Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride (2014)

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When she was a middle school student, Yoshioka Futaba liked Tanaka Kou who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou then moved away and they lost contact.
At the end of Futaba's first year as a high school student she meets Kou again. Kou’s name has changed to Mabuchi Kou and his personality seems different from his middle school days.

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    Ao Haru Ride; Aoharaido;

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Jul 29, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I've waited for this movie for months after hearing that it would be coming out. Of course as an international fan, I had to wait until there was a subbed version online. As a fan of the anime, I was hoping it to be really good but in the back of my head I knew I should lower my expectations (especially after watching other anime live adaptations).

*Note* I am easily impressed read more with live action adaptations because I watch with an open mind and don't really compare the two versions.

The story was decent. Of course, its a slice of life anime turned movie so there's only so much you can fit in. It was cute and never did I feel bored or about to give up watching. If this was a drama, it could have been so good (maybe someday!). Really hated the girl leeching onto Kou but other than that it was a very light hearted story.

As for casting, I remember watching the trailer and seeing people disappointed with Kou's casting. But honestly, I really liked the casting overall. The characters looked the part and played the part really well. The main girl has a very refreshing face and the main couple even have chemistry looks wise. Every time I saw Touma, I flashback to when he played Honey Senpai- so it was a weird change of character for me haha. Also, I really like Shukko's actress.

The music is not something I noticed much except for the part where Touma's band is playing. Nothing really caught my attention and I usually notice the music only if it was really good or just plain sucky. So, I'll give it an average rating.

Rewatch Value! It was a really refreshing movie. A pure, innocent love. Definitely going to rewatch this one regularly. Short and sweet. The environment it was filmed was very refreshing as well. I mean, even looking at the poster calms me.

So overall, I give this movie an 8/10. If you just want something to watch to pass some time, I suggest this movie.
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5 people found this review helpful
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Nov 15, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First of all I must say that I really enjoyed this movie
I didn't expect it to be so good^^

In comparison, with the manga the story line was changed in some ways.....but I really liked those changes which is not usually the case but the way it was much better than the anime because the anime is like one third of the manga ;)

The cast was perfect and the acting read more was also good expect of few scenes of Futaba... I think her facial expression were a bit exaggerated.

The music was great and all in all it was the best manga-anime-adaption I´ve ever seen and I highly recommend it especially for the manga and anime fans of Ao Haru Ride :3
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Both have strong themes of romance and the lead boy is lead by a loss of a parent. However Blue Spring Ride is more romance based, whereas Orange is more sci-fi and friendship based.
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Both involve two people who used to like each other in the past and after meeting again after a long time, feelings start to develop again.
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    OnigiriBunnie 11 days ago

    Chiba Yudai looks so young here! He was 25! I want to see a drama or movie where he gets the girl, I feel like I only see him as the second lead and he is adorable. That being said. This movie wasn't groundbreaking ( I didn't read the manga and I could still predict it) but it was solid and I think it hit all the sweet spots. The lead actor really sold his character to me, and I actually cried. I think this would have made a better drama but the movie was still great ^^

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    intimewithyou 22 days ago
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    jak Jul 1, 2017
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    lawlm_ Feb 26, 2017

    I think that Erika Sawajiri and Yamazaki Kento would've best fit the characters

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    PabboStell Jan 31, 2017

    As a fan of the manga/anime I was a bit disappointed that they missed some quite important details in the beginning and maybe that's why things felt a bit rushed for me at first.
    A bit slow at times but other than that I pretty much enjoyed it.
    The actors did a good job and the scenery was lovely.
    Nice adaptation! :)

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    Lovely Jan 25, 2017

    I couldn't finish it. While I love the anime, I don't like this. I don't think the actors fitted their role well, everybody just look too old in my opinion.

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    Maze Dec 23, 2016 - edited

    Loved the manga and the anime. I'm glad that I liked the live afaptation too. At first I was hesitant to watch because I didn't liked Masahiro as Kou but it turned out that he fits for my standard lol. Also loved Shinkawa as Murao my fave <3 Also Chiba as Touma is perfff! I just loved the cast. Well I'm not that disappointed with the movie. :)

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    RosieAllen Dec 10, 2016

    Truth be told movie showed kou's pain almost half of the movie except that it was not bad but not good

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    rm2627 Oct 17, 2016

    I was expecting too much from the movie, to be frank it was looking as if they were forcing the cliches as well to make the movie romantic and all.

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    palak Oct 9, 2016

    This was surprisingly good! :)

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    Minnie Sep 17, 2016
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    YongShinMinSun Aug 20, 2016 - edited

    Yamazaki Kento and Kiritani Mirei fits the character more, I think. ><

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    sweetdream Jul 25, 2016
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    mrnnprls Jun 4, 2016

    i seriously love the manga. i just wish they made this into a drama not a movie. it's too short for a movie

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    lifedreamerm May 31, 2016

    If... if only this was a drama! It could have gone in depth with the characters and relationships of the characters. I was watching this movie having low expectations, but it surprised me in a good way.


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    Dec 13, 2014
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    2 hr. 5 min.


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