Io Sakisaka's popular series has printed 9.3 million copies
It is confirmed today on January 13 that Io Sakisaka's popular shoujo manga series Ao Haru Ride will end with the final chapter on the next March 2015 issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret, which is scheduled to be published in Japan on February 13.
The manga has been serialized in the monthly manga magazine since its February 2011 issue and the latest 12th tankobon volume was released on December 12, 2014. As of the end of the last year, the total print of the tankobons has reached 9.3 million. A 12-episode TV anime adaptation (English title: Blue Spring Ride) produced by Production I.G was aired in Japan from July to September 2014. Then a live-action film adaptation directed by Takahiro Miki was released on December 13 of the year. It has earned 1.4 billion yen in 23 days since its release, becoming one of the most successful live-action adaptation films based on a shoujo manga.
1st and 12th tankobon covers
TV Anime 3rd PV
Live-action film trailer
Source: Comic Natalie
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