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Ao Haru Ride  
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Description
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?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Ore Ride!! (Side Story)

Associated Names
Дорога юности
アオハライド
Ścieżki Młodości
บันทึกใสจากวัยฝัน
青春之旅
아오하라이드
Aoha Raido
Aoharaido
Blue Spring Ride
Con Đường Mùa Xuân
Passeio da Primavera Azul
Youth Ride

Groups Scanlating
AHR Scanlations
Anime-tion Scanlation
Bikkuri!
Chibi Manga
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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.39 by Chibi Manga (0d ago)
v.10 c.38 by Chibi Manga (34d ago)
v.10 c.37 by Chibi Manga (63d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 16 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (852 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.63 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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1+
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Last Updated
March 8th 2014, 8:16am PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #56 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #146 decreased(-72)
3 Month Pos #93 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #56 (No change)

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On 3895 reading lists
On 1157 wish lists
On 104 unfinished lists
On 462 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ao Haru Ride Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in December 38 days, 12 hours, 7 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride Gets Anime 104 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes ago
Ao Haro ride latest chapter [spoiler] 150 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes ago
Futaba Fell First? 574 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes ago

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Nice   
Rating: N/A
by gloriel
March 17th, 2014, 2:02pm
I like the story so far, yes here and there are some clishe scenes - but I think it is unavoidable for shojo genre- what I actually like about this manga is that there is not an evil character really..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
even rivals in love aren't like that, after a while I couldn't know who cheer for. Touma vs Kou, it's hard to choose.... I agree to one of the previous comments about Kou been an sexist for accusing Futaba gives a vibe "come and rape me" just because she talk to some guy though. Anyway I guess Autor just want to create a hot scene so I ama ready to forgive that :D
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Awesome start, but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Alwerien
March 10th, 2014, 1:53pm
Today I have reread first few volumes and caught up with this series. I had really fond memories of reading it before, but they were crushed today. I loved the story, really, and then suspicious friend with similar pain appeared, my "sickly childhood friend from past he feels sorry for" alarms went up and they weren't really wrong. Ew, love polygons.

At first I felt bad for Touma and I might have actually cheered for him, but I never really got why he fell for Futaba in the first place, it was just weird. He keeps seeming nice, but honestly, when he is with her, he just looks shallow, manipulative, scheming and sly. Probably because we aren't meant to feel all that bad for him since he is meant to lose anyway. I really don't sympathize with him now. I half-expected him to team up with Narumi to break Kou and Futaba up but I guess indirectly it happened anyway... Honestly, ever since Narumi appeared for the first time, the series really went downhill and as many others I wish it ended already. I might reread it then and skip like 15-20 chapters and pretend it was a great manga without that cliché lengthening of story noone (multiple love triangles, sorry feelings..) cares for in the middle. At this point I wish the reader gave more attention to Shuuko's love triangle since I actually love both sensei and Aya there. Aya go~!

I am still cheering for Kou, but I wish the mangaka would stop messing up his character. Honestly, I don't even feel it's been Kou for a while. Like someone else mentioned, he just feels awfully OOC. And I wish it stopped.

Before Narumi appeared, I'd have rated this series 9+ .. That time has passed. Now I just hope the unneccesary drama and cliché and general awfulness won't make for even worse rushed ending.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2014, 2:05pm
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Disappointed.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by aominedaiki
February 13th, 2014, 9:44pm
I'm probably just going to be repeating stuff that a lot of people have already mentioned, but that's because I feel the same way. This manga started out so good. I thought it was brilliant. The storyline isn't so much original, but the author's way of telling the story really brought the reader in, it was realistic, and it left the reader wanting more. Character motivation made sense, and like nekoichan said, the issues they were facing were believable.

And then it took a turn for the worse as the author introduced Narumi. It became heavily cliche, and the story telling got messier from there. There were chapters where things were advancing far too quick, it was so rushed like the author didn't think too much about it, throwing in all these regurgitated ideas one after the other, in the same chapter. Character was lost. Kou .. He feels very out of character right now (not all the time, of course, just every now and then). It doesn't even feel like character growth, it's plain OOC. I understand that Narumi plays an important role here for Kou to develop and see for himself how unhealthy her being in his life was. How he needs to move on. But as mentioned, there's WAY too much unnecessary drama. It's kind of suffocating.

I am severely disappointed, because I loved this manga so much. I looked forward to every update, I was on edge by the end of a chapter because 'no you can't stop it there!' It was one of my favourite shoujo romance's, which is why I am so upset with how this manga is coming to be. Also, I feel a lot of people agree with me on this, but I also don't want Kou and Futaba to be end game. While I do love Kou, a lot, his character really appeals to me (there is shit about him that I really do despise though, like, the fact he's kind of sexist. I know he probably means no harm, and that it's pure ignorance but still), I'm so weak against characters like Kou, but I want Futaba to end up with Touma. I feel this is best for all of them. The atmosphere of the story so far, makes me feel that if Kou and Futaba were to end up together, it'd be one emotionally toxic relationship. I don't know why I feel that way, but I do. That, and I admit I do want to see Kou suffer a bit more.

Of course, I am almost 100% sure that's not what we're gonna get. Touma, he feels like a tool used by the author to get Kou and Futaba together. His character is kind of really underdeveloped, and it doesn't seem the author has put too much thought into writing him either. So yeah. I don't feel this manga is going to regain it's brilliance any time soon.

... Last updated on February 14th, 2014, 3:59am
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Frustrating   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nekoichan
January 15th, 2014, 12:47am
Having read and loved the mangaka's previous work, Strobe Edge, I dove into this manga with great expectations. Unfortunately, it falls a little short.

The series actually started off well. The characters are pretty likeable, and the initial complications were believable.

Then suddenly a bitter love rival appears out of nowhere and things began rolling downhill. There's so much unnecessary drama, sometimes I wish the mangaka would, for the love of god, just end it already. Character development seems stunted, save for Futaba, and even she is somewhat stuck at the same place. Kou is a jerk from the get go, and hasn't done anything much to redeem himself throughout the series.

The only thing that keeps me coming back to the manga at this point is its gorgeous art - Sakisaka has a knack for panel compositions, and the recent chapters really show off her skills.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2014, 12:54am
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just read latest chapter   
Rating: N/A
by kidou
December 26th, 2013, 4:41am
I really hoped there will be kouxfutaba but...


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from chapter 38,looks like kou started to giveup on futaba and not bother her anymore
he apologized about what he said in ch.6(calling her a loser cause she clinging to the past ) and that he see that in him

overall it gives a hint or a big feeling preparing the readers that kouxfutaba won't happen


... Last updated on March 11th, 2014, 11:08pm
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Frustrating   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hotcocoa
December 17th, 2013, 2:00am
The series started out interesting, although I really wish that Kou and Futaba aren't end game from how Kou's treating her. And Futaba still-- for whatever reason-- follows Kou like a lovesick puppy, even though she had a really shallow perception of his character to begin with.

The most interaction she's had with him (aside from fleeting ones in middle school) is in high school, where Kou acts like a nonchalant asshole. Idgaf if he's supposedly got a heart of gold, because his inability to translate that into action-- and still being liked despite of it-- is ridiculous.

I really wish that Futaba gave Touma a chance before going back en-route to Kou. Otherwise, I like the art and this mangaka's previous and less frustrating work, Strobe Edge.
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Touma ftw   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by dorkeasteregg
November 22nd, 2013, 9:20pm
I think a lot of people have been voicing dissatisfaction with Kou and instead are rooting for Touma. Am also in the same boat, but the way the story is structured, it's pretty obvious that Kou and Futaba are fated and Touma's fighting a losing battle. In this way, I'm incredibly annoyed (why have a love rival when it's not really a rival?!). Moreover, Touma is sincerely a nice guy and Kou is a jerk to Futaba for quite stupid reasons (i.e., reasons that make all the sense in shoujo, but not IRL). For that unbalanced character development and positioning, I think this manga is below average (below a 7/10).

However, what is good about this is the art and also the pacing of the romance.. it's a moderate build-up of tension but at the same time, you're not feeling too disappointed so-and-so didn't happen.. the moments that do happen are quite cute.
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ahh   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Olivezx
October 20th, 2013, 6:30pm
I very love Touma. He's lovely ^^
Futaba suitable for him more than Kou.
but I hate Yuri, she's annoying me and her character same Futaba in past. I don't like!
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Love the series!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lollizees
October 17th, 2013, 7:03pm
Love it! Love the main character, she's super refreshing & I like the plot. Just don't know who to root for anymore sad. Falling in love with Touma's honesty & purity but Kou's really sweet too..just made some mistakes. Sigh. Hope everyone could have a happy ending but of course that wouldn't exactly be realistic which I prefer more.
Strobe Edge is my absolute favourite manga and this is amazing too. Sakisaka Io is a genius smile
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I love kou   
Rating: N/A
by debbyelfrida
October 11th, 2013, 8:34am
maybe this is ridiculous but this is my best on going manga right now. well i really love kou. I like the way he decide what is the most important to him and I really want to see their process of being grown up. I want to see Narumi grows up too. To depend on herself and not bind the one who she really love at most. so I hope the next chap is out. hahahahaha
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