When Will Ayumu Make His Move (Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru) released a key visual and the 2nd teaser PV on May 24. The anime is scheduled to broadcast on July 7, 2022 in Japan. The plot is romantic comedy, following Ayumu Tanaka who falls in love with a Senpai, Urushi Yaotomoe of Shogi Club and decides to join the club.
The key visual shows the two characters standing in a distance that implies their current relationship. It came with a catchphrase “Kono Omoi, Ittezutsu“, talking about his or their moves one after another about his/their feelings, in related to the Shogi game.
The 2nd teaser PV is available on PONY CANYON’s YouTube channel. You can enjoy the characters’ voices with the opening theme song “Kakehiki wa Poker Face” performed by Kana Hanazawa. She also plays the role of Maki, Urushi Yaotome’s classmate. SILVER LINK. has been producing the anime with Mirai Minato’s direction.
The main cast members are listed as follows:
- Ayumu Tanaka: Yohei Azakami
- Urushi Yaotome: Kanna Nakamura
- Takeru Kakuryu: Tsubasa Goden
- Sakurako Mikage: Hina Yomiya
- Rin Kagawa: Haruna Mikawa
- Maki: Kana Hanazawa
The main staff members are as follows:
- Directer: Mirai Minato
- Series Composition: Deko Akao
- Character Designer: Kauzya Hirata
- Animation Production: SILVER LINK.
The official Twitter account for the anime posted a 30 second version of the trailer.
When Will Ayumu Make His Move is a manga by the author of Teasing Master Takagi-san, Soichiro Yamamoto. It is currently ongoing shonen manga series that begun in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in March 2019. Volume 12 will be released in July 2022.
Kodansha has been publishing the English edition and describes the plot as:
The new will they-won’t they romance from the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san is here! Ayumu is in love with his senpai Yaotome, but he’s sworn not to confess his feelings until he can beat her at the board game shogi… The problem is, his love is obvious to Yaotome, and she can’t stop trying to trick him into breaking his vow! Fall in love again, fans of Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Komi Can’t Communicate, and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!
Source: Official Website
© Soichiro Yamamoto・Kodansha / When Will Ayumu Make His Move Production Committee