Blue Spring Ride Season 2 is one of the anime series that many fans have been waiting for, especially people who like the shoujo genre. Known as Ao Haru Ride in Japan, it is based on a manga with the same name, written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. Production I.G. is the studio behind anime adaptation. The first season aired in 2014, listed with 12 episodes. It also has excellent casts, such as Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan), Maaya Uchida (Hamefura), Ai Kayano (SaeKano), and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online).
It is 2021, and we still don’t hear anything about Blue Spring Ride Season 2. So is it out of reach? Here is everything we know about it.
Will there be Blue Spring Ride Season 2?
Unlucky for us, there is no official announcement about Blue Spring Ride Season 2 yet. From the rumor that we read, both mangaka and Production I.G. haven’t secured the renewal of the new season. It left a bitter taste to us because it is a popular shoujo manga and deserves a continuation of the anime.
There is hope, though. While the manga’s serialization had ended, there are many chapters to be covered for season 2. From the information we gathered, Production I.G. (Ultraman, Moriarty The Patriot, & Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045) adapted around one chapter each episode. Now, there are 53 chapters, compiled into 13 volumes. So lack of content is not the problem here. The first season also finished with an open ending, making it easier to continue the story.
We need to remember that the end of the manga can be a double-edged sword. An anime adaptation is usually used to promote the manga or light novel. It can be used to drive sales too. The end of the serialization could be the reason why Blue Spring Ride doesn’t need to have the second season.
On the contrary, there is no information that it gets canceled. In addition, the popularity of the series and demands from fans might help it happen in the future. So, please don’t sleep on it yet.
Blue Spring Ride Season 2 Release Date
As we say above, we still have to wait for Blue Spring Ride Season 2, so we can’t give you a specific date. It depends on Production I.G., too, whether they still have any interest to pick it up again or not.
Blue Spring Ride is an old anime series, first premiered seven years ago. But it doesn’t mean it lost all the hope. We have many cases when older anime series get the renewal for another season. Besides, if Production I.G. doesn’t want to pick it up again, other studios might continue the series. So, Blue Spring Ride Season 2 could come back from the grave.
Keep your eyes on it!
Plot of Blue Spring Ride
Futaba Yoshioka is the exact opposite of her peer; she doesn’t desire to get popular among the boys. Ironically, she was attracting many admirers back in middle school. Because of that, she was shunned by many of her female classmates.
She then tries to revamp her image in high school, starts to act unfeminine towards boys. By doing this, she finally makes some “friends.”
Futaba’s life takes another turn when she reunites with her first love, Kou Mabuchi, who moved out in middle school. Kou, whose surname was Tanaka, changes into an entirely different person, now becomes cold and pessimistic. Despite that, Futaba still wishes to return to the relationship they had in the old days. After the meeting, she then decides to make a positive change in her life.
Blue Spring Ride follows Futaba’s journey to find true love and friendship while staying true to herself.