Title:Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi
Also Called:Bluer Than Indigo: Fate | 藍より青し～縁～
Released on year:2002
At a train station, Kaoru Hanabishi, a college student who lives alone, met a beautiful but befuddled girl dressed in a kimono. He offered to show her around his neighborhood and to the address she was looking for, which turned out to be an empty lot. Unsure what to do next, Kaoru invited the distraught girl to his apartment and asked for any additional information about her whereabouts. She handed him a photo of two children, one of whom Kauru immediately recognized as himself and his childhood friend Aoi Sakuraba. The girl in front of him turned out to be Aoi Sakuraba, his betrothed fiancee who had traveled all the way to Tokyo to marry him. Her revelation was not only unexpected, but it also brought back to Kaoru's mind why he had left the Hanabishi family in the first place.
Kou Fumizuki's manga series Ai Yori Aoshi (, "Bluer Than Indigo") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by him. From 1998 to 2005, the manga was serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine, and the chapters were collected into 17 tankbon volumes. It's a love story between two characters who haven't spoken in years but were childhood friends. J.C.Staff animated and directed an anime television series adaptation, with Kenichi Kanemaki handling series composition, Kazunori Iwakura designing the characters, and Toshio Masuda composing the music. In 2002, Fuji TV broadcasted the anime. Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi () was the title of the second season, which aired two years later in 2003. There are a total of 37 episodes, including a Christmas special set in an alternate timeline. Geneon released the anime in North America, and Tokyopop published the manga in English. For the PlayStation 2 and Windows 98, four visual novels were also released.