Uncredited versions of the opening and animation sequences were released for Aoashia currently airing television anime based on Yugo Kobayashi’s hot-blooded sports manga about a talented but blunt young man who pushes himself to excel after leaving his small town to join a soccer club in Tokyo.
the original Aoashi manga is serialized by Shogakukan in their Weekly Comedy Great Minds seinen manga magazine, and a English language version is also available from Shogakukan Asia. Crunchyroll describes Aoashi’s story as follows:
“I will take you into the world.” Ashito Aoi is a middle schooler who lives in Ehime and the ace of an unremarkable soccer club. The day they lost the last college tournament, Ashito ran along the ocean in frustration, only to come across a man who had been watching his match. This man is Tatsuya Fukuda, the coach of the high school youth team of a top J-League team, “Tokyo City Esperion FC”. After sensing immense potential in Ashito’s still unrefined skills, he describes his ambition. “I want to build a team and use it to conquer the world. Our club will not be a milestone for players who conquer the world. Our club will be the world. And for that to happen, I’m going to need “ace” to practice.” After hearing Fukuda’s offer, Ashito decides to go to Tokyo and try out for his team ── Aoashi is considered the vanguard of football manga, and now he’s finally getting a TV anime adaptation ! Loss, growth and friendship: it’s all about youth!
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the Aoashi The television anime is directed by Akira Sato and features animation production by Production IG. The series is currently airing in Japan and is also available to stream on Crunchyroll as part of the Spring 2022 anime simulcast schedule.
Copyright Notice: © 2022 Yugo KOBAYASHI, Shogakukan/Aoashi Project
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