This is the CharacterSheet for ''Manga/AoHaruRide''.

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[[folder:Futaba's Group]]
!Futaba Yoshioka
-> Played by: Creator/MaayaUchida (anime & drama [=CD=]), Tsubasa Honda (film)

* AccidentalPervert: Kou's caught her unconsciously sniffing his neck a couple of times, and her first encounter with Touma resulted in her grabbing his junk.
* BigEater: Futaba tends to eat a lot in public to downplay her InformedAttractiveness.
* BigHeroicRun: Kou's fondest memory of Futaba is literally her chasing him (to save him). He even considers her as a heroine.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In chapter 5, Futaba was supposed to take the train that would take her to the bus for the leaders' training camp. Instead, she accidentally takes the train she normally takes to get to school.
* DoesNotLikeMen: In the prologue chapter, Futaba really didn't like boys. Part of why Kou caught her attention was because he hadn't hit puberty at that time and was thus "different."
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the middle school FlashBack, Futaba's hair was shoulder-length and seemed more like a long bob cut.
* FriendlessBackground: In middle school, Futaba was ostracized by her female friends for being popular with the boys.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Futaba's initial struggles was trying to find TrueCompanions.
* InformedAttractiveness: Futaba is described as being attractive, but it's hard to tell with how the rest of the characters are drawn.
* LeadYouCanRelateTo: Many female readers (including Creator/MaayaUchida) alike sympathize with Futaba's situation of wanting to fit in and keep a tight circle of friends.
* MeaningfulName: "Futaba" means "bud" in Japanese, symbolizing her room for growth.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Futaba exploits this trope by intentionally acting "unladylike" so she would come off as unattractive to the boys.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Futaba's hair color leans towards pink, and she largely remains optimistic and caring towards her friends.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Futaba refuses to acknowledge that she still has feelings for Kou [[spoiler:after she begins dating Touma]].
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: In middle school, Futaba was popular with the boys, and that led the girls in the class to cutting her off from their group.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From her character file, Tarako pasta.
* WhatTheHellHero: Yeah, Futaba? Telling Yui not to hang out with Kou anymore wasn't a good idea.
* WideEyedIdealist: Futaba becomes inspired to make the most of her life and seize whatever opportunities she can after she reunites with Kou.
* YourCheatingHeart: Futaba feels this way [[spoiler:about hanging out with Kou while dating Touma.]]

!Kou Mabuchi
-> Played by: Creator/YuukiKaji (anime & drama [=CD=]), Masahiro Higashide (film)

Kou is Futaba's FirstLove from middle school until he transferred school without notice. Upon re-entering Futaba's life, he's become jaded.

* BrilliantButLazy: Kou is very academically gifted, and actually spent the majority of his middle school years studying. However, after his mother's death, he loses a lot of his motivation. When Futaba first meets him again in high school, he was in the advanced program until he drops back into the mainstream program.
* BrokenBird: The divorce of his parents and the death of his mother have shaken Kou up rather tremendously, so much that Futaba barely recognizes him when they reunite.
* TheCameo: Kou makes a cameo appearance in the crossover for ''Manga/HirunakaNoRyuusei'' and ''Manga/HeroineShikkaku'', drawn for ''Margaret's'' 50th anniversary.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kou's parents get divorced when he is in middle school, and he spends the majority of middle school studying so he could get a good job in the future to support his mother, so much that he wasn't able to spend much time with her himself. Then she dies.
* DeadpanSnarker Kou tends to be sarcastic around Futaba and Kominato.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Kou doesn't feel comfortable when Futaba calls him "Tanaka-kun" like she did back in middle school, leading her to calling him on a FirstNameBasis.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He hates celery.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the middle school FlashBack, Kou's hair was shorter.
* FirstLove: One of the first things official material loves to point out about Kou is that he plays a big role in Futaba's life as her first love.
* GrumpyBear: Out of the group, Kou is the most reluctant to participate in their plans.
* GuiltComplex: Kominato tells him that his mother's death is not his fault and neither is what happened to Yui, but he still feels guilty about it.
* JadeColoredGlasses: In flashbacks of Kou's middle school years, he generally seemed relaxed and got along with everyone (if not a bit shy). After his mother dies, he loses a lot of motivation in school, family, and even social life.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kou often says things to Futaba that are downright pessimistic, but he really does care about her and tries to see her plans through.
* KindheartedCatLover: Kou adopts a kitten and he often plays around with him at home.
* MissingMom: Kou's mother is dead.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When the group is WatchingTheSunset in Nagasaki, Kou tells them that someday they'll look back on this moment fondly. It embarrasses everyone, even Kominato, who has a habit of saying really cheesy things.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''Ore Ride'', the CrossOver with ''Manga/OreMonogatari'', Kou has a FreakyFridayFlip with Takeo. Takeo ''himself'' is the ''complete opposite'' of Kou, and his antics in Kou's body causes Futaba and the others to be very suspicious about him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kou's parents divorced when he was in middle school, and all he had left was his mother, who later died. Subverted in the fact that when Kou moves in to live with his father and brother, his family really tries to be there for him, but he's still uncomfortable around them.
* SolomonDivorce: When his parents divorced, he went to live with his mother.
* SourSupporter: During the camping trip, he's the least excited about the activities.
* StepfordSmiler: Kou laughs and jokes around his classmates, but only Futaba and Kominato really see his more unguarded moments.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From his character file, chicken nanban (fried chicken seasoned with vinegar and tartar sauce).
* {{Tsundere}}: Big time. This is even pointed out by Creator/YukiKaji and Creator/MaayaUchida. He's a big type A, where he tends to act "pricky" (tsuntsun) and is secretly "deredere", like when he stood up for Futaba in the cafeteria.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Kou is nothing like how Futaba remembered him from middle school.
* WhenHeSmiles: Kou seldom smiles, and when he does manage to laugh from the bottom of his heart, Futaba feels as though she's one step closer to seeing through his heart.

!Yuuri Makita
-> Played by: Creator/AiKayano (anime & drama [=CD=]), Izumi Fujimoto (film)

Yuuri is Futaba's classmate and shares a similar past of being liked by the boys and hated by the girls. However, unlike Futaba, Yuuri doesn't mind her unpopularity with the girls in the class. She later becomes one of Futaba's TrueCompanions in high school.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Yuuri really wants the best for Futaba because she was the only girl in her class who didn't treat her with contempt.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Yuuri is very protective of her friends and hates seeing them hurt. She also hasn't forgiven Kominato for taking her cupcake during the leadership training.
* TheCutie: Yuuri is very popular with the boys for being cute, but is accused by AlphaBitch Asumi for being TheFakeCutie.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: From her character file, raisins.
* TheDogBitesBack: When Futaba calls out Asumi and Chie for treating Yuuri horribly, Yuuri counters them by humiliating them in front of the entire class.
* EatingLunchAlone: In the beginning of the story, Yuuri often ate lunch by herself outside in the cold weather.
* FriendlessBackground: Yuuri was ostracized by the girls in the class for being popular with the boys in the beginning of the story.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yuuri gives up her crush on Kou, but it's really Futaba who she wants to be happy, as she treasures their friendship more than her crush on Kou.
* LostFoodGrievance: Yuuri doesn't get off to a good start with Kominato at first because he takes her cupcake during the leadership camp when she had planned on saving it for later. She's cool with him now, but is still affected by it, since she tells him off for doing it again during the school trip to Nagasaki.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler:Becomes a BetaCouple with Uchimiya!]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From her character file, lasagna.

!Shuuko Murao
-> Played by: Creator/MikakoKomatsu (anime & drama [=CD=]), Yua Shinkawa (film)

Shuuko is a lone wolf who doesn't like socializing with others after her experiences in middle school but is deeply attached to Tanaka. She later befriends Futaba and Yuuri.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Shuuko comes off as very uncaring, especially to those who don't know her that well. Also, she's often colored with darker tones in her hair, like black and purple.
* BrutalHonesty: Shuuko really doesn't mince her words, and it's this quality of hers that caused her to be ignored by her "friends" in middle school.
* DeadpanSnarker: She tends to snark around Kou and Kominato.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially the only person Shuuko was outwardly kind to was Tanaka, but she later accepts Futaba and Yuuri as her friends.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: When Futaba tries to talk to her in the beginning of the series, she puts on her earphones, signaling that she doesn't feel like talking to her.
* FriendlessBackground: In middle school, Shuuko was ostracized by the girls in class for sticking up for one girl who later did a FaceHeelTurn on her. Since then, she's never tried to befriend anyone and starts to hate school.
* LonerTurnedFriend: Shuuko had no friends until Futaba and Yuuri befriend her.
* LonersAreFreaks: In the beginning of the series, all the girls avoid her because she looks mean and anti-social.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: In manga artwork, Shuuko's hair is sometimes colored purple.
* SecretKeeper: Shuuko's the only one who knows that Tanaka has a BeautyMark on his eyelid.
* TheStoic: Shuuko rarely shows any emotion on her face.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Shuuko develops a crush on Tanaka. On her future plans survey, she puts "Tanaka-sensei's wife" as her first wish rather than any career plans.

!Aya Kominato
-> Played by: {{KENN}} (anime & drama [=CD=]), Ryo Yoshizawa (film)

Kominato is Shuuko's cheerful classmate and has a crush on her. He also becomes TheConfidant to Kou and routinely gives him advice.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Kominato fell for Shuuko when she told the boys talking behind his back to shut up. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Granted she didn't do it for him]], but still...
* BigBrotherInstinct: Kominato was a crybaby as a kid, but took it upon himself to be a good role model for his IllGirl little sister, Lisa.
* ButNotTooForeign: Kominato is 1/4 French.
* TheConfidant: Kominato acts as a confidant to Kou and routinely gives him advice on how to deal with his feelings for Futaba.
* CovertPervert: Kominato reportedly has a stash of porno mags.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: From his character file, freeze-dried tofu.
* FriendlessBackground: Surprisingly, for someone who's shown to have many friends in class, even Kominato has experienced this. When he was little, he was made fun of for crying a lot, and in high school, he even overheard some students complaining about his optimistic behavior.
* GreenEyedMonster: Kominato gets really jealous whenever Shuuko is nice to a guy other than himself.
* HopelessSuitor: For Shuuko.
* IWarnedYou: Kominato constantly warns Kou not to pay too much attention to Yui.
* LargeHam: He can be this sometimes, especially when showing off to Shuuko. He's also able to say rather cheesy things and not be embarrassed.
* LastNameBasis: Everyone calls Kominato by his last name, and the only time he has ever been called by his first name was from a family friend.
* MenDontCry: He was teased in elementary school because he cried a lot, but changed after his sister was born.
* MessyHair: Kominato has naturally QuirkyCurls. On one instance, Touma called him "Yakisoba head" (though since he was arguing with Kou at the same time it's unclear if he was referring to him, Kou, or both).
* PissTakeRap: The anime has Kominato give a very noticeable one in the leadership camp. "Super orienteering!"
* RealMenWearPink: Kominato's favorite color is pink.
* ShipperOnDeck: Kominato is one for Kou and Futaba.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From his character file, yakiniku.
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[[folder:Touma's Group]]
!Touma Kikuchi
-> Played by: Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka (anime), Yudai Chiba (film)

Touma is a boy from class 5 who crossed paths with Futaba during an AccidentalPervert moment. Seeing how good-hearted she is, he falls in love with her and dislikes Kou for allegedly playing with her feelings. He plays bass and provides backing vocals for his band.

* AffectionateNickname: Some of his classmates call him "Kiku" for short.
* ChekhovsGunman: He first appears on the rood while Futaba and Yuuri are talking, then becomes more important later on.
* DestinedBystander: Touma's first appearance is when he's eating lunch with his friends on the rooftop, but he doesn't get a bigger role until after chapter 16.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: He doesn't like tomatoes.
* {{Foil}}: Touma is the complete opposite of Kou. He's more straightforward, and likely to calm Futaba down instead of teasing her.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: In the anime, he shows up in episode 11, and appears again in episode 12. He has very little to do with the plot unless you're caught up with the manga, but that doesn't stop the official website listing him as one of the main characters. His voice actor even got to get his comments about the anime ending on the official website, and he also got to appear on the anime's official radio show, ''Aoharadio''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He realized that pressuring her to go out with him right after she got rejected was a mistake, and apologizes to her.
* NiceGuy: Touma is honest and considerate to people's feelings. His first appearance in the manga literally has his friends calling him a "goody-goody" for telling them not to eavesdrop on Futaba and Yuuri's conversation.
** DoggedNiceGuy
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Subverted. He's the bassist for his band and is well-liked among his friends and classmates, but Futaba hasn't fallen for him.
* TheRival: He views Kou as a rival to Futaba's affections.
* SecondLove: He tries to be this to Futaba.
* StalkingIsLove: Touma's attempts befriend Futaba can come off as stalkery to a degree. Sometimes he eavesdrops on Futaba's conversations about Kou and he even joined the student council just so he could get close to her. On one occasion, he chased after Futaba when she was chasing Kou (who was going to comfort Yui) during the cultural festival's after-party despite that he had ''nothing'' to do with the situation, ''and'' he only found out because he was listening in on a private conversation.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves ginger-fried pork.

!Haruki Uchimiya
-> Played by: Creator/KenjiAkabane (anime), TBA (film)

Uchimiya is one of Touma's friends and often encourages him to go after Futaba. He's very laidback and falls in love with Yuuri. He plays guitar and lead vocals in their band.

* AffectionateNickname: His friends call him "Uchi."
* DoesNotLikeSpam: From his character file, fish skin.
* SecondLove: He's one for [[spoiler:Yuuri]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Uchimiya likes the idea of Touma and Futaba together, but only because Touma is his friend and he wants things to work out for him. He encourages him to go after her. One time, he played TheMatchmaker when he "accidentally" pushes Touma into Futaba.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From his character file, pizza toast.

!Kishun Tachibana

Kishun is one of Touma's friends. He plays drums in their band.

* DoesNotLikeSpam: From his character file, green peas.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHim: Shun outright dislikes Futaba when he notices her spending time with Kou during the field trip to Nagasaki and thinks she's cheating on Touma. When he sees her in chapter 44, he implicates this to her.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: His friends call him "Shun." Doubles as an AffectionateNickname.
* SlutShaming: Shun calls Futaba a "bitch" in chapter 44 after he saw her talking with Kou.
* ThirdWheel: Heavily lampshaded in chapter 34, when Touma insists on going home with Futaba and Uchimiya with Yuuri. "Have they forgotten I exist?"
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From his character file, tonkatsu ramen.
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[[folder:Other Characters]]
!Youichi Tanaka
-> Played by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (anime & drama [=CD=]), Yuu Koyanagi (film)

Tanaka-sensei is Kou's older brother and a teacher at his school. Unlike Kou, he is very cheerful and friendly.

* BeautyMark: Tanaka has one on his cheek [[spoiler:and eyelid]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Tanaka tries to keep an eye out for Kou, but Kou usually ignores his help.
* CoolTeacher: Tanaka is a lot younger than most of the teachers at school, and as such, some of the students don't see him as a teacher.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In a FlashBack back to when Tanaka and Kou's parents divorced, Tanaka's hair was longer.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Tanaka actually returns Shuuko's feelings for him, but encourages her to move on since he knows it's impossible for them to date right now.]]
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Tanaka has a very bad fashion sense and often wears strange t-shirts.
* ManChild: He mentions that he acts immaturely for his age.
* MessyHair: Has been joked about a few times.
* TheRival: Kominato sees him as one due to his relationship with Shuuko, and [[FriendlyRivalry Tanaka is more or less friendly about their rivalry]].
* ShipperOnDeck: He thinks Futaba would be good for Kou.
* SpitTake: Does one when she hands in her Future Plans Survey, as she put "Tanaka-sensei's wife", rather than what she planned as a career.
* SolomonDivorce: When his parents got divorced, he went to live with his father.

!Yui Narumi
-> Played by: Mitsuki Takahata (film)

Yui is Kou's friend from middle school when he moved to Nagasaki. She was once a GenkiGirl and popular at school until her father's death has left her very disillusioned. This event naturally brings her close to Kou, who has gone through the same experience, and threatened by his relationship to Futaba.

* AccentTropes: Since Yui grew up in Nagasaki, she speaks in Nagasaki dialect.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Yui dons a pixie haircut in the original manga, but in the live-action film, her actress has long hair.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Yui is drawn to Kou because their parents were hospitalized at the same hospital (with the same illness) and because he's gone through the same lifestyle changes as her.
* BrokenBird: Her father's death has changed her from being a cheerful girl.
* BrutalHonesty: Sakisaka drew Yui with the intention of making her a "very honest person." Yui doesn't mince her words when she helps Kou in middle school, or when she immediately admits that she doesn't care Kou's paying attention to her only because he feels sorry for her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Yui feels threatened by Kou's closeness with Futaba so much that she tries to make him stick by her at all times.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: From her character file, peanuts.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the anime series, she appears in the background of the beginning of episode 11, just when Kou leaves the hospital.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Yui wants someone to be there for her.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Futaba gets on Yui's bad side when she basically tells her (in nice terms) that it's her fault that Kou is unhappy. Yui tells her (within reason) that she has no right to decide what she considers "best" for Kou.
* TheLadette: Most of Yui's friends are guys.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She was the one who broke Kou out of his shell when he first transferred into her school.
* ManipulativeBitch: Yui tries to stop Kou and Futaba from getting closer by guilt-tripping him to stay with her and forcing him to give up on Futaba. Subverted in the fact that Kou had known this the entire time, but still willingly went along with it because he felt sorry for her.
* ParentalAbandonment: Yui's parents are divorced. Dad died; Mom didn't want to take care of her after she got remarried. She now lives with her aunt and uncle.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Yui doesn't want Kou to leave her, because she has no one else she can trust.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: From her character file, fried chicken.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: In Kou's flashbacks of when he moved to Nagasaki, Yui was a GenkiGirl and was popular with the other students in class. All of that disappeared after her father's death.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Yui uses her weaknesses to get Kou's attention, which he's aware of.
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[[folder:Minor Characters]]
!Asumi and Chie
-> Asumi is played by: Creator/MarinaInoue (anime)
-> Chie is played by: Creator/RyokoShiraishi (anime)

Asumi and Chie were Futaba's friends in high school, but their disdain for other girls makes Futaba uncomfortable and unable to be her true self. It's only when Kou convinces Futaba that they were {{False Friend}}s that Futaba realizes that this. When Futaba stands up to their bullying of Yuuri Makita, Asumi and Chie admit that they can't be friends with Futaba because their opinions were too different.

* AlphaBitch: Futaba notes that the reason why none of the girls talk to Yuuri is because of what Asumi said about her.
* FalseFriend: Futaba doesn't realize until Kou tells her, but she's been going along with what they say out of fear that they'll leave her alone if she didn't. Furthermore, Asumi and Chie never look out for Futaba or ask if they could help her when she gets stuck with menial tasks from the teachers.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Yuuri accuses Asumi and Chie of being jealous of her, precisely when they rag on her for being cute just to attract the attention of others when they actually do the same thing themselves.
* ThoseTwoGirls: It's easy to dismiss Asumi and Chie as two random girls who were Futaba's friends.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: When Asumi and Chie find out about what Futaba really thinks, they think they're too different for them to be friends.

!Naito
-> Played by: Creator/DaikiYamashita (anime)

Naito was Kou's friend in middle school.

* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Futaba tries to return Kou's [=PE=] uniform, Naito teases her about liking Kou, only for her to ''not only'' scream, "HeIsNotMyBoyfriend", but ''also'' her DoesNotLikeMen status. Ouch.
* ObliviousToLove: Naito doesn't know Yumi has a crush on him, and we don't know if he ever found out.

!Yumi
-> Played by: Creator/YuiMakino (anime)

Yumi was Futaba's best friend in middle school up until later on in their first year, where she joins the group of girls isolating Futaba out of suspect that Futaba likes her crush, Naito. When they meet again later on, Yumi regrets what she had done.

* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Yumi's hair was shorter in middle school, but when we see her in high school again, her hair has grown to shoulder-length.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Yumi was Futaba's best friend in middle school right until she ditched her. She feels bad about it now, but Futaba takes it as a lesson learned on what friendship is all about.
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