Ao Haru Ride Review!

Published November 5, 2014 by Shay Taree

So I had originally really wanted to watch this anime when I happened to see a picture of a scene of this show and I was like what is this show??? I soon found out the title but I also found out that this show was still airing. So I waited until it was finished and then I watched it. So here is my review!

Music: The music of the show and I found it actually pretty amazing. The music is one of the first things I noticed about the show since before I even watched it I heard the opening theme song first and that’s what made me want to watch the show. The music the put in throughout the show also helped to move the story along and also help you to feel the emotion that the characters were feeling.

Art: Okay so the art it the show was actually pretty typical to what we see normally I animes but it definitely it had that drawn feel and not a CGI feeling which was really nice. There was no weird glitches that I could see concerning the art from what I could tell so overall that was really good.

Characters: Alright so the character development in the show was good because while not many of the characters changed the few that did change was very substantial. These two were definitely the 2 main characters in the anime which was Yoshioka and Tanaka. Yoshioka went from being the girl that was just trying to fit in to pretty just embracing who she was. Then there was Tanaka who was pretty much very cold and somewhat quiet to letting his guard down and actually showing a little bit more emotion.

Story: So the story of this show was actually pretty amazing!! The only downside of the story was that it didn’t end with any sort of big romance scene. I was waiting for it throughout the show and although there was a few where you thought it was going to happen but it was always interrupted which was cute but still frustrating. So I’m definitely going to have to read the manga so that I can find out what happens next. But here is the full synopsis: “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?”

Alright so I hope you all enjoyed this review so be sure to check out Ao Haru Ride if you find it interesting.

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