Youta was writing a children's story with Ai-chan's
help about a robot called Kokoro-kun living in a small village. Kokoro-kun
loved the town people and wanted to help them and make them happy. But the
people had never seen a robot before, so they were frightened and would
not let him near them. In time, Kokoro-kun found himself alone, unloved
and in the scrap yard soon to stop moving forever.
Ai-chan had made a deal with her creator, Rolex (Koto in the video), to
extend her playing time until Youta had finished the book. But this was
just a trick by Rolex, who has determined that Ai-chan must be erased
since he considers her defective.
Rolex used a video
controller made by the old man of Gokuraku to reprogram Ai-chan back into
her original 'perfect' Video Girl. This new Ai-chan offered herself to
Youta, but he refused to accept her like this. The spell broke and Ai-chan's
face went cold with shock when Youta confessed his love. At that moment,
she remembered their time together and returned to her old personality.
The old man from Gokuraku was then able to destroy Rolex via that same
controller once Youta destroyed Ai-chan's special VCR.
Youta saved Ai-chan's spirit, but without her VCR,
she would be returned to the video realm, never to return to Earth again.
As the sobbing Youta clutched Ai-chan to his chest, she slowly dissolved
out of his arms.
However, her spirit refused to return to the video
realm and so remained as a shimmering but silent presence in Youta's room.
Over the next few months, Youta fulfilled his promise to Ai-chan and
completed the story they had worked so hard on together. When he finally
finished his book, he offered it up to her spirit. At that moment, we see
Moemi-chan, Nobuko-chan and Takashi look up in three different panels as
they were showered with cherry blossoms and sensed Ai-chan's love.
Now that they had met their mutual promise, Youta prepared himself for Ai-chan's
final departure as the shimmering cloud of her spirit spun around his
body. Then the cloud spun off and coalesced back into Ai-chan's sparkling,
nude human body behind him. He turned around as she opened her eyes and
they stared at each other in shock and wonderment at this miracle. They
fell into each other's arms shouting each other's names as the narrator
tells us the end of Kokoro-kun's story. The last panel showed them
kneeling on the floor with their arms wrapped tightly around each other.
From the narrator, the final words of Youta and Ai-chan's
Everyone in town cried when they found
Kokoro-kun at the scrap yard. "I thought everyone became happy, but we
can't really be happy like this. Kokoro-kun is already a member of the
town." And they prayed, "If there is a God in this world, please listen to
us!" The town people prayed for a long time... devoutly... devoutly...
Then, in one flash of light from the sky a voice was heard, "I listened to
your wish." The people's wish was accepted by God!
Kokoro-kun became human.