Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2017 to Sep 26, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: It has been a year since Aoba Suzukaze started working at the Eagle Jump game company. In that time, she and her eccentric coworkers in the character design department have worked hard to release the company’s newest game: Fairies Story 3. With their latest title now complete, a new project must begin—starting with a contest to decide the character designs for the upcoming game. Through hard work, dedication, and some guidance from the previous character designer, Kou Yagami, Aoba wins the contest and begins her new role as lead character designer.
However, her new job is not an easy one. In addition to having extra work and longer hours, Aoba questions whether she is the right fit for the job. New Game!! continues as Aoba overcomes her inexperience with the help of her friends and coworkers, willing to face any challenge to make Eagle Jump’s newest creation, a cutesy game called Peco. (MAL)
One of the reasons I looked forward for the 2017 summer anime season was because of the second season of New Game. I loved the first series. Its that type of series that an never go wrong. It always makes me smile watching each episode every week. The moeness that this series brought to the viewers is on a different level. The new series was no different. But in this second season, everything got doubled.
To be honest, when I started watching this series, I was not expecting it to surpass the previous season. Usually, the second season tends to do poorly compared to their predecessor, well, except some few animes/tv series. (*ehem* Hero Aca *ehem*)
Everything was twice better than the last season. The story had more depth, it had more drama, more relatable scenarios tackled, and had a lot of funny moments. It was well-balanced, hands down. I think its only fault is the excessive moe. Hahahah. But for me, its not a weakness, its one of their strength. Moe tends to make people look away from the series, judge it as a ‘cute girls doing cute things’, even though there was more it can offer. Sigh. But we can’t force people to watch this. At least, I enjoyed the heck out of this series, and I hope for a new season in the future. Please.
That is all.
PS: Hifumi & Aoba are best girls. Damn, why are you two so cute?!?!?!