It’s been over half a decade but fans are still awaiting a continuation of Kou and Futaba’s narrative into Haru Ride’s anime adaptation series.
Also known as blue Spring Ride’, ‘Ao Haru Ride‘ is based on a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. The arcade adaptation was produced by Generation I.G. and released in 2014.
Let us find out whether the anime show is coming back for more.
Here is what we know so far.
Will There Be ‘Ao Haru Ride’ Season 2?
Despite popular demand, the critically acclaimed shoujo anime is to procure a season 2 renewal from Production I.G.
The show is not canceled either, so some fans are still choosing to cling to that glimmer of hope despite not hearing about season two renewal in a very long time.
The delay in the renewal might be due to the lack of source material to market.
Anime series are used to market and drive earnings to the manga or mild book series where the show is established. The formula is straightforward. The more popular an anime series is, the further manga becomes sold.
Even though there is still a lot of chapters made to pay season two, the manga and novel have which the show is based already ended serialization in 2015. So perhaps, there isn’t any more a reason to bring the series back.
The first season ended in a small cliffhanger, so fans were demanding for the series to come back. Unfortunately, Generation I.G. is to answer their telephone.
Release Date of Ao Haru Ride Season 2
There’s not any precise or we could say fix dates to the shipment of season 2. The series is most probably going to be premiere at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022. When the show airs it will likely be available to stream online for free on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride): What is the Plot?
The show follows the story of Futaba Yoshioka is a 16-year-old high school student who attempts to blend in with all the female friends of her school by simply pretending to be unfeminine, But on account of the history of her female classmates, she got rejected from jealousy. So, she believes that her life is boring. After she meets with Kou Tanaka, her first love along with the previous boyfriend who had earlier gone to Nagasaki in middle school. Futaba believes that Kou has come to be a completely changed person than she remembered him. He is now unfriendly and reserved. As a brand new school session starts, Futaba chooses that she would make some positive changes for herself this year and makes the decision to volunteer to become the class representative.
Later Futaba finds that Kou’s mother had passed away after he moved off, and as she assists him to process his despair, and eventually she falls in love with him again. But soon she realizes that she cannot change Kou, So she decides to move on. Therefore she begins a relationship with Toma Kikuchi, On the flip side, Kou knows his relationship with Yui is maintaining him back and restraining him from having positive changes in his or her life. After he compels himself for great from the connection, he begins actively trying Futaba. Meanwhile, Futaba’s lingering affections for him unsettles her relationship with Toma, and they eventually break up.
During Christmas, Futaba and Kou agree to meet in someplace where they had pledged to meet years before his move, But that didn’t occur as Kou was involved in a minor accident daily. At the hospital, Futaba and Kou both lastly acknowledge their feelings to each other that both of them are in love. But at the close of the show, we see that both of these start new with their brand new partners and bring in fresh and positive changes in their own lives. Kou now changed his surname back to his first surname Tanaka, and Futaba now understands that something intriguing has finally started for her as she starts with her new beginning.