The official YouTube channel for Shogakukan‘s Big Comic household of magazines started streaming 11 live-action promotional shorts for the tv anime of Yūgo Kobayashi‘s Aoashi manga on Monday. The shorts inform a narrative of a third-year center faculty scholar and soccer participant who reads Aoashi. The shorts observe the friction in his relationship along with his mom, who hates soccer, within the days earlier than he goes to Tokyo to check out for the J-League youth crew.


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The Aoashi anime will premiere on the NHK Educational channel on April 9, and can air on Saturdays at 6:25 p.m.

The beforehand introduced forged consists of:

  • Kouki Ohsuzu as Ashito Aoi
  • Tatsumaru Tachibana as Eisaku Ohtomo
  • Seiichirō Yamashita as Sōichirō Tachibana
  • Taku Yashiro as Keiji Togashi
  • Shun Horie as Kanpei Kuroda
  • Wataru Katō as Martis Jun Asari
  • Junya Enoki as Yūma Motoki
  • Kentarō Kumagai as Ryūichi Takeshima
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Nagisa Akutsu
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Haruhisa Kuribayashi
  • Kensho Ono as Taira Nakamura
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Yōichi Kiriki
  • Makoto Furukawa as Eita Takasugi
  • Maki Kawase as Hana Ichijō
  • Reina Ueda as Anri Kaidō
  • Chikahiro Kobayashi as Tatsuya Fukuda
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Nozomi Date
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kenta Yoshitsune
  • Mikako Komatsu as Aoi Kaneko
  • Mie Sonozaki as Noriko Aoi
  • Yoshiki Nakajima as Shun Aoi

Akira Sato (Release the Spyce) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Masahiro Yokotani (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, All Out!!, Tropical-Rouge! Precure) is accountable for the collection scripts. Manabu Nakatake, Toshie Kawamura, Asuka Yamaguchi, and Saki Hasegawa are all credited for character design, with Natake and Yamaguchi additionally credited as chief animation administrators. Naho Seike, Yukiko Watabe, Miho Daidouji, and Eisuke Shirai are credited as sub-character designers. Kenichi Takeshita, Jun Soga, and Kenji Iizuka are credited for soccer supervision. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Alexandros will carry out the opening theme tune “Mushin Hakusū” (Innocent Beat Count) and Rinne will carry out the ending theme tune “Blue Diary.”

The manga centers on third-year center faculty scholar Ashito Aoi, who lives in Ehime prefecture. Ashito has a robust expertise in soccer, however he tries to cover it. Due to his very simple character, he causes a catastrophe that serves as an enormous setback for him. Then, Tatsuya Fukuya — a veteran of the sturdy J-Club crew Tokyo City Esperion and coach of the membership’s youth crew — seems in entrance of Ashito. Tatsuya sees via Ashito and sees his expertise, and invitations him to check out for the youth crew in Tokyo.

Kobayashi launched the manga in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Big Comic Spirits journal in January 2015. The manga is predicated on an unique story idea by Naohiko Ueno.

Sources: Big Comic‘s YouTube channel, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web