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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 over 2 years ago
c.Awaken 2 by Chibi Manga over 2 years ago
c.Awaken 1 by Chibi Manga over 2 years 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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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1331 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 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 #626 increased(+21)
3 Month Pos #726 increased(+48)
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End in February! over 3 years ago
Ao Haru Ride set to end soon over 3 years ago
Ao Haro ride latest chapter [spoiler] over 3 years ago
Ao Haru Ride Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film in December over 3 years ago
Ao Haru Ride Gets Anime over 4 years ago

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by blu_papillon
July 11th, 2016, 9:28pm
I liked this almost as much as I liked Strobe Edge. Absolutely adorable. It's got some parts that aren't all that useful to the plot, but it's a shoujo. What do you expect. =) The art is gorgeous.

... Last updated on July 11th, 2016, 9:28pm
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Not a great read.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
July 6th, 2016, 12:05pm
I usually don't read school-related love drama because I always find them to be super boring and basically the same thing. This read is in that category.

It starts out like a typical childhood love/crush:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Futaba has a crush on Kou and then he kinda disappears after middle school. Then when high school starts, she sees him again but he is cold and she is left to find out why he acts this way in the next few chapters. And then in a typical drama love manga, she goes out with someone who really likes her but she doesn't love him, instead trying to focus only on Kou.

I tried this out only because a friend kept nagging me about this read and I figured I might as well try so that I can talk to her about it. I honestly didn't like this read at all. I don't really recommend this as a read, even for anyone who is bored. Only if you are into this type of boring typical stuff will you enjoy it.
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by seat
December 1st, 2015, 1:12am
i can't believe i'm giving one of my favorite manga of all time a rating of 8 >.< with that said, everything about this manga and story and characters was beautiful and just refreshing from the beginning.

although, to be honest, the story went downhill toward the middle. i do not blame anyone but the author for this. but i guess ultimately i don't blame the author because she needed some drama in the manga. but the thing is, the story was already gorgeous without a the drama she added.

anyway this story is definitely not one of the authors better one. if you're looking for a great story read Strobe Edge. that one has a great story, great characters, and great art. both has great art tho. i just can't emphasis enough about how much i adored the beginning of this manga.

definitely still give this a try to support the author. just don't get too attach toward the middle because the ending will leave you smiling. but i guess that's what makes up for the crappy middle.

i hope that was useful.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sara..
October 27th, 2015, 10:07pm
I liked this manga it was very cute and had good start so I gave it 9/10 (Add more points because the art Amazing) ... but it went downhill I hated every single character in this manga till the end I couldn't like it again it was a horrible experience for me I just wish I didn't read it until it's complete (I was follwoing it ever since the announcement for the manga) maybe I wouldn't hate it this much

... Last updated on October 27th, 2015, 10:12pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Yoneko
September 28th, 2015, 9:53pm
I loved the story and the characters. But somehow it truned quite meh towards the end. I think the love triangle made it cold for me. Besides two characters I wanted to end up together didn't, so that truned me off too. But overall is a good manga.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
September 20th, 2015, 4:39pm
Like most people I have mixed feelings about this series. The first half of it was just amazing, but then.... seriously, who actually likes love triangles in shoujo manga? Someone always gets hurt, everyone more or less know who's going to win... it's like reading a train wreck. I'm also incredibly not into how "stealing someone's SO" is treated like a matter of course.

I didn't actually enjoy the ending because I lost track of all of Kou's good points 15 chapters prior, when he was being an absolute jackass.

... Last updated on September 20th, 2015, 4:43pm
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Mixed feelngs   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
August 26th, 2015, 1:28pm
I have mixed feelings about this one, I really liked the start, it was refreshing and cheerful to read about. However I felt that all the complicated harem like things weren't necessary and just made the story hard to read. I liked the ending but the events just leading up before the ending was rather boring and tiring. I wouldn't call it angst as I actually like that genre, it's just things that make you feel uncomfortable. The ending was nice however so I just have really really mixed feelings about this. As for the characters, I liked most of them, they have these little quirks that make them interesting and they don't feel shallow. I also found the art really nice, the girls looked pretty and cute and the guys looked really hot ~ It's just how frustrating some parts of the plot were that make me feel like this manga isn't that good.

... Last updated on August 26th, 2015, 1:31pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RaikaRai
July 10th, 2015, 10:08am
You know this manga is definitely an up bringer, I mean life bringer? It gave me the oomph and power to go through my daily life and to have more confidence in whatever I'm doing, especially when suggesting something to my friends. It's really an uplifting(ya that's the word) manga with characters I love so much, I just love them mains that chatter bicker a lot, how familiar they are with each other is so unbelievable as there were past middle school friends for just a brief moment(this can never happen in real life can it?), I just like how they have changed when they start high school and when they have body contact or Kou makes the first move on Futaba and tells her he's doing it to protect her haha sparks fly. I love Futaba's exterior personality while being the mild quiet girl inside, sounds like me, aish, haha. And how I gradually found out this character is very persistent, haha I wonder if I'll get anywhere if I try. Oh and how the mangaka draw Kou, dang handsome haha, one of those really (REALLY) awesome looking male mains that you don't see very often(but he doesn't look good in color). The girl too, woa how the mangaka expresses her every action, man drawn with perfection, ok not only Futaba but every action of every character was expressed clearly. I love it so much, though some parts were easily predictable, but this manga is still super appealing , and warms up my heart so much and I anticipate every chapter to come! It was a good thing I waited for it to be completed so I can read it fast fast heh heh~ this manga is just my personal taste/preference, I guess I just like this really closeness and little touchy gestures between two people before they officially become a couple. Oh...I think I can read this again and again without getting bored, my fellow shoujo manga the fans.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
chapter 8 I really didn't think Kou will get off, but after thinking about it of course he will, youre not gonna leave someone you like alone right~ haha I'm crazy in love with this manga, one of the best best stories im telling you! I'm so glad I'm reading it so glad!
Chapter 11.5 oh I love the little excerpt of murao and tanaka sensei, the end was so awesome! Hahaha laugh my way out
Chapter 20 the kiss?!! Wanted to speak to ear and she turned. That, was a bit unbelievable, so I went to the scene and check,'s a bit possible, but on the spot, lips?!! Wau~ that's kinda cool~
Ok, chapter 21 was outright, awesome! And when chapter 22 came, it was like sigh, pityness and love, is soooo complicated. 23 was even more boom bam to the heart, the last scene, boooom! Explosion, awesome~~~ I think I love drama, and also because I know at the end of the day of course course course it'll be Futaba and Kou together, just need to go through some of that trial times. If it doesn't end up like that, they should DEFINITELY categorize this as a tragedy manga! And I'll definitely won't read it, cause I just hate crying over something sad and making my brain replay the sad scenes, ugh~
Chapter 28 around page 18 or 17, I think it's true when Futaba said if anybody knew their true personality, well that statement is true for me, I really don't know how I should be sometimes, I think one thing I can confirm is that, I'm not feminine but I want to. Yea...always try but just can't get used to it.
At the end of chapter 29, I think most of the manga characters are suffering from not eating much, on the other hand in reality, we're kinda having an obesity crisis here~
Chapter 35 page 7 or 6, Futaba getting all worked up thinking about Touma's kiss, I was like no...don't be affected by it, of course as a Futaba-Kou shipper, duh I will say that. But for Futaba, it's like she knows that Kou rejected her, so might as well start a new leaf and be contented with what you have. But huh huh for us readers, I'm just waiting for the time Kou snatches her back.
Oh chapter 46, the hospital part, dang it was so wonderful it made me cried I flip the pages over and over again and it made cry every time again, at that part he said "we dragged a lot of people in and we finally can't start something now, how could I have lose you?" Oh myyy...that was the part my eyes became teary, and well te whole hospital just made my eyes rain like a flood. Chapter 46, I love you, I have been waiting for you for so long. And ain't Kou was drawn so cute when he bought the flowers for Futaba? Haha, I love Kou's cute face when he's been drawn like that, oh all of the characters are so cute when they are drawn like that, Chibi style? Haha so cute.
Wao stupid at the end there I thought Kou was really going to go somewhere else man..=.= ugh the stupid suspense from the end of chapter 48
Dang, I wish I knew what Futaba said to Kou at the last scene...

To tell the truth, all, well most of the men in this manga are very understanding towards the other gender, especially Touma and Uchimichi, sometimes I read and I don't get why the girl would get angry, until the guys apologize and explain the whole situation, and I'll " that's what it is", and honestly in reality no way there are men like that haha, even for a girl like me it's hard to read the atmosphere. Sigh everybody needs to fight for love, having a love rival is a pain, moreover having two, for me I'll just give up flat. But this is a story and heh heh the story must end as how it should be muahahahaha. And the thing is, it ended as how it should be because both of them have mutual feelings for each other and a strong one too, so if you have a real strong love that you feel attached to and you kinda have a hint that the other person have the same feelings for you, don't give up and persevere on, ahh I wanna see that love in reality.
I link everything back to reality haha, I'm a childish person dreaming.
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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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