Ao no Hako
Blue Box
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Ao no Hako

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Japanese: アオのハコ
English: Blue Box
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 12, 2021 to ?
Genres: Romance Romance, Sports Sports
Themes: School School, Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Miura, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.831 (scored by 94239,423 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10592
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #487
Members: 28,358
Favorites: 655

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Taiki Inomata, a third-year student in junior high, attends Eimei Academy, an integrated school with a major sports program. Having joined the high school badminton team, Taiki tries to attend open practice as early as possible. But no matter how early he goes, he always arrives second in the gymnasium. The person one step ahead of him is Chinatsu Kano, a first-year student in senior high and Taiki's crush.

Chinatsu is the rising star of the basketball team, and the gap between her and Taiki could not be greater. Although Taiki is a decent badminton player, his popularity is nowhere near Chinatsu's, making it even less likely for his feelings to be reciprocated. However, in a strange twist of fate, she ends up living in Taiki's house!

Wanting to become a worthy match for Chinatsu, Taiki pursues the same dream as his crush: to partake in the Nationals. Taiki starts training harder than ever before, all for the sake of building a strong relationship with his new housemate.

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Ao no Hako is published digitally as an English simulpub as Blue Box through MANGA Plus service.

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Apr 11, 2021
hype_manga (All reviews)
This looks really good...

So first off, I really like the concept of a mix between romance and sports series and it feels fresh (although there are probably other series with the same concept). It looks like it's going to be more focused on the romance side. I don't mind because after We Never Learn was finished, I was waiting for a romance series from Shonen Jump, but it would be nice to be focused on sports also (60% romance and 40% sports) because after reading Haikyuu!!, I was craving a new sports manga.

I already like the characters. The two side characters that were introduced read more
Apr 13, 2021
GoesWild (All reviews)
Btw its my first time writing a review so please have mercy.

Minor Spoiler!!

Story 9/10
Now to sum it up. We have our two main character first we have Taiki Inomata he's a third year in junior high and a badminton player he lives with her mother who was a basketball player in her young age. second we have Chinatsu Kanoa a basketball player she's in her first year of high school. But in unfortunate circumstances her parent were moving abroad but she decide to stay. And that's were the lovely disaster start.

For the first chapter the author made a great job introducing us to the manga read more
Apr 18, 2021
Flower_Boy (All reviews)
So far only the first chapter has been released, and it's amazing. The premise of the story seems like an interesting one (although it is kind of similar to other romance manga/anime) and I like where it's headed. The characters seem pretty interesting and funny, especially the two side characters that we have met. The art also seems quite clean and smooth, definitely nice to look at. Overall, the enjoyment of this manga is something that I haven't felt in a while, and it's only just the beginning. I definitely recommend giving this manga a shot, as this could be a classic romance in the read more
May 6, 2021
PrimeRoze (All reviews)
This is a pending review but so far im in love.Blue box takes the classic boy meets girl romance and flips it on its head and adds a spice of sports in it. Watch the two main character is a joy and their both lovable in their own right. I hope this manga succeeds and keeps going strong I plan to buy the volumes if it does. Seeing them both motivate each other because they respect one another and want the others approval is so cute our mc has a lot of work to do to become the best to get the respect of the read more

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