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Ao Haru Ride


Alternative Titles

English: Blue Spring Ride
Synonyms: Aoharaido
Japanese: アオハライド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 103,686 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #187
Members: 184,668
Favorites: 2,776
7.92
Ranked #635Popularity #187Members 184,668
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Futaba Yoshioka used to be an attractive and popular middle-schooler—well liked by the opposite sex, but ostracized by the girls. Nevertheless, she was able to brush all that off, because the only opinion that truly mattered to her was that of Kou Tanaka, a classmate with whom she shared a shelter from rain once, followed by quite a few other precious and significant memories. She even succeeded at making plans to meet with the quiet and innocent boy at the summer festival, but a simple misunderstanding, and Tanaka's subsequent disappearance, left her walking the halls of her school friendless.

Now in high school, Futaba is not your typical adolescent girl. Determined to become a class favorite this time, she avoids all unwanted attention and, instead of acting cute and feminine, only stands out through her tomboyish behavior and disheveled look. But still, her world is soon turned upside down when the only boy she ever liked unexpectedly comes into her life once again—except he goes by the name of Kou Mabuchi now, and it is not his name alone that has gone through a sea change.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ao Haru Ride is the anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka, which was serialized in the shoujo magazine Bessatsu Margaret between 2011 and 2015. It has sold over 5.84 million copies, and released in Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan and Poland. It was adapted into a live action film directed by Takahiro Miki and released on 13 December 2014. The anime is licensed for release in North America with English subtitles by Sentai Filmworks.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mabuchi, Kou
Mabuchi, Kou
Main
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Yoshioka, Futaba
Yoshioka, Futaba
Main
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese
Uchida, Maaya
Kikuchi, Touma
Kikuchi, Touma
Supporting
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Murao, Shuuko
Murao, Shuuko
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako

Staff

Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Konparu, Tomoko
Konparu, Tomoko
Script, Series Composition
Yamada, Yuka
Yamada, Yuka
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru (世界は恋に落ちている)" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks

Edit Ending Theme

"Blue (ブルー)" by Fujifabric



More reviewsReviews

animesthabomb
Oct 7, 2014
“Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

It’s nice to see a series like ‘Ao Haru Ride’ surface every now and again. Something that takes a well-known storyline type and adds some unique elements to differ the experience a bit. Nothing revolutionary or mind-blowing (doesn’t need to be), but unique - to a pleasant degree - nonetheless. To put it as simply as possible: a refreshing visit to a familiar kind of storyline.

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There’s nothing overly complicated about the core plot; a story of two past lovers (in mutual spirit) reuniting later in read more
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Stark700
Sep 22, 2014
Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) in the best sense can describe itself as a shoujo. The concept of a childhood girl developing a crush towards a boy is something that has been done over and over before. It also has a sense of innocence as the young Futaba Yoshioka sees boys as ‘violent’. The only exception is a boy named Kou Tanaka who she sees as gentle. The problem is that a simple misunderstanding leads to a separation between the two as Tanaka transfer from school. Simply put, the experiences that Futaba shared with Tanaka is a treasure. But that treasure right now is read more
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Manumento
Sep 23, 2014
Welcome to the Vanilla cafe. Would you like to pre-order a vanilla pudding with vanilla toppings from our vanilla menu?

Ao Haru Ride is a shoujo romance slice of life manga adaptation of the same name. It follows a story of a curious high-schooler girl wishing to find out what happened to her crush from three years ago and why did he change. It has "generic" and Kimi ni Todoke written all over it just from looking at the cover, and going deeper, it further proves this statement.

Plot:

Futaba Yoshioka is your average 1st year in high school, who wishes to change herself and find new friends. read more
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floecity
Dec 19, 2014
"If you lose something, just build it again." - direct quote from the main character Futaba.

First off let me just say that the fact that I've read the manga already mildly hinders my ability to separate manga from anime...
MILDY.



STORY:
The story is pretty well done. Of course it has ALL of the shoujo clique's that many shoujo fans will run into.
There's something about the story though that makes it a little more unique than your typical shoujo anime.
I did not really sense any corny-ness with the more serious moments in the anime as I would typical feel in a shoujo.
What I'm trying to say it that, read more
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