The official website for the upcoming soccer anime Aoashi released its first trailer for the series on Monday, March 14, 2022. The trailer reveals and previews the anime’s opening and ending theme songs along with a premiere date of April 9, 2022.
Alexandros will perform the opening theme song “Mushin Hakusū” (Innocent Beat Count) while Rinne will perform the ending theme song “Blue Diary.”
The franchise also unveiled a few additional cast members including:
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kenta Yoshitsune
- Mikako Komatsu as Aoi Kaneko
- Mie Sonozaki as Noriko Aoi
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Shun Aoi
The previously announced cast includes:
- 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
The staff includes:
- Director: Akira Sato
- Story Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
- Character Design: Manabu Nakatake, Toshie Kawamura, Asuka Yamaguchi, and Saki Hasegawa
- Soccer Supervision: Kenichi Takeshita, Jun Soga, and Kenji Iizuka
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Studio: Production I.G
The TV anime will debut on the NHK Educational channel on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 6:25 p.m.
Aoashi is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūgo Kobayashi. It has been serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits since January 2015.
The series involves youth football player Ashito Aoi and his journey and experiences in the Tokyo Esperion youth academy.
In 2020, the manga won the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for the general category.
Source: Aoashi Official Website