'When Will Ayumu Make His Move?' romcom TV anime announces July 2022 premiere, releases key visual

Updated: Jul 6

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 06, 2021 at 11:26 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The previously-announced TV anime adaptation of Sōichirō Yamamoto's romance-comedy manga series "When Will Ayumu Make His Move? (Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru)" has been announced on Wednesday by its official website that the anime series will begin broadcasting in July 2022. A visual was also unveiled to commemorate the announcement.

PHOTO: When Will Ayumu Make His Move? Visual

The series is animated by SILVERLINK with Mirai Minato serving as the series director. Deko Akao is writing the scripts and Kazuya Hirata is designing the characters. The cast is still unannounced as of writing.

Last January 2020, it was announced that the manga series is receiving a TV anime adaptation. 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.

Source: Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru Official Website