6 Best Anime Like Blue Spring Ride That You Should Watching Update 05/2024

Anime Like Blue Spring Ride

Six Anime That Remind You of Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)

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Ao Haru Ride has already been listed in my post on the ten finest shoujo anime, as voted on by the users of my anime list.

One of the nicest shoujo I’ve ever seen, this short but lovely anime incorporates slice of life, a high-school setting, and a truly adorable tale into one package.

When Futaba Yoshioka sees her crush from middle school and the only boy she’s ever liked at her high school, she can’t help but be overcome with emotion. Is love a two-way street, and if so, is it possible to reignite an old flame?

6. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)


Both films are centered on the daily lives of a couple of adolescent lovers (usually at high school). Characters who are likeable and relatable, as well as beautiful scenery, can be expected.

Story Synopsis

Shizuku Mizutani, a withdrawn high school student who only worries about her grades, is the protagonist of the novel. Haru Yoshida, a real troublemaker, reveals his passion for Shizuku the first time they meet and takes her into a world of feelings and colors.

5. Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss (2008)


High school romcoms featuring a female protagonist who is unpopular and a male protagonist who is initially frigid and protective of the girl are both on the air.

Synopsis of the Story

While attending the same high school as her long-term crush Irie Naoki, clumsy Kotoko Aihara is forced to move in with the disturbed teenager.

She tried to profess her affections for him, but he denied her love letter, making Kotoko feel uncomfortable in front of Irie.

Is there a way for her feelings to get through to him?

4. Orange



Both are high school romance anime that emphasize on the closeness of a group of peers. These women have a romantic relationship with some of the men in the story and they provide emotional support and guidance to the male protagonist as he attempts to come to terms with his tragic history.

Story Synopsis

Naho Takamiya’s second year in high school is off to a shaky start, to say the least. She is surprised to find an odd note in her mailbox after a late night and an early morning. The letter, on the other hand, is from herself, ten years from now! For a while, Naho is dubious about the letter, but when she sees it come to pass as predicted, she knows it’s from her 26-year-old self.

Naho’s future life will be riddled with regrets, and she wishes she could go back in time and make amends for the mistakes she made earlier in life. Kakeru Naruse, a new transfer student, is also mentioned in the letter. Because Kakeru would no longer be present in Naho’s life, he must be extra attentive while making decisions regarding him. Now that Naho has the letter to guide her, she can stop Kakeru from having second thoughts about what she did.

3. Bokura ga Ita

Bokura ga Ita (2006)


Both are classed as shoujo with a dash of drama, in my opinion. The central concept is that a young woman falls in love with a difficult man, and the story revolves around the characters confronting their demons from the past.

Synopsis of the Story

Nanami Takahashi is a high school student eager to meet new people and expand her social circle. She meets Yuri Yamamoto, a bashful girl, and hears about Yano Matoharu, a popular student in her class. Her initial dislike of Yano soon turns into a fondness. They eventually get together and start dating.

Yano and Nana’s relationship is fraught with complications stemming from Yano’s previous relationship with the woman who died in a vehicle accident a year earlier while Yano was seeing another of Nana’s ex-boyfriends.

2. Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke


Shoujo romances such as Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride feature a heroine who is “a social outcast” who must overcome her fears in order to succeed.

Synopsis of the Story

Kuronuma Sawako, affectionately known as “Sadako” by her peers (after the ghost girl from “The Ring”), simply wants to fit in with her peers and have a typical high school experience. Her peers, on the other hand, find her frightful and misinterpret her kind and shy demeanor for maliciousness. Because to Kazehaya-upbeat kun’s demeanor, Sawako has a natural attraction to the most popular guy in school.

Seeing Kazehaya-kun, she gets excited about the companionship she’s been looking for — and maybe even something more.

1. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji

Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji


Shoujo-style romantic comedies set in high school are the common denominator in these two films. The female characters are rather stereotypical, striving to fit in with a group of pals. In contrast, the male heroes are deeply flawed individuals.

Synopsis of the Story

When Erika Shinohara was invited to exhibit a picture of her boyfriend to her “friends” at high school, she took a picture of a lovely stranger instead. Too bad that the handsome stranger is no one else than popular Kyouya Sata who is also attending the same school as her.

Pretending to be a couple, getting to know one another, and eventually falling in love begins.