Tomodachi Game

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Synonyms: Friends Game
Japanese: トモダチゲーム
English: Tomodachi Game
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2022 to Jun 22, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Okuruto Noboru
Source: Manga
Genre: SuspenseSuspense
Themes: High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 200820200,820 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #592
Members: 390,443
Favorites: 3,978

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High school student Yuuichi Katagiri cherishes his close circle of friends, composed of four classmates: Yutori Kokorogi, Shiho Sawaragi, Makoto Shibe, and Tenji Mikasa. However, when the funds for the upcoming school trip are stolen, the incident causes Shiho and Makoto—who had been tasked with collecting the money—to distance themselves from the rest of their class.

Soon after, Yuuichi and his friends are deceived into meeting up and knocked unconscious by unknown assailants. After waking, the group find themselves confined in a white room with controversial figure Manabu-kun, who reveals that one of the five has gathered them together to clear their personal debt of twenty million yen. To pay off the amount, they must participate in a variety of psychological games that will test the true nature of their friendship and humanity.

Distressed and isolated from the outside world, Yuuichi and his friends need to cooperate to complete the games. But as their concealed feelings and problematic pasts begin to surface, their seemingly unbreakable bond may soon shatter into irreparable pieces.

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Feb 19, 2024
I’ve just finished watching this series, and I decided to take a quick look at the reviews to see if there was a general enjoyment of the show. I was actually quite surprised to find that there are a multitude of reviews expressing their EXTREME dislike for this anime.
Of course, opinions are just that: opinions. And I don’t think there is a series, anime or otherwise, that is liked by absolutely everybody. But a lot of the criticisms of this particular one, I just can’t understand.

First of all, I’ll share my views on Tomodachi Game. As an avid enjoyer of thriller-type drama anime, I ...
Apr 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
As a fan of "Kaiji," an anime that I hold in high regard for its masterful blend of psychological depth and strategic, I was drawn to "Tomodachi Game" due to its thematic similarities.

My thoughts, categorized into Story and Enjoyment:

Story: 6/10
"Tomodachi Game" wastes no time, plunging viewers directly into the "Friends Game" from the very first episode. This rapid progression, however, comes at a cost. The characters, labeled as "friends," are thrust upon us without background or development, As a result, I didn't feel much tension or understand the significance of their relationships.

Strategy Game: I really liked the games and the rules themselves but the way ...
Feb 18, 2024
A fun series of social strategy games, that’s unnecessarily cringe for the edgelord protagonist and unreliable character motivations of everyone around him.

The character motivations of everyone who is not the protagonist, are whatever is required to juke the audience and move the plot along. Sometimes that includes 180 degree turns of character personalities and even their underlying motivations. This undermines the sense that these are real people and friends of the protagonist, which ultimately undermines the tension of their precarious situations, because who cares about characters that don’t seem human, right?

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