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: None found, add some
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: 8.271 (scored by 7632776,327 users)
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Ranked: #2642
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Popularity: #1283
Members: 164,623
Favorites: 2,589

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Apr 23, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
since when was the last time we got a good football anime ? anyone remember ?

I can name several a good football anime, but many of them forgettable series. if you ask to someone " is there any good football show ? " atleast they will answer you with Captain Tsubasa or Inazuma Eleven. it's a good show but that's not what kind show what i want. I want some football series grounded in reality, not a super power one.

if you same like me then try Ao Ashi, I can guarantee this show will fulfill what you wish when it comes to football show.

what ...
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 ...
May 1, 2022
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
Far from the clever, critical touch that most reviewers here enjoy, and far from the deep observation of things. I'm here to give my superficial and emotionally affected opinion.

Unlike the cool anime dudes that were fortunate enough to be born in the golden era of DVD, I was born in 2000, I spent a fair portion of my childhood watching and loving the anime of my time.
Some of the cool DVD guys who have watched this anime, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it below mid, and I have no reason to protest since we did not grow up watching the ...
Sep 24, 2022
I like Ao Ashi.

What I like about Ao Ashi is the emphasis that in the world of football, not everyone is instantly a top star football player who only plays in the frontline like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. In the world of football, a team consisting of multiple talented players in different positions is what makes different players stand out and valuable in the eyes of many football enthusiasts. When a show like Ao Ashi breaks this false perception in the established norm media, it’s a welcoming thing to see because that means a show like Ao Ashi can explore other aspects of ...
Apr 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
It might be a bit too early to place a review, but as of now, the anime adaptation does a fantastic job cutting down the nitty-gritty stuff compared to the manga.

The first thing to know is that the series isn't a superpowered, supershots type of anime, instead, it focuses on realistic soccer(comparable to Haikyu!!).
The anime does a good job balancing the story and the soccer portions, making it easy and enjoyable to watch. In terms of the soccer portions, the anime emphasizes soccer theories and tactics used in the actual sport while often referencing notable soccer players in the current and past generations (ex. ...
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 ...
Apr 23, 2022
Preliminary (3/24 eps)
For a football fan, its a must watch!

A reality-based soccer anime without any superpowers. The basic concept is quite average, our protagonist is going to try his luck at a test game that will be crucial to his football career.
The basic concept is true that it is not particularly outstanding, the details are what make it really enjoyable, it is what sets it apart from other works. It highlights the peculiarities of the game well and places great emphasis on its tactical side. The specific but realistic abilities of the characters are presented with interesting metaphors.


About the music, the opening is kinda banger, ...
May 9, 2022
Preliminary (5/24 eps)
Ao Ashi... finally a sports anime with realistic, and I mean realistic approach in a world of sports and athletes. I'm so tired of seeing shounen sports animes where everyone is friendly, everyone are friends which is stupid.

You think aiming to become pro is easy? You think when you joined a club or a team that aims to the world stage, you will be friends to all? That you will be chillin' with your bros? Fucking not! You have friends yes, but even you're own friends, teammates, even your own self can be your downfall. You need to be very strong physically and mentally. ...
May 1, 2022
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
Ao Ashi - A simple anime about youth football and about dreams of going pro.

Ashi- Meaning "Reed". “Man is but a reed, the feeblest one in nature; but he is a thinking reed.” —Blaise Pascal, a simple phrase that is used in the series a lot.

The anime is about a boy name Aoi Ashito who aspires to become a football pro, he's passion for football and love for his family is what drives him to grow as a person and player.

The series is very interesting and really captures the viewer leaving them on a cliff hanger every episode ( at the time of writing 4 ...
Sep 24, 2022
As a sports connoisseur, I would like to ask you a genuine question: "When was the last time that we actually got a really good sports show, most particularly concerning about soccer/football?" Sure, you have the constant answers of either the modern Inazuma Eleven or the much beloved classic Captain Tsubasa series, but if both aren't your cup of tea, there should be something on the plane of a realistic, young adult-ish setting that showcases all the nerfs of growing in a soccer team. And no, I'm not talking about superpower types like Blue Lock (which is coming next season) nor this season's original "reboot" ...
Jun 22, 2022
Preliminary (11/24 eps)
Exciting, fun, realistic and educational. Ao Ashi has all the elements that I'm looking for in a sports anime. As expected from Production IG, they animated another good sports series where they represent a certain sport (football in ao ashi) seriously and in a very cool way.

Story 10/10: Just watching the first episode, I can immediately tell that this anime has a great plot/storyline. We follow Ashito's journey as a youth football player in Esperion, a youth team, as he grows and develop his skills in order to become a professional football player. But the story provides us more than just following Ashito's journey: every ...
Jun 15, 2022
Preliminary (10/24 eps)
I am a Japanese who is a big fan of the original manga. People who know soccer will definitely enjoy this anime, and people who don't know soccer will enjoy the real game more in the future if they watch it.
So far, those who have watched up to 10 episodes seem to have mixed reviews. However, it is from episode 11 that this anime becomes more interesting. It will definitely be exciting from the next episode where the main character learns the first step of what soccer is all about. There is an original manga, and it is very interesting from volume 7 onward. The ...
Sep 30, 2022
The best football anime I've ever seen.

As a fan of this sport living in a soccer country like Argentina, I can say that it is the most real thing you will see on a field.

The characters can be annoying or they are not to your liking but the best thing about this is how their skills, mentality, leadership, competitive, camaraderie, strategist, vision and among many things you need to be a soccer professional are gradually developed.

On top of that what broke my heart the most is the bond that a mother has with her son, my favorite chapter without a doubt.

This Anime deserves a lot ...
Apr 30, 2022
Preliminary (4/24 eps)
I think this anime is very underrated, especially in a genre where football is barely even touched upon. If you have played football growing up and thought about going pro this can be a really fun show to watch. The characters are well thought out and are funny and interesting. The only gripe I have so far is the lack of detail from his background but it comes with time probably. The football part of the show is quite good even though sometimes it seems a little silly the way things happen in the game. I can't complain its been very entertaining and one episode ...
Sep 24, 2022
The story follows Ashito Aoi, the protagonist of the story, who is arrogant and self-centered. He initially thought his ability to score goals would be the difference-maker for his team, but eventually realized the value of playing as a team, now his prior understanding of football has to be revised. However, because of his stubbornness and his unwavering desire to succeed as a professional football player so that he can support his family, he is very dedicated to learning and making a career in football work.

The story feels realistic, with solid character development and decent pacing. Life isn't a Disney ride, if you want ...
May 8, 2022
Preliminary (5/24 eps)
As a fan of soccer anime after going through Hungry Heart: Wild Striker , Giant Killing , Area no Kishi , inazuma eleven , Days etc in the category of realistic Anime I feel the freshness of this anime in particular. Unlike the " newbie main protagonist with hidden potential and a central rival" plotline , it has a different take very unconventional one but refreshing and different which is really enjoyable to watch.

The way characters have been developed in just 5 episodes are really commendable and its rare to see in Anime nowadays. Hats-off to the Art and story team a commendable job done ...
May 22, 2022
Preliminary (8/24 eps)
I never had this much fun watching a football anime!

The characters are so fun and nice to watch. The manager is not just there to look good and actually doing something. The other boys are all unique.

And the main character is really relatable for most of us I would say.

It has some diamond no ace vibes- so if you liked this one you will love Ao Ashi!:)

Lots of stuff will be explained, so that even people with nearly 0 knowledge about football will find it enjoyable.

No super special moves like Inazuma Eleven, or people being super special like Blue Lock.
Sep 24, 2022
THIS ANIME WAS GASSSSSSS! I can’t lie I didn't hear a lot about Ao Ashi before I saw that Production IG got it. That and the fact that we haven’t gotten a good soccer anime in a pretty long time, but this had to be the surprise of the season for me. It covered most of the boxes for me and is a really nice underdog story. I personally hope and can’t wait for a season 2.
Art: 8
So the actual animation was a little lackluster at times, but almost everything else was perfect. I think the art style really complimented the anime and the ...
Sep 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (23/24 eps)
Sometimes, once in a while, comes a show which requires more than just critique but also out-of-the-box reviewing methods.

Aoashi is definitely THERE.

i love football. i love anime.

Put that together; you give me Ao Ashi. I was in a youth academy and have gone through the hell of promotions and the cycle of wishing to be a pro but never being that good enough, or simply not fitting the team's style of play and thereby being considered not talented enough. So, this show hits personally hard there.

What more can I say? It's a show about a kid wanting to play football to its truest heights, every ...
Sep 27, 2022
Ao Ashi Review (9.6)

I learned a lot about how to play football and its rules and what techniques they used. Good animation but there are episodes where the animation is ugly. Characters who have the same dream of becoming a pro. And songs that you can feel the emotion and will be your favorite.

The story and pacing are good, but when it comes to the ending, it doesn't seem like it can be hyped because the ending seems rushed.

The animation is different depending on the episode, sometimes it's beautiful, sometimes it's ugly, and sometimes it seems rushed, but there are still many beautiful scenes like ...