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Ao Haru Ride Anime's 2nd Promo Streamed

posted on 2014-05-23 04:35 EDT
TV anime of Io Sakisaka's youthful love story will premiere on July 7

The official website for the anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride shojo manga began streaming the second promotional video for the show on Thursday.

The anime will star:


Maaya Uchida (Noragami's Hiyori, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live's Wakana) as Futaba Yoshioka



Yuuki Kaji (Guilty Crown's Shu, Attack on Titan's Eren) as Kō Mabuchi

Ai Kayano (Nagi no Asukara's Chisaki, Guilty Crown's Inori) as Yūri Makita

Mikako Komatsu (Nagi no Asukara's Miuna, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live's Ito) as Shūko Murao

Kenn (Samurai Flamenco's Anji, Hunter x Hunter's Phinks) as Aya Kominato

Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero's Julio Cesare, Hozuki no Reitetsu's Momotaro) as Yōichi Tanaka

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.


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