Blue Spring Ride Creator to Launch A New Series


It was revealed in the March issue of Bessatsu Margaret magazine that the creator of Blue Spring Ride, Io Sakisaka, is confirmed to launch a new manga series in summer of this year. Of press time, it has not revealed yet what the new manga series would be as of press time.

The Blue Spring Ride manga series had compiled a total of 13 volumes. Its popularity expanded into an anime adaptation, a 2014 live action film, and an original anime DVD. VIZ Media licensed and released the manga volumes in English.

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Sakisaka recently concluded their Sakura, Saku! (The Cherry Blossoms Bloom) manga in September last year. It was launched in February 2021 in Bessatsu Margaret magazine. VIZ Media also licensed and published the manga in English.

Sakisaka is also the creator of Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) published in the same magazine in June 2015 until May 2019. The manga’s 12th and last volume was published in Japan in June 2019. VIZ Media also licensed the manga in English. An anime film adaptation was also released in September 2020, a from its original May 2020 premiere. A live-action adaptation of the manga also premiered in Japan in August 2020.

A “traditional school manga” series Strobe Edge was also created by Sakisaka in 2007 to 2009 published in the Bessatsu Margaret. VIZ Media also published the 10-volume manga series in English. The manga’s popularity also expanded into a live-action film that premiered in March 2015 in Japan.

Blue Spring Ride is centered around Futaba Yoshioka, a high school girl who once had a crush on a classmate named Kou Mabuchi during her middle school years. However, their relationship was cut short when Kou abruptly transferred schools. Years later, Futaba, now a first-year high school student, encounters Kou once again, but he has undergone a drastic transformation. Determined to reconnect with him, Futaba navigates the complexities of love and adolescence while facing her own insecurities and the challenges of friendship.

Source: Bessatsu Margaret March issue via ANN


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