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Shogi romcom anime 'When Will Ayumu Make His Move?' releases teaser, main cast

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: January 13, 2022 at 12:14 PHT (GMT+8)

Sōichirō Yamamoto's shogi romantic-comedy manga series When Will Ayumu Make His Move? has released a teaser video for the upcoming TV anime this July 2022 on TBS and BS-TBS.

The show will be produced by animation studio Silver Link.

The series features protagonist Ayumu Tanaka, a first-year high school student, who joins the shogi club with the hopes of confessing his romantic feelings to upperclassman Urushi Yaotome.

Below are the main cast:

  • Yohei Azakami (阿座上洋平) as Ayumu Tanaka

  • Kanna Nakamura (中村カンナ) as Urushi Yaotome

  • Tsubasa Gouden (郷田翼) as Takeru Kakuryu

  • Hina Yomiya (羊宮妃那) as Sakurako Mikage


  • Source material: Sōichirō Yamamoto's "When Will Ayumu Make His Move?" (serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine)

  • Director: Minato Mirai

  • Series composition: Deko Akao

  • Character design: Kazuya Hirata

  • Animation production: SILVER LINK.

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sōichirō Yamamoto. The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2019.

Synopsis from MAL:

On a whim, first-year Ayumu Tanaka quits the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club. Urushi Yaotome, the president of the club and a master of shogi, is thrilled to finally have a playing partner. As Ayumu's upperclassman, Urushi endeavors to be his shogi mentor and student role model. Too often, however, she finds herself blushing with embarrassment! Stone-faced and honest, Ayumu sees no issue with calling Urushi "cute." Although Ayumu likes her, he refrains from confessing and promises himself to first beat her in a game of shogi.

Through school life and shogi games, the two students have many hilarious and heart-warming adventures. Ayumu enjoys every second with Urushi, but he is still a long way from beating her in shogi. With the commitment he made to himself, will Ayumu ever get the chance to confess his feelings to Urushi?


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


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