Blue Spring Ride Season 2: Everything We Know

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).

C2E2 2022 Friday Cosplay Video
C2E2 2022 Friday Cosplay Video

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?

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.

Blue Spring Ride Visual

Blue Spring Ride Visual

Blue Spring Ride Characters and Cast

CharacterCast
Futaba YoshiokaMaaya Uchida
Ko MabuchiYuuki Kaji
Yuri MakitaAi Kayano
Yoichi TanakaDaisuke Hirakawa
Aya KominatoKenn

Blue Spring Ride Action

Ao Haru Ride is a Japanese shojo manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. It began serialization in the February 2011 issue of Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret and ended in February 2015.

Ao Haru Ride received several adaptations during its run. A novelization by Akiko Abe ran in Cobalt. In 2014, a limited edition drama CD adaptation was released to promote the then-upcoming anime television series by Production I.G, which aired in July 2014. A live-action film adaptation was later released in December 2014.

Ao Haru Ride was critically acclaimed in Japan and was consistently named one of the best shōjo series of 2014 by several manga industry professionals. The series achieved popularity with teenagers and young women who strongly identified with Futaba’s personal growth. Ao Haru Ride was also one of the best-selling manga series in 2013 and 2014.

While most young girls make an effort to show off their feminine charms, Futaba Yoshioka deliberately behaves like she wants to repel anyone who might be attracted to her. Ostracized by her female classmates in middle school for being a little too popular with the boys, she desperately strives to avoid a similar situation in high school by being unnecessarily noisy and graceless.

Nevertheless, scattered among Futaba’s unpleasant memories are the treasured moments with the boy she had a crush on, Kou Tanaka. Unfortunately, that spell abruptly ended on a sour note when he suddenly stopped attending school and never came back. When Futaba finds out that Kou has returned—with a different last name this time—she can already feel the butterflies in her stomach. However, Kou Mabuchi is not the warm boy that she remembers from her days in middle school; he is now taller, more charismatic and withdrawn—making him far less approachable.

Futaba believes that if she returns to her former self, Kou will begin to take notice of her again. But is she prepared to sacrifice her bubble of normalcy and risk losing her friends in the process?

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