‘Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru’, alternatively known as ‘When Will Ayumu Make His Move’ is a popular Japanese manga. Its first volume came out in 2021 and since then the manga is still ongoing. It has a massive fanbase due to its less complicated storyline and the rom-com genre.
The main plot revolves around two central characters of the story Tanaka, Ayumu, and Yotome Urushi. The first-year student, Ayumu Tanaka leaves the Kendo club on a whim to join the felonious Shogi club instead which makes the president of the club happy because he is finally excited to have a new member joining the team. Yatome Urushi is not only Ayame’s senior but also an excellent shogin master. Sadly, her talent is little appreciated among the others as her club has too many vacant seats to fill.
Nonetheless, Urushi becomes Ayumu’s Shogi master with her utmost endeavor and aims to be his student role model. But the encounter with Ayumu in her life makes the air a bit heavy around her. She is used to living in solitude and never expects to catch any romantic feelings towards anybody.
But Ayumu is around, and Urushi becomes nervous while blushing herself in front of him. Although Ayumu also likes her, he remains ardent with pride that he should beat her in a Shogi game first.
Their unexpected meeting with each other through school life and Shogi games has made them closer than ever as the two students spend their time engaging in these activities. Despite having many heart-warming moments and hilarious adventures together he still refuses to confess his feelings because he has to defeat Urushi in a match. So, the question remains, Will Ayumu ever get the opportunity to tell his feelings to Urushi?
Recap and Review of Chapter 217
Urushi is about to start her new life as a university student and a sense of tension is already brewing up in her family. Her father does not seem to have taken this idea very lightly, there is nothing serious though it is just her father who is overly worried about her departure. Urushi’s mother tells him that she has informed him of the news but since he denied the matter, he might have forgotten it.
But Urushi tries to console him by saying he can still contact her from home but her consolation has the least effect on her father, as he is not okay with her daughter leaving the house whom he has been watching since the infant days. However, Mr. Yatome requests Urushi to have a Shogi match with him, but she refuses saying she has to play with Ayumu now. Another lighting struck him at that very moment, and he could not help but monitor her daughter’s game with this guy.
The match begins and her father is rooting for her that she must not lose. He is again lost in thoughts where he imagines his daughter bringing up her partner into the house. Meanwhile, in the game, Ayumu is playing quite well but her father refuses to acknowledge his efforts.
He, all of a sudden comes to terms with his thoughts that he can do nothing over his daughter’s wish, and after Urushi wins the match, her father mentions that if Ayumu is her partner then it will be a little good for him to bear and also acknowledge his playing style.
Ayumu is still persistent that he will only propose to her if he manages to win. After seeing her father for the first time while also hearing that it is he who trained Urushi to play Shogi. Ayumu also makes an additional request to teach him as well which his father politely declines and the chapter ends there.
Spoilers and Expectations for Chapter 218
Ayumu and Urushi had a Shogi match with each other as they always have. But this time, Urushi’s father also joins to watch the match out of jealousy for his daughter. While the match continued, he was lost in his imagination about Urushi’s future partner. He also refused to agree on Ayumu’s playing style at first.
Her father was already disheartened upon hearing that Urushi would leave the house for university. And the Shogi match somehow saddened him more forcing him to accept the situation. In the process, he finally praises Ayumu for his match but refuses to teach him Shogi.
In the next chapter, we might see Urushi preparing to leave the house to attend University and her father crying at this very moment. He is not ready to bid his daughter a temporary farewell. Or we will see if he finally agrees to teach Ayumu Shogi. Will her father be able to contain himself after his daughter leaves? And will Ayumu get the chance to be mentored by Urushi’s father? Find out what happens in the next chapter.
Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru Chapter 218 Release Date
Chapter 218 of the manga ‘Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru’ is expected to be released by Wednesday, September 27, 2023, JST at 12:00 AM and according to the weekly schedule:
- Japanese Standard Time: 12:00 AM on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Korean Standard Time: 12:00 AM on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Indian Standard Time: 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Central European Time: 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- New York Time: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory: 1:00 AM on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Eastern Indonesian Time: 10:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Singapore Standard Time: 11:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Pacific Time: 8:00 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Eastern European Time: 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Philippine Standard Time: 11:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Where to read Chapter 218 of ‘Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru’?
‘Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru’ Chapter 218 will be available on the website Kodansha.