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Aoi may refer to:

  • Ao (color), a Japanese color word (noun)
    • Aoi, the Japanese adjectival form of ao
  • Aoi, the Japanese name for various plants used in Japanese heraldry, including the hollyhock and the wild ginger (Asarum caulescens)
    • Aoi Matsuri, a hollyhock festival that takes place annually on 15 May in Kyoto, Japan
  • Aoi (trigraph), the three letters "aoi"
  • Aoi Ward of Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Aoi (Japanese singer)

Aoi (born 4 June 1984) is a Japanese visual kei rock musician.

Aoi (name)

Aoi (written: 葵,碧, 青井 or 蒼井) is both a feminine Japanese given name and a Japanese surname. Notable people with the name include:

  • Aoi Miyazaki (born 1985), Japanese actress
  • Aoi Tada (born 1981), Japanese voice actor
  • Aoi Teshima (born 1987), singer
  • Sora Aoi (born 1983), Japanese adult video (AV) idol
  • Minori Aoi (born 1980), Japanese adult video (AV) idol
  • , vocalist of Japanese rock band Ayabie

  • Aoi , a Japanese guitarist of the band The Gazette
  • Aoi (Japanese singer) (born 1984), Japanese singer
  • Aoi Yūki, Japanese voice actress
  • Aoi Yū, Japanese actress

Fictional characters:

  • Aoi Kiriya, a character in Aikatsu!
  • Aoi Matsubara, a character from ToHeart
  • Aoi no Ue, a wife of Hikaru Genji in the classic Tale of Genji
  • Aoi Umenokoji, a combatant in the Virtua Fighter video game series
  • Aoi (Naruto), a minor villain in the manga Naruto
  • Aoi Senou, a character in the My-HiME and My-Otome series
  • Mitsuru Aoi, a character in the Legendz manga
  • Takuma Aoi, a character in Battle Royale II: Requiem
  • Jun Aoi, a character in Martian Successor Nadesico
  • Laughing Man (Ghost in the Shell)s alias, a character in the 2002 Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. anime
  • Sena Aoi,a character from the visual novel and anime Chaos;Head
  • Aoi Kimidori, a character from the anime and manga series Dr. Slump
  • Aoi Sakuraba, a character in Ai Yori Aoshi
  • Aoi Futaba, a character in You're Under Arrest!
  • Aoi Housen, a character in Infinite Ryvius
  • Aoi Tōsaka, a character in Fate/zero
  • Nagisa Aoi , the main character of the Strawberry Panic! anime series
  • Aoi, a minor character from Kekkaishi
  • Aoi Kunieda, one of the major characters in " Beelzebub (manga)"
  • Aoi Kurashiki, a character in the game 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors.
  • Hyoudou Aoi, a character from the anime and manga series "Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!"
  • Aoi Asahina, a character from the visual novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

Category:Japanese feminine given names

Aoi (song)

"Aoi" is a song by Japanese band Sakanaction. Used as the 2013 theme song for NHK's broadcasts of professional soccer matches, the song was one of two promotional singles from their sixth studio album Sakanaction (2013). Sakanaction wrote the song specifically for NHK, taking inspiration from soccer, and from the associations of the word blue in Japanese, due to the colors use as the color of the Japan national football team.

Released as a bonus on iTunes for pre-ordering Sakanaction on February 27, 2013, the song was used to promote the album on Japanese radio stations. It peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart a week after the release of Sakanaction. Critically, CDJournal reviewers responded positively to the song, believing the guitar-based rock, dance beat and vocal choir showed off a signature style of the band.

In 2015, a musical presentation using the song was created by NHK Media Technology and NHK Enterprises, shown in 3D with an 8K resolution and 22.2 surround sound. It was unveiled at the 2015 Media Technology! exhibition in Shibuya in November 2015.

Usage examples of "aoi".

Meriam now believes that the crowns were laid out to surround the land of the Aoi, that in this way the ancient sorcerers bound that land within the circle of the spell.

She had much the look of Liath about her, delicate features, that creamy brown complexion, and unexpectedly blue eyes, but she had the night-black hair of the Aoi and a cast of features that reminded him of his own mother.

Crown of Stars crowned the heavens, the way would be open for Anne to weave a great spell to cast the Aoi land back out into the aether, to create a second cataclysm.

Even lacking three crowns it would hold, it would cast the Aoi land back into the aether, but beneath the weaving the first intimations of doom swept across the land as lightning torched the sky and earthquakes shuddered across the entire continent of Novaria.

As he did himself, child of human and Aoi, griffins partook of different essences: eagle, lion, and snake.

On that day, in less than eighteen months, when the Crown of Stars crowned the heavens, the way would be open for Anne to weave a great spell to cast the Aoi land back out into the aether, to create a second cataclysm.

She had not crossed through the burning stone of her own volition, but once here, in the land of the Aoi, she had had a choice: to stay and learn with the old sorcerer, or to return to Sanglant and Blessing.

She did not know anything, really, about the Aoi except for legends half buried in ancient manuscripts and tales told around hearths at night in the long halls of the common people.

Given the advanced stage of her pregnancy, Liath could well imagine that the Aoi woman might simply be exhausted.

She tucked, bending slightly, reflex -ively, but the pain vanished as swiftly as it had comeit was only the memory of her labor pains the day her mother had told her the story of the Great Sundering, and the threat of the Aoi return.

Beckoning to the stewards, she had a cup of wine brought for the Aoi woman.

Could it not be that the Aoi have hidden themselves in some distant corner of Earth, biding their time?

She sprang back and swung her staff hard around, aiming for the woman instead of the man, and caught the Aoi warrior a glancing blow to the jaw.

Kel and Tosti shrieked with glee as the Aoi woman rolled over, lifting her shield to protect herself.

Prince Sanglant is no man at all but a half blood, born of a human father and an Aoi mother.