Shounen Magazine announced that the Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (roughly translated as “Even So, Ayumu Draws Near”) manga is getting an anime adaptation. The anime is scheduled to release in 2022.
Staff, cast, and animation studio details are unknown, but the anime announcement commercial features the voices of Yoshimasa Hosoya (Attack on Titan series’ Reiner Braun) and Konomi Kohara (Kaguya-sama: Love is War series’ Chika Fujiwara) as main characters Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome respectively. A 2019 commercial casted Hiroki Yasumoto as Ayumu and Yuka Iguchi as Urushi.
The Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru manga is written and illustrated by Teasing Master Takagi–san mangaka Souichirou Yamamoto. The manga debuted in 2019 and is serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine.
MAL Rewrite describes the manga:
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?
Source: Shounen Magazine website