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20 Quotes About Friendship and Love from Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride is a story of adolescent friendship and love. Futaba tries to solve the mystery of her first love, who seems so very different now. Will Kou let her break down the door to his heart? Here are 20 quotes from the series that portray some of its deepest aspects.

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"It came down... pretty suddenly, huh?" - Kou Tanaka/Mabuchi

Ao Haru Ride, Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"Things aren't like they were in those days. I'm different, you're different. Which means that's in the past." - Kou Mabuchi

Ao Haru Ride, Mabuchi Kou



"Despite the cruelty of his words there was something lonely in his expression." - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"We're not so desperate for a boy's attention that we'll stoop to that level. I just hate girls like her." - Asumi

Ao Haru Ride, Asumi



"Insulting someone might make you feel like you're better than them...but you're absolutely wrong!" - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka



"If you say you hate me, that means you care what I'm doing, right? So... Take that!" - Yuuri Makita

Ao Haru Ride, Yuuri Makita



"Because you can't get things going... if things always stay the same." - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka



"There are things you can only achieve together. So that someday when you look back, the people you experienced it with will see it as a happy memory with the same warmth that you do." - Kou Mabuchi

Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka




"Does wanting to know more about him mean that I love him?" - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka



"Stop searching for the old me." - Kou Mabuchi

Ao Haru Ride, Mabuchi Kou



"My cupcake...he will PAY." - Yuuri Makita

Ao Haru Ride



"Caring for things brings a lot of trouble." - Kou Mabuchi

Ao Haru Ride, Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"Tanaka Sensei! Kou-kun won't open the door of his heart for us!" - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka



"Using that metaphor, this might be a situtation where he forgot to make it with a doorknob at all, let alone a keyhole." - Youichi Tanaka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka, Youichi Tanaka



"He's been walking though a night I don't know anything about, hasn't he?" - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Mabuchi Kou



"If Kou is walking through the night we'll be the sign to lead him to the exit." - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Futaba Yoshioka



"If you get ten small things or even a hundred small things all together...it will be enough of a reason for you to keep going!" - Futaba Yoshioka

Ao Haru Ride, Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"To let my heart be moved, to laugh from the bottom of my heart, to find meaning in everyday life. I wanted to be given permission." - Kou Mabuchi

Ao Haru Ride, Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"At the start, I was all alone, but I decided to change. I decided to change things." - Futaba Yoshioka

Kou Mabuchi, Futaba Yoshioka



"It's too soon to look back on old memories. We've only just gotten started!" - Aya Kominato

Ao Haru Ride, Aya Kominato

When Futaba decides to move forward, it starts a domino effect of change for the better in everyone's lives. Ao Haru Ride is twelve episodes of how friendship can change you and how love can be complicated, but worth it. Spoilers were left out so new viewers can enjoy how the relationships, both romantic and platonic, begin to play out and how sometimes it takes someone else to push you away from your own pain.

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Anime: Ao Haru Ride
Manga: Ao Haru Ride
Characters: Futaba YoshiokaKou MabuchiYuuri MakitaShuuko MuraoAya KominatoYouichi Tanaka