Meet the new game, same as the old game.

Earlier today, the official New Game! anime website updated with a new visual. The teaser image features the show’s main cast, as they sit for tea and cookies.

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In addition, the site confirmed that a “Level 1” fan event will be held at TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi on June 11. The event will host a preview and talk show, as well as a performance by the voice actor unit fourfolium.

fourfolium is the collective name for New Game! actresses Yūki Takada, Megumi Yamaguchi, Megumi Toda, and Ayumi Takeo. The group is performin the show’s opening theme song.

New Game! is based on Shoutarou Tokunou’s manga of the same name. Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (Plastic Memories) is helming the project at studio Doga Kobo, with Ai Kikuchi (Engaged to the Unidentified) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (Myriad Colors Phantom World) is in charge of series composition.

The remaining staff includes:

  • Chief Animation Director: Ai Kikuchi
  • Chief Animation Director: Yūichi Oka
  • Chief Animation Director: Manamu Amasaki
  • Chief Animation Director: Chisato Kikunaga
  • Prop design: Eri Nakajima
  • Art director: Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Color design: Kei Ishiguro
  • Director of Photography: Takafumi Kuwano
  • Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
  • Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
  • Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
  • Sound Production: Delphi Sound
  • Music: Hajime Hyakkoku
  • Music production: Kadokawa
  • Production: New Game! Production Committee

The confirmed voice cast for the project is as follows:

  • Aoba Suzukaze: Yūki Takada
  • Kou Yagami: Yōko Hikasa
  • Rin Touyama: Ai Kayano
  • Hifumi Takimoto: Megumi Yamaguchi
  • Hajime Shinoda: Megumi Toda
  • Yun Iijima: Ayumi Takeo
  • Nene Sakura: Madoka Asahina
  • Umiko Ahagon: Chitose Morinaga
  • Shizuku Hazuki: Eri Kitamura

New Game! will debut on Japanese TV this July. A key visual, several character designs, and a two-minute promo video were released to promote the New Game! anime series. You can check these out below.

Promo Video

Key Visual

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Character Designs

Source: Twitter (nganime)