New Game!

New Game!

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Since childhood, Aoba Suzukaze has loved the Fairies Story game series, particularly the character designs. So when she graduates from high school, it is no surprise that she applies to work at Eagle Jump, the company responsible for making her favorite video game. On her first day, she is excited to learn that she will be working on a new installment to the series: Fairies Story 3—and even more so under Kou Yagami, the lead character designer. In their department are people who share the same passion for games. There is Yun Iijima, whose specialty is designing monsters; the shy Hifumi Takimoto, who prefers to communicate through instant messaging; Hajime Shinoda, an animation team member with an impressive figurine collection; Rin Tooyama, the orderly art director; Shizuku Hazuki, the game director who brings her cat to work; and Umiko Ahagon, the short-tempered head programmer. New Game! follows Aoba and the others on their adventure through the ups and downs of game making, from making the perfect character design to fixing all the errors that will inevitably accumulate in the process.

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English: New Game!
Japanese: NEW GAME!
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Frontier Works, Kadokawa Shoten, Movic, AT-X, Delfi Sound, Sony Music Communications, Houbunsha, MAGES., Lawson
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Game, Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Yoshiyuki Fujiwara – Director
Masaki Tsuchiya – Sound Director
Hiroshi Haraguchi – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yuuki Takada – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “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)] ED1: “Now Loading!!!!” by fourfolium [Aoba Suzukaze (Yuuki Takada), Hifumi Takimoto (Megumi Yamaguchi), Hajime Shinoda (Megumi Toda), Yun Iijima (Ayumi Takeo)]

Episode List

01: It Actually Feels Like I Started My Job
02: So This is an Adult Drinking Party…
03: What Happens If I’m Late to Work?
04: The First… Paycheck…
05: That’s How Many Nights We Have To Stay Over?
06: Like… The Release is Canceled?
07: Please Train the New Hires Properly
08: It’s Summer Break!!
09: Do We Have To Come Into Work?
10: Full-time Employment is a Loophole in the Law to Make Wages Lower
11: There Were Leaked Pictures of the Game on the Internet Yesterday!
12: One of My Dreams Came True!



Where are all the dudes?


If you enjoy cute girls, this is for you. Just don’t expect this to be anywhere near as detailed as Shirobako about its subject matter.


Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It doesn’t have a clue how game development works, but it’s characters are enough to look past that.


As developer, I love this anime because there are a much things we have at the office dialy. Obviously it’s an anime, real life is worst.


Cute game developers get easily distracted during development but in the end they persevere all while having fun in the process.


Starts off a little rough, but actually becomes really nice later on. Sure, it’s seasonal slice of life, but hey, it’s very well done.


Very cutesy and likeable. All the characters are likeable.


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece