… you've got the perfect formula for fun and insanity that dominates this series from the creator of Love Hina." -- J.C., Anime Insider

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From Ken Akamatsu, creator of the best selling title, Love Hina. Weird Science meets Oh My Goddess. Love Hina meets Chobits

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on August 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
Okay, what do you get when you cross Love Hina with Video Girl Ai, with a bit of Weird Science and Chobits thrown in? Chances are you'll get A.I. Love You, the manga by Ken Akamatsu, the mastermind behind Love Hina and the Harry Potter-ish Mahou Sensei Negima.

Part 1 of 8 goes as follows: Hitoshi Kobe is unpopular in high school, being picked on, bad at PE, and looked down on, especially by the vixen and popular class rep Kimiko Aso. He's a whiz at programming, and given how his parents are gone overseas, has their computer equipment to himself. The friendless Hitoshi creates AI programs, or Artificial Intelligences, of virtual girls whom he has conversations with, conversations he saves on 3.5" floppies (remember those?). One day, an electrical storm plays havoc with his computer during a conversation with 30, as in AI program 30, and presto, she emerges from the screen and becomes solid.

30, or Saati, as she's called (Saati, thirty, get it?) changes her creator's life around. She reminds him of a promise he made that if she became a real girl, he would let her be his girlfriend. However, she is something of a ditz, a blank slate (like Chi in Chobits), a total flop at cooking (Ai in Video Girl Ai-well at first anyway.), as she uses paint to duplicate the colours she sees. Oh, and she gives her last name as Namba. Namba Saati, number thirty, get it?

Her computer abilities are intact even solid, as she scans a magazine and presto, via program option No. 4, changes into any bunch of outfits, including a high school uniform. Once there, Hitoshi is noticed, as Saati helps him in math and PE with her mathematical abilities, and he begins to be admired by his formerly scornful classmates.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FallenRealms on September 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
Highly known for his award-winning graphic novel series, Love Hina, Ken Akamatsu is known in America and Japan for comedy, but not mainly for science fiction.

A.I. Love You was Akamatsu's first graphic novel work, and an eight-volume remake is in the process. You definately should add the A.I. Love You series to your collection.

Here is the information about Volume One from tokyopop.com:

Hitoshi Kobe doesn't do well in school. He's no good at sports. Girls don't even talk to him except to make fun of him. The one thing he is good at is computers. He's designed artificial intelligence programs and Number 30 is his favorite. Hitoshi promises Thirty that if she ever becomes a real girl, he'll be her boyfriend. One dark and stormy night, his house is struck by lightning and Thirty emerges from the computer screen...

In the categories of sci-fi and comedy, A.I. Love You Volume One was released on February 3rd, 2004, and is rated OT for Older Teen (Suggested Ages 16+).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2004
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I'm pretty sure Ken Akamatsu is widely known for his popular manga series Love Hina, but A.I. Love You was his first ever work (according to the info inside the volume). The whole story has the whole Weird Science thing going on with it and I must say it is an enjoyable read. But I must say, do not buy it if you are interested only because of the cover art. The manga art itself is different from the drawing on the front cover since Mr. Akamatsu's style did change over the years. But don't hesitate to pick it up because it is very good and I would recommend it to those those into comedy, sci-fi, and romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2004
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i just got my copy of A.I. love you and i was surprised that this is not one of ken's latest works, none the less its still great. The main character in A.I. love you, Hitoshi Kobe, is a all around loser. he sucks at sports, sucks at school and cant do anything accept he's AWESOME with A.I. programs. his very favorite one, #30 promises him that if she becomes a real girl, she'll be his girl friend. not long after this promise lightning strikes Hitoshi's house and #30 becomes a real person. after that he goes to school with her and does a whole bunch of cool stuff that I wont give away, so go out and pick it up and read it yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MegnxNeko on May 22, 2011
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I was very pleased with this item. It was worn a little but not to badly which was what I was looking for. It made it seem like mine was never stolen lol. It got here super fast, and I do believe was shipped within 12-24 hours of my payment. Amazing!! I'll be buying the rest of the series if possible from this seller. :]
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 25, 2004
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This book is soo good!! I haven't read that much manga but out of all the books, this one is the best!! It is soo interesting and funny!!
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