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Rom-Com Anime, ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move?’, Teases July Debut

From the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san comes another masterpiece that involves a 24/7 quibbling duo. When Will Ayumu Make His Move? will receive an anime soon and cater to us with a pair of lovebirds much like Takagi and Nishikata.


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You might also get some Kaguya-sama vibes from this series as it features Yaotome, Ayumu’s senpai, who tries her best to make him confess. Ayumu indeed likes her, and his ‘obvious flirting but no confession’ technique makes his senpai lose her mind.

With a tried and tested formula for a rom-com, the When Will Ayumu Make His Move? anime will premiere on July 7, 2022. Studio SILVER LINK is animating the series.

The new trailer for the anime shows Ayumu’s blatant flirting, and how flustered it makes Yaotome:

TVアニメ『それでも歩は寄せてくる』第2弾PV | 22年7月7日より放送開始
TV anime “When Will Ayumu Makeu” 2nd PV | Broadcast from July 7, 2010

Ayumu and Yaotome are in their school’s Shogi club, and Ayumu’s love for his senpai will be visible to even people who are blind. He calls her cute every day and then denies that he is flirting with her.

Why is his behavior so inconsistent? Ayumu has decided he will confess only after he has won against Yaotome in shogi. The only problem is that he is really bad at it and his senpai wins every day with no effort at all.

Thus, both are stuck in an infinite loop of frustrating awkwardness. This feeling is also perfectly captured by the anime’s latest visual:

Rom-Com Anime, ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move?’, Teases July Debut
When Will Ayumu Make His Move? Visual | Source: Official Website

 Some up-and-coming voice actors are participating in the When Will Ayumu Make His Move? anime and you should definitely check them out:

CharacterCastOther Works
Ayumu TanakaYōhei AzakamiShо̄hei Sakaki (Love All Play)
Urushi YaotomeKanna Nakamura--
Takeru Kakuryu Tsubasa GoudenTeruhiko Yukimura (Classroom of the Elite)
Mikage SakurakoHina YomiyaShinju Inui (My Dress-Up Darling)
Rin KagawaHaruna MikawaRBC (Cells at Work!)
MakiKana Hanazawa --

Kana Hanazawa is also performing the opening theme song for the anime, “Kakehiki wa Poker Face.” The anime’s staff members include:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorMirai MinatoBOFURI
Series ScriptEko AkaoNoragami
Character DesignKazuya HirataFate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya

Get ready for this cute rom-com anime where the main characters will be at constant odds with each other. Ayumu being a noob at shogi, will face a huge hurdle in his love life. Can he ever beat his senpai, or will he have to give up and confess finally?

About When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is a manga series written and illustrated by Sōichirō Yamamoto. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2019, and an anime series adaptation by Silver Link is set to premiere in July 2022.

It is sweet love story of Ayumu and his crush and senior, Urushi. Ayumu promises himself that he’ll confess to Urushi after beating her at a game of shogi but Urushi turns out to be the shogi club’s president.

Source: Official Website

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