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When Will Ayumu Make His Move? (TV)

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Alternative title:
Sore Demo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru (Japanese)
それでも歩は寄せてくる (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Yaotome's the president of the shogi club at her high school, and she's pretty sure that Ayumu, an underclassman and the only other member of the club, has a huge crush on her. They get together to play shogi every day after school, but no matter what she does, she can't seem to get him to confess his feelings. What she doesn't know is that Ayumu has made a pact with himself to reveal his love only after he's beaten Yaotome at shogi for the first time. Yet there's one big issue with this plan...he really sucks at shogi. (from manga)
User Ratings: 110 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:9, dub:1)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:17, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Good: 27 votes (sub:26, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:28, raw:1)
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 211 users, rank: #3725 (of 9579)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.582 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.7497, rank: #5443 (of 9701)
Weighted mean: 6.523 (Good−), rank: #5527 (of 9701) (seen all: 6.91 / seen some: 6.32 / won't finish: 4.08)
Bayesian estimate: 6.631 (Good−), rank: #4813 (of 7285)
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2022-07-07
Opening Theme:
"Kakehiki wa Poker Face" by Kana Hanazawa
Ending Theme:
"50 Centi" by Kanna Nakamura
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    When Will Ayumu Make His Move? - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-ray) 2023-07-11 (from $32.28)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mirai Minato
Series Composition: Deko Akao
Deko Akao (7 episodes
eps 1-3, 5, 7, 9, 12

Yumi Suzumori (5 episodes
eps 4-10 even, 11

Hiromitsu Kanazawa (ep 8)
Hisayasu Shiba (eps 3, 7, 9)
Kōji Sawai (eps 6, 10)
Masato Matsune (Alice From Japan, OP)
Mirai Minato (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 11-12

Misaki Nishimoto (ED)
Yūichi Nihei (ep 5)
Episode Director:
Haruka Hirota (eps 3, 7)
Masahiro Hosoda (eps 5, 9)
Mirai Minato (eps 1, 12)
Misaki Nishimoto (ep 4)
Yamato Ouchi (eps 6, 10)
Yūshi Ibe (eps 2, 11)
Yusuke Sekine (ep 8)
Unit Director:
Masato Matsune (Alice From Japan, OP)
Mirai Minato (OP)
Misaki Nishimoto (ED)
Music: Shun Narita
Original creator: Sōichirō Yamamoto
Character Design: Kazuya Hirata
Art Director: Hideto Nakahara
Chief Animation Director:
Kazuya Hirata (OP, ED; eps 1-12)
Kazuyuki Yamayoshi (eps 8-9)
Animation Director:
Akane Imada (eps 1, 5, 9)
Minao Otsuki (OP; eps 4, 8-9)
Misaki Nishimoto (ED)
Mizuki Takahashi (OP; eps 1, 5, 11)
3D Director: Tsutomu Ogasawara
Sound Director: Tōru Kanegae
Director of Photography: Yūtarō Kikuchi

2nd Key Animation: Minami Hoshino (ep 12)
Animation producer: Yūto Shimizu
Art Setting: Tomoyasu Fujise (Chiptune)
Assistant Episode Director: Yūshi Ibe (ep 7)
Chief Manager: Yamato Mine
Color design: Hayato Yoshida
Editing: Yūji Kondō (REAL-T)
Finish Animation: Minami Hoshino (ep 12)
Key Animation:
Kōhei Kobayashi (eps 7-8)
Minami Hoshino (ep 12)
Misaki Nishimoto (ED)
Mizuki Takahashi (OP; eps 1, 5, 11)
Production manager:
Haruna Takeshima (eps 1, 5, 9)
Naho Iguchi (eps 2, 11)
Nanami Hoshino (ep 12)
Reika Tajima (ep 6)
Takuya Kajitani (eps 4, 10)
Wataru Tsuchida (eps 3, 7)
Yuichi Yamada (ep 8) 
Prop Design: Mizuki Takahashi
Setting Manager: Shunsuke Kusunoki
Theme Song Arrangement:
Atsuki Ōkuma (Arte Refact; ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Yuki Honda (Arte Refact; ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Dan Miyakawa (OP)
Erica Masaki (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Kana Hanazawa (OP)
Kanna Nakamura (ED)
Kanna Nakamura as Urushi Yaotome
Yōhei Azakami as Ayumu Tanaka

Eri Suzuki as Miku
Haruna Mikawa as Rin Kagawa
Hina Yomiya as Sakurako Mikage
Kana Hanazawa as Maki
Tsubasa Gouden as Takeru Kakuryu
Yūki Kudō as Hinano

Fumihiko Tachiki as Urushi's father (ep 10)
Haruto Shindo as
Soccer Club Member (ep 3)
Student (ep 2)
Hikaru Hinasaka as Student (ep 2)
Hiroki Okumura as Student (eps 2, 7)
Kazuhiro Nakaya as Johnny (ep 5)
Kibana Kawatani as Schoolgirl (ep 6)
Masaaki Ihara as Urushi's grandfather (ep 10)
Masaki Terasoma as Store manager (eps 5, 10)
Mayuka Shirakura as Student (ep 2)
Mei Oohashi as Student (ep 2)
Misato Kaede as
Schoolgirl (ep 1)
Woman (ep 3)
Niina Hanamiya as Schoolgirl (ep 6)
Rei Akatani as Student (ep 7)
Risa Shimizu as Samantha (ep 5)
Ryuuta Matsumoto as Student (eps 2, 7)
Sara Matsumoto as Broadcasting Club member (ep 2)
Sayaka Ōhara as Urushi's mother (ep 10)
Takumu Miyazono as Janitor (ep 4)
Tetsuro Noda as
Soccer Club Member (ep 3)
Sports festival committee (ep 2)
Teacher (ep 6)
Toshiki Horikita as Student (eps 2, 7)
Yū Satō as Student (ep 2)
Yudai Mino as
Passerby (ep 12)
Schoolboy (eps 1, 9)
Soccer Club Member (ep 3)
Student (ep 2)
Yuka Kazama as Student (ep 7)
Yuusuke Fukamizu as Student (eps 2, 7)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: SILVER LINK.
Art Setting: Chiptune
Editing Studio: REAL-T
Internet Streaming: Amazon Prime Video (2022-07-07)
English staff
English cast
English companies
Distributor: Distribution Solutions
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Sentai Studios
German cast
German staff
Leslie-Vanessa Lill as Urushi Yaotome
Max Felder as Ayumu Tanaka

Felix Mayer as Takeru Kakuryu
Jana Dunja Gries as Rin Kagawa
Lara Schmidt as Miku
Lisa Dzyadyk as Sakurako Mikage
Lucy Leopold as Hinano

Alexander Wohnhaas as Sportsfest-Chef
Angela Wiederhut as Samantha (ep 5)
Hans Bayer as Chef
Lea Kalbhenn as Rundfunkclub
Maren Rainer as Mutter (ep 10)
Tekin Gültekin as Vater (ep 10)
Tom Dulovits as Schüler 1

German companies
Distributor: Polyband

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