Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs
The official website for soccer TV anime Aoashi, based on the sports manga by Yugo Kobayashi, announced shortly after the airing of episode 18 tonight that the series will be taking a one-week break. Episode 19 of the Aoashi TV anime is set to be broadcast on Japanese TV on episode 19, there will be no new episode on August 13.
次回の『アオアシ』第19話は8月20日（土）に放送予定です。— 『アオアシ』TVアニメ公式 (@aoashi_pr) August 6, 2022
The Aoashi TV anime is directed by Akira Sato at Production I.G. The series started on April 9, 2022, and airs on NHK-E in Japan, with Crunchyroll streaming it as part of the summer 2022 anime simulcast lineup. Crunchyroll describes the series as such:
"I'll take you to the world." Ashito Aoi is a middle schooler who lives in Ehime, and the ace of an unremarkable soccer club. The day that they lost the final tournament of middle school, Ashito ran along the ocean in frustration, before running into a man who had been watching his game. That man is Tatsuya Fukuda, the coach of the high-school-aged Youth team of a leading J-League team, "Tokyo City Esperion FC." After sensing immense potential in Ashito's still-unrefined skills, he describes his ambition. "I want to build a team, and use it to take over the world. Our club isn't going to be a milestone for players who take on the world. Our club is going to be the world. And to make this happen, I'm going to need some 'aces' to train." After hearing Fukuda's offer, Ashito decides to head to Tokyo and try out for his team── Aoashi is considered the cutting edge of soccer manga, and now it's finally getting a TV anime adaptation! Loss, growth, and friendship: everything in youth is here!
Source: Aoashi on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.