Aoashi TV Anime Continues with New Key Visual and More

Cast additions and new OP / ED theme info revealed for ongoing adaptation of soccer manga by Yugo Kobayashi

Moments before receiving a devastating motivational headbutt, Ashito Aoi pulls a blank and silly expression in a scene from the Aoashi TV anime.


Aoashi, a currently broadcasting TV anime based on the soccer manga by Yugo Kobayashi, is continuing with a second cour, and now a new key visual (below), new cast members, and new information about the opening / ending themes for the series have all been revealed. The new cast members include:


A character setting of Akinori Kaneda from the ongoing TV anime Aoashi. Akinori is a stern looking young man with slicked-back brown hair and sharp eyes. He wears a blue and white soccer uniform composed of a polo shirt, shorts, shinguards, and cleats.


Takuya Eguchi as Akinori Kaneda.


A character setting of Jyunosuke Nakano from the ongoing Aoashi TV anime. Jyunosuke is a petite young man with dark eyes and wild black hair. He wears a blue and white soccer uniform composed of a polo shirt, shorts, shin guards, and cleats.


Koutaro Nishiyama as Jyunosuke Nakano.


A character setting of Chiaki Muto from the ongoing Aoashi TV anime. Chiaki is a sour-faced young man with spiky hair, dark eyes, a frowning expression, and a lean, muscular, wiry body. He wears a blue and white soccer uniform composed of a polo shirt, shorts, shin guards, and cleats.


Yūki Ono as Chiaki Muto.


A character setting of Kouji Satake from the ongoing Aoashi TV anime. Kouji is a confident-looking young man with mousy brown hair, brown eyes, and a smiling expression. He wears casual clothes: a T-shirt, jeans, and loafer shoes.


Tomoaki Maeno as Kouji Satake.


A character setting of Miyako Tachibana from the ongoing Aoashi TV anime. Miyako is a thin young woman with black hair, dark eyes, and tanned skin. She wears casual clothes: a T-shirt, sweat pants, and sneakers.


And Kei Shindō as Miyako Tachibana.


The new opening theme, entitled "Presence", is performed by Superfly. The new ending theme, entitled "Calla Lily no Koibumi" ("The Love Letter of a Calla Lily"), is performed by KAMI WA SAIKORO WO FURANAI.



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The original Aoashi manga is serialized by Shogakukan in their Weekly Big Comic Spirits seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Shogakukan Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story of Aoashi as follows:


"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!


A new key visual for the ongoing Aoashi TV anime featuring the main character, Ashito Aoi, crouched in his soccer uniform and surrounded by black feathers while the vision of a spectral raven swoops down on him from behind.


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The Aoashi TV anime is directed by Akira Sato and features animation production by Production I.G. The series is currently broadcasting in Japan and is also available via streaming on Crunchyroll as part of the spring 2022 anime simulcast lineup.


Source: Comic Natalie


Copyright notice: © 2022 Yugo KOBAYASHI, Shogakukan/ Aoashi Project


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