On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Souichiro Yamamoto, Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (When Will Ayumu Move?), the first publicity video of the project was published. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled for next July and confirms the vocal cast and production team.
Yamamoto started publishing the manga as a comic web titled Shougi aon Yatsu in 2018 and published via his personal Twitter account. Subsequently, its publication began via the magazine Shōnen Weekly Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in March 2019. He is also the author of the manga Karakai Jouzu aon Takagi-san (Master Takagi-san was teased), which he publishes through the journal Sunday of the Month Shōnen oh Shogakukan since June 2013.
- You Azakami like Ayumu Tanaka.
- Kanna Nakamura as Urushi Yaotome.
- Tsubasa Gouda as Takeru Kakuryuu.
- Hina Youmiya as Sakurako Mikage.
- Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun no Revenge, Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou agus Kayou, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai go Omoimasu) who is in charge of directing the anime at the studios CASH LINK.
- Deko Akao (Noragami, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kazuya Hirata (Steins; Gate, Toradora !, Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha) is in charge of character design.
Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru Summary
Suddenly, first year Ayumu Tanaka leaves the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club. Urushi Yaotome, president of the club and master of shogi, is overjoyed to finally find a playing partner. As an Ayumu senpai, Urushi strives to be a shogi mentor and model student. Too often, though, it blushes with shame! With a fairly honest face, Ayumu sees no problem calling her “cute” and while his feelings are clear, he refuses to admit them and promises himself that he will first meet her in a game of shogi.
Through their school life and shogi games, both students will have lots of fun and heartwarming adventures. Ayumu enjoys every second with Urushi, but is still far from hitting her in a shogi match. With the commitment he made to himself, will Ayumu have a chance to confess his feelings to Urushi?
Fountain: Funny Natalie
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