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The official website of the anime adaptation of Shoutarou Tokunou’s New Game! manga has revealed that the upcoming second season will begin airing this July throughout the Summer 2017 anime season. The main cast and staff from the first season will return. In addition, a new visual was also revealed.
The second season of the anime will be titled New Game!!, with the first season being New Game!.
The main cast members of the anime will return for New Game!! season 2:
- 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 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)
There will also be an OVA releasing later this year featuring the main characters attending a hot springs.The OVA itself will not be bundled with any Blu-ray or DVD volume. However, any early orders of the volumes will provide you with an application form with a chance to receive the OVA. Further details about the OVA’s release will be revealed at a later date.
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 air this July, during the Summer 2017 anime season. A hot springs OVA is also in production. Further details about season 2 will be revealed in the near future.