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New Game! Anime Season 2 Reveals July Debut, Cast, Staff, Visual

posted on 2017-04-01 12:20 EDT by Egan Loo
Most of main cast, main staff return for new season based on Shōtarō Tokunō's workplace manga

The official website for the television anime of Shōtarō Tokunō's New Game! manga updated on Sunday with the main cast, main staff, July premiere information, and new visual for the second anime season.

The returning cast members include:

  • Yūki Takada as Aoba Suzukaze
  • Yōko Hikasa as Kō Yagami
  • Ai Kayano as Rin Tōyama
  • Megumi Yamaguchi as Hifumi Takimoto
  • Megumi Toda as Hajime Shinoda
  • Ayumi Takeo as Yun Iijima
  • Madoka Asahina as Nene Sakura
  • Chitose Morinaga as Umiko Ahagon
  • Eri Kitamura as Shizuku Hazuki

The returning staff members include:

  • Director: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
  • Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo
  • Character Design: Ai Kikuchi
  • Chief Animation Directors: Ai Kikuchi, Manamu Amasaki, Chisato Kikunaga
  • Prop Design: Eri Nakajima
  • Art Director: Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Color design: Kei Ishiguro
  • Director of Photography: Takafumi Kuwano
  • Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
  • Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
  • Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
  • Sound Production: delfi Sound
  • Music: Hajime Hyakkoku
  • Music Production: Kadokawa
  • Animation Production: Doga Kobo
  • Production: New Game!! Production Committee

For the second season, Sumie Kinoshita is now a chief animation director, while Yūichi Oka is no longer listed as one. Yuka Itō joins Ishiguro as a color key artist.

In the workplace manga, the main character Aoba Suzukaze graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba's senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.

The first television anime premiered in July, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The first season had 12 episodes. Those who purchase all six of the Blu-ray Disc or DVD volumes of the anime can submit proof-of-purchase stubs to receive a new OVA, which serves as "episode 13" of the series.

Tokunō launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Charat magazine in 2013, and Houbunsha published the fourth volume on July 27. Houbunsha published the manga's fifth volume with the title New Game! The Spinoff! on the same day.

The manga and anime also inspired a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita video game by 5pb. Games that shipped in Japan on January 26. The game featured the same cast from the first season of the anime.

[Via Otakomu]


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