This year will see the release of Ao Ashi, a new sports anime series (2022). You may have heard of Blue Lock, a popular football manga series that will soon be adapted into an anime. But did you know that there’s an anime series called Ao Ashi that shows the Japanese Football Association Under 18 Premier League, not just an ordinary high school soccer team? Isn’t that news to you as well?
The Ao Ashi manga series, written and illustrated by Ueno Naohiko and Yuugo Kobayashi, has received nominations for the prestigious Manga Taisho awards. Along with the popular series Kaguya Sama: Love is War, the manga series, published by Big Comics Spirits, received the 65th Shougakugan Manga Award.
Instead of focusing solely on club politics, the series takes an unconventional approach. Indeed, the series concentrates mostly on fullbacks, midfielders, and strikers, as well as defenders, fullbacks, and midfielders.
Ao Ashi Anime Release Date
Shougakugan made the announcement of the anime series in the month of May 2021. According to the official website, the anime series Ao Ashi will premiere on April 9, 2022. Every Saturday at 6:25 p.m., the series will be broadcast on NHK E-Tele. Production I.G. is the studio in charge of the animation for the Ao Ashi series.
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Plot: Ao Ashi
Some of the most popular series include Giant Killing and Aoki Densetsu Shoot! Despite the fact that Ao Ashi isn’t well-known over the world, the series has a compelling plot. Despite its status as a regular sports show, Ao Ashi promotes Japanese football and serves as promotional material for the Japanese Football Associations Under 18 Premier League!
Aoi Ashito, the protagonist, is a Japanese suburbanite. As one of the best in his region, Ashita is recognized by Fukuda, an ex-professional footballer. Fukuda was formerly well-known on a global scale, and now he is educating the next generation.
The Esperion Youth Club’s trainer (Fukuda) invites Ashito to the tryouts. Ashito is awestruck by the sight of such talented players in Tokyo and strives to be the best. Ashito practices more than everyone else since he is aware of the level of competition he faces. Ashito is oblivious of his own special weapon while attempting to catch up to his teammates. What could it possibly be?
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Ao Ashi Anime Cast
Because the majority of the actors for the Ao Ashi anime series will be guys, here is the information from the official website.
Kouki Osuzu VA of Aoi Ashito
Kouki is really pleased to begin his voyage after seeing how Mr. Kobayashi’s drawing would appear when animated.
Tatsumaru Tachibana VA of Eisaku Otomo
Tachibana expresses his gratitude for the opportunity by urging viewers to read the manga with the anime series.
Seiichiro Yamashita VA of Soichiro Tachibana
Seiichiro empathizes with his persona Soichiro Tachibana and makes an effort to comprehend him. He also stated that fans should anticipate character development.
Taku Yashiro VA of Keiji Togashi
Taku, too, is looking forward to the series, urging fans to read the manga and pointing out how much information is contained in each character’s description.
Shun Horie VA of Kuroda Kanpei
Shun will try his hardest not to make his character, Kuroda Kanpei, a two-sided expression while he reads.
Wataru Kato VA of Atsushi Asari Marchis
Wataru expresses gratitude for his role in the series, recommending it not only to soccer enthusiasts but also to all fans who aspire to greatness.
Junya Enoki VA of Yuma Motoki
Even if you don’t care for soccer, the enthusiasm will convert you. Yuma Motoki will be played by Junya, who is a laid-back soccer player with a lot of talent.
Kentaro Kumagai VA of Ryuichi Takeshima
Kentaro is generous, especially to people who have a strong inspirational love for soccer and even to those who are struggling. Ao Ashi is worth seeing if you want to improve your talents.
Chikahiro Kobayashi VA of Tatsuya Fukuda
Chikahiro, the director of Esperian Youth, is looking forward to voicing Tatsuya and overseeing the team’s challenges and hardships.
Shunsuke Takeuchi plays Nagisa Akutsu’s VA, Yuichiro Umehara plays Haruhisa Kuribayashi’s VA, and Maki Kawase plays Ichijo Hana’s VA in the film directed by Yo Sato.
Ao Ashi is a must-see for high school kids preparing to go pro and their youngsters. But when will it be shown?