Ao no Hako
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Ao no Hako

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Synonyms: Blue Box
Japanese: アオのハコ


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 3, 2020
Genres: Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Miura, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.631 (scored by 25582,558 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18262
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Popularity: #3670
Members: 3,945
Favorites: 32
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Taiki Inomata is a student enthusiastic about sports and aspires to arrive first at his school's blue-box gymnasium every day. Unfortunately, his morning smile quickly turns into a frown as he loses again and again to the girl's basketball team leader: Chinatsu Kano. Despite this, Taiki secretly likes his senior, and just the sight of her rekindles his zealous spirit.

With a firm resolve, Taiki plans to declare his love to Chinatsu soon. However, a love confession is far from easy, with Chinatsu potentially having other admirers and Taiki being a complete stranger to her. Can Taiki's youthful love flourish inside the blue box?

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Sep 11, 2020
OneShot__Man (All reviews)
I created this account just to write this review so definitely try my hardest to write worthy of your time but will surely give a warning I kinda suck at writing reviews.

I've been into anime and manga for more than 7 years , and I think this one is easily one of the best oneshot I've ever read. The story isn't some sort of ultra unique or something but about a high school boy who falls in love with her senpai who just like our main guy came to practice sports early in the school.

Art : I really loved the artwork of this oneshot, character read more
Nov 3, 2020
queenmichimiya (All reviews)
Ao no Hako is a sweet one-shot manga I wasn't sure about starting at first, but eventually, I decided to just go for it. And that was definitely worth it! I don't usually like romance manga, but this one was different, and I'll explain why.

Story: 8/10 - very good

The story is one of the reasons I liked this manga so much. It was fast-paced but cute at the same time. The characters were developed and the plot didn't seem too rushed, even though it's a one-shot. The plot is pretty simple: the main character is a boy named Taiki Inomata, read more
Sep 10, 2020
Est (All reviews)
Ao no Hako is honestly one of the best fits for a one-shot of any I've read. It's that kind of sweet, pure romance that would risk becoming stale in a serialised story. It's nothing too complex, but that's to its benefit considering the format, and it's well aware of genre conventions and when it's best to abandon or lean into them. It's surprisingly funny, but not so funny that it takes away from the sincerity of the characters' emotions (and, boy, these characters are nothing if not sincere), and it all feels about as natural as manga really can.

I really don't think I could read more

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Jun 6, 5:33 AM
Ao no Hako will start serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump
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