A renowned Japanese leaker confirmed that the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Souichirou Yamamoto, Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (Even So, Ayumu Approaches), will premiere in July 2022 in Japan. The leak also confirmed the project’s production team.
Yamamoto began publishing the manga as a web comic titled Shougi no Yatsu in 2018 and posted through his personal Twitter account. Subsequently, it began its publication through Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in March 2019.
Souichirou Yamamoto is also the author of the Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san) manga, published through Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine since June 2013, with thirteen compiled volumes and two seasons of an adaptation to the anime produced by Shin-Ei Animation to date.
- Mirai Minato (Fate / kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Illya, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu, Kimi to Boku no Saigo no
- Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK studios .
- Deko Akao (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kazuya Hirata (Fate / kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Illya 3rei !!, Itai no wa Iya nano from Bougyoryoku and Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu, Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san) is in charge of character design.
Synopsis of Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru
On a whim, first-year Ayumu Tanaka leaves the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club. Urushi Yaotome, president of the club and teacher of shogi, is delighted to have finally found a playmate. As Ayumu’s senpai, Urushi strives to be her shogi mentor and her student model. Yet too often, she – she blushes in embarrassment! With a fairly honest face, Ayumu sees no problem calling her “cute” and, although her feelings are evident, she refrains from confessing them and promises herself that she will first beat her in a shogi game.
Through their school life and shogi games, the two students will have many fun and heartwarming adventures. Ayumu enjoys every second of her with Urushi, but she is still a long way from beating her in a shogi match. With the commitment he made to himself, will Ayumu ever get a chance to confess her feelings to Urushi?