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Ai Yamabuki

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Kanji 山吹 亜衣
Romaji Yamabuki Ai
Gender Female
Height 165 cm
Species Human
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Yellow
Personal Status
Affiliations Raizen High School (Formerly)
Occupation Student
Novel Debut Volume 3
Anime Debut Episode 01
Japanese Risako Murai
English Jamie Marchi

Ai Yamabuki (山吹 亜衣, Yamabuki Ai?) is a fellow student of Raizen High School and the leader of the female trio that Tohka often talks to in class.


Ai is one of Shido's female classmates.


Ai has spiky blonde hair that spikes at her bangs. Likewise, she has golden yellow eyes that match her hair color. She is often seen wearing the Raizen High School uniform in a leisurely fashion, leaving the blazer and shirt collar unbuttoned and forgoing the ribbon normally worn around the latter by female students. During her spare time, she wears a white t-shirt with purple shorts. She often is seen tying a yellow cardigan around her waist. At her wrist, she wears two bracelets, one pink and one yellow. Her height is stated to be 165 cm.


Ai has an attitude of a friendly girl, being willing to cheer up Tohka when she is depressed and also offered her tickets to Tohka to encourage her relationship with Shido.


Kurumi Killer

Ai and her friends make their first appearance when they see Tohka being upset that Shido isn't around. They offer Tohka the aquarium tickets that she would later use on her date with Shido. During Shido's date with Kurumi. Ai and her friends try to chase them down but are distracted by Yoshino.

Yamai Tempest

After Ellen takes a picture of Tohka, Origami, and Shido. Ai, and her friends appear next to Ellen and compliment her on her camera skills. Then, after the airplane takes flight, they still follow Ellen while she is spying on the <Princess>. Later on, Ai and her friends enter the public bath, where they spot Tohka. While they approach her, Tohka acts in a strange way in order to cover Shido, who is hiding behind her. However, the trio's continual advancement towards Tohka's location causes the latter to accidentally push Shido off the cliff and into the sea.

Later that night, the trio end up sharing the same room with Kaguya and Tohka, They start fawning over Kaguya's cute appearance and offer her some Pokey. After everyone is present, they engage in a pillow fight, which Ellen accidentally gets caught in the crossfire.

The next day, they call for Ellen to take a picture of them, while they were at the beach. As Ellen tries to refuse, Ai and her friends eventually manage to persuade her to join in on the fun. They end up burying Ellen with sand right alongside Tonomachi, which causes the former to freak out. Later that night, Ellen trips and stumbles on one of the holes they dug while speed digging, preventing the AST Wizard from catching up with Shido and Tohka.

Miku Lily

At the gymnasium of Raizen High School, Ai gives a passionate speech about how they have overcome their previous failure to win the Tengu festival and will surely seize victory this year. After seeing how Shido is able to attract the attention of Tohka, Origami, and the Yamai Sisters, she and her friends accept Shido's nomination of being the executive member for the Tengu festival.

After Shido is forced to crossdress as Shiori, Ai gets mad at Shido for forcing his duties as the executive member onto Shiori. Later, in the room, they discuss the loss of potential band members because of Ai's selfishness. Seeing Shido, Origami, and Tohka in the hallway, she orders her friends to capture them. Ultimately, the missing band member slots are replaced by Tohka and Origami. They also introduce the instruments that they will be playing, with Ai using a bass. After hearing that the drum is already taken, Tohka starts being upset but is cheered up by Ai stating that she will give her the most sacred instrument: the tambourine

The trio also participates in the maid cafe, which attracts plenty of customers. However, before the audition started, Miku had already brainwashed them so that they would not participate in Shido's group.

Miku Truth

After the conflict at the music stage, Ai and her friends end up becoming maids for Miku, who asks them for information about Shido's whereabouts. Right afterwards, they barge in on Miku fawning over the new Spirits she has acquired and tell the idol that Shido has come to them instead. Later on, Miku asks Ai and her friends about Shido's relationship to Tohka. At first, they answer by telling Miku to not worry about Shido, since he is a frivolous person. However, Miku soon tells them that she hates girls who lie. As a result, they tell Miku the truth and say that they really don't know much about the two, but they do seem to be close.

Natsumi Search

When Natsumi was disguised as Shido, Ai and her friends saw "Shido" groping her and was angry at Shido being indecent and confronted him. However, "Shido" instead began to flirt with Ai and even asked if he should kiss her. Shocked at the action, Mai and Mii were too shocked to take any action. Ai, however, said that she still has feelings for Kashiwada as "Shido then gets closer to her ear and blew it softly which causes her to collapse.

Later on, when the real Shido came to class, the trio was ready to take revenge on and when Shido did not know what he did and made Tohka cry, the trio grabbed Tohka away and scolded Shido for that. When Origami recounted what Shido did (and wanted Shido to the same thing to her), the trio blushed as a confused Shido escaped from class.

Much later on, Shido (under Reine's instructions) tried to arrange a date with her but instead, Mai and Mii came as well and the two then tells Shido that he already have Tohka and how Ai have like Kashiwada as well. The trio then began to discuss and gossip more on Shido's relations with many girls and Shido can only try to deny their accusations. In the end, the trio was captured by Natsumi but was returned after Shido won the game Natsumi declared.

Natsumi Change

After being freed by Natsumi, Ai and her friends noticed Tonomachi discussing with Shido about the disappearance and they briefly believed that they were chosen Sentai Rangers and wanted to "destroy the obscene monster" Shido. When Tonomachi mentioned how Shido touched his thigh before, the trio believed that Shido was also gay and tried to get their fujoshi classmate to "update" on the status.

Before anything could be made, homeroom has started and when it was revealed that "children" came to visit Shido, the trio noticed them and believed them to be Shido and the Spirits and Origami's. This caused an uproar and was made worse when Natsumi undressed Tohka, and the trio began to call Shido a lolicon. Natsumi then "made" Shido strip them and later, Tama as well, prompting Shido to escape.

Itsuka Disaster

When Shido was losing control of his powers, he accidentally bumped into the trio again, due to him being semi-conscious, Shido decided to make them fall in love with him and began to flirt with them. As a result, it was successful, but their impression towards Shido has worsened due to it.

Nia Creation

When Shido was eased to his condition, Reine told him to tell Ai, Mai, and Mii that he was just joking with them when he was flirting. Later on, they attended to Shido's Doujinshi store to help out with the sales but regards Shido as a dangerous playboy.

Mukuro Planet

At the start of the new semester, the trio was gossiping to each other and later on, during homeroom, Tama was upset that she has finally reached 30 years of age and still did not find a husband. Ai tried to calm her down but Tama said that she wanted to make a deal with the devil to cause a meteor to destroy the world.

Coincidentally, due to Mukuro's actions, meteors did indeed fell on school grounds causing the class to see her as someone who actually made a deal with the devil.

Mukuro Family

When Mukuro sealed everyone's memories of him, Shido came to class and asked them if they remembered him. However, the trio thought that Shido was trying to woo them.

Kurumi Refrain

During Valentine's Day, the trio gave out obligatory chocolates to their male classmates.


  • Light Novel
    • Appearances:
      • Volumes 3, 5-9, 12-19, 21
      • Date A Live Encore 4, 5, 11


  • Ai's name, along with her two friends, are a pun of the expression "I, my, me".
  • Yamabuki (山吹) in Japanese can also means Kerria japonica, the scientific name for the Japanese yellow rose.


Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii FujibakamaHiroki TakajoNagisa HimekawaAsahi Hoshimiya
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjoMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama