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Check-in Station: Ao Haru Ride ep1 (now’s not a good time)

July 9, 2014 1 comment

What a cute show.  I immediately knew I was dealing with one of those standard awkward shoujo romance shows.  From jump, all the tells were there, and the set-up seemed really familiar.  Girl and guy clearly care for each other, but circumstances and real life bullsh*t keep them apart.  Futaba is a girl who had looks and personality going for her in middle school, but was ostracized by her fellow female students because of those traits and the attention she got from boys.  The saving grace from that life of loneliness was the budding romance she was having with a boy named Kou Tanaka.  But because of crap that happened that we probably won’t learn anything about until the last episode, they never got together or saw each other again – until three years later. Read more…

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