Ashito’s journey from being a local football player in Ehime to playing among the best has surely motivated all of us. In season 1, he finally moved to the A team. Fans are excited about what lies ahead for Ashito, as he strives to become a world-class player.
If you have been curious about the sequel of Ao Ashi, you are at the right place. We have compiled everything that is known about Ao Ashi season 2 to find answers to all your questions. Keep reading to find out more.
When can we expect Ao Ashi Season 2?
Ao Ashi aired from April 2022 to September 2022. There hasn’t been an official announcement regarding the production of a second season. But it might be too soon to conclude that there won’t be a sequel.
Ao Ashi was made by Production I.G studios, who are not new to making sports anime. They are behind the production of some of our favorite anime such as Haikyuu! and Kuroko No Basket.
These shows have multiple seasons, movies, and OVA episodes, covering most part of their source mangas.
Going by the trend of the studio’s release, we can expect a new season of Ao Ashi by February 2024, around the same time as Solo Leveling Anime.
Ao Ashi Manga
Ao Ashi anime is an adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Yugo Kobayashi and Naohiko Ueno. It is ongoing with 30 volumes as of January 2023. The manga has over 15 million in circulation. It won the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2020.
Season 1 covered contents up to volume 11 of the manga. Since then there have been 19 more volumes and there will be more. Viewers can remain hopeful about all the amazing scenes being animated.
Ao Ashi Anime Popularity
Ao Ashi has 24 episodes. The first half of the series featured the OP “Mushinhakusuu” by [Alexandros] and ED “Blue Diary” by Rinne. The later half had its OP “Presence” composed and performed by Superfly.
Its ED “Color Lily no Koibumi” by Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai. The entire soundtrack was quite catchy. They were well animated, with subtle clues into future episodes.
The first season has been fairly popular while it aired. It was rated 8.27 and ranked 264 on MyAnimeList. The series was rated 8.1 on IMDb. Ao Ashi is available to watch on Crunchyroll, Disney+, and Animax Mongolia outside of Japan. It has also been dubbed in Hindi on Disney+ Hotstar.
Ao Ashi Plot: Season 1 Recap
Ehime to Tokyo
Ashito Aoi is a junior high school student in Ehime, a quiet rural town in Japan. He is well known in the town as a genius football player. During an important high school preliminary match, Tatsuya Fukuda notices his potential and approaches him.
At first, Fukuda was drawn in by mere curiosity. But he is surprised to see Ashito’s talent, which enables him to memorize every single detail in a match. He suggests Ashito take part in the qualifiers for Youth Esperion FC.
Fukuda promises to take him to the world championships if he cleared it. Ashito takes this opportunity and moves to Tokyo.
But Tokyo is a whole new world. He wasn’t the only “genius” anymore. He seems to be struggling to catch up with the other competitors, who have been practicing professional soccer from a very young age. Regardless, Aoi Ashito successfully clears the test and joins Youth Esperion FC.
Youth Esperion FC
Ashito strives to improve himself and with each passing day, he seems to be getting closer to his dreams. These are shattered, as Fukuda tells him to change his position from forward player to the defender. Fukuda has bigger plans for his “ideal team” and Ashito can only be part of it as a defender.
Ashito manages to overcome his despair and continues to work on self-improvement. His goal, for now, is to move to team A so that he can play with the best players. He achieves this goal, though it is as a defender. The ends with a glimpse of his new teammates in team A.
What to Expect in Ao Ashi Season 2?
As we mentioned earlier, Ao Ashi season 2 has abundant content to form its story. It will continue from where the first season left and will most likely cover volumes 11 to 20 from the manga.
If you haven’t read the manga yet and would like to get an idea of what the sequel would contain, you can check this section. We have compiled some minor spoilers from the manga to keep you excited while you wait for the next season:
- Kuribayashi returns to Youth Eperion FC after his Asian League match as per Fukuda’s orders. He advises Kuribayashi to “settle down” for a bit.
- Ashito has to prove that he can keep with team A’s routine on his first try
- Ashito gets to play in matches as a starter in team A.
Ao Ashi Cast
Season 2 will see most of the cast reprising their roles from the previous season. Here’s the cast of japanese dub of Ao Ashi for some of the major characters that will appear in the sequel as well:
- Ashito Aoi- Kouki Oosuzu
- Hana Ichijou- Maki Kawase
- Tastuya Fukuda- Chikahiro Kobayashi
- Anri Kaidou- Reina Ueno
- Eisaku Ootomo- Tatsumaru Tachibana
- Keiji Togashi- Taku Yashiro
- Haruhisa Kuribayashi- Yuuichirou Umehara
- Daigo Benzen- Tetsu Inada
- Kanpei Kuroda- Shun Horie
- Yuuma Motoki – Junya Enoki
With all said, unless some major problems within the production companies arise, we can look forward to an announcement for Ao Ashi season 2 in 2023.
We will keep this page updated for more information on the second season of Ao Ashi. For the latest news on anime and manga, make sure to check out the Recent Highlights website.
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