On the official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of the sports manga “Ao Ashi” (jap.: “Aoashi”) it was announced that the series will be aired on Japanese TV starting in April 2022. You can find a first teaser video further down in this article.
Ao Ashi Anime Release Date in April 2022
“Ao Ashi” is being directed by Akira Satou (“Release the Spyce”) at Studio Production I.G (Ultraman, Moriarty The Patriot, Blue Spring Ride & Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045). Masahiro Yokotani (“Wasteful Days of High School Girls”) is penning the script and handling series composition, while Masaru Yokoyama (“Horimiya”) is composing the music.
Manabu Nakatake (“Shikizakura”), Toshie Kawamura (“Glitter Force”), Asuka Yamaguchi (“The God of High School”) and Saki Hasegawa (“True Cooking Master Boy”) are responsible for character design, with Nakatake and Yamaguchi also serving as art directors.
The manga of the same name by Naohiko Ueno and Yuugo Kobayashi has been published in “Big Comic Spirits” magazine since January 2015. So far, 25 volumes have appeared in Japanese stores.
Ao Ashi Teaser
Ao Ashi Characters and Cast
|Ashito Aoi||Kouki Ohsuzu (no anime roles known)|
|Eisaku Ohtomo||Tatsumaru Tachibana (Utashima, Blue Period)|
|Souichirou Tachibana||Seiichirou Yamashita (Raiden Shuga, 86 EIGHTY-SIX)|
|Keiji Togashi||Taku Yashiro (Vulcan Joseph, Fire Force)|
|Kanpei Kuroda||Shun Horie (Katsumi Takishita, Sing “Yesterday” for Me)|
|Martis Jun Asari||Wataru Katou (Kokufu, ID: INVADED)|
|Yuuma Motoki||Junya Enoki (Nasa Yuzaki, TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You)|
|Ryuuichi Takeshima||Kentarou Kumagai (Theo Cornaro, Record of Grancrest War)|
|Tatsuya Fukuda||Chikahiro Kobayashi (Saichi Sugimoto, Golden Kamuy)|
|Hana Ichijou||Maki Kawase (Junko Konno, Zombie Land Saga)|
Ao Ashi Visual
Ao Ashi Plot
Ashito Aoi, a third-year middle school student from Ehime Prefecture, meets Tatsuya Fukuda, a coach in the “J Youth League.” Although Ashito is relatively inexperienced, Fukuda sees such great potential in him that he invites him to Tokyo for a test training session at his club. Thus begins the story of the boy who will revolutionize Japan’s soccer.