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Ao Haru Ride  
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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 and had a demure personality she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps, she couldn't get her feeling across to the one boy she has always liked, Tanaka Kou.

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 that they cannot go back. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?


Related Series
Ore Ride!! (Side Story)

Associated Names
Дорога юности
Ścieżki Młodości
Aoha Raido
Blue Spring Ride
Con Đường Mùa Xuân
Passeio da Primavera Azul
Youth Ride

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Anime-tion Scanlation
Chibi Manga

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.Extra 2 by Chibi Manga (48d ago)
v.12 c.46v2 by Chibi Manga (48d ago)
v.13 c.49 by Chibi Manga (162d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 15 (Including OVA)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1064 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 15th 2015, 7:29am PST



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Betsuma (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #343 (No change)
Monthly Pos #282 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #206 decreased(-40)
6 Month Pos #171 decreased(-65)

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End in February! 200 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes ago
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Ao Haro ride latest chapter [spoiler] 300 days, 9 hours, 59 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in December 502 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes ago
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a must read   
Rating: N/A
by mavi
August 19th, 2012, 1:47am
the story was out of my expectations. i used to think it would be that usual story about this and that presented in different characters, but, i read it was a whole lot different than i expected! unfortunately, some cliche scenes can be pointed out but that's okay. most, if not all stories have a cliched part somehow.

the story was interesting at first. i have a feeling because of the arising love triangles, the possibility of stereotypical shoujo will increase. i have no say in that yet, i'll have to see what the author does. the art is relatively good. unlike other shoujo, they have more proportional eyes. the hair is more natural. not only that, the characters have pretty original profiles. the main male lead is somewhat mysterious, quiet, and unpredictable but he's complicated. the female is more realistic than those other heroines. for one, she doesn't cry over whatever happens. she actually takes time to analyze or reflect. she gets jealous and over thinks, but that's pretty natural for any girl in love. the story also focuses on supportive characters and their love interests. that helps balance the story in my opinion.

sadly, the updates are quite slow. other works of author are good, so i suggest you read some of them as well, but take note of some cliche
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Amazing story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
July 28th, 2012, 7:01pm
Gah, I read this like three times and I'm in looooooove. I cried a lot when the love didn't blossom the 1st time. I felt so bad for Futaba but now she has another chance to let her love blossom with Kou. Mm, what will happen when a new guy enters the pictures? At least this will shake up the romance between the main couple.
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One of the best mangas I've ever read   
Rating: N/A
by leejinki
July 17th, 2012, 9:45pm
This is my current favorite manga and I always look forward to new releases! I really think Sakisaka Io is a genius. If you're looking for a really good dokidoki manga like Bokura Ga Ita and Kimi Ni Todoke, this is the manga for you! smile
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Ao Haru Ride = Bokura ga Ita   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LilyNanami
June 20th, 2012, 3:17pm
They are so much alike!! The character's personalities and drawings (meaning the 2 main characters) are the same. The situations they live, like the school trip at the begining, etc...
I'm so happy hehe

... Last updated on April 21st, 2014, 12:16am
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wait and see   
Rating: N/A
by thecursiveQ
June 11th, 2012, 8:31pm
I like Touma! He's really cute <3 too bad he's doomed to the role of nice-guy-stuck-in-friend-zone sad Also, who wants to bet that the ex-classmate is a girl who will come to like Kou, if she doesn't already! Well, the setting for a love rectangle is now set and everyone saw that coming. I'm kinda frustrated with Kou actually, i mean why is he acting like a cliched shoujo female lead?! Luckily we have Futaba to save the day. Sakisaka-sensei's female characters may be cut from the same mold, but I enjoy them all the same~~
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Best Shoujo Ever - Realistic Characters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CinderMist
June 3rd, 2012, 9:07pm
This is my all time favourite shoujo and I'll tell you why - the characters, both female and male, aren't completely stupid like they are in ooooh I don't know, every other girly manga/manwha I've ever read? It's 16 chapters in at this point in time and I have never once had one of those issues where I go, "DEAR ZODD, Why don't you just TELL them that you feel X, or that you are worried about Y, or can't be with them because of Z? WHY?"

Nope, instead, these characters /actually/ communicate with each other, which is the only way a real relationship will work, so it's extremely satisfying to see. Any pauses before communicating that occur are for realistic reasons as well, like extremely personal crisis' that you don't just spout off without any thought.
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Very cliched, yet bearable.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
June 1st, 2012, 6:03pm
First of all, OH MY GOD THE ARRRRRRTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so cute and bubbly! It's what made me pick this up biggrin The main character is okay, has a nice personality but is really flat and too prudish. The main guy needs to get more in touch with his feelings for her, as the development could use some work. The UST is a little too pushed. I love the new character Touma, and can't wait to see the love triangle form! I'm also shipping Yuuri and Aya, because I can see it heading that way. Ao Haru Ride probably translates to Ridiculously Predictable Ride, but hey, I can't speak Japanese yet. I can already see how everything's going to end, but no one asks for high quality plot in this recycled schoolgirl shoujo.
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Surprisingly Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
May 9th, 2012, 8:29pm
The manga is like any other cliche shoujo but what makes this one better than the others is that the pace for the manga is perfect. The plot doesn't drag for like 5-10 chapters and the characters are actually realistic. I love that the characters actually communicate their feelings for each other and they don't just cry and keep everything inside.

There were some parts where I wanted to stop reading because I got boring but as I kept on reading it got better. I hated that the male lead in this manga was so emo throughout the first like 12 chapters but it got better.

Overall its a surprisingly good manga for another typical shoujo manga. I thought that 16 chapters(currently scanlated) would be a fast read but there are like 45+ pages in each chapters so don't be like me and think you can read this in like 2 hours. I recommend people to read this manga.
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What more can say ?? ...other then amazing.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by slykid
May 7th, 2012, 3:22am
It started off great, then at chapter 6 I started to get a little bored, but the manga didn't let me escape because it pulled me back in !!I was so disjointed when[SPOILER] when what's her name said that she liked the guy [SPOILER/] but the mangaka wasn't cheap and typical and for once she made that a pleasant thing.

I really like this, its so refreshing and incwedibly sweeet !
Seriously give it a try, I can't wait for more chapters to be released !!

What more can say ?? ...other then amazing.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2012, 3:00am
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One of my favs!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
May 3rd, 2012, 1:02am
Ahh my gosh. I can't believe I haven't made a comment on this manga yet!!
It's definitely one of my favorite shoujo manga right now! I'm keeping up with it very attentively.

Their love story started when in junior high. It was both their first love. However, it was never resolved because the main guy Kou was transferred to another school for family reasons. They did not meet each other again until high school. It's a story about rekindled love.

I'm SUCH a sucker for first love stories. Reading this makes my heart race every time. *kyaaa*
There's no doubt that they have good chemistry. They have a very strong bond, developed from when they were younger and somehow strengthened from each other's absence and the memory/though of what-could-have-been over the years. They both remembered the feelings they had for each other years ago that were never properly articulated.

Both Futaba (main girl) and Kou (main guy) are well-developed. I won't say they have deep characters, but the background stories for both are good at explaining how they become what they are now presently.

The art is very good. Cute, without being overly adorable. Clean, with this wispy strokes here and there (mainly for the hair). I quite like it.

I would strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a good shoujo with likable characters.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I was actually hoping that it will be a love triangle between Futaba, Kou, and that other guy she accidentally touched on the crotch. but alas, Futaba and Kou's relationship doesn't seem to be easily shaken...edited: yep some competition. Drama drama drama! Hehehe I love it

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2013, 2:56am
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