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Ayumu’s Moment Approaches: Manga’s 5-Chapter Finale

In this week’s 45th edition of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine, it was officially announced that Sōichirō Yamamoto’s manga “When Will Ayumu Make His Move?” will be concluding its run in just five more chapters.

Published in English by Kodansha USA Publishing, this manga offers readers an enticing blend of the classic will-they-won’t-they romance trope, courtesy of the renowned creator of “Teasing Master Takagi-san.”

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The story revolves around Ayumu, who finds himself deeply infatuated with his senpai, Yaotome. However, he has made a solemn vow not to confess his feelings until he can outsmart her in the intricate game of shogi. The catch? His affection for Yaotome is strikingly evident to her, and she can’t resist the temptation to playfully manipulate him into breaking his pledge.

Ayumu's Moment Approaches: Manga's

For those who relish the romantic dynamics found in series like “Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro,” “Komi Can’t Communicate,” and “Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie,” this manga promises to rekindle that spark of love.

Yamamoto, renowned for “Teasing Master Takagi-san,” initially launched this series in Weekly Shōnen Magazine back in March 2019 as part of the magazine’s celebration of its 60th anniversary. With the 15th volume already available since July 14 and the 16th volume set to hit the shelves on October 17, readers can expect an exciting culmination of this romantic journey.

For English-speaking fans, Kodansha has been keeping pace with the series, releasing the 14th volume on September 26 and scheduling the 15th volume for publication on November 21.

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Additionally, it’s worth noting that this manga adaptation led to an anime series in 2022, with Sentai Filmworks offering English-subtitled streaming via HIDIVE.


Source | Weekly Shōnen Magazine issue 45

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