The second season of the anime will premiere on ATX on Tuesday, July 11th at 9:30pm JST. The anime will then air on Tokyo MX from the 12th at 12:30am JST, TV Aichi at 1:35am JST, on MBS at 2:30am JST and on BS11 on the following midnight.
The main cast members of the anime’s first season will return for season 2, alongside some new faces:
- 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
- Arisa Suzuki (First Major Role) voicing as Momiji Mochizuki
- Hitomi Ohwada (Midori Imai in Shirobako) as Tsubame Narumi
- Manaka Iwami (Aira Miyamoto in Tsuki ga Kirei) who will voice Hotaru Hoshikawa
- Kaori Nazuka (Miyu Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya) voicing the role of Wako Christina Yamato
The second season of the anime will be titled New Game!!, with the first season being called New Game!. The second season will begin airing this July.
The returning 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)
- Music Composer: Hajime Hyakkoku (K-On!, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
- Animation Studio: Dogakobo (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, GJ-bu)
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. An anime adaptation of the series aired in Summer 2016 for a total of 12 episodes.
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 second season of the New Game! anime will start airing every Tuesday on ATX at 9:30pm JST from July 11, during the Summer 2017 anime season. Further details about season 2 will be revealed in the near future.
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