Ao Ashi

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Japanese: アオアシ
English: Aoashi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:25 (JST)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 108462108,462 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1149
Members: 215,466
Favorites: 3,075

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In a quiet rural town, the spotlight of a local junior high school football team rests on one player: Ashito Aoi. Known for his unpredictable moves and self-centered playing style, Ashito is the sole powerhouse pushing his team through an important high school preliminary tournament. However, their win streak is short-lived—an opponent causes Ashito to lose his temper and act violently, resulting in his removal from the rest of the game.

Without their star player, the team is quickly eliminated from the tournament. Just as he believes all hope is lost, Ashito is approached by a youth team coach named Tatsuya Fukuda who senses potential in him, and Fukuda invites him for tryouts in Tokyo. In an unfamiliar setting surrounded by talent, Ashito must bring out the best of his ability to prove himself and secure what could be a life-changing career.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Morihiro, Fumi
Kuroki, Rui
Danno, Yoshito


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Mushinhakusuu (無心拍数)" by [Alexandros]
2: "Presence" by Superfly

Ending Theme

1: "Blue Diary" by Rinne
2: "Color Lily no Koibumi (カラー・リリィの恋文)" by Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai

Episode Videos


Sep 24, 2022
Sports anime might be fundamentally similar to each other, but the writing and deliverance can differ a lot. Ao Ashi creates a world full of lessons and hardships, in both football and life. And like most sports anime, it doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of football to appreciate it. The characters are there, the build-up is there, and the emotions are there too, like in any other good anime. The main purpose of this review is to express how well Ao Ashi excels in certain things compared to other sports anime, what it lacks compared to them, and how good it really is overall.

The ...
Oct 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Unrealistic, annoying, exaggerated, but surprisingly funny.

Yeah, that's about it.

I don't know what I expected, but when I saw a socer/football anime with an 8.30+ rating on MAL, I was hyped. Maybe haikyuu's realism and attention to detail spoiled my taste when it comes to sports anime, but Ao Ashi is definitely a disappointment.

Don't expect realism, It's non-existent. MC or some other character will stop the ball and stay there thinking for 10 straight seconds, surrounded by two to three opponents, but the opposing team just... Error 404ed? They stay there *unmoving* the whole time, a meter away from the ball, as if this is ...
Sep 24, 2022
Ao Ashi dropped the ball on so many levels. From an outsider's perspective, it looked really promising but ended up being a letdown after diving into it.

It's not a horrible sports anime but it is ridden with so many annoyances it sucks out all the fun. Well, watching Ao Ashi never really was accompanied by a high level of fun. At least for me, there was no feeling of hype or energy in the show.

First of all, the characters. Aoi is almost a perfect cookie-cutter sports anime main character.
Pretty much an always upbeat, goody two-shoes that values friendship and camaraderie above all else. Don't ...

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