Ai Yori Aoshi, Aoi in a lovely kimono. I am very fond of this anime. Nothing magical, except that her conservative nature almost makes Aoi a girl out of time. (The first time we meet her she is standing befuddled befor an automated train gate in Tokyo.). The other magic is bound up in the Japanese sense of luck or fate.
Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi (2003)...Two years after meeting Aoi, Kaoru and gang are still up to their normal habits. Kaoru now in grad school and the tenants being as rowdy as ever what will become of Aoi and Kaoru's love. OR...Two years has passed since Aoi and Kaoru were freed from the bonds of their families. They continue to live their normal lives with their usual friends in their house.
Ai Yori Aoshi (2002)...Kaoru Hanabishi, a college student who lives alone, met a beautiful but bewildered girl dressed in a kimono at a train station. He volunteered to guide her way to the address she was looking for, which happened to be in his neighborhood, but turned out to be an empty lot. Not knowing what to do next, Kaoru invited the devastated girl to his apartment and asked for any additional clues to her destination. She supplied him with a photo of two children whom Kauru…
Ai Yori Aoshi (藍より青し) tells the story of Kaoru Hanabishi, heir to the Hanabishi Zaibatsu. He walked away from his life. However, his betrothed; Aoi Sakuraba of the Sakuraba Kimono Zaibatsu had been in love with Kaoru and he was unaware of this fact. This sets the basis of the entire manga and anime. The sequel anime is entitled Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~