With the publication of its 29th collected volume, Shogakukan stated on Tuesday that the Aoashi manga by Ygo Kobayashi has sold 15 million copies. Since the television anime’s April premiere, this number has increased by 5 million.
In January 2015, Kobayashi published the manga’s first issue in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits publication. Naohiko Ueno’s original storey idea serves as the foundation for the manga.
Ashito Aoi, a third-year middle school student from the Ehime prefecture, is the main character of the manga. Even though Ashito excels at soccer, he makes an effort to conceal it. Because of his honest nature, he produces a catastrophe that represents a significant setback for him. The young squad coach for the club, Tatsuya Fukuya, a veteran of the successful J-Club team Tokyo City Esperion, then arrives in front of Ashito. Ashito is invited to try out for the young squad in Tokyo by Tatsuya, who recognises his ability and sees through Ashito.
The Best General Manga award at the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards went to the manga.
The animation airs on Saturdays at 6:25 p.m. and made its debut on the NHK Educational channel on April 9. The anime is being streamed live on Crunchyroll. On July 2, the 13th episode of the second season of the anime aired.