New Game!! Anime Season 2 Reveals 4 New Cast Members
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime of Shōtarō Tokunō's New Game! manga revealed four new cast members for the anime's second season (titled New Game!!, with an additional exclamation mark) on Monday. The new cast members include:
Hitomi Ohwada as Tsubame Narumi
Manaka Iwami as Hotaru Hoshikawa
Kaori Nazuka as Wako Christina Yamato
The anime will premiere this July.
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.
The group fourfolium, composed of the four main voice actresses Yūki Takada, Ayumi Takeo, Megumi Toda, and Megumi Yamaguchi as their respective characters, will once again perform both the opening and ending theme songs. The opening theme song is titled "STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑," while the ending theme song is titled, "JUMPin' JUMP UP!!!!". The CD singles for both songs are slated to ship separately on July 26.
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 last 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 will publish the sixth volume on June 27.
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.