Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aishiteruze Baby Romance Manga Anima Series

Aishiteruze Baby, also known as I Love You, Baby) is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Animax, broadcast in Japan on Animax from April to October 2004. The series is about a teenage boy, Kippei, who becomes the caretaker of his 5-year-old cousin, Yuzuyu, after her mother abandons her. Both the manga and anime have been praised for successfully mixing serious issues with a light-hearted tone.

Aishiteruze Baby was adapted into an anime television series by TMS and Animax. It was directed by Masaharu Okuwaki, with music by Miki Kasamatsu and character designs by Junko Yamanaka and Masatomo Sudo. The opening theme was "Sunny Side Up" performed by Yo Hitoto, and the ending theme was "Nennensaisai", literally "Years-Years-Old-Old" and a play on baby-talk for "go to sleep") performed by Yo Hitoto. The series was initially broadcast in 26 episodes across Japan on Animax from 3 April 2004 to 9 October 2004. It is licensed in France.

Aishiteruze Baby
Cover of Japanese volume 1
(Aishiteru ze Beibe★★)
Genre Slice of life story, Romance, Drama
Written by Yoko Maki
Published by Shueisha
English publisher Canada United States Viz Media
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ribon
Original run April 2002 – January 2005
Volumes 7
TV anime
Directed by Masaharu Okuwaki
Studio TMS Entertainment
Network Animax
Original run 3 April 2004 – 9 October 2004
Episodes 26

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