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Magic and Monsters Clash in Usuzumizakura -GARO- Trailer - Crunchyroll News

A new key visual illustrated by manga author / character designer Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA²), a new trailer, additional cast members, and the official theme song performers have all been revealed for Usuzumizakura -GARO- ("Ink-gray Cherry ...

Usuzumizakura -Garo- to Open in October 2018 - MANGA.TOKYO

Masakazu Katsura (Tiger & Bunny, Video Girl Ai) is in charge of the title's character design. Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Attack on Titan) is handling the script. Hajime no Ippo's Satoshi Nishimura is to direct over at studio VOLN ...

Celebrate Shonen Jump's 50th Anniversary with This Line from UNIQLO - Bleeding Cool News

Weekly Shonen Jump is coming up to its 50th anniversary in August. To commemorate the anniversary, UNIQLO has released a limited run line of shirts! The designs are straightforward, fun, and feature some of Weekly Shonen Jump's most popular manga.

Anime Merchandise Monday (9-15 April) - MANGA.TOKYO

This week is full of great merchandise and we tried to squeeze as much in as we could, so enjoy this little lengthy post about a variety of anime merchandise. There are so many beautiful figures and cute badges to look at, it made us wonder if the ...

Best 'Dragon Ball' Drawings by Top Manga Artists Part 1 - HYPEBEAST

Notable work: Zetman, Wing-man, Shadow Lady, DNA², Video Girl Ai, I”s. Masakazu Katsura is a manga artist known for several works including Zetman, Wing-man, Shadow Lady, DNA², Video Girl Ai and I”s. He has also worked as character designer for Iria: ...

Time-Limited "Video Girl Store" to Open in Tokyo Next Week - Crunchyroll News

While the TV drama sequel "Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~," is reaching its climax, arma bianca, a Tokyo-based company that owns anime character goods online store AMNIBUS, will hold "Video Girl Store," a time-limited event dedicated to Masakazu ...

"Video Girl Ai" Creator Lends His Pen to TV Drama Adaptation - Crunchyroll News

Episode 3 of Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~ sees Shou, our modern protagonist, modeling a potential anime character after Ai as part of an ongoing storyline. The contents of Shou's sketchbook, including the Ai-inspired character, are sketched by ...

Upcoming Winter JDramas 2018 - Arama Japan (press release)

Synopsis: The story is set in 2018, 25 years after the original manga's “Video Girl Ai” arc (“Video Girl Len” arc was set seven years after the first arc). After his parents' divorce, the new protagonist Moteuchi Sho (Nomura Shuhei) has lived in his ...

First teaser for live-action Video Girl Ai 2018 - MyM magazine (blog)

The first footage from the upcoming live-action series of Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~ has emerged on the show's official website in the form of a 30-second teaser. Based on Katsura Masakazu's manga, it originally focused on Yota Moteuchi, who ...

Nishino Nanase cast as lead in live-action Video Girl Ai 2018 - MyM magazine (blog)

2018 will see a new live-action series based on Katsura Masakazu's manga Video Girl Ai. Titled, Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018~, it was announced on the show's official website, and on its Twitter page, that Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase will ...

Video Girl Ai Live Action Drama Coming 2018, Modern-Day Boy Meets 1990s Girl - MANGA.TOKYO

Video Girl Ai by Masakazu Katsura is getting adapted into a TV drama series. Shuhei Nomura, a popular actor known for playing Taichi in Chihayafuru and Kikuma in Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (Teiichi no Kuni), is starring in the live-action series.

"Video Girl Ai" Gets Live-Action TV Drama Sequel in January 2018 - Crunchyroll News

Following the previously reported I"s, Denei Shoujo/Video Girl Ai, another popular manga series created by Masakazu Katsura, is also confirmed to get a live-action TV drama treatment in January 2018. Under the title "Denei Shoujo ~VIDEO GIRL AI 2018 ...

Masakazu Katsura's Teen Romance Manga "I"s" Gets Live-Action TV Drama in 2018 - Crunchyroll News

Japanese digital satellite broadcaster SKY PerfecTV! announced today on October 30 that a live-action drama adaptation of Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², ZETMAN)'s teen romance manga I"s will be aired on its BS Skaper channel and streamed on ...

More Artists Revealed for Upcoming "Tribute to OTOMO" Book - Crunchyroll News

The upcoming book Tribute to OTOMO, a collection of art by multiple creators in honor of legendary creator Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steam Boy, and many others), will be coming out next month in France and Japan simultaneously. Approximately 80 creators ...

"Jump Ryu" Preview Puts the Spotlight on "Toriko" Manga Author - Crunchyroll News

Combo DVD/booklet Jump Ryu recently teased volume 15, which centered on Eyeshield 21 and One-Punch Man artist Yūsuke Murata. Now it's time for vol. 16, which arrives on August 18 and goes behind the scenes with Toriko creator Mitsutoshi ...

Crunchyroll Adds DNA2 Anime to Catalog - Anime News Network

Media distribution site Crunchyroll revealed on Friday that it is adding the DNA² television anime and OVA to its catalog. Crunchyroll's stream of both the dubbed and subtitled versions is available now to premium users in the U.S. and Canada. Free ...

Crunchyroll Adds 'DNA^2' Anime Series To Streaming Catalog - The Fandom Post

The latest is the DNA^2 series, which came out originally in 1994 based off of the manga by Masakazu Katsura, known back then for his Video Girl Ai series and more recently for Zetman and design work on Tiger & Bunny. The full series run is now ...

House of 1000 Manga - Anime News Network

Later on came Video Girl Ai, which was more sexual and angsty, and before KOR there was already Maison Ikkoku, which was slightly more sophisticated since the hero was a college student (it was technically a seinen manga). But Kimagure Orange Road ...

FEATURE: Fanart Friday - Megami Megumi Edition - Crunchyroll News

Fanart Friday returns, sounding awfully familiar. Last week, we beheld the might of our favorite machines, but this week it's back to the (voice) acting studio with MEGUMI HAYASHIBARA, the voice of quite a few fan-favorite characters! After getting her ...

Manga Creator Masakazu Katsura Films Cameo in Live-Action Garo - Anime News Network

Manga artist and character designer Masakazu Katsura (Zetman, Video Girl Ai, DNA²) made a brief cameo in the 10th episode of the live-action special effects series Garo -Makai no Hana- on Friday. The episode, titled "Shokutaku" (dining table), features ...

Video Girl Ai is a manga series created by Masakazu Katsura and published by Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. It also has an anime adaptation. The manga is published in English by Viz Communications. It was formerly published in the anthology Animerica Extra by Viz.

Video Girl Ai
Cover of volume 1 of the English version of the manga
(Den'ei Shōjo)
Genre Romantic comedy, Science fiction
Written by Masakazu Katsura
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run 19891991
Volumes 13 (List of volumes)
Video Girl Len
Written by Masakazu Katsura
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run 19911992
Volumes 2 (List of volumes)
Live-action film
Directed by Ryū Kaneda
Studio Toho
Released June 29, 1991
Runtime 95 minutes
Original video animation
Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo
Studio Production I.G
Licensed by
Released March 27, 1992August 28, 1992
Episodes 6
Light novel
Written by Sukehiro Tomita
Published 1993
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Video Girl Ai (電影少女 Den'ei Shōjo, lit. "Video Girl") is a manga series created by Masakazu Katsura and published by Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. It also has an anime adaptation. The manga is published in English by Viz Communications. It was formerly published in the anthology Animerica Extra by Viz.

It was started in 1989 and continued until 1992, and fifteen manga volumes were produced.

A live-action movie of Video Girl Ai was released in 1991. The plot starts much like the first volume of the manga, but differs later, and the ending is quite different from the OVA and manga. An English dubbed version was released in December 2001.

The Video Girl Ai anime is a six-part OVA series which was produced by I.G. Tatsunoko. The series was released in 1992 by Jump Video. It roughly covers most of the material found in volumes 1 and 3 of the manga (and some of Volume 2). The character designs for the anime remained faithful to the manga style.

Anime writer Jason Thompson stated that compared to Kimagure Orange Road, Video Girl Ai is "more sexual and angsty".

It is commonly speculated that the author, Masakazu Katsura, used this series as what could be described as a pilot; although he wanted to write a straight romantic comedy, he included sci-fi and action elements, so that the series would guarantee to be a success with both his publishers and (teenage male) audience.

Video Girl Ai was followed in 1993 with another sci-fi/romantic comedy manga DNA² and by the straight romantic comedy I"s in 1997.