The announcement hit a couple of days ago that Io Sakisaka’s manga Ao Haru Ride was going to get an anime adaptation and now the official site has opened. There’s not a lot to it at this point other than pointing out the social media side and setting the foundations for what’s to come, but we also get a gorgeous piece of artwork. North American fans are getting a taste of Io Sakisaka’s work with Strobe Edge from Viz Media these days. Ao Haru Ride began back in 2011 and is getting close to releasing the tenth volume of the manga later this year, which will include a drama CD that will utilize the same cast as the anime. The property has done very well since beginning 2011 as it’s sold over 4.42 million copies since getting underway.
Plot concept: Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image & life as a new high school student. Because she’s cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.
Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?