"Aoi Honoo" is based on the same-titled manga by Shimamoto Kazuhiko which describes the comedic journey of an university student Honoo (Yagira) who tries to be a manga artist. Yamamoto plays the role of Morinaga Tonko who is Honoo's senior at school and the manager of the badminton team which Honoo belongs to. Although she is shortsighted, Tonko hates wearing glasses thus would talk to people at close distances in order to see them clearly, a gesture often mistaken by guys who think that she is interested in them. As the story is set in Osaka during the 1980s, the cast would be dressed in items seen as fashionable then e.g. slim jeans.
Co-stars include Kuroshima Yuina and Urai Kenji.