A TV spot for the anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s Ao Haru Ride shojo manga began began airing on Japanese television this week.
Futaba: At age 16, I reunited with my first love.
Kō: There’s a time I can’t forget.
Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.
Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is directing the series at Production I.G. Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke, Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%, Sunday Without God,) is in charge of the scripts.
The 11th compiled volume of the manga will bundle an original anime DVD.
Sakisaka began her Ao Haru Ride manga in the magazine in 2011, and Shueisha is shipping the 10th compiled volume in Japan on Friday with a bundled drama CD. The manga was also ranked as one of the top 20 shojo manga recommended by professionals in the fields of manga and publishing. Viz publishes Sakisaka’s Strobe Edge manga in North America.
The anime will premiere on July 7.