The TV anime adaptation of NEW GAME! is returning for a 2nd season in July of 2017, and the voice unit fourfolium is also coming back to sing the opening and ending themes for the show.
fourfolium is a 4-person group composed of Yūki Takada, Megumi Yamaguchi, Megumi Toda, and Ayumi Takeo, who perform songs in-character as Aoba Suzukaze, Hifumi Takimoto, Hajime Shinoda, and Yun Iijima, respectively.
The opening theme is entitled “STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑”, while the ending theme is entitled “JUMPin’ JUMP UP!!!!“. Both songs will be released as singles in Japan on July 26, 2017.
The original NEW GAME! manga by Shōtarō Tokunō is serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Carat seinen manga magazine. The NEW GAME! TV anime is directed by Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and features animation by Doga Kobo. Crunchyroll currently streams the 1st season of NEW GAME!, and describes the series as follows:
After graduating high school, Suzukaze Aoba joins Eagle Jump, the game company that developed Fairies Story, the game she obsessed over as a kid. On her first day as a working member of society, Aoba heads to work swaying in a packed, morning rush hour train. She manages to get to the office building all right but hesitates, wondering if it was really okay for her to take that last step and go inside. That’s when a senior member of staff, Toyama Rin, shows up at work and safely leads Aoba inside the offices of Eagle Jump.
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