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Jul 18, 2017 5:50 AM

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Well, I thought this episode was fun. Aoba and her ideas never ceases to amuse me. I can't picture her in those animals suits though...

For what's worth, we got a lot of focus on character designs again. Obviously, it's an important concept related to game making so I'm not surprised. There's also some emotions this episode. I want to give Aoba a hug D:
Jul 18, 2017 6:29 AM

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Aoba moving up in the company.
She managed to make some good designs even if it was with a little help it's still a great achievement for her.
Tho there where some troubles along the way but it was nice to see, except for Aoda crying that is.

Also the misunderstandings in this episode where funny.
Jul 18, 2017 7:14 AM

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I came to laugh not to feel.
Jul 18, 2017 7:46 AM

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The ED is too similar to the OP :c
Jul 18, 2017 7:58 AM

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I'm really excited to see Aoba-chan and her senpai work as a team!
Jul 18, 2017 8:19 AM

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szympus11 said:
I came to laugh not to feel.

At least the Feels got resolved by that ending. Who else thought they were going to hold hands, but then got disappointed that they didn't?
I wish Cowboy Bebop never existed.
Jul 18, 2017 8:23 AM

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I don't expect any drama in this episode
but glad it got resolved in the end

the design was so cuuuuuutee I like it
Jul 18, 2017 8:24 AM

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I loved the second half, the serious moments in New Game are always nicely executed to make me feel for the characters, feels real.

As soon as Yagami turned away from Aoba in disappointment from getting rejected, it gave me goosebumps.
Jul 18, 2017 8:29 AM

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Cute opening and ending, especially the visuals of the ending ^^

To my surprise this was a more serious episode,I could still enjoy it more or less and I'm glad that Aoba and Yagami decided to work together in the end.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

Jul 18, 2017 8:32 AM

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The author's illustration for this episode tho xD
Jul 18, 2017 8:38 AM

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Aoba drew some cute designs. Yagami got rejected and took out her frustration on her. I'm glad that got resolved and that they are working together.
Jul 18, 2017 8:44 AM

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Aoba's design was pretty adorable. As was the new ed and her and Ko working together after that sliver of drama. :)
Jul 18, 2017 8:47 AM

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hifumi really lightened up this season <3
theyre all too precious
Jul 18, 2017 8:55 AM
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The author's illustration for this episode tho xD

OMG... gonna save this for sure. thanks (^^)
Jul 18, 2017 8:56 AM

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Watching Aoba torture inanimate objects and do the voices for them gives me life.
Jul 18, 2017 8:57 AM

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Nice episode.

Loved the Aoba animal cosplay parts. <3

Surprisingly mood heavy episode, that moment when Ko looked away and when she lashed out on Aoba and eventually when Aoba cried made me really feel sad for both of them. :(

I'm glad that everything was resolved and when Ko came back to help Aoba, I just couldn't stop smiling. :)

Good luck to Aoba as a character designer and it's really nice how she's working as a team with Ko.

Also, the Hajime misunderstandings this episode were really funny.
Jul 18, 2017 9:18 AM

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I thought this was a very good episode. Part of it was more serious and emotional than you expect from New Game!! but that's OK because it makes the show seem more real. I liked the resolution where both Kou and Aoba were made co-designers because that made more sense. If Aoba simply took the job from Kou, who is obviously much more talented at this point, well that wouldn't have seemed real either.

So I thought the humor and emotion were nicely balanced. This was one of my favorite New Game!! episodes. Nice OP too. 5/5
Jul 18, 2017 9:29 AM

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I loved this episode so much. One of my favorite parts of New Game is how much does Aoba appreciate Kou, being basically her role model and the motive why she wanted to be a character designer. Seeing her feeling like that in this episode (and Kou failing to control her emotions, hurting Aoba in the process, and herself for that reaction) was really touching. Thankfully things ended well and they are more close than ever after working together for the final design, I'm so happy for them.
Jul 18, 2017 10:01 AM

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That was a bitch move by Aoba, keeps distracting and being insensitive towards Ko knowing all Ko's design were rejected she still wanted Ko to baby and spoiled her, wanting Ko to baby her as always. She deserves that scolding, spoiled brat
Jul 18, 2017 10:35 AM

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slice of life, comedy.

why the feels hit so hard?
Jul 18, 2017 10:45 AM

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Aoba drew some very cute designs.
Jul 18, 2017 10:48 AM

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Nice that Kou helped Aoba's design at the end. Good teamwork. Can't believe Hajime was binge watching all night
Jul 18, 2017 10:57 AM
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Pretty solid episode tbh....
The people at eaglejump are so nice to each other

Aoba often has these sill ideas but Ko always helps her out. We saw Ko lose her temper, that was a weird thing.

This whole anime is simple yet awesome in it's own way.
Jul 18, 2017 11:26 AM

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After wonder lots for whole episode they give Chibi Saber with bear instead of lion
Into the Internet!
Jul 18, 2017 11:36 AM

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yaaaaayyy, nothing but beautiful girls and no guy to take away their screen time :3

Jul 18, 2017 12:04 PM

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Newbie Aoba takes the glory from Yagami just like she did in her debut and she takes it out on Aoba :'(
They work together in the end and the moe puppet takeover game is chosen :)
Jul 18, 2017 1:16 PM

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Nice episodes. The girls are slowly maturing in their own ways, though maybe not Hajime all too much lul

Nice to see the tension between Kou and Aoba resolved quickly.

Dat ED though, man. I love Now Loading more, but this one was absolutely adorable.

Jul 18, 2017 1:53 PM

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Aww, such a great episode. Didn't expect it to be a little feelsy. Glad it got resolved at the end though. Surely they're growing even closer.

Adorable ED.

"I knew that I was stuck in love, with everything you're not
I hope you know"

Jul 18, 2017 2:04 PM
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I really came here for lighthearted feel...

Not that kind of feel Saekano Flat brought onto me!
Jul 18, 2017 2:43 PM

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Wow, didn't expect this kind of drama from this show. Glad it didn't drag out too long though.

Jul 18, 2017 2:53 PM
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anyone else want to play these games? :>
Jul 18, 2017 3:15 PM
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This was painful to watch. Yagami needs to fuck off with that childish attitude.
Jul 18, 2017 3:59 PM

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I don't mind the more serious themes at all. It balances things out.
Jul 18, 2017 3:59 PM

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Nice opening and ending again.

Absorb the monsters and animals in the dungeon to and gain their special ability's, so the character is basically Kirby.

Very happy that Aoba & Kou were able to work together at the end there to create that new design.

Pretty funny though it was based on her bear sleeping bag.
Jul 18, 2017 4:12 PM

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*sob* That was beautifully resolved. Nice job Yagami-senpai *wink*
Jul 18, 2017 4:28 PM
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Great episode but I really really wanted to see Hajime's designs.
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Jul 18, 2017 4:49 PM
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so we will get 2 new chara and Nene back to Eagle Jump?
Manga still didnt reach that :|

i know this is depressing
but this normally when you so OP but suddenly you has beaten by Newbie
Jul 18, 2017 5:03 PM

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A little heavier on the feels but I do not mind. It was a good episode.

I'm glad they did not drag out the drama cross episodes to the next.

Part of me would have liked to see more of the entries to the competition.
Jul 18, 2017 5:51 PM
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The feels were intense. I wanted to hug both Kou & Aoba, as I understand how both of them felt :(
Episodes like this, I'll fully embrace. It's nice that it's not all just kawaii fluff. Need a bit of drama too!
Jul 18, 2017 7:06 PM
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This is probably one of the best episodes of New Game so far, tied with the last episode from the first season. The drama and comedic scenes were well balanced.

I really like this OP than the 1st one. Gives the vibe that the characters are going to be more serious and work much harder. Song also sounds less generic too. ED animation is better but I like the song better in the first one

Is no one going to mention that their literally making Persona. Haven't played the game myself but from what I have seen the description matches perfectly.
Jul 18, 2017 7:29 PM

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So much drama for a game development anime, while in Ubisoft, no one wants to take lead character designer cause it just means more unpaid overtime 😂
Jul 18, 2017 7:52 PM

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4/5- Came for the laughs, had some feels and ended with hope.

This series is so great. Aoba's designs are both hilarious and interesting.

"It looks like the character is the one being absorbed."

Glad that Aoba and Kou were able to make up in the end. It was really depressing to see the Aoba tears from an usually happy girl and that hand clap in the end was a nice touch.

I love the OP visuals and song a lot. Hifumi is more adorable in this OP than the last. The ED song is good but the video is kinda average for me.

Jul 18, 2017 7:58 PM

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I'm so glad everything got resolved in this episode. I didn't want to feel bad about their relationship till next week. Great episode, It was nice and emotional :')
Jul 18, 2017 9:32 PM

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Hooray for some actual conflict and development in this show; seriously, like I enjoy NG for what it is but there were times during the first season and the first ep of this season where I was like: So it's fanservice and yuri vibes with a moe artstyle? Great...missed opportunity alert.

But thankfully it managed to pull a card showing how these characters do have their issues. Now if we can get some other episodes like this to develop the other characters in this season, I'd be really happy.
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Jul 18, 2017 9:44 PM

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Most serious episode so far in the series... but Aoba was quite cute the whole time.

The ED song is almost the same as the OP song, but I think I like the ED a bit more.

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
Jul 18, 2017 10:19 PM

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Let's get to the point of the post I'm making, this episode is awesome and it does develop and leer us know more of the characters of Aoba and Kou, I feel like kou is more of a mother figure to aoba or an al-might to aoba(aoba being deku), once Aoba looked up to Kou as a figure who doesn't have any flaws and gets shit done fast, but when Kou gets angry at Aoba for continuously asking her for advice even though Yagami is at a low point in her life, Aoba learns that Yagami has flaws like any other person and is not all perfect in character design, and you may think that that's unnecessary but when you look at the episode more you realize that Kou never felt rejection of her ideas, and when she gets confronted from this feelings by Shizuku rejecting all of her designs and tells her to improve, Yagami doesn't know how to act and tries to block the anger from being released when aoba tries to talk to her, but later couldn't and the situation we got is Revealed, but luckily the situation is fixed and Yagami realizes that she was a shit person to Aoba since Aoba is openly inspired by Yagami and Yagami tries to cheer up Aoba by helping her out on her design, this works because since Yagami got jealous at Aoba for character design, she doesn't want Aoba to fail at the design, she wants her to succeed since that's Aoba's main goal and if Yagami ignores Aoba, it would feel horrible to Aoba because she looks up to Yagami as an inspiration and a hero and thats why this episode is fucking amazing

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Jul 18, 2017 10:34 PM

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This is the first time we see Hazuki working I guess XD .
Glad the problem is solved in one episode.
Jul 18, 2017 10:36 PM

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Awkward ending there. It feels like they were about to hold hands, but no-homo'd the last second and gave each other a five.
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Jul 18, 2017 11:18 PM

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I really wasn't expecting that kind of development at all but it's totally welcome!
Still battling between the ships though, why are they all so appealing

Ahegyao said:
szympus11 said:
I came to laugh not to feel.

At least the Feels got resolved by that ending. Who else thought they were going to hold hands, but then got disappointed that they didn't?
I did. And I felt so betrayed afterwards. Good thing the ED was cute and made me smile again.
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Jul 19, 2017 1:01 AM

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Ko x Aoba OTP.

I've tried to run away from this sinful ship for a year now, but I can't deal.

Also the opening animation is really great.
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