Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?

Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride

Alternative Titles

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: 8.381 (scored by 33596 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #35
Members: 65,012
Favorites: 4,028
Ranked #241Popularity #35Members 65,012
Add to List
Volumes: /13
Chapters: /53
buy from amazon


Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to "reset" her image and life as a new high school student. Because she's cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn't get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.

Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won't be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?

(Source: MU)

Included one-shots:
Volume 8: Sono Omokage wo Shitteru
Volume 13: Strobe Edge Tokubetsu-hen


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.

Related Manga


Mabuchi, Kou
Mabuchi, Kou
Yoshioka, Futaba
Yoshioka, Futaba
Kikuchi, Touma
Kikuchi, Touma
Ichinose, Ren
Ichinose, Ren
Murao, Shuuko
Murao, Shuuko
Kinoshita, Ninako
Kinoshita, Ninako
Kominato, Aya
Kominato, Aya

More reviewsReviews

Dec 15, 2011
This is my very first review, so i'm very sorry if it's not so good :)

When i started reading Ao Haru Ride, my expectations were very high since i LOVED the mangaka Io Sakisaka's previous manga. However Ao Haru Ride still succed to reach my expectations, yeah maybe even more than that. Note: I only read the 11 chapters that can be found on the internet.

Story: 9

I really like the story. I started to read this manga because i wanted a good shojo and that's exactly what i got. The story starts out with showing the past of our two min characters, Futaba & read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 17, 2014
I have to say, I'm slightly disappointed with this manga.
I can see it is a very popular manga and shoujo manga readers are head over heels with this one, but I just can't understand why.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a fan of Io sensei's previous work (eg.Strobe Edge) as she usually takes shoujo elements and wraps it up into a nice meaningful story.

The mangaka starts by setting a strong foundation in this manga: catchy plot, interesting and lovable characters and some good slapstick comedy.
All is well until the main characters start doing idiotic things without explaining themselves properly. It's like "Ok, you did read more
I found this review Helpful
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 read more
I found this review Helpful
Apr 6, 2012
Do not be fooled, my fellow Shoujo lovers--this is a refreshing manga.

The theme of "change", "love", and "friendship" have been the cornerstone for shoujo manga. In actuality, it's been repeated for so many times that the essence and beauty has lost its click. Things become cliche and repetitive, that it sends me to a rampage. Although this manga holds these overused themes, it stands out for me.

One mistake a person could make is judging a manga before they could thoroughly understand it. Let's say you've only read three chapters of it; will you judge it then? Neglecting the fact that the characters and the read more
I found this review Helpful


Recent News

Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2015

Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2015

Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2015 (November 17, 2014 - November 22, 2015). Manga Sales by Series *1. 14,102,521 One Piece...read more

Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2015 (First Half)

Japan's Yearly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for 2015 (First Half)

Here are the Manga and Light Novel sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2015. (November 17, 2014 - May 17, 2015) Manga Sales by Series *1. 7,059,4...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ao Haru Ride Chapter 49 Discussion ( 1 2 )
LittleStar - Feb 11, 2015
83 replies by shahid_ali »»
Feb 5, 10:11 AM
Why would Murao attend guidance session with Kou and brother?
xsilicon9 - Mar 6, 2016
1 replies by windmillness »»
Jan 19, 6:48 AM