Ao-chan Can't Study!
|Ao-chan Can't Study!|
Cover of Ao-chan Can't Study! volume 1 by Kodansha
(Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai)
|Written by||Ren Kawahara|
|Magazine||Shōnen Magazine Edge|
|Original run||October 2015 – December 2018|
|Written by||Ren Kawahara|
|Magazine||Shōnen Magazine Edge|
|Original run||January 2019 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Keisuke Inoue|
|Produced by||Rina Shinoda|
|Written by||Michiko Yokote|
|Music by||Hiroaki Tsutsumi|
|Licensed by||Sentai Filmworks (Worldwide rights excluding Asia)|
|Original network||MBS, TBS, BS-TBS|
|Original run||April 6, 2019 – present|
Ao-chan Can't Study! (淫らな青ちゃんは勉強ができない Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai, "Lewd Ao-chan Can't Study") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ren Kawahara. The series was serialized in Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine Edge magazine from October 2015 to December 2018, and was compiled into eight tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Kodansha USA, who began releasing the manga digitally in English in September 2018. A sequel manga was launched in January 2019, and an anime television series adaptation by Silver Link premiered on April 6, 2019.
Back when she was in kindergarten, Ao Horie shared a short essay about herself, which she soon regrets, because of her father, Hanasaki Horie, who is an author of erotic novels. Ao aims to go to an elite university to finally get away from her father, but soon she meets Takumi Kijima in their first year in high school. Ao can't think of a way to avoid Takumi and constantly thinks of them being with each other as a couple. Ao believes her father has influenced her way of thinking!
- Ao Horie (堀江 青 Horie Ao)
- Voiced by: Azumi Waki
- Ao is the daughter to Hanasaki Horie and has good grades in high school. She tries to avoid boys in school because her father is an author of erotic novels, which has given her a negative view of boys and sex, until Takumi Kijima wanted to be friends with her. Ao can't seem to avoid him and gets into embarrassing situations with Takumi.
- Takumi Kijima (木嶋 拓海 Kijima Takumi)
- Voiced by: Junta Terashima
- He is Ao's classmate in high school and has a crush on her. Takumi occasionally attends to point out every embarrassing situation, which Ao is unaware of.
- Hanasaki Horie (堀江 花咲 Horie Hanasaki)
- Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda
- He is Ao's father and an erotic novelist. His notable works are Promiscuous Lament and 100 Words of Significance in Bed.
- Miyabi Takaoka (高岡 雅 Takaoka Miyabi)
- Voiced by: Juri Kimura
- Miyabi is an old classmate of Ao. When they were in kindergarten. She has a crush on Takumi, but she doesn't get why he likes Ao.
- Soichiro Yabe (矢部 総一郎 Yabe Sōichirō)
- Voiced by: Takashi Kondō
- Soichiro is the editor for Hanasaki's novels.
- Masaki Uehara (上原 将生 Uehara Masaki)
- Voiced by: Yusuke Shirai
- Masaki is one of Takumi's friends.
- Shuhei Yonezuka (米塚 周平 Yonezuka Shūhei)
- Voiced by: Toshinari Fukamachi
- Shuhei is one of Takumi's friends.
Ao-chan Can't Study!, written and illustrated by Ren Kawahara, was serialized in Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine Edge magazine from October 2015 to December 2018. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga in North America, which began releasing the manga digitally in English since September 2018. It was compiled into eight tankōbon volumes. A sequel manga began serialization in January 2019.
|1||June 17, 2016||ISBN 978-4-06-391015-5|
|2||November 11, 2016||ISBN 978-4-0410-5536-6|
|3||March 3, 2017||ISBN 978-4-06-391062-9|
|4||July 14, 2017||ISBN 978-4-06-391073-5|
|5||November 16, 2017||ISBN 978-4-06-510462-0|
|6||April 17, 2018||ISBN 978-4-06-511476-6|
|7||September 14, 2018||ISBN 978-4-06-512895-4|
|8||January 17, 2019||ISBN 978-4-06-514351-3|
Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai Otona-hen
|1||May 17, 2019||ISBN 978-4-06-515755-8|
An anime television series adaptation was announced on December 4, 2018. The series is animated by Silver Link and directed by Keisuke Inoue, with Michiko Yokote handling series composition, and Miwa Oshima designing the characters. It premiered on April 6, 2019 on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS.[a] Edoga Sullivan is performing the series' opening theme song "Wonderful Wonder", while Spira Spica is performing the series' ending theme song "Koi wa Miracle" (恋はミラクル). Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for international regions, excluding Asia.
|No.||Title[b]||Original air date|
|1||"Ao-chan Can't Enjoy Her Youth"|
Transcription: "Ao-chan wa seishun ga dekinai" (Japanese: 青ちゃんは青春ができない)
|April 6, 2019|
|In a flashback, at school, Ao Horie introduces herself in class about the origin of her name and why Ao's father named her, which she regrets sharing in class. Now in high school, Takumi Kijima was commenting about Ao's good grades. She thinks both of them live in different worlds and quickly leaves the classroom to go home. The next day at school, the teacher asks Ao to see about Takumi's sprained ankle and gives her a new set of uniform for him to use. Ao went to see him but overheard a conversion with Masaki Uehara and he left the room. Ao talks to Takumi and gives him the uniform, while secretly, Hanasaki shows up and surprised Ao. She tries to stop him from doing things to her. This is until Takumi covers Ao with the uniform and confessed to Ao.|
|2||"Ao-chan Can't Easily Decline"|
Transcription: "Ao-chan wa jōzu ni kotowarenai" (Japanese: 青ちゃんは上手に断れない)
|April 13, 2019|
|At school, Ao was thinking about Takumi's confession. Takumi greeted Ao and got scared by him. The next day, she wore a different uniform to school, which Masaki commented about it and Ao left the classroom embarrassed. Takumi went to see her and they skipped class to eat. Ao wanted to touch Takumi, while he was sleeping. But he thought she wanted to touch his hand. Then Takumi asked about if Ao accepted his confession. Ao shouts out that she isn't familiar with being a couple yet. Takumi replies to Ao to plainly not reject his confession and think over it. Hanasaki asks Ao about Takumi and gave some advice, which Ao didn't like about it. At school, Ao was trying to study. But she was reading one of Hanasaki's novels, disguised as a school book. She threw it to Takumi and he picked up the novel. Thinking that its his study book. Ao asks Takumi to go studying together and tried getting the novel back from him, which Ao thought he had it. But Takumi possessed the school book and Ao had the novel instead and ran away.|
|3||"Ao-chan Can't Protect Her Lower Half"|
Transcription: "Ao-chan wa kahanshin ga mamorenai" (Japanese: 青ちゃんは下半身が守れない)
|April 20, 2019|
|On a school field trip, Ao walked into Takumi at the inn and some of her classmates asked about him. Ao goes to Takumi's room as him, Masaki and Shuhei Yonezuka, Takumi's friend went to the room. Takumi noticed the closet door was stuck and tried to close it. Masaki and Shuhei wanted drinks and Takumi stayed behind to get a futon from the closet. But Ao was hiding there. He starts to feel her head and embarrassed fell on top of him. When Takumi's friends and her classmates showed up. Ao wanted to leave and they went to a shrine to have a test of courage. She and Takumi got paired up. On the way back leaving the shrine, Takumi noticed Ao's skirt was tucked halfway showing her underwear. Takumi tries to tell Ao about it, until he took his shirt off and tied a knot around Ao's waistband.|
|4||"Miyabi-chan Can't Be Beaten"|
Transcription: "Miyabi-chan wa maketakunai" (Japanese: 雅ちゃんは負けたくない)
|April 27, 2019|
|Ao had a nightmare about her name and woke up to Hanasaki wanting to give her a letter from someone. She opens the letter to find Takumi sleeping with a girl. At school, during a soccer practice match, Ao wanted to talk to Takumi and know who the girl in the picture was. But their classmates cheered on Takumi and he greeted them, they asked Takumi if Ao was his girlfriend. She denied it and heard about him going to a mixer. She ran away to a café. At the café, the girl from the picture stands in front of Ao and remembers her as Miyabi Takaoka. Takumi talked to Ao about the mixer and Miyabi. At the park, Hanasaki saw Takumi and Miyabi going on a date together and went to a haunted house. While Ao got lost with her father, when Takumi found her and escorted her out. At night, Takumi and Miyabi continued their date. Ao followed them to a love hotel.|
|5||"Ao-chan Can't Lead Virgins"|
Transcription: "Ao-chan wa dōtei o michibikenai" (Japanese: 青ちゃんは童貞を導けない)
|May 4, 2019|
|Ao saw Takumi and Miyabi went to a hotel, but she fainted. Takumi carried Ao to her room and woke up. He tried to tell her about what happened. That the hotel doesn't accept high school kids and Miyabi ran away from Takumi. He tells Ao that he is a virgin and she thinks Takumi tells this to other girls he likes, but doesn't and left. The next day, at school, Takumi tries to avoid Ao, but Masaki asks her about Takumi's homework and try to finish it together. At the café, Takumi told Ao about a question he didn't get. But, it was one of Hanasaki's novels as a study book. They walked back home, Takumi wanted to know about Ao, if being a couple is their first time. She got scared by him questioning her and left to see Miyabi.|
|6||"Kijima Can't Wait Any Longer"|
Transcription: "Kijima-kun wa mō matenai" (Japanese: 木嶋くんはもう待てない)
|May 11, 2019|
|At home, Hanasaki ran out of ideas to write into his novels. When Soichiro Yabe, his editor, and Ao decided to go to a festival to find some advice for Hanasaki's novels. At the festival, Ao got lost and saw Takumi and Miyabi working there. Soichiro found her and introduces himself as Hanasaki's friend from the university. (Keeping the secret that he is Hanasaki's editor.) Takumi thinks Soichiro is too close of a friend to Ao's family and Miyabi drags him back to work. She tried to tell Takumi to stop thinking about him being with Ao. Takumi found Ao during his break and asked about Soichiro. Meanwhile, he went to find her. Takumi took Ao away from Soichiro and told him, she will get back home later. At the park, Takumi is still waiting for Ao's confession.|
|7||"Ao-chan Can Handle the Sea"|
Transcription: "Ao-chan wa umi de mo kamawanai" (Japanese: 青ちゃんは海でもかまわない)
|May 18, 2019|
|At school, Ao took a practice entrance exam for universities. But her grades to the exam was a failing grade. She decided to study by the beach as Takumi, Miyabi, and Masaki shows up. Ao tried to decline Takumi's advice to have fun before her study group begins later. Miyabi told Ao that she can borrow a swimsuit from the store at her new job. Ao and Takumi went ahead to relax, while Miyabi and Masaki stayed behind wondering about Ao and Takumi is doing next. Ao wanted to leave the beach, but Takumi moved her lifebelt to the shore. Thinking that he wanted to be with her longer and reminded her, that Ao has a study group to attend soon. She thought Takumi wanted to do something else before going there. Ao got mad at him about it and her swimsuit came off. When Miyabi and Masaki went to see them.|
|8||"Kijima-kun Lacks Stamina"|
Transcription: "Kijima-kun wa seiryoku ga tarinai" (Japanese: 木嶋くんは精力が足りない)
|May 25, 2019|
- MBS and TBS lists the show at 26:10 on April 5, which is April 6, 2019 at 2:10 a.m.
- All English titles are taken from Hidive.
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