Ai Yori Aoshi is a series that is based on a manga written by Ko Fumizuki, which then became an anime and a video game. It tells the love story between Kaoru Hinabishi, a university student and Aoi Sakuraba, his childhood friend.
Kaoru and Aoi are both the heirs of wealthy families, yet Kaoru is not at peace with his status and family connections since his mother and father were never married. He then chooses to leave their family and live alone. Aoi follows him and they live together in one of Aoi’s family homes. In order to avoid a scandal (since they are not married) they live in separate quarters. The series follows their love story and Kaoru’s struggles with the demons from his family history.
The first episode of this manga aired in Japan in 2002 and its airing was continued for two series until the end of 2003.