Ao Haru Ride Anime's 3rd Promo Prepares for July 7 Premiere
posted on by Kyle Cardine
The official website for the anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) shojo manga began streaming the third promotional video for the show on Friday. The video introduces the supporting cast and features the opening theme song "Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru" (The World is Falling in Love) by Chico with HoneyWorks and ending theme song "Blue" by Fujifabric.
Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the series for North America.
The anime will star:
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, Hōzuki 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.