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A.I. Revolution (A·Iレボリューション A. I Reboryuushon?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuu Asami. It began serialization in Princess in June 1995.[citation needed] The individual chapters were collected and published in 17 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten with the first volume released in July 1995; the last volume was released in October 2003.[1][2]

The series is licensed for an English language release in North America by Go! Comi.[3]

Plot

The series focuses on Sui, the daughter of a genius engineer, and Vermillion, a new high tech robot created by her father that looks, talks, and acts like a human teenage boy. Sui is tasked with teaching him what it means to be human, not expecting to find herself falling in love.

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Volume listing

<tr ><th rowspan="2" style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th colspan="2">Japanese</th><th colspan="2">English</th></th></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th><th style="width: 24%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 24%;">ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> July 1995[1]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07929-7</td><td>December 13, 2007[4]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933617-64-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> February, 1996[5]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07930-3</td><td>March 3, 2008[6]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933617-65-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> June, 1996[7]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07931-0</td><td>April 14, 2008[8]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933617-72-5</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> December, 1996[9]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07932-7</td><td>June 6, 2008[10]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933617-73-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> June, 1997[11]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07933-4</td><td>August 15, 2008[12]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933-61779-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> September, 1997[13]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07954-9</td><td>October 15, 2008[14]</td><td>ISBN 978-1-933-61780-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol7">7</td></td><td> March, 1998[15]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07955-6</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol8">8</td></td><td> September, 1998[16]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07933-4</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol9">9</td></td><td> March, 1999[17]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07960-0</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol10">10</td></td><td> September, 1999[18]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07961-7</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol11">11</td></td><td> April, 2000[19]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07962-4</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol12">12</td></td><td> November, 2000[20]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07963-1</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol13">13</td></td><td> June, 2001[21]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-07964-8</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol14">14</td></td><td> December, 2001[22]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-19204-0</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol15">15</td></td><td> June 27, 2002[23]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-19205-7</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol16">16</td></td><td> March 27, 2003[24]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-19206-4</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol17">17</td></td><td> October 30, 2003[2]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-253-19207-1</td><td>—</td><td>—</td></tr> </table>

Reception

Pop Culture Shock's Katherine Dacey compares the manga's artwork to those of Keiko Nishi’s "with its slightly stylized character designs, delicate linework, and sparing use of screentone."[25] Manga Life's Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane commends the manga for its "detailed and very easy to follow" artwork.[26] Mania.com's Sakura Eries criticises the manga for its "not very compelling" protagonists.[27] Later reviews by Sakura Eries criticises the manga, which was published in 1996, for its "futuristic anachronism" of the story that is set in 2021. Eries comments that the scenarios would seem dated in the post 9/11 world. She also criticised the manga for its unrealistic plot.[28][29]

References

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  3. "Go! Comi Starts A.I Revolution, CMX Offers Presents". Anime News Network. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. "A-I Revolution - Volume 1". Go! Comi. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
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  6. "A-I Revolution - Volume 2". Go! Comi. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
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  8. "A-I Revolution - Volume 3". Go! Comi. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
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  10. "A-I Revolution - Volume 4". Go! Comi. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
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  12. "A-I Revolution Volume 5 (A.I. Revolution) (Paperback)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
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  14. "A-I Revolution Volume 6 (A.I. Revolution) (Paperback)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
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  25. Dacey, Katherine (March 4, 2008). "A.I. Revolution, Vol. 1". Pop Culture Shock. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  26. MacFarlane, Ysabet Reinhardt. "A.I. Revolution v1-3". Manga Life. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  27. Eries, Sakura (March 20, 2008). "A.I. Revolution Vol. #01". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  28. Eries, Sakura (May 06, 2008). "A.I. Revolution Vol. #02". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-05-24.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  29. Eries, Sakura (July 21, 2008). "A.I. Revolution Vol. #03". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 

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