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A.I. Love You (A・I が止まらない! A.I. ga Tomaranai!) is an award-winning manga series by Ken Akamatsu.

First released on the 6th of April 1994 in Japan and finding completion on the 21st of August 1997, an English translation of the series was published by Tokyopop, beginning in February, 2004, and a French translation by Pika Editions.

PlotEdit

Hitoshi Kōbe, a guy who is neither academically gifted nor good at sports, has only one thing going for him - his ability to program computers. He is so good at this that he can create programs with Artificial Intelligence, however, this does not aid him in finding companionship.
One night, a freak lightning strike strikes Hitoshi's computer while it was still running one of his A.I. programs. This program, named "Saati" (Thirty) is given physical form following the lightning strike and materializes into the real world, where she becomes Hitoshi's girlfriend.

The story follows their not so ordinary lives as Saati attempts to adjust and grow within the physical world with Hitoshi's assistance while other A.I.s of Hitoshi's also begin to materialize themselves.

ProductionEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The original Japanese title, A・I が止まらない! (A.I. ga Tomaranai!), is a play on words. While it literally means "A.I. Won’t Stop!" the word "A.I." has several meanings. Besides being the acronym for artificial intelligence, it is also the Japanese word for "love" (愛 ai) and the Japanese transcription of the English word "I" (アイ ai). Tokyopop does their best to recreate this pun with their US release of the series in which this case they added "Love You" to create a pun referring to the statement "I Love You" in A.(I. Love You).
  • Saati's program is so advanced that conversation with her is indistinguishable from a normal girl and, thus, would easily pass the Turing test.
  • The Tokyopop version of the manga ran out of print as of August 31, 2009.

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