New Game! is the Japanese comedy slife-of-life anime TV series based on the four-panel manga series by Tokunou Shoutarou. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo began airing in Japan from July 4, 2016.
Title: New Game
Japanese: NEW GAME!
Premiered: July 4, 2016
Season: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:30 JST
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, Delfi Sound
Directed by: Fujiwara Yoshiyuki
Written by: Shimo Fumihiko
Music by: Hyakkoku Hajime
Studios: Doga Kobo
Network: AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, MBS, BS11
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Opening Theme: “SAKURA Skip (SAKURAスキップ)” by fourfolium [Aoba Suzukaze (Yuuki Takada), Hifumi Takimoto (Megumi Yamaguchi), Hajime Shinoda (Megumi Toda), Yun Iijima (Ayumi Takeo)] Ending Theme: “Now Loading!!!!” by fourfolium [Aoba Suzukaze (Yuuki Takada), Hifumi Takimoto (Megumi Yamaguchi), Hajime Shinoda (Megumi Toda), Yun Iijima (Ayumi Takeo)]
New Game! Synopsis
Suzukaze Aoba, a fresh out of high school starting her new life in a game company. She has a small body whose make people think that she is a middle schooler. Aoba is a very serious person and passionate about her new job, but she finds that her team in a company are all laid-back and has strange and different personalities. Even so, they never abandoned their job as a game maker. Can Aoba get along with her new team in the company?
New Game! Characters List
Suzukaze Aoba -Takada Yuuki-
The first time she played Fairies Story was when she was in grade school. She was moved by the story and overwhelmed by the game world, but she especially grew fond of the beautiful characters. That’s when she found out about the character designer job. The character designer of the game was called Yagami Kou.
Yagami Kou -Youko Hikasa-
Yagami Kou is a hard worker, and it looks like she stayed the night at work. Aoba’s dream is become a character designer like her one day.
Toyama Rin -Kayano Ai-
Toayama Rin is an art director. An art director’s job is to manage all the art related jobs. Rin and Kou joined at the same time and are close friends.
Shinoda Hajime -Toda Megumi-
Shinoda Hajime is one of motion team. She sits right next to Aoba. She is a super bright and energetic person.
Iijima Yun -Takeo Ayumi-
Iijima Yun is on the character team with Aoba. She joined with Hajime, and she is a responsible, older sister-like person.
Takimoto Hifumi -Yamaguchi Megumi-
Takimoto Hifumi is also on the character team. She joined before Hajime and Yun. She doesn’t talk or smile much, but she is very nice and answers Aoba’s questions through private messaging.
New Game! Deep Information
The official anime website of New Game! is newgame-anime.com.
Video Game Company Organizational Structure
The director is in charge of everything. The art team consists of background, character, effects, and motion teams.