The official website of the anime adaptation of Shoutarou Tokunou’s New Game! manga has revealed that the TV anime will start its broadcast on July 4th. In addition, a new visual and a few new videos were also released.
The first episode of the New Game! anime will air on Monday, July 4th at 11:30pm JST on AT-X. The series will also air on Tokyo MX, Aichi TV and MBS on July 7th at 12:30am JST, 1:35am JST and 2:30am JST respectively.
The second promotional video for the anime was revealed, focusing on main character Aoba Suzukaze and also previews the Opening theme song, Sakura Skip from fourfolium:
Here is the previous PV:
2 new commercials were also revealed. A 30s commercial:
And a 15s CM:
The main cast members of the anime are as follows:
- Yuuki Takada (Rin Kurosawa in Aikatsu!) will voice Aoba Suzukaze
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) is going to voice Kou Yagami
- Ai Kayano (Utaha Kasumigaoka from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata) as Rin Touyama
- Megumi Yamaguchi (First Major Role) is voicing Hifumi Takimoto
- Megumi Toda (Yuzu Iizuka in Sakura Trick) voices Hajime Shinoda
- Ayumi Takeo (Debut Role) will be voicing Yun Iijima
- Madoka Asahina (First Major Role) voicing as Nene Sakura
- Chitose Morinaga (Karen Jinryou from Syomin Sample) as Umiko Ahagon
- Eri Kitamura (Yui from Angel Beats!) will voice Shizuku Hazuki
The main staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (GJ-bu, Plastic Memories)
- Series Composer: Fumihiko Shimo (Non Non Biyori, Amagi Brilliant Park)
- Anime Character Designer: Ai Kikuchi (Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin)
- Animation Studio: Dogakobo (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, GJ-bu)
The Opening and Ending theme songs will be performed by the newly formed idol group fourfolium, consisting of the anime’s main cast singing in character. The OP will be Sakura Skip and the ED will be Now Loading!!!!
A pre-screening event of the anime’s first episode was held on June 11th. The event will also included talks from the cast and a live performance of the Opening theme.
Here is the anime’s main visual:
New Game! is a 4koma manga written and illustrated by Shoutarou Tokunou. The series began in 2013 in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine, where a total of 3 volumes have been published. The series itself features cute girls working in a video game company, in a similar fashion to Shirobako‘s depiction of working at an anime company. The adaptation was announced in the November issue of Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine.
Here is the synopsis of the series from MAL:
Follow Aoba Suzukaze, a fresh highschool graduate that is easily mistaken as a middle school student, as she joins the game company that produced her favorite game as a 3D artist and her cute antics in this story told through 4-koma.
The New Game! anime adaptation will air on Mondays on AT-X at 11:30pm JST starting from July 4th. Any additional information about the series will be revealed in the upcoming week.
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