A special illustration for the manga written and illustrated by Souichirou Yamamoto, Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (Even so, Ayumu draws closer to the endgame) was revealed in a leak of this year's seventh issue of Kodansha publisher's Weekly Shonen Magazine. . The image, in addition to commemorating the anime adaptation, also reveals that the series has exceeded 800 thousand accumulated copies in circulation.
Yamamoto began publishing the manga as a webcomic titled Shougi no Yatsu in 2018 and published through his personal Twitter account. Subsequently, it began its publication through Kodansha publisher's Weekly Shonen Magazine in March 2019. The publisher published the fifth compilation volume on October 16, and will publish the sixth on January 15.
The work has an anime adaptation confirmed for the year 2022, becoming Souichirou Yamamoto's second manga to be adapted into animation. The first was Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san), with two seasons to date.
Synopsis of Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru
On a whim, first-year Ayumu Tanaka leaves the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club. Urushi Yaotome, club president and shogi teacher, is delighted to have finally found a playmate. As Ayumu's senpai, Urushi strives to be her shogi mentor and her student model. However, too often, she - she blushes with embarrassment! With a fairly honest face, Ayumu sees no problem calling her "cute" and although her feelings are obvious, she refrains from confessing them and vows that she will first beat her in a shogi game. Through her school life and games of shogi, the two students will have many fun and heartwarming adventures. Ayumu enjoys every second of her with Urushi, but is still a long way from beating her in a shogi match. With the commitment he made to himself, will Ayumu ever have the opportunity to confess her feelings to Urushi?
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