When Will Ayumu Make His Move? TV Anime Advances in July of 2022

Main staff and new key visual revealed for upcoming anime adapted from Soichiro Yamamoto's romcom shogi manga

A promotional image announcing the TV anime adaptation of When Will Ayumu Make His Move?, featuring the main characters, Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome, sharing an up-close-and-personal moment during a shogi match.


Hang on to your Japanese chess pieces, because a new key visual, the main staff, and the Japanese broadcast period have all been revealed for When Will Ayumu Make His Move? (known in Japan as Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Soichiro Yamamoto (KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN) about a young boy and a young girl whose burgeoning romance revolves around games of shogi.


The main staff for When Will Ayumu Make His Move? includes:


  • Original work: When Will Ayumu Make His Move? by Soichiro Yamamoto (serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine)
  • Director: Mirai Minato
  • Series composition: Deko Akao
  • Character design: Kazuya Hirata
  • Animation production: SILVER LINK.



The original When Will Ayumu Make His Move? manga is serialized in Japan in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and an English language version is in-development from Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:


Yaotome's the cute president of the shogi (Japanese chess) club at her high school, and she's pretty sure that her underclassman Ayumu, the only other member, has a huge crush on her. They get together to play shogi every day after school, but no matter what she does, she can't seem to coax or trick him into confessing his feelings! What she doesn't know is that Ayumu has made a pact with himself to reveal his love after he's beaten Yaotome at shogi for the first time. Yet there's one big issue with this plan...he really sucks!


A key visual for the upcoming When Will Ayumu Make His Move? TV anime, featuring the main characters, Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome, posing together while surrounded by oversized shogi pieces. Urushi smiles, but Ayumu remains poker-faced.


When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on Tokyo Broadcasting System and other stations beginning in July of 2022.


Source: Comic Natalie


Copyright notice: © Soichiro Yamamoto・Kodansha / "When Will Ayumu Make His Move?" Production Committee


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