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Ao Haru Ride

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 13, 2011 to Feb 13, 2015
Authors: Sakisaka, Io (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 8.331 (scored by 42087 users)
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Ranked: #3022
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Popularity: #33
Members: 81,426
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Volumes: /13
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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.

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. The same publisher began publishing the series in Argentina in June 2017.

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Feb 15, 2015
AnimeZ0id (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 26, 2015
Bacchai (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 18, 2015
Streta (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 18, 2015
euchelon (All reviews)
Here’s one of my favorite MANGANIMES. Probably one that I’ll include in my upcoming top of the best shojos. If you are like me and you like to cry while reading manga, then you better be adding this to the mangas-to-cry-while-reading collection. 

In this story we have the main character, Yoshioka Futaba, a girl who wants to change and become less cute (yes, LESS cute!). When she was in middle school she was very popular among guys for her shyness, and she couldn’t make any girl-friend. Furthermore, the boy she liked back then, Tanaka Kou, moved to another city overnight.

Now, 3 years later, Futaba is read more


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