Ao no Flag
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Ao no Flag

Alternative Titles

English: Blue Flag
Japanese: 青のフラッグ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1, 2017 to Apr 8, 2020
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen
Authors: KAITO (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump+


Score: 7.961 (scored by 1009210,092 users)
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Ranked: #7662
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Popularity: #436
Members: 25,913
Favorites: 1,324
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In his final year of high school, Taichi Ichinose finds himself sharing a class with his popular childhood friend Touma Mita for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, Taichi is hesitant to interact with his shy and clumsy classmate, Futaba Kuze, despite seeing her as a reflection of himself.

However, after an encounter in the library brings them together, Taichi discovers that Futaba has feelings for Touma. Initially harboring doubts at the prospect, he decides to help her after she declares an emotional yet firm decision to change. As spring comes into full bloom, the three classmates find themselves in a relationship entangled by intricate emotions and personal conflicts while they navigate through an uncertain future.

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Ao no Flag serialized on the Shounen Jump+ manga website from February 1, 2017 to April 8, 2020. At Anime Expo 2019, Viz Media announced that they had licensed the manga; the company published the series in English from April 21, 2020 to June 15, 2021. MANGA Plus simul-published the manga in English from January 20, 2019 to April 7, 2020. It has also been released in Spanish by Editorial Ivrea; in French by Kurokawa; in German by Carlsen Verlag; and in Italian by Panini Comics.

At the 2017 Tsugi no Kuru Manga Awards, Ao no Flag was awarded third place in the web manga division. The manga was nominated as a finalist in the graphic novel category of the 41st Los Angeles Times Book Prizes show. It was also placed in the Top Ten titles of the Young Adult Library Services Association's 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.


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May 5, 2020
ZexalsTV (All reviews)
A classic love triangle story with classic high school teenage drama surrounding it. Great character development and back story to drive the overall story to a good narrative. The only thing i'm not satisfied with is the ending of this story, it felt rushed, but besides that, it's a great manga and I recommend it to anyone who likes these types of stories.

The manga is fairly short but the pace is good enough to suffice a valuable story that shows the true power of friendship and showing that there is a difference between love and friendship no matter what gender.
Jun 13, 2020
Caio0202 (All reviews)

The story is fantastic. The love triangle (or square?) is incredible, and the way it gets you involved is breathtaking. The characters are almost all very interesting, and from chapter 1 to 52 you basically keep yearning for more. I read the whole thing in a day, over the course of 7 or so hours, and I wasn't bored not even one second.

That being said...

What the FUCK was this ending? I seriously can't stress a worse ending for a manga. All the building up of their relationship as well as the friendship between Taichi and Tuoma just to trash it in four read more
May 29, 2020
_Nyanjaa (All reviews)
I came across this series randomly and thought it would be a good slice of life/romance to give my attention for a short while but it turned out to be much more. It is a relatively short read so it is worth taking a look at and reading through.
The story revolves around three third year high school students, Taichi Ichinose, Touma Mita and Futaba Kuze in a romance/ slice of life manga. Futaba Kuze approaches Taichi in an attempt to start dating Touma, Taichi's childhood friend and who is one of the most popular people in school.
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Jun 22, 2020
rotanrotan1 (All reviews)
I love reading it as soon as it kicked off.

I love how they tackled the concept of friendship and relationships. From Futaba's realization of her own feelings, to Touma's friends' view on friendship and love and hate. The climax of the story was when the themes of story were made obvious. Although I really like how they argued over sexuality, friendship, and morality. I felt off reading teenage high schoolers speak of so much wisdom (and although it is not entirely unrealistic), digesting page after page of wisdom was a bit too overwhelming for me. It was not bad, it was just a read more

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