Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 8, 2020 at 2:10 AM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of Kodansha's Shounen Magazine has revealed on Friday that Sōichirō Yamamoto's romance-comedy manga series "Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (Even So, Ayumu Approaches)" is receiving a TV anime series adaptation slated for 2022 release. An announcement video was streamed on the magazine's official YouTube channel and an illustration drawn by the creator was posted on its official website to commemorate the adaptation.
The magazine's official website also posted the creator's comment regarding the announcement that reads:
I am very happy that "Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru" which I drew with the story in mind for the first time in a weekly magazine will be animated. I'm really looking forward to seeing the voices and movement not only as an author but also as a viewer.
The original work will do its best more than ever, so thank you.
- Sōichirō Yamamoto, 'Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru' creator
The "Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru" original Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sōichirō Yamamoto has been serialized in the 13th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine released on March 16, 2019 and is currently ongoing. Kodansha has compiled its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes with the first volume published on July 4, 2019.
The story follows Ayumu Tanaka, a first-year high school student, and Urushi Yaotome, a second-year student, who are both members of a shogi club. 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.
"Shōgi no Yatsu", a webcomic version of the series was posted by the creator from April 22, 2018 to November 19 of the same year.