This Sunday, the editorial Shueisha officially announced and with a visual teaser that the manga series written and illustrated by Kouji Miura, blue box (Ao no Hako), will have an anime adaptation.
The first cast members were also announced and the designs of the main characters were revealed.
Queen Ueda (Kanao Tsuruyu in Kimetsu no YaibaGanyu in Genshin Impact) as Chinatsu Kano.
Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite) as Taiki Inomata.
The production details and release date of this project have not yet been revealed; However, a special panel for the series will be held on December 16 during the Jump Festa ’24 convention, where much more information about it is expected to be revealed.
Previously, some details about this next adaptation had already been leaked, among which it stands out that its premiere would be scheduled for some point in 2024 and that its production would be in charge of the studios. CloverWorks. All this information is still considered unofficial and, therefore, we are only waiting to confirm it.
Miura began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in April 2021. Kouji Miura is also the author of other mangas such as “Sensei, Suki desu.” and “Aozora Rubber“, while “Ao no Hako” is based on a one-shot that he published in 2020.
Synopsis of Ao no Hako
Taiki Inomata, a third-year high school student, attends Eimei Academy, an integrated school with a major sports program. Having joined the high school badminton team, Taiki tries to attend open training as soon as possible. But no matter how early he goes, he always arrives second to the gym. The person who is one step ahead of him is Chinatsu Kano, a first-year high school student who is in love with Taiki. Chinatsu is the rising star of the basketball team, and the difference between her and Taiki couldn’t be greater.
Although Taiki is a decent badminton player, his popularity is nowhere near Chinatsu’s, making it even less likely that his feelings will be reciprocated. However, in a strange twist of fate, he ends up living in Taiki’s house! Wanting to become a worthy rival for Chinatsu, Taiki pursues the same dream as his lover: participating in the Nationals. Taiki begins to train harder than ever, all in order to establish a solid relationship with his new housemate.
© 三浦糀 (著) / SHUEISHA 集英社