Released on year:2014
In the whimsical realm of adolescence, where young girls usually embrace their feminine allure, Futaba Yoshioka deliberately dons a persona that repels any potential suitors. Shunned by her female classmates in middle school due to her irresistible charm among the boys, she now goes to great lengths to avoid a similar fate in high school, embodying an unnecessary noisiness and lack of grace. Within the tangled fabric of Futaba's memories, an exquisite thread weaves through her heart, remembering the extraordinary moments shared with the boy who captured her affections, Kou Tanaka. Alas, this enchantment abruptly dissipated when Kou mysteriously vanished from the school, leaving Futaba to grapple with the desolation of his absence. But destiny has a curious way of playing its hand, for now Futaba learns of Kou's return, albeit with a new surname adorning his identity. The mere thought of his comeback induces a fluttering of butterflies within her soul. Little does she know, however, that Kou Mabuchi is not the warm and open-hearted boy of yore. He has become taller, more enigmatic, and shrouded in an aura of detachment, making any connection seem distant and improbable. Fueling her hopeful longing, Futaba is convinced that by reverting to her former self, Kou will once again take notice of her. Yet, she must confront the daunting question: is she willing to sacrifice her newfound normalcy and jeopardize the harmony of her friendships for the sake of rekindling a fading spark?
Ao Haru Ride is a remarkable anime rendition of the captivating manga series crafted by the gifted author and illustrator, Io Sakisaka. Originally serialized in the esteemed shoujo magazine Bessatsu Margaret between 2011 and 2015, this phenomenal series has enthralled readers and has sold over an astounding 5.84 million copies worldwide. Its gripping narrative has traversed borders, captivating the hearts of fans in Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan, and Poland. Such was the immense popularity of this incredible story that it even transcended the realms of manga and graced the silver screen. Director Takahiro Miki masterfully transformed Ao Haru Ride into a live-action film, which premiered on December 13, 2014, further cementing its status as a cultural phenomenon. For anime enthusiasts across the globe, there's exciting news! The licensing of Ao Haru Ride's anime adaptation has been secured by the esteemed Sentai Filmworks for release in North America, complete with English subtitles. This means enthusiasts can finally immerse themselves in the vivid world of Ao Haru Ride and experience the heartfelt journey of its endearing characters firsthand. Brace yourselves for an extraordinary tale of love, growth, and self-discovery as Ao Haru Ride transcends the boundaries of its printed pages to conquer hearts on screen. Don't miss this magnificent opportunity to delve into the enchanting world of Ao Haru Ride—a truly unforgettable experience awaits you!