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Blue Spring Ride Shōjo Manga to End in February

posted on by Egan Loo
Io Sakisaka's story inspired TV anime, live-action film, original anime DVD

The February issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Io Sakisaka will end her Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) manga in the following issue on February 13. The magazine is commemorating the occasion with an exclusive clear file folder with a new illustration.

Blue Spring 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.

The television anime of the manga began airing last July, and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired in Japan. A live-action film of the manga opened in December.

An original anime DVD is set after the television anime's 12th and final episode. It is set one summer evening after the end of the first school term, during a fireworks festival. Among other characters, Tōma Kikuchi (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) appear in the new anime DVD. The anime shipped in a bundle with the 12th manga volume on December 12.

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