Aoi Honō

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Aoi Honō
Aoi Honō v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first tankōbon of Aoi Honō
GenreComing-of-age. drama[1]
Written byKazuhiko Shimamoto
Published byShogakukan
DemographicSeinen, shōnen
MagazineYoung Sunday
Spirits Zokan YS Special
Monthly Shōnen Sunday
Original run2007 – present
Television drama
Directed byYūichi Fukuda
Written byYūichi Fukuda
Music byEishi Segawa
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run July 2014 October 2014
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Aoi Honō (アオイホノオ, lit. "Blue Blazes") is a Japanese coming-of-age manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. It is a fictionalized account of his time as a student at the Osaka University of Arts, which he attended alongside Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and Takami Akai.[1] It was adapted into a Japanese television drama that aired in July 2014 and ended in October 2014.[2] The live action drama is legally streaming on Viki with English subtitles.[3]




It received 23 points in the 3rd Manga Taishō, placing last among the ten nominees.[4]

In February 2015, Asahi Shimbun announced that Aoi Honō was one of nine nominees for the nineteenth annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.[5]


Volume 2 sold 24,521 copies by 17 May 2009,[6] volume 9 sold 20,415 copies by 18 November 2012,[7] and volume 10 sold 17,068 copies by 16 June 2013.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Ken Yasuda to Play Hideaki Anno in Aoi Honō Drama". Anime News Network. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ "College Life Manga Aoi Honō Gets Live-Action Show". Anime News Network. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ Blue Fire, retrieved 2017-06-26
  4. ^ "Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae Wins Manga Taisho Award (Updated)". Anime News Network. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ "19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced". Anime News Network. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 11-17 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 12-18". Anime News Network. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, June 10-16". Anime News Network. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2014.

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