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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.12 c.44 by Chibi Manga (1d ago)
v.12 c.43 by Chibi Manga (32d ago)
v.11 c.42 by Chibi Manga (64d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (905 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 18th 2014, 12:21pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

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Monthly Pos #86 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #39 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #53 increased(+5)

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Ao Haru Ride Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in December 191 days, 1 hours, 47 minutes ago
Ao Haru Ride Gets Anime 256 days, 14 hours, 39 minutes ago
Ao Haro ride latest chapter [spoiler] 303 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago
Futaba Fell First? 727 days, 6 hours, 31 minutes ago

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I love this so much. <3.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
December 31st, 2011, 5:39pm
I've cried reading this. Not cause I'm sad that it's so bad, but because it's so touching :').
Anyway, for most people, this isn't a cryin gmanga XD. It's just that, I'm in the same situation as the girl lead. C: And I was just surprised to see a manga with such a realistic character.

This manga is probably the most realistic one I've read. c: But it isn't CLOSE to boring! I LOVE IT SO MUCH. The main lead, Futaba, is an amazing person. She's kind, shy, doesn't like guys, and is actually a very strong character. c: The way she acts is similar to me, and I was so surprised when I read the first few chapters! I was like "HOLY CRAP I WOULD DO THAT. (and for some things, I HAVE done what she did xD)". She's just SO LOVEABLE.
And then Tanaka-kun. C: He's also amazing!!! They're both so cute when younger >3<!
I won't explain him older though. C: thats for you to find out ;}.!

GREAT ART. I loveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveit! C:
GREAT PLOT. The idea of the story is unique (people say it's cliche', o.o but it isnt. sure there's aspects in the manga that are "cliche" but I mean, in real life there are FRICKING TONS of that SHIZNIETS going on, MORE THAN IN MANGAS, so STOP COMPLAINING >:C )
Great CHARACTERS. They're all so cool and real! I mean, I wouldn't be surprised to meet people really like them biggrin (I actually have met people similar to them xD)

And ya. All of those things put together make this great story, c: and I think it'd be very unfortunate for you to dislike this. It's fantastic, and you're missing out if you don't read this!

C: <3 Read it
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Hope it gets better   
Rating: N/A
by 1122shadows
December 15th, 2011, 10:17am
It's still to early to decide but I'm hoping that Futaba remains a strong female lead and doesn't crumble all over the place for Kou. So far, the art is this manga's highest selling point. I'm not really as excited about the story, but again it's still early and I might end up loving this later.
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total disappointment   
Rating: N/A
by Mi Ho
December 6th, 2011, 4:20am
first chapter had a promising start,the characters and the story as well. But when the next chapter started,it's like I was reading a different manga. Typical Heroine,who needed to be saved and encouraged by the very typical cold-but-kind-inside male lead. But I gave it another go and I dropped it. Both characters are annoying.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naive_snowflake
November 30th, 2011, 4:47pm
I really love this manga! I love how sakisaka io pays attention to the subtle details which make the manga come to life in a way that i think many other shoujos don't ever really get to. It's a story that really gets to you and i would definitely recommend this manga because it's one of my favourites at the moment! Her art is beautiful and her characters are lovely and though the story isn't a very complex one, its a very captivating read.
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I love it, but small things of it turns me off   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Cherelle Ashlee
November 21st, 2011, 1:15pm
I like shoujo just as much as the next person but the only thing that makes me mad about the heroine is when the girl make's the guy the center of her attention!! It's like she is completely obsess with him!! (following him, watching him, dreaming about him!!) and the guy have no interest in her and he pays her little attention. Get a hint, that he is not interested in a relationship.
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Rating: N/A
by Sylia
October 14th, 2011, 8:35am
Knowing this is a shoujo I should have dampened my expectations, but initially I thought the premise was good only if the author made good use of it, but it seems as with any other shoujo it's heading down the same generic path. Seriously why do they have to make almost all shoujo heroines a ditz?! I suppose it's still to early seeing that there a few releases. So fingers crossed.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
October 3rd, 2011, 11:40pm
I liked strobe edge because it was refreshing, cute and had lovely artwork with a breezy feel.
I had high hopes for this one as well, but lately the direction its heading is making me skeptical..
Its become cliche and the main female is heading into the annoying heroine zone sad
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Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
October 1st, 2011, 11:26pm
This manga is slightly cliched. All the scenarios are a lot alike other mangas, but i think the message that the mangaka is trying to get across is really beautiful. I really do hope that in further chapters the characters will appear more than they are, especially the main who i think is a very different type of female lead in the sense that she is trying to make friends but also cliched in that everything she does needs to be helped my kou in some way and that makes her stronger.
The latest chapter, chapter seven, the end was a real let down. I hope the mangaka can redeem herself because i really do like aoharaido. BTW I LOVE HER DRAWING STYLE.

EDITS-- no no, i'm sorry i'm disappointed this manga has left me in a bad mood as the latest chapter (chapter 11) is completely annoying. HOW COULD THEY BOTH LIKE HIM. I didn't like that but then this THIS. OMG if they did something i will drop this manga. If you don't know what i'm talking about read chapter 11.

... Last updated on December 20th, 2011, 4:23am
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at First .. but   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sara..
September 11th, 2011, 8:20am
I liked this manga it was very cute and good start so I gave it 9/10 (Add more points because the art Amazing) ... that... till ch7
Totally cliche !! as if it wasn't Sakisaka's work I swear O_o
I can't believe she's the one who made this chapter .. so disappointing
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Rating: N/A
by Jeshia
September 6th, 2011, 8:12pm
I have to admit, I was never the greatest fan of Sakisaka's works, but I think this one has finally earned her my affection. The female lead is just wonderful, and while not being cliche, you can tell that the author didn't try her hardest to make it such (those are even worse than the cliche stories, in my opinion). This, I think is probably going to be her best work, simply because I can feel the friendship and deepening relationships in it.
The female lead, surprisingly (in terms of shoujo manga), is very likeable. She actually thinks and learns from her mistakes, forging forward on her own while trying to help everyone else along without being pushy. Along with all these good personality traits, she's also cute, which is always a plus because in shoujo, beauty and brains never seem to go together with this kind of manga––the kind that's realistic. (Somewhat, because it's shoujo).
The male lead, though he might seem somewhat cliche seems quite perceptive, and less annoying than the majority of male leads. His interactions of her are either comedic, ridiculously cute, or almost heart-pulling. It's actually quite interesting.

In a nutshell, if you're a shoujo fan, try it.
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