The official website of the anime adaptation of Shoutarou Tokunou’s New Game! manga has revealed the first new details for the anime’s upcoming second season, which will be titled New Game! New Saga! The site has revealed a brand new visual and that the new season will follow Eagle Jump being transported into a JRPG.
In the new season, the cast of the anime are thrown into a typical JRPG world, known as ZOI. The first plot synopsis for the series was revealed:
The mighty warrior Aoba has overthrown the demon king Gambar, rescuing the world of ZOI and returning it to the peaceful world it was once before. However, peace will not last for long as the emergence of a new king, from the deepest darkest dreams, that wields even greater magic than the demon king. Now Aoba must save the world once again, in “ZOI: The Demon King Gambar’s Ambition”. Don’t miss out on this new exciting chapter of Aoba
Here are the character descriptions for the main cast:
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 were performed by the newly formed idol group fourfolium, consisting of the anime’s main cast singing in character. The OP was the song Sakura Skip and the ED is Now Loading!!!!
Here is the anime’s main PV:
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 video game making anime New Game! has been announced and will be in production soon. It will feature the return of the legendary warrior Aoba.
You can follow the game’s Twitter for more updates: @Project_ZOI
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