After a six-year-long wait, it’s finally time to ask some serious questions. Will Ao Haru Ride Season 2 Ever Release? Well, as of now, Production I.G. or any other company related to anime’s production has not renewed the sequel. However, that does not confirm the cancelation either. In fact, even today, there is still hope for the return of the fan-favorite show. Hence, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Ao Haru Ride, also known as Blue Spring Ride, originated as a manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka. It began serialization in 2011 and continued to be a fan-favorite until its end in 2015. Due to its popularity, the story of the shoujo manga was picked up for many adaptations, including a light novel series, anime series, and a live-action film. The television anime produced by Production I.G. aired between July and December 2014. Like its source material, the series received much appreciation from critics and viewers alike.
Ao Haru Ride Season 2: Renewal Updates
The critically acclaimed shoujo anime won millions of hearts upon its release in 2014. The wholesome storyline left an impression on many teenagers and young women as they strongly related to the lead character’s personal growth. However, the finale episode ended up disappointing many viewers. In fact, most of its audience thought that the ending was undeserving. Moreover, since the story was left incomplete, they wanted to know what happens next. As a result, the demand for Ao Haru Ride Season 2 rapidly increased.
However, despite the heavy demand, Production I.G. is yet to renew the anime. Well, one of the main reasons behind the same is its source material’s end. Anime adaptations often used as mere advertisements of their respective mangas, light novels, or video games. Studios produce such anime only to increase the sale of their source material. Hence, they only survive as long as there is enough content to promote. Sadly, since the Ao Haru Ride manga and novel have already ended, the anime has no purpose of returning.
Can Fans Save The Anime?
In the past, several older anime (with potential) have been revived after years. Today, fans hold quite a lot of power in a show’s renewal than ever before. As long as fans are in support of a sequel, there is still hope for it. Hence, in order to save the series, followers should sign as many online petitions as possible. If they are enough supporters, any other studio aside from Production I.G. might show interest in Ao Haru Ride Season 2. Keep an eye on this corner for future updates.
Is There Enough Content For Blue Spring Ride Season 2?
The Ao Haru Ride manga series ran for a total of thirteen volumes between 2011 and 2015. Its 13-episode anime adaptation covered the plot of the first four manga volumes (till Chapter 14). Hence, Production I.G. still has more than enough source material to complete the story of the show. Well, given that viewers were disappointed with the first season’s ending, it will be better to continue the story after the fourth volume. Thus, Ao Haru Ride Season 2 will likely adapt the next four volumes of the manga.
Ao Haru Ride Season 2: Release Date
Since it has already been six years since the anime’s release, it is currently high time to renew. Hopefully, if fans convince the creators, they might wave the green flag anytime soon. The anime might take a while for production and hit the screens in a few years. As of now, in any circumstances, the new episodes may not premiere anytime sooner than early to mid-2022. This article will be updated with an official Blue Spring Ride Season 2 release date once the studio confirms.
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