New Game!! Ep 1 Thoughts – The Gang is Back!

Welcome back to Currently Watching: Summer 2017 Edition, a segment during the beginning of the new anime seasons and share my thoughts about some of the new shows that are airing.

Today’s show is a sequel, so if you haven’t watched the first season, you might want to check that out first before you read on.


Today’s anime is the second season of New Game!, a slice-of-life comedy created by Doga Kobo (Himouto Umaru-chanGekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun).

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The premise is, taking it from first season, is that a newly graduate from high school, Aoba Suzukaze, pursues her dream of being a video game character designer for a game company. She applies to work at Eagle Jump, the company responsible for the Fairies Story series and the reason why she got interested in character design.

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After finding out that she’ll be working on another installment of her favorite video game series, Fairies Story and Kou Yagami, the lead character designer, she meets her other colleagues in her workspace/team:

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.

To sum it up, this show about the process of creating a video game, having to spend nights at the office, learning the ways of character design, making friends and even dealing with info leaks about their game.

It’s a fun little SoL comedy that a lot of people enjoy.

So, my thoughts on second season so far:

It’s still good ol’ New Game!, that’s for sure. The silly characters, the shenanigans, MY BOY SOJIRO, the yuri undertones, the panties, the fanservice, the fanservice, the fanser-

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My bad. But, there were some nice moments that happened such as Umiko and Nene (Aoba’s best friend) ending up in a cafe, feeding each other their food.

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I also enjoyed Hifumi really wanting to overcome her social anxiety, even though I still love her nervousness and quiet personality, her coming out of her shell shouldn’t be so bad.

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Also, Yun shouldn’t be putting herself down so much, she is a lovable character by everyone and she’s unique in her own way.

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Lastly, the scene at the flower viewing was a great showing of what this show is really all about: having fun. This group of characters is really enjoyable and I really can’t wait to experience more fun for another season. Also, Kou and Rin should just fuckin marry already, am I right?

BTW that’s not what Rin actually said, the subs are just shit

The opening song, “STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑” is going to a song that will be probably be humming to for a while now lol

Overall, this was a fun show in the first season, and so far, it’ll be fun still in the second. I definitely am looking forward to the next episode, and the next, and the rest because this is one of my favorite slice-of-life shows, actually.

MyAnimeList Pagehttps://myanimelist.net/anime/34914/New_Game

What do you think of the second season of this show? Leave it in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!!!!! 😀

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-al

 

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