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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?

Include in this manga are the following stories:

V.8 - Sono Omokage o Shitteru


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
Sono o Omokage Shitteru
Sono Omokage Shitteru
Youth Ride

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AHR Scanlations
Anime-tion Scanlation
Chibi Manga

Latest Release(s)
c.Awaken 3 by Chibi Manga (18d ago)
c.Awaken 2 by Chibi Manga (20d ago)
c.Awaken 1 by Chibi Manga (94d 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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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1120 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 21st 2015, 9:44am PST



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Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

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Monthly Pos #230 increased(+15)
3 Month Pos #295 increased(+27)
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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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Breath of fresh air   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by annstefani
April 25th, 2012, 7:00am
A story that makes my heart beat fast almost all the time and makes me feel feverish from excitement is the best kind of story.

What I love about this is the pacing of the story, I know it might seem a tad slow for some, but for me its just right. I always feel like I'm on a journey together with the characters and I enjoy stories that give out that feeling.

Some of the scenes in this manga, okay almost all of them, ah! I want to see in color! too much!

The latest chapter had me a bit I'll have to wait and see if it goes uphill or downhill from there.

But, I would definitely recommend this to everybody.
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Heartwarming :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mika1488
April 9th, 2012, 1:09pm
Probably the best shoujo manga out right now. I find the story very realistic and though there are some cliche's used, it is done beautifully. Futaba is one of my favorite female heroine, I can relate to her in so many levels. I like that she is emotionally strong, honest and genuinely want to help Kou overcome his past. The plot is just amazing and I hope that it continues to be amazing. I can't wait until the new volume comes out smile It is definitely worth it to read, I dont think anyone will be disappointed.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Loliconlubbin
March 15th, 2012, 4:40pm
Beautiful art, cute story, loveable characters, nice pacing...guy is unique loner type, BUT STILL IS HUMANE AND EASY TO CONNECT WITH, and not a complete douche...more of a teasing type. The main character isn't annoying and is relate-able. She gets Sh*t done. Haha. And the side characters play a bigger role than in most manga so +1!
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Rating: N/A
by MeenGreen
March 12th, 2012, 6:20pm
I find this manga to be very super cute.
It's a little slow and alittle annoying, but there are soo many manga's like that.

The main character goes through what all girls go through; meeting someone after a long time, and not just someone, someone she liked.
I've been there, and i can totally relate to her.

People may think "how is it possible, the main guy is such a jerk, i prefer the story between the girls" I don't think so though, girls can fall for jerks all the time, and i don't even see him as a jerk anyway.

The friendship between the girls is soo cute, reminds me of my friends, except with the difference that if we both liked the same guy, we would give up on him.
i mean we would still gush over him and flirt with him but never push it to try to develop a friendship.

Overall it's a good manga. Every time there is a new update i rush to read it [and am left unsatisfied wanting more!!!!] but definitely recommend it if you're looking for a simple (slow) school life, romance manga!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinbei42
February 18th, 2012, 9:49pm
I only started reading this (still at Chapter 3 and still have the file open to continue reading after writing this comment xD) but while reading the first few chapters I couldn't help but think "IT'S REALLY CUTE!! <3" I really like the way the mangaka portrayed the main character. Definitely recommending this series. An adorable shoujo manga biggrin

UPDATE: Just finished reading up to chapter 13 (current latest chapter). I'm gonna say it again... This manga is REALLY CUTE!!! I like it~ I guess it's partly because I can relate with both the main characters. I'm sorry but saying more would be a spoiler. If you like shoujo I think you'll like this, so what are you waiting for? Go! Lol biggrin

... Last updated on February 19th, 2012, 12:19am
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One of the best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dbzrox4ever
February 12th, 2012, 6:54am
Unlike many of the readers here, I didn't like Strobe Edge. I found it boring, dry and the main character annoyed me. So I put off reading this one until it got to its 6th chapter or so and, from sheer boredom and lack of mangas, gave it a shot.
Boy, was I amazed! It's brilliant! The main character, Futuba is one of my favourite heroines. She isn't ridiculously strong or insipidly kind and warm. She's a normal girl who wants to make friends and who's going through the usual turmoil of teen years. She's really brave too but in a different way than the traditional sense. She wants to make friends, but isn't willing to forgo love for it. She analyses her situations before concluding on the most suitable course of action, unlike other shoujo heroines who do stuff that's just plain dumb.
The lead male seems like the usual "cold and brooding" type which he is. But that's not all there is to him. He isn't annoyingly cold like the Strobe Edge male lead (No offense) He has his reasons and doesn't distance himself too much. He does allow people into his heart to an extent. He even helps out Futuba on numerous occasions and offers her advice. He has his funny moments too and we see why she's in love with him.
Another thing about this manga is that it doesn't just focus on the romance. There are other dimensions to it which makes it unique. It has a fairly moderate cast and unlike other shoujos which tend to ignore them as they story flows, they are given importance too. It might be a bit early to say though. It also deals with character growth, particularly Futuba who has made it clear on several occasions that she wants to change. It deals with the vicissitudes of the teen years and how hard it is to make friends who value you for who you are. This is one of the main problems futuba faces and for a while, she goes about it the wrong way. Kou brings her back on the right track.

So, for all of you who aren't impressed with Sakisaka Io's work or who aren't into these kinds of mangas don't let it stop you. This manga is a gem among Shoujo mangas and is one of the best mangas right now. It's got a very realistic feel and many can identify with it. It's well paced, has a strong plot and a great cast of characters. The art is beautiful too. Futuba is one of the prettiest heroines I've seen.
This is definitely a must read for shoujo manga fans! A perfect 10!

... Last updated on March 31st, 2012, 5:26am
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