The ongoing manga series by the name of “Ao Haru Ride” (Aoharaido) is a romantic comedy-drama written by Io Sakisaka, published by Shueisha. In the manga, the story revolves around Futaba Toshioka who has a few good reasons why she wants to reset her image and life as a new high school student. While being more of an outcast in junior high because of her looks, and because of a misunderstanding, she was unable to express her feelings to a boy she liked, Kou Tanaka. In High School, she is determined to tone down her physical beauty and femininity so that her friends will not be jealous of her. Soon enough, Futaba comes across Kou again, but now under the name of Kou Mabuchi. When they are able to have a conversation, Kou is able to confess to Futaba that he had the same feelings for her as she did for him when they were younger, but now that is the thing of the past.