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.
Following its initial release, the series has proved extremely popular around the world, both commercially and critically, and received numerous industry awards in Japan and North America, as well as praise from critics.
Chapter List and Story ArcsEdit
In Love Hina, Ken Akamatsu makes a cameo appearance in the anime OVAs selling copies of the A.I. Love You manga.
- 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).
- The Tokyopop version of the manga went out of print as of August 31, 2009.