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Ao Haru Ride  
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Description

Type
Manga

Related Series
Ore Ride!! (Side Story)

Associated Names
Aoha Raido
Aoha Ride
Aoharaido
Blue Spring Ride
Con Đường Mùa Xuân
Gençlik Yolculuğu
Passeio da Primavera Azul
Sono o Omokage Shitteru
Sono Omokage Shitteru
Youth Ride
Ścieżki Młodości
Ścieżki młodości (Polish)
Дорога юности
Неудержимая юность
ركوب الربيع الأزرق
บันทึกใสจากวัยฝัน
アオハライド
閃爍的青春
青春之旅
아오하라이드

Groups Scanlating
AHR Scanlations
Anime-tion Scanlation
Bikkuri!
Chibi Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.Awaken 3 by Chibi Manga over 4 years ago
c.Awaken 2 by Chibi Manga over 4 years ago
c.Awaken 1 by Chibi Manga over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Ch. 0 (Episode 0 OVA)
Ends at Vol. 4, Ch. 15 (Including OVA)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
6 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1474 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 18th 2020, 4:35am PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (13 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #387 increased(+80)
Monthly Pos #560 increased(+127)
3 Month Pos #676 decreased(-40)
6 Month Pos #689 increased(+119)
Year Pos #790 increased(+78)

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On 3675 reading lists
On 1369 wish lists
On 2270 completed lists
On 222 unfinished lists
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May not be anything special, but fun nonetheless.  
by Shellshock
October 19th, 2020, 10:22am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Ao haru ride is the story about a girl who was too cute and as such was ostracized in middle school. This also resulted in her unable to confess to her crush as well. So she changes her image to be more unattractive. So she can more easily get with the girls. But she meets the boy she was in love with back in highschool. Now the story unravels as she decides to become more herself and possibly reignite a love that was never ignited in the first place.

The series is better and underwhelming than i expected. It doesn't have anything that grabs your attention but it is interesting to watch unfold nonetheless. What surprised was how well the love triangle was done. The author did a good job making me want to root for both of the characters. Another thing i enjoyed was the MMC's growth. This series is somewhat known for people relating to the FMC's personal growth (Which means women are really into smelling necks), But i thought the MMC's growth was done really well. You could see him becoming a genuinely better person and i thought the author did an excellent making it not feel forced and natural.

When i watched the anime i wasn't really all that hot on the main love triangle. But the dude really grew on me. He was probably my favorite character in the series by the end of it. The other characters are really good too. Especially the short haired chick. She was adorable. I really liked all her interactions. The black haired chick was pretty nice too. Really every character was generally good to really good. The only character that didn't work was the *relatable* chick for the MMC. She just felt hollow. In fact she kinda pulled down the MMC's backstory too. But overall in terms of character development the author did a good job. Its noticeable but not in your face type. Its enough to be satisfying as well (most of the time).

Despite all the heavy praise im giving this series. This simply did not grab me. Especially in the middle where the dating aspect just felt drawn out. It wasn't bad but in the end it felt pointless. Other issues like the art not being as good. Some of the romantic interactions were wasted (most were good though). Honestly just in general im not impressed with this series. It does some things right but those are the things every series should be doing anyway. In the end the series is satisfying but if you walk you from this series you aren't missing anything.

TLDR: Sadly this isn't the goat romance that someone kept spamming me those words was. It is however pretty fun. 6/10 good time killer. The character development instead of ascending the series into 7/10 really solidified it to a 6/10
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Cliché but its cliché-ness is my type!!!  
by heichouu
July 15th, 2020, 6:47am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
The story is cliché but I really love it because its pace is great. I like the art. I love how it started and ended. I love how it makes my emotions ASDFGHJKL. Kou Mabuchiiiii, 사랑해!!!
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I liked it, but...  
by Utsukushii Yume
May 3rd, 2020, 2:31pm
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
I did like the manga, but that love rival arc sort of ruined it for me. It just feels unnecessary, as if it was only placed there because there must be a love rival for some reason. I like to reread the manga from time to time, but I just ignore that pointless arc when I do.
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Very cute.  
by keturah_kingsland
October 22nd, 2019, 4:32am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I'm a fan. It was a very cute manga full of very likable characters and each of them were fleshed out people not just random side characters that have no dimension and exist soley to pop in for wacky shenanigans. The art is very good, the lead female is compelling and the lead males background story made me cry. The story is heavy on the love triangles (though through out the whole thing its still pretty obvious who she will end up with in the end so no real fear or confusion there) but if you're someone whos not about love triangles in the slightest or drama then you might not find this as enjoyable as I did (though I also am not the biggest fan of love triangles and still loved it) like another reviewer mentioned I would agree its very shoujo-ish but I personally love it. Really what holds me back from giving it a 10 is the ending. It was a good and cute ending but I would have appreciated more closure. Like a fast forward to them in 10 years type thing. If you're looking for a nice shoujo to read overall i say go for this one.

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Great!  
by PJ1
August 10th, 2019, 5:13pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Perfect shoujo.

Love the relationship between the three girls. Love the relationship between Kou and Ayu. The author took time to craft and develop characters outside of Futaba and Kou. Kou and Futaba had thoughts going on in their minds beyond each other (although that was the focus).

Kou was frustrating when Narumi showed up, but isn't that the point? I think this poor child was still in mourning and felt guilty about moving forward with his life. It was painful, but he didn't want to feel like he was letting go of his memories. So, at the point where he was really moving on.. Narumi gave him a reason to cling to his memories and pain.

That being said he thought it would be "easy" to let go of Futaba, which is why I'm happy she dated Touma. It made Kou suffer for thinking she would be so easy to forget. Although he was determined they would be together in the end, his jealousy and seeing him fight for Futaba was worth it! No matter how hard they both tried they could not forget each other.

As for Touma. Ha! I don't know why people would feel sorry for a guy who outright says he plans to take advantage of a girl who is messed up because of another guy. Futaba was heartbroken and easily swayed by Touma acting like she's the center of the universe. She rejected his confession and he pushed her, promising that he would replace Kou and never hurt her. She was so desperate to heal her broken heart, she made herself believe him. He dated a girl knowing she was still in love with someone else and felt HAPPY whenever Kou pushed her away. She thought that would help her move on, but that's what you call a REBOUND.

No pity for Touma. I LOLed when he said Futaba had never even said she liked him. He got what he deserved in the end!
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Amazing art, but...  
by ekushay
April 5th, 2019, 3:45am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I picked this up because I'm a sucker for pretty drawings. I really loved the art. But that's about it.

This manga was "so shoujo" that I couldn't take it anymore; I stopped after finishing ch 14. And I'm glad I did, because I'm seeing lots of people complain about the latter part where more characters get introduced (oh no).

From the beginning, you can already see how the story is going to go. What I mean by this manga being "so should" is that the plot moves forward in an unrealistic way. The characters are likeable up to where I stopped, but you can't help but think "seriously, these kids aren't real".

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For example, the way that it was revealed how Kou's mother passed away and that was this was why it affected his studies and his personality. Also, everything that the two main characters did was so off-putting. Just the way the story was running did not make sense or settle well for me.


Maybe I'm growing old and cynical, but I couldn't take the shoujo-ness of it anymore. My tolerance has a limit and even good art couldn't save it. Maybe one day if I want to kill time, I will finish it -- but I feel like I'd regret finishing it. This was a nice part to end off at, so I better not ruin the impression even further...
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Mixed feeligs  
by karekano30
December 22nd, 2018, 10:43am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
At first I watched the anime and I liked Kou and Futaba together. Although we all knew from the start that they would be together in the end. But Kikuchi appeared
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and I started to feel that he was the right person to Futaba but nowadays women seem to like men who are unkind and mean to them. I can't understand that. Kikuchi is a really nice guy, some scenes are really cute and everytime Kou appeared I started to think "go away, you are ruining Futaba chances to be happy". But I loved the romance between Makita and Uchimiya, so cute. But I didn't like the romance between Shuuko and Kominato no chemistry at all. She liked Tanaka-sensei and he liked her but they couldn't be together because he was a teacher but then he stopped being a teacher and... nothing!? After Futaba breaking up with Kikuchi I just started to flip the pages as I didn't care anymore... and Kominato sister appearing just to show that Kikuchi will have someone in the future was really, really cheap...
I was thinking about reading omoi, omoware... but now I am not so sure anymore...
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Sono Omokage o Shitteru  
by Natkip
October 1st, 2018, 3:25am
Rating: N/A
This review is for the one shot. It's cute! I like that the male lead was just a push for the main to go in the right direction and not the sole purpose for her change. It's important that she wanted too than have someone say it for her.
8.1
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One of the first..  
by leetaeyong
July 28th, 2018, 3:06am
Rating: N/A
It's hard for me to write a review since it was such a long time ago. I remember when it was released, it was one of the first shoujos i've ever read and got so attached to it. But i remember after some drama and denial parts i got tired and dropped it for some time and eventually forgot about. Then I reread it and I'm glad i did. Not sure if its just me being biased but it was nice getting a closure with this manga. so thats why I'm rating it high even tho its been a while since i reread it.
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Umm no, it's not realistic.  
by Akatsubaki
July 27th, 2017, 11:08am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Your crush didn't show up on a date, he just went poof after that. He showed up later after a few years as a new persona, acting like a jerk to hide his 'I'm like a puppy abandoned in the rain'. And he didn't show up on a date again. Twice he asked, twice he couldn't make it. It got cancelled lightly and he got distanced again. Realistically, at this point you should move on girl. But the MC still confessed got rejected and the guy kept clinging on her. Yes, she 'tried' to move on here but as many shoujo out there, somehow she can't forget this guy, she can't move on even when there is a great guy on her side (who doesn't need your maternal instinct to save him). And she returned to the first guy's side. And it becomes a happy ending. It's a good story but no, not realistic. Very safe/standard story for shoujo.

The main selling point of this series for me is the arts. I like the artstyle and its sweet atmosphere.
Plot/story is average/very cliche, nothing special. There is part that it's getting frustrating but in the end I like the ending. Especially the Murao part.
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