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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: 8.341 (scored by 40534 users)
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Ranked: #2822
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Popularity: #33
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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. 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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