It’s crunch time at Eagle Jump, as fans eagerly await the next epic from the studio!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that New Game!!‘s second season will join the company’s Summer 2017 simulcast lineup. The series will kick off on July 11 at 7:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Eastern) in all regions outside of Asia.

Over a dozen staff members from New Game!‘s first season will return to work on the upcoming run. Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (Plastic Memories) will return to the director’s chair at Doga Kobo, with Ai Kikuchi (Engaged to the Unidentified) providing character designs. Fumihiko Shimo (Myriad Colors Phantom World) is back in charge of series composition.

Other returning crew members include:

  • Chief Animation Director: Ai Kikuchi
  • 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: delfi Sound
  • Music: Hajime Hyakkoku
  • Music Production: Kadokawa
  • Animation Production: Doga Kobo
  • Production: New Game! Production Committee

Sumie Kinoshita was promoted to the role of Chief Animation Director, replacing Yūichi Oka. Yuka Itō will join the team as a Color Key Artist.

Both opening theme song Step by Step Up↑↑↑↑ and closing theme Jumpin’ Jump Up!!!! will be performed by Yūki Takada, Ayumi Takeo, Megumi Toda, & Megumi Yamaguchi.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Aoba Suzukaze: Yūki Takada
  • Hajime Shinoda: Megumi Toda
  • Hifumi Takimoto: Megumi Yamaguchi
  • Kō Yagami: Yōko Hikasa
  • Nene Sakura: Madoka Asahina
  • Rin Tōyama: Ai Kayano
  • Shizuku Hazuki: Eri Kitamura
  • Umiko Ahagon: Chitose Morinaga
  • Yun Iijima: Ayumi Takeo
  • Hotaru Hoshikawa: Manaka Iwami
  • Momiji Mochizuki: Arisa Suzuki
  • Tsubame Narumi: Hitomi Ohwada
  • Wako Christina Yamato: Kaori Nazuka

Crunchyroll currently streams the first season of the New Game! anime. They describe the new season as:

After graduating from high school, Suzukaze Aoba starts work at the game company, Eagle Jump where she ends up working on the third installment of the game she loved as a child, “Fairies’ Story.” Aoba then meets Yagami Ko, who inspired her to become a character designer in the first place, and other senpai at her new job who help her grow along the way.

“Fairies’ Story 3” launched with no problem and now it’s been about a year since Aoba first joined Eagle Jump. The season to welcome in new employees has arrived.

Aoba reflects upon how nervous she was when she first started and gets excited about the fact that she was now going to be the senpai.

She repeats, “I’m your senpai, Suzukaze Aoba. Nice to meet you!” in front of the entrance of Eagle Jump, but…

A working life comedy about the daily lives of girls working at a gaming company begins its new chapter!

Source: Crunchyroll