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Romcom anime 'When Will Ayumu Make His Move?' releases 2nd PV for July 2022 broadcast

The second PV features scenes between main couple Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome, as well as their adorable attempts at flirting.

By: Nicole S. Castro on May 24, 2022 at 11:17 PHT

A second promotional video has been released for upcoming romantic comedy anime When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

The show is scheduled to air on July 7, 2022. It is produced by animation studio Silver Link.

©︎When Will Ayumu Make His Move? PROJECT

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sōichirō Yamamoto (who is famous for the series Teasing Master Takagi-san). It has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2019.

The series stars Ayumu Tanaka (CV: Yōhei Azakami) and Urushi Yaotome (CV: Kanna Nakamura) who are both members of the shogi club. Freshman Ayumu vows to confess his feelings to Urushi, his senpai, after he manages to defeat her in a game of shogi, but he is a beginner at the game and Urushi always beats him. Meanwhile, Urushi keeps trying to get Ayumu to admit that he likes her, but Ayumu never allows his poker face to slip.

The featured opening theme is 「駆け引きはポーカーフェイス」 (Romaji: Kakehiki ha poker face; Unofficial English: The strategy is a poker face) sung by Kana Hanazawa, who also voices Maki in the anime.


  • Ayumu Tanaka (CV: Yōhei Azakami)

  • Urushi Yaotome (CV: Kanna Nakamura)

  • Takeru Kakuryu (CV: Tsubasa Gouden)

  • Sakurako Mikage (CV: Hina Yomiya)

  • Rin Kagawa (CV: Haruna Mikawa)

  • Maki (CV: Kana Hanazawa)


  • Original work: Sōichirō Yamamoto's "When Will Ayumu Make His Move?" (serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine)

  • Director: Mirai Minato

  • Series composition: Deko Akao

  • Character design: Kazuya Hirata

  • Animation production: SILVER LINK.

Source: When Will Ayumu Make His Move? official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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