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: 8.071 (scored by 2202422,024 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #254
Members: 63,704
Favorites: 2,220

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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. The volumes have been published by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since November 1, 2022.



Apr 11, 2021
Preliminary (1/? eps)
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 ...
Apr 13, 2021
Preliminary (1/? eps)
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 ...
Mar 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (91/? eps)
This manga would be decent, if not for the fact that one-shot of it exists.

The one-shot sets up high expectations for what is to come, which had me in high hopes and overflowing excitement. Characters were brave, the story was very enjoyable and the romance, oh my god, let me tell you. The romance had actually accomplished more in those 40 pages than the whole manga in 91 chapters. One may say that the one-shot was a huge success. Only to be baited by another long-ass slugfest romance shounen, but this time with a sports setting, which constantly goes back and forth and nothing ...

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