The shoujo romance manga Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka will be animated with Yuuki Kaji as main male character Kou Tanaka/Mabuchi (K anime’s Tatara Totsuka) and Maaya Uchida (Mouretsu Pirates’ Izumi Yonomoto) as lead female character Futaba Fushioka. The anime is still just green-lit and no production details have been shared.
The story follows Futaba as she and her best friend ever Kou Tanaka are always together in middle school. An awkward situation and a lot of issues cause them to separate and he even transfers over the summer vacations. The young girl is more than surprised to meet him again in High School, but this time under the name Kou Mabuchi.
The manga published by Shueisha and has over 4.42 million copies in print. Ao Haru Ride started in 2011 and its 9th volume is released on the market this Friday.
Source: Official Website
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