Toho Animation has released the second promotional video for the anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s manga Ao Haru Ride. The series is a Shoujo slice of life that follows Yoshioka Futaba as she tries to start a new public image in high-school being as unladylike as possible. Ai Yoshimura (Oregairu) is the director of the anime with Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke) writing the series’ script.
Here is the synopsis from MAL:
Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image & life as a new high school student. Because she’s cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.
Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?
The anime will be animated by Production I.G. (Kuroko’s Basketball, Ghost in the Shell ARISE) and produced by Toho Animations (Haikyuu!!, Isshuukan Friends.)and will be airing on July 8.
Additionally, here is the first visual of the upcoming anime.