Are you one of those curious to find out what happens between Futaba and Kou? Yes, fans, you guessed it right! We are talking about Ao Haru Ride season 2, here. We have few updates to share with you.
It’s been seven years, but fans are still awaiting the continuation of the budding romance between Kou and Futaba. The show is based on a Japanese shōjo manga series, written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. The anime adaptation was produced by Production I.G. and released in 2014. Here’s everything we know so far about Ao Haru Ride season 2.
Will There Be ‘Ao Haru Ride’ Season 2?
Despite popular demand, the show is yet to secure a season 2 renewal from the production. It’s neither cancelled nor is it greenlit, as of now. The delay in the renewal could be due to the lack of source material to promote.
The series is based on a novel of the same name. Although there are a lot of chapters yet to be covered, the manga, which the show is based on, already ended serialisation in 2015. So maybe now there isn’t a reason to bring back the series.
The first season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so fans have been demanding for the show to return. Unfortunately, Production I.G. is yet to answer their call!
When Will ‘Ao Haru Ride’ Season 2 Release?
The anime series is still waiting for season 2 renewal, so we can’t give an expected release date. There have been no potential updates from the production house or the show developers regarding the second instalment. Man, it’s been like seven long years since the anime series premiered, but seems like Production I.G. has no interest in picking it up?
The show was released in July 2014 and still has not secured a renewal. Does it mean it won’t renew? Well, don’t lose hope, fam! There are tons of anime series that were picked up by another studio and premiered after years. Besides, going by the response and reviews the show acquired, there’s a good chance it might air in the near future. We will refresh this page as soon as we receive any potential update.
Ao Haru Ride season 2: Who’s the voice cast?
Well, the main characters of season one will likely reprise their respective roles. We might get to see the following characters in the second edition of Ao Haru Ride:
- Futaba Yoshioka, voiced by Maaya Uchida
- Kou Mabuchi, voiced by: Yūki Kaji
- Yuri Makita, voiced by: Ai Kayano
- Shuko Murao voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
- (updated August 2022)
- Aya Kominato, voiced by: KENN
- Yōichi Tanaka voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa
- Tōma Kikuchi voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Furthermore, we might as well witness more faces in season 2. We will update here once we get the confirmation. Stay tuned!
Ao Haru Ride season 2 plot: What to expect?
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 within teenagers and young women who strongly identified with Futaba’s personal growth.
The previous season plot revolved around teenagers. 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. The guy 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? The season 2 plot of the series Ao Haru Ride will continue from here onwards. However, as of August 2022, the makers haven’t made any potential revelations regarding the plot.
Ao Haru Ride season 2 official trailer: When’s it going to come out?
Although we have received an announcement regarding the renewal of the anime, we haven’t received a proper trailer or release date from the makers of the show. Meanwhile, watch this fan made trailer HERE!
Ao Haru Ride season 2: Where to watch?
The previous season of the show is available on sites such as Crunchyroll and anime tv. If season 2 happens, it will stream on the same site.