Soccer anime Aoashi revealed a key visual, teaser trailer, and April 2022 release date on the official Twitter account. Production I.G is animating the series. Cast information is also available.
The key visual shows the protagonist Aoi Ashito on the right and his fellow teammates of the Tokyo City Esperion Youth team. You can check it out below:
The trailer features main character Aoi Ashito and the coach Fukuda Tatsuya:
The cast was also revealed. Osuzu Kouki is voicing Aoi Ashito and making his debut as a voice actor. The rest of the cast is:
- Tachibana Tatsumaru as Otomo Eisaku
- Yamashita Seiichirou as Tachibana Souichirou
- Yashiro Taku as Togashi Keiji
- Horie Shun as Kuroda Kanpei
- Katou Wataru as Asari Martis Jun
- Enoki Junya as Motoki Yuma
- Kumagai Kentarou as Takeshima Ryuichi
And Kobayashi Chikahiro whose voice is Ranga (TenSura) will play the role of the team’s coach, Fukuda Tatsuya, while Kawasa Maki who played Konno Junko (Zombie Land Saga) will voice the coach’s sister-in-law, Ichijo Hana.
The anime is based on a series by Kobayashi Yugo, which has been serialized in the Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine since 2015. The manga will release Volume 26 on November 12, 2021.
The manga won the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for the General category. Shogakukan Asia is publishing the manga in English and describes the plot as:
Ashito Aoi is a young, aspiring soccer player from a backwater town in Japan. His hopes of getting into a high school with a good soccer club are dashed when he causes an incident during a critical match for his team, which results in their loss and elimination from the tournament. Nevertheless, he catches the eye of someone important who happened to be visiting from Tokyo. How will things turn out for Ashito?Shogakukan Asia