The Aoashi soccer anime has released a trailer for its second cour, previewing the new opening song “Presence” by Superfly. The new cour will begin on July 2.
Aoashi is based on the manga by Yuugo Kobayashi, which begin serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits on January 5, 2015. 28 tankoubon volumes have been published under the Big Spirits Comics label as of May 2022.
Crunchyroll describes the anime as:
“I’ll take you to the world.” Ashito Aoi is a middle schooler who lives in Ehime, and the ace of an unremarkable soccer club. The day that they lost the final tournament of middle school, Ashito runs along the ocean in frustration, before running into a man who had been watching his game. That man is Tatsuya Fukuda, the coach of the high-school-aged Youth team of a leading J-League team, “Tokyo City Esperion FC.”
After sensing immense potential in Ashito’s still-unrefined skills, he describes his ambition. “I want to build a team, and use it to take over the world. Our club isn’t going to be a milestone for players who take on the world. Our club is going to be the world. And to make this happen, I’m going to need some ‘aces’ to train.” After hearing Fukuda’s offer, Ashito decides to head to Tokyo and try out for his team.
Aoashi is directed by Akira Satou (Release the Spyce) with Masahiro Yokotani (Tropical-Rouge! Precure) as series composer, Masaru Yokoyama (Farewell, My Dear Cramer) as music composer, and Manabu Nakatake (Sket Dance), Toshie Kawamura (Hugtto! Precure), Asuka Yamaguchi (Magical Circle Guru Guru sub-character designer), and Saki Hasegawa (True Cooking Master Boy) as character designers. Production I.G is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Kouki Osuzu as Ashito Aoi, Tatsumaru Tachibana as Eisaku Ohtomo, Seiichirou Yamashita as Souichirou Tachibana, Taku Yashiro as Keiji Togashi, Shun Horie as Kanpei Kuroda, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Nagisa Akutsu, Yuuichirou Umehara as Haruhisa Kuribayashi, Mie Sonozaki as Noriko Aoi, Yoshiki Nakajima as Shun Aoi, Mikako Komatsu as Aoi Kaneko, and Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kenta Yoshitsune.
Source: SHOPRO YouTube channel