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Aozora Yell  
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Taken from ANN:
Aozora Yell centers on Tsubasa, a girl who saw an inspirational brass band performance at the finals of the Japanese high school baseball championships one summer. Tsubasa vows to join the band when she enters high school, and she happens to meet a certain boy who has a similar goal which both of them are striving for.


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Associated Names
Blue-Sky Yell
Yell for the Blue Sky

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.32 by Chibi Manga (221d ago)
v.8 c.31 by Chibi Manga (225d ago)
v.8 c.30 by Chibi Manga (232d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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August 27th 2014, 12:18pm PST

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Betsuma (Shueisha)

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Failed KnT Replica   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by Fantasier
October 6th, 2013, 9:04am
Meh... I hate to be a black sheep. But I really can't stand the series. I dropped it, and then it went off my Unfinished List because of its ratings here, now, finally it is likely to stay back there forever.

I'm one of the readers of Kimi ni Todoke. And I knew right at the first page of this series that this was intended to give readers the same atmosphere and feelings as Kimi ni Todoke's. The art styles, the tone of the story, the main characters etc are pretty much alike...

Except that those things here are done/made so far worse.

I tried hard to put myself to like it because everybody here is praising it so much, but I couldn't. The story is intended to be warmhearted, but it is so falsely expressed, making me feel unpleasant. It is full of nonsense stuffs. Ono, the female protagonist, presumably intended to be innocent and gives readers the same feelings towards KnT's Sawako, turns out to be annoying and somewhat silly. Characters say 'do your best' but I can't feel or see any passion from them. The main guy whom I forgot the name is also extremely unreal, unlike Kazehaya, though presumably to be like him.

Aozora Yell is intended to be emotional, but I don't think it can do that well. Everything turns out to be way too false as if falseness particles have spread everywhere throughout the series. I sort of believe that the main idea of the story is not this bad. Things are just awfully presented.

I also can't bear the facial expressions of characters; they are way too unreal and usually weird. The cover tempts me to read this, but the art inside is just not as good.

After 10 chapters, I stopped tolerating and wrote this review. I pushed myself very hard to like it. But no, all in my head are just pure No's. I've always felt that this story is a failed replica of Kimi ni Todoke, and I still do, eventually.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2013, 7:54pm
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'Do your best!'   
Rating: N/A
by YukikoKudo
April 19th, 2013, 10:45pm
I think 'do your best!' sums up the entire story... I read through the entire first volume, and parts of the second. And then skipped to the sixth, read a chapter from there, without feeling like I missed much. The stuff I missed was patched up through flash backs. The characters were still putting forth the same 'do your best!' attitude.

I might just be in a cynical mood XP... Generally, I like these sorts of mangas. (Skip Beat is my favourite shoujo), but I think the lack of variety really dragged it too far for me. I enjoyed the manga a lot in the first two chapters when the story was fresh, but after another volume, I felt that there wasn't much progression. I also don't feel too attached to the main character. Will go back to this on another day and see if it's more enjoyable.
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These kids...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ImaginaryWishes
January 27th, 2013, 7:41pm
Honestly, they're so earnest that they make me feel guilty for being so unenthusiastic about everything. Tsubasa and Daisuke--the both of them are really hard-working and seeing all their hard work makes me regret (just a little) about being so nonchalant about my extra-curriculars at HS.

Anyway, the two main characters are really likeable. They're both honest and refreshing. I admit, the naivety and the whole "do you best!" thing can get a bit tiresome, but I think it's positive as well. I mean, it's refreshing, how the focus isn't on romance. It's about achieving your dreams, and how you need to act in order to get results.

Yeah, it almost makes me want to get off my lazy behind and do something worthwhile. Almost.
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Rating: N/A
by tacit
August 1st, 2011, 2:48pm
This manga is so pure and earnest. Kinda like Kimi ni Todoke except less romance and more hard work. Ha.

I like this better than Koukou Debut, actually. It's so uplifting and the colored art is really, really beautiful.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2011, 2:49pm
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If you never read it, you're missing out.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
February 12th, 2010, 9:44am
It's so wonderfully heartwarming and it makes you coo and aww in all the right places and just feel so happy and just maybe want to just maybe keep cheering them on.

It's one of those stories that are normal life stories, but it's one of those good ones. The characters are all so right in their own way and you can't help but feel fond of them. Like a good friend, maybe.

You join them in their emotional ups and downs, and there's really not any character you can dislike.

... Last updated on September 24th, 2011, 9:01am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
October 3rd, 2009, 1:29am
I enjoyed koukou debut but it's really this series that does it for me.

Love the art here, especially the colour pages. The watercoloured pages really suit the mood of the series. There's a feel of realism to the story, almost like she's reminiscing her high school day of reaching for those dreams.

There's a nice pacing going on now and while it's in a way rather slow, i think it just gives more depth to the characters and story. Another thing is that i like how the secondary or rather, side characters seem to have more depth and their own personalities. Like how Daisuke is more than just a happy-go-lucky person having his own problems and ignoring them. Instead, he faces them head on while choosing to be positive when in front of people. He shows that he knows that to get out of it he needs to work and does so, and that honest personality really shines through.

I'm really eager to see how these characters would develop.
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So far...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kiwi-GOGO
May 7th, 2009, 1:12am
One of my favourites! I highly recommend it~!
I can only hope during the chapters/volumes, it'll continue to be as good. I feel like with KOUKOU DEBUT, the story somewhat lost it's essence towards the end... and wasn't as good how it initially was.
It's weird, because Ono would typically be the shoujo character that I would be annoyed at and hate, but here, she portrayed as a positive and energetic go getter! Which is really inspiring and makes you feel like you can learn a thing or two from her.

Daisuke is by far, one of my favourite characters~ his hard working ethic is admirable <3
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I'm in love with this series.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yui-kun
March 15th, 2009, 11:15pm
I've only read three chapters but since the beginning, Aozora Yell has delivered. The series is really touching, and it lifts up my mood every time. The story is refreshing, and the characters themselves are endearing. I think I'm starting to like Ono more than Haruna of Koukou Debut! I'm always looking forward to reading new chapters and learning what happens next, it's crazy. Haha. Anyway, this manga is highly recommended! It's definitely a must-read.

[Edit 14.04.2010]
Bought the raw manga, volumes 2-4, because I wanted to know what happened next. My Japanese is very poor, but it's worth it.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Yes, there will be a confession, and like Kimi ni Todoke, there will be a misunderstanding. Someone gets rejected (if I'm not very much mistaken, lol). Would like to see more of Mizushima in volume 5. ;)

... Last updated on April 14th, 2010, 1:24am
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Baseball and brass bands   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asaliah1116
February 28th, 2009, 11:07pm
This is not just an ordinary run-of-the-mill shoujo love story between high schoolers. This is an uplifting work that focuses on ambitions of youths striving for something meaningful during their short three years of high school, the so-called spring time of their lives. The girl is shy and introvert, the type a female reader would love to hate, but in this case, she was also determined to change for the better. You can't possibly hate a girl like that! But coming out after the massive hit that was Koukou Debut would be tough, as expectations run high. I hope this will last longer than 2 volumes, that's all I'm praying for.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tingster7
January 6th, 2009, 4:55pm
I agree with lys. this manga is another masterpiece! i liked kou kou debut, and this one is just as good! such an adorable story. ono tsubasa is a very unique character, and together with yamada, the story is perfect! i like how the manga starts with,"i've always been looking at my shoes"

anyways, i really wanna see how the manga will go,since i've only read two chapters! i hope everyone else can enjoy this new series by kawahara!
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