When Will Ayumu Make His Move? begins this summer

When Will Ayumu Make His Move

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? will premiere on July 7 as part of the Summer 2022 anime season.

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is another series from creator Souichiro Yamamoto who is mostly known for the series Teasing Master Takagi-san. The series follows students Ayumu Tanaka and his upperclassman Urushi Yaotome. Both are the only members of the school’s shogi club.

Despite the feelings they have for each other, Tanaka has one-sidedly decided he wouldn’t confess his feelings until he could beat his upperclassman in a game of shogi. But his earnest attitude and straightforward comments sound like flirting to the easily embarrassed Yaotome.

A summary of the series from MyAnimeList can be found below.

On a whim, first-year Ayumu Tanaka quits the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club. Urushi Yaotome, the president of the club and a master of shogi, is thrilled to finally have a playing partner. As Ayumu’s upperclassman, Urushi endeavors to be his shogi mentor and student role model. Too often, however, she finds herself blushing with embarrassment! Stone-faced and honest, Ayumu sees no issue with calling Urushi “cute.” Although Ayumu likes her, he refrains from confessing and promises himself to first beat her in a game of shogi.

Through school life and shogi games, the two students have many hilarious and heart-warming adventures. Ayumu enjoys every second with Urushi, but he is still a long way from beating her in shogi. With the commitment he made to himself, will Ayumu ever get the chance to confess his feelings to Urushi?


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