HiDive To Stream Anime Rom-Com ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move?’

Manga writer and artist Sōichirō Yamamoto released the slice-of-life romantic comedy webcomic ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move?’ in 2018. The Japanese publishing company Kodansha began releasing a manga version in 2019. Its popularity led to the Tokyo-based animation studio Silver Link picking up the series as an anime that has a planned July 2022 release.
HiDive announced in a statement that they would be streaming the series on Fridays on their app.
“Odds are, you know or have known two people in your social circle who are really into each other and it’s only a matter of time before they get together. The real question (and the bets you’ve all made) is when. So when will Ayumu and Urushi finally start dating? Join us every Friday,” they said on their website.
The show is being written by Deko Akao with Mirai Minato serving as the director. The anime stars Yōhei Azakami as protagonist Ayumu Tanaka with Kanna Nakamura portraying the shogi senpai Urushi Yaotome. It also stars Tsubasa Gouden, Hina Yomiya, Haruna Mikawa, and Kana Hanazawa.
You can watch the trailer below:

Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“Ayumu Tanaka, a first-year high school student, and Urushi Yaotome, a second-year student, are members of the shogi club. Ayumu vows to confess his feelings to Urushi, his senpai, after he manages to defeat her in a game of shogi, but he is a beginner at the game and Urushi always beats him. Meanwhile, Urushi keeps trying to get Ayumu to admit that he likes her, but Ayumu never allows his poker face to slip.”
As D-Rezzed previously reported, Sentai Filmworks announced that they had acquired the license to bring the anime to North America.
The webcomic was originally titled ‘Shōgi no Yatsu’ aka ‘Shogi Guy’ before it received its more popular title that fans know.