Ao Haru Ride
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Ao Haru Ride

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Synonyms: Blue Spring Ride, Aoharaido, Strobe Edge, Sono Omokage wo Shitteru
Japanese: アオハライド AO―HARU―RIDE
English: Ao Haru Ride
German: Blue Spring Ride
Spanish: Aoha Ride
French: Blue Spring Ride
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 13, 2011 to Feb 13, 2015
Genre: Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 8996089,960 users)
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Ranked: #4772
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Popularity: #40
Members: 178,696
Favorites: 8,733

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While most girls desire popularity among boys, Futaba Yoshioka wants the exact opposite. After attracting many admirers back in middle school which resulted in her being shunned by her female classmates, she decided that high school will be her chance to revamp her image. Therefore, she starts acting unfeminine and indifferent to boys, allowing her to make some "friends" along the way.

Little does Futaba know, her life will take another drastic turn when her first love, Kou Mabuchi, returns after his sudden disappearance years ago in middle school. Despite his extended absence, the fond memories they shared together still linger in her mind, and she wishes to return to those days. But she realizes that the sweet, gentle boy of the past has completely vanished, and in his place stands someone cold and pessimistic. While he admits that her feelings for him back then were mutual, he warns that they can never go back to the past, as everything, including him, has changed.

Ao Haru Ride follows Futaba as she searches for true love and friendship, all while trying her best to stay true to herself.

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Ao Haru Ride was adapted to a live-action film which released in Japan on December 13, 2014.

This series was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from October 2, 2018 to October 6, 2020. The series was published in Polish as Ścieżki Młodości: Ao Haru Ride by Waneko from February 2014 to February 2016. It has been published in Spain by Editorial Ivrea as Aoha Ride from March 2015 to February 2016, and in Argentina by the same publisher since June 2017.

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Feb 18, 2015
I was so moved by this manga that I actually gave a fuck to write a review about it. I'm going to try to make this spoil free as possible so don't worry, after reading this review you'll still be able to completely read the manga without disappointment. Now let's begin.

Now for Shoujo romance set in high school. This whole boy falls in love with girl, but boy is too much off a pussy to confess to girl love complex cliche is repetitive to no end, but this certain manga adds a little twist so don't fret just ...
Feb 15, 2015
So this is a very updated review that I'm making since this manga is now complete.

Story: 7/10 - I really loved how the started off the manga. The plot was slightly cliche but was pretty decent. Like how they built up Kou's character to finally reveal his sad backstory. But in the later arcs, I feel as if the whole "love triangle" ordeal was a bit too much. It had pointless drama and the drastic character change in Kou towards the later chapters of the manga felt forced. So forced & drastic I didn't even think that was actually his character. I felt like the ...
Apr 26, 2015
This manga made an incredibly good first impression on me. As it went on, I ended up finding it ordinary, a pretty good read overall, but nothing that special to it.

The first chapters are about how to fit in. It is a theme that I relate a lot to, so I'm quite biased about it. Truth is, it is a very overdone theme in mangas, and especially in shoujos - Kimi ni todoke or the likes - and has been done in a more in-depth manner - for example OreGairu.
What struck me about Ao Haru Ride is that the viewpoint was subtly different and ...

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