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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.13 c.Extra 2 by Chibi Manga (24d ago)
v.12 c.46v2 by Chibi Manga (24d ago)
v.13 c.49 by Chibi Manga (138d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1042 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 6th 2015, 2:22pm 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 #291 decreased(-40)
Monthly Pos #167 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #161 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #153 decreased(-47)

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On 4192 reading lists
On 1248 wish lists
On 613 completed lists
On 142 unfinished lists
On 573 custom lists

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Forum Posts
End in February! 176 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride set to end soon 207 days, 5 hours, 9 minutes ago
Ao Haro ride latest chapter [spoiler] 276 days, 18 hours, 22 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in December 478 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride Gets Anime 543 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes ago

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Disappointed   
Rating: 6.8 / 10.0
by mydestination
June 15th, 2015, 12:01am
Ao Haru Ride was on the path towards becoming my favorite shoutout manga. Everything was top notch; the art--which thankfully hasn't wavered in beauty--the characters, the premise and the story. However, because it dragged on for SO long, stupid drama between the MC's kept popping out from thin air. Ao Haru Ride lost that homey slice-of-life feeling and soon turned into a soap opera. I would recommended reading the first 20 to 25 chapters because those were golden.
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it was a torture!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Hanna sj
April 13th, 2015, 10:51am
I liked Sakisaka Io works very much. and after reading Strobe Edge, I was really expecting Ao Haru Ride would give off that same pleasant sweet breezy vibe. But nope!

spoiler[It started out so good, although from the earlier chapter I could have guess that this manga were in a slightly darker mood. But I was fine with that, as long as the character and storyline is appealing. and it does, in the starting only. Once the mangaka introduced the second lead it derailed from it's own sweetness and things take turn into something of an utter complete mess. It was like the mangaka forget the purpose of the manga from earlier and characters switched their personalities completely, and it was just dragging and boring. not to mention I was baffled by the whole Futaba-Touma things. It was torture having to go through their scenes ( sorry for those who like them or Touma, I just can't like him. yeah he seems nice but slyly manipulative, and I really hate that about him behind the good guy facade, he was possesive! there I said it) but for me, it was just unacceptable. It was like the mangaka focus too much about them (not like I care) and the MAIN character Kou got shoved aside to lament on his own bitterness and he have become someone undecisive, stuck in the past with petty jealousy. At this point I was just hoping that the mangaka would end the story already. So with that, I skipped thoroughly the story starting from Futaba-Touma arc(not to mention that Narumi bitch) and waiting for someone to comment that it was over and Futaba-Kou are back together and start reading it again. and gladly the mangaka have the sympathy of not torturing me again, and end the Futaba-Touma facade and move on with the real point of the story, the development between Futaba-Kou. and it was sweet. yes, sweet but still it cannot washed out the bitterness that I had to endure watching the whole love polygon things. so I gave the rating 6 just for the sake of art and the beginning and the last part of the manga. the middle part was just meh throgh and through.]

... Last updated on April 13th, 2015, 11:04am
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Started out so good...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by pcdiaries
April 2nd, 2015, 2:14am
This one pisses me off since after school festival chapters. It was so frustrating to read to the end, I was so glad that I only started picking this one up now that the manga was complete. The indecisiveness was too too too much. I like "Daytime Shooting Star" more comparing to this,
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But if in the end Fubata'd chosen Touma like the Daytime's ending, I would probably freaking burn this manga.

Kou was beautifully drawn though.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2015, 2:32am
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by Shuruku
December 12th, 2014, 9:59pm
Futaba and Kou can get clueless at times, making the plot cliche, but still, I enjoyed the romance in this. Kou's looks made my heart race, no doubt. Thanks to the mangaka for good drawings =w=.
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Meh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by mispelling
October 20th, 2014, 5:49pm
To start I do think this is a well-written shoujo. It has its cliches and trite plot points but it's written decently and transitions well in each chapter. The thing I really dislike about the series is the terrible, unlikable characters (keep in mind this is my opinion and comments on it) I just think the characterizations for all of them are terrible and they don't operate beyond their "set character mode." This makes them seem unreal and just forced and even the most genuine characters seem to be really shallow. I dislike the supporting characters a little less than I do the two main leads who are just insufferable and actually perfect for each other.

For two leads they are the worst, indecisive pair ever.
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Arrgh I could just scream!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ishitagupta
September 18th, 2014, 11:30pm
This whole Team Jacob vs Team Edward atmosphere for the two main lotharios in Futaba chan's heart has really got me charged up! Like I want the resolution already but I also want more doki doki and kyaa moments!!! I'm so torn! And the worst part is... you just know the anime is gonna end in another episode and leave us hanging till the next season (if at all) rolls around!
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ANGST   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Addiction
July 9th, 2014, 6:09am
This is a great story to read if you want to feel lots of emotions. It's really good at the start, but as the story progress, you'll feel more and more angst, and want beat up the characters because they're being stupid. It's really frustrating. Oh well. Hope they will realise their mistakes sooner and have a happy ending!
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I'm a bit disappointed with the turn of events   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ptero-cardio
May 7th, 2014, 1:46pm
I really liked this manga but the way it's going right now kind of puts me off.
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I really like Kou and I get the stupid decisions that he made but he was such an ass to Futaba and although I agree that he needs to regret his decision and that he needs to suffer from them, I still don't think this is the proper way to go.

For one, Futaba and Touma's relationship is really weird. I was really pissed off by the way Touma asked Futaba to be his girlfriend and the fact that Futaba actually agreed. I do see that Futaba is starting to see Touma in a more romantic light but honestly it feels more like she found a stray puppy and decided to keep it, so I'm pretty sure that even if they have an okay relationship right now, it won't work out in the long run. I can't fully agree that Touma is a nice guy because there are so many moments when he just feels so entitled to Futaba even when they weren't together that it got really annoying. He seems like a shallow, jealous prick whenever Kou's around and it's really stupid. I just feel like he's playing the nice guy act and it's just so annoying.

Also, I don't see that Futaba's really happy with Touma when she's constantly worried about Kou. Actually, entering that relationship is unfair for both of them because Touma knows that Futaba's not over Kou and even used this fact to convince her to be his girlfriend by telling her that he'll help her get over instead of giving her time to get over Kou without needing anyone, and Futaba knows that there's a huge chance that she'll end up hurting him, especially when she has no way of knowing whether she can develop feelings for Touma.
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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..
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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.

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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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