New Game

New Game! Green-lit for Second Anime Season

It was announced at the New Game! Fan Thanks Event ~Next Level~ event in Tokyo that Shoutarou Tokunou’s New Game! manga will be receiving a second television anime series. As of this time, there is no information as to when the second season will be airing. A key visual was revealed at the event to announce the second season.

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The first anime season aired in July of 2016 and contained 12 episodes. There were six Blu-Ray discs for this series, each containing two episodes each. Those who purchased all six are eligible to receive a 13th OVA episode of the show.

The manga began serialization in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kiara Charat magazine back in 2013. A video game for Playstation 4 and PS Vita was also produced featuring the same seiyuu from the television anime. The game launched in Japan on January 26. describes the story of New Game! as follows:

Since childhood, Aoba Suzukaze has loved the Fairies Story game series, particularly the character designs. So when she graduates from high school, it is no surprise that she applies to work at Eagle Jump, the company responsible for making her favorite video game. On her first day, she is excited to learn that she will be working on a new installment to the series: Fairies Story 3—and even more so under Kou Yagami, the lead character designer.

In their department are people who share the same passion for games. There is Yun Iijima, whose specialty is designing monsters; the shy Hifumi Takimoto, who prefers to communicate through instant messaging; Hajime Shinoda, an animation team member with an impressive figurine collection; Rin Tooyama, the orderly art director; Shizuku Hazuki, the game director who brings her cat to work; and Umiko Ahagon, the short-tempered head programmer.

New Game! follows Aoba and the others on their adventure through the ups and downs of game making, from making the perfect character design to fixing all the errors that will inevitably accumulate in the process. 

A review of the first season of New Game! can be found here