Alternative Names: アオのハコ (Ao no Hako)
Publication date: April 12, 2021 - Present
Genres: Romance, School, Shounen, Sports
Authors: Miura, Kouji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Taiki Inomata, a third-year student in junior high, attends Eimei Academy, an integrated junior and high school with a major sports program. Having started practicing with the high school badminton team, Taiki tries to arrive at school as early as possible to attend open practice. However, despite that, he is always the second one to enter the gymnasium. The first one to arrive is Chinatsu Kano, a first-year student in senior high and Taiki's crush.
Being recognized as the rising star of the basketball team, the gap between Chinatsu and Taiki could not be greater. Although Taiki may be decent at badminton, his popularity is nowhere near as Chinatsu's. This makes it even more unlikely for her to ever like him back. But in a strange twist of fate, she ends up living in Taiki's house!
With Chinatsu now living with him, Taiki aims to slowly develop his relationship with her. As the saying goes, you miss all the shots you do not take—even if that shot is from across the court, perhaps it has a chance of going in.