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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
ركوب الربيع الأزرق
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 (205d ago)
c.Awaken 2 by Chibi Manga (207d ago)
c.Awaken 1 by Chibi Manga (281d 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 (1187 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 29th 2016, 12:04pm PST



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Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

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Monthly Pos #527 decreased(-18)
3 Month Pos #521 decreased(-46)
6 Month Pos #463 decreased(-84)

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End in February! 508 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes ago
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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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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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