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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
Ścieżki młodości (Polish)
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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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1350 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 31st 2018, 4:07am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (Fall 2018)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #380 increased(+108)
Monthly Pos #618 increased(+6)
3 Month Pos #669 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #673 increased(+88)
Year Pos #755 increased(+18)

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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 4 years ago
Ao Haru Ride Gets Anime over 4 years ago

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just read latest chapter   
Rating: N/A
by kidou
December 26th, 2013, 4:41am
I really hoped there will be kouxfutaba but...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
from chapter 38,looks like kou started to giveup on futaba and not bother her anymore
he apologized about what he said in ch.6(calling her a loser cause she clinging to the past ) and that he see that in him

overall it gives a hint or a big feeling preparing the readers that kouxfutaba won't happen

... Last updated on March 11th, 2014, 11:08pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hotcocoa
December 17th, 2013, 2:00am
The series started out interesting, although I really wish that Kou and Futaba aren't end game from how Kou's treating her. And Futaba still-- for whatever reason-- follows Kou like a lovesick puppy, even though she had a really shallow perception of his character to begin with.

The most interaction she's had with him (aside from fleeting ones in middle school) is in high school, where Kou acts like a nonchalant asshole. Idgaf if he's supposedly got a heart of gold, because his inability to translate that into action-- and still being liked despite of it-- is ridiculous.

I really wish that Futaba gave Touma a chance before going back en-route to Kou. Otherwise, I like the art and this mangaka's previous and less frustrating work, Strobe Edge.
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Touma ftw   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by dorkeasteregg
November 22nd, 2013, 9:20pm
I think a lot of people have been voicing dissatisfaction with Kou and instead are rooting for Touma. Am also in the same boat, but the way the story is structured, it's pretty obvious that Kou and Futaba are fated and Touma's fighting a losing battle. In this way, I'm incredibly annoyed (why have a love rival when it's not really a rival?!). Moreover, Touma is sincerely a nice guy and Kou is a jerk to Futaba for quite stupid reasons (i.e., reasons that make all the sense in shoujo, but not IRL). For that unbalanced character development and positioning, I think this manga is below average (below a 7/10).

However, what is good about this is the art and also the pacing of the romance.. it's a moderate build-up of tension but at the same time, you're not feeling too disappointed so-and-so didn't happen.. the moments that do happen are quite cute.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Olivezx
October 20th, 2013, 6:30pm
I very love Touma. He's lovely ^^
Futaba suitable for him more than Kou.
but I hate Yuri, she's annoying me and her character same Futaba in past. I don't like!
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Love the series!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lollizees
October 17th, 2013, 7:03pm
Love it! Love the main character, she's super refreshing & I like the plot. Just don't know who to root for anymore sad. Falling in love with Touma's honesty & purity but Kou's really sweet too..just made some mistakes. Sigh. Hope everyone could have a happy ending but of course that wouldn't exactly be realistic which I prefer more.
Strobe Edge is my absolute favourite manga and this is amazing too. Sakisaka Io is a genius smile
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I love kou   
Rating: N/A
by debbyelfrida
October 11th, 2013, 8:34am
maybe this is ridiculous but this is my best on going manga right now. well i really love kou. I like the way he decide what is the most important to him and I really want to see their process of being grown up. I want to see Narumi grows up too. To depend on herself and not bind the one who she really love at most. so I hope the next chap is out. hahahahaha
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It started goog then...   
Rating: N/A
by Indili
September 15th, 2013, 11:31am
I read chapter 10- and got so, so, so angry.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Kou is so sexist! He insults Futaba and blame her saying that if someone assaults her it's because she gave opening? All that because she talked normally with a friend of his, who showed interest in her. *flip tables*

I will give it 2 merely because of the art.
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Good, but just want it to end now   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by hitnty
August 23rd, 2013, 11:39pm
a good series with a strong start that will make you keep reading until the recent chapter where it start getting bad and make me keep scream repeatedly "just end it". before the recent chapter i would have gave it a 9.3

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2013, 11:40pm
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great but the drama is boring.   
Rating: N/A
by lookingforsure2
August 11th, 2013, 1:44pm
it started great, it was cute and there was a bit of tension.
but the latest part makes me very angry. It's so cliché and so boring that i want to stop reading this story.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
kou starting ignoring yoshi because of his childhood friend. like what the hell is this? i've been to high school and guys never ditched a girl just so they can full time support their childhood friend. it makes me so so so so angry. All the angst and side glances. really? can't the author do better than that? In this type of situation, i usually root for the second love interest but the guy really looks like he can't handle a thing so i can't even sympathize with him.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aoi-Tenshi
July 4th, 2013, 3:15pm
I've been meaning to express my thoughts on this and after about two years, I think I will.

Ao Haru Ride lead the way to my adoration Sakisaka Io's works. Because of it, I read Strobe Edge because I wanted more of the Sakisaka Io "touch" and reread it and will most absolutely positively reread it again and again and possibly again in the near future. And for my part, I have trouble rereading even my most loved series and anything for that matter because I seem to remember too many details (in the things I read) therefore making rereading boring for me. So, for it to be one of the few things I have actually fully reread, it holds a special place in my heart. (Ahem) I apologize. This isn't a Strobe Edge review so I will continue.

It is true that Ao Haru Ride has clichés but I feel that even though Sakisaka Io utilizes such clichés in her work, I think she pulls it off very well. I think she drives the unoriginal aspects of shoujo manga to a different level that shows that even though it isn't a new flashy idea, even shoujo clichés can be done well--with style.

I adore Ao Haru Ride A LOT. The parts where Futaba and Kou are the main focus. Like in the train scene when Futaba mouths "suki" and when both their heads are next to each others on the table and they catch each other's eyes. It makes my heart ache like few shoujos do. Although, in the more recent chapters, it's not just Kou and Futaba scenes that stir up my heart. Kikuchi-kun and Tanaka-sensei scenes do too. I feel like there's an expansion of sorts. More characters are being focused on, more are radiating an aura that is empowering and overwhelming enough to make your heart ache along with theirs. However, I don't feel that with Kou. I mentioned that Kou and Futaba scenes give a flutter in my heart right? Well, it seems to me that Kou has to be with someone for me to actually feel a similar feeling. Kou keeps getting more and more closed off and out of all the other characters, his' growth is substantially less than everyone else's. Not that I can blame him. He has gone through a lot and he seems dead set on
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
not being reminded of the past.

I get how everyone is just upset at the turn its taken. It has veered off to a strange direction. But I do believe the direction it's heading and the recent development are the buildup to the problem that Kou needs to start facing and fixing. I mean, old Kou wasn't like this before right? the way things are going...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
it's just Kou that needs to start moving forward because it seems everyone else has begun to move. I wonder what Kou is going to do at this point because it's gotten to the point where he denies all the things he wants.

Sometimes, I can't help but feel that when Kou and Futaba's relationship takes a step forward,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
something always pulls them back making them fall two steps short and go back to before. It's almost always Kou that disappoints. Just how many times, for how long--is he going to continue to hurt Futaba? Over and over, he does it again and again. Yet, in spite of this...Futaba still loves him. That has got to take a lot of courage. To love someone to that extent.

I have to confess. I still adore it even with its current aggravating chapters.



... Last updated on November 21st, 2013, 11:19am
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