mirkosp wrote:.. I'm not sure about Ai Yori Aoshi ...
It wasn't about Romance, that was about devotion.
She was raised as a girl in a liberal environment but,
got a glimpse of a boy who she found to be kind-and-gentle.
She then devoted her entire life, in every way she knew how, to be his everything.
He, on the other hand, was raised with fairly stiff-parents. Mother was forced to leave
at an early age for something "he" never understood and "he" always hated his DAD
for doing "that" to his MOM.
One day, she got on a train to find him. She wanted to move-in with him but the
customs of the times-we-live-in would not allow it.
The rest is covered in the Anime with no sugar-attached.