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Manga 'New Game!' Concludes Eight-Year Run

by Vindstot
Jul 27, 11:38 PM | 19 Comments
The September issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat announced on Wednesday that Shoutarou Tokunou's New Game! manga will end in the next magazine's next issue. The October issue will publish the final chapter on August 27.

The 4-koma slice of life comedy manga ran as a guest series in Manga Time Kirara Carat from January to March 2013 before beginning regular serialization in May that year. The 12th volume shipped on March 26 (pictured). Houbunsha will ship the 13th and final volume along with an art book on September 27.

Doga Kobo adapted the manga into two television anime seasons in Summer 2016 and 2017. Kadokawa released an original video anime episode in May 2017. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the anime series with subtitles and English dub, respectively. The latter released the seasons on home video in November 2017 and September 2018.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English in 2017 and released the 11th volume on June 1. The 12th volume is scheduled for a November 30 release.

Synopsis
Aoba Suzukaze is a high school graduate and an aspiring character designer. She joins the video game company Eagle Jump, known for the game that she profoundly loves—Fairies Story.

At Eagle Jump, Aoba is placed into a team of six, which includes the lead character designer for the original Fairies Story game, Kou Yagami. Getting mentored by her role model, Aoba strives to become a better character designer and learn the ropes of the video game industry.

New Game! revolves around the buoyant lives of Aoba and her team members. Together, the girls put their sweat and tears into the production of the new upcoming video game, Fairies Story 3—the third installment of the Fairies Story series. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Source: Comic Natalie

19 Comments Recent Comments

It was a good run. Hope we get another anime.

Aug 2, 6:03 AM by grandy_UiD

I wish my local library had this series.

Jul 30, 10:28 PM by malvarez1

press f to pay respects.

Jul 30, 7:42 PM by Crow_Black

3 season when? I wait for that.

Jul 30, 9:28 AM by Haou-Judai

Amazing run, one of the best cgdct manga/anime, will miss it, but the future of the mangaka is bright, already a master of the genre !

Jul 30, 8:43 AM by ExoticBankai

TheFlyingOrange said:
Hoppy said:


Seriously, the stigma of finished works when it comes to adaptations really has to stop. You can still sell merch based off an adaptation of a finished work.

Studio Gokumi is finishing Kiniro Mosaic and Silver Link finished Non Non Biyori so I think it's more an issue with Doga Kobo. Others like Food Wars, Quintessential Quintuplets, Devil is a Part Timer, Strike the Blood and Konosuba have also shown that it is changing somewhat. It's kinda weird how often SoL anime change studios (Yuru Yuri, Is This A Rabbit?, Isekai Shokudou) but I'm guessing it would be finished by someone else. Kadokawa, the producer for the New Game anime, would probably make a season 3 depending on the sales like with Konosuba. It also shares producers with NNB and Kiniro Mosaic (Media Factory and Kadokawa), and all three shows have gotten a fair amount of sponsorships and merch, so if New Game's merch sells as well as the others I don't think a third season is impossible.


You got me thinking that, compared to all these shows, New Game has never been an over-the-top cash cow. Although in my subjective sense, at least the first season was much more fun than even Gochiusa, which I highly respect and consider an exemplary Kirara's SoL.

Jul 29, 5:38 PM by RobertBobert

Hoppy said:
snowykevin said:
damn, well looks like the possibly of another season is practically out of the window; guess I’ll have to check out the ending to see if anything major happened


Seriously, the stigma of finished works when it comes to adaptations really has to stop. You can still sell merch based off an adaptation of a finished work.

Studio Gokumi is finishing Kiniro Mosaic and Silver Link finished Non Non Biyori so I think it's more an issue with Doga Kobo. Others like Food Wars, Quintessential Quintuplets, Devil is a Part Timer, Strike the Blood and Konosuba have also shown that it is changing somewhat. It's kinda weird how often SoL anime change studios (Yuru Yuri, Is This A Rabbit?, Isekai Shokudou) but I'm guessing it would be finished by someone else. Kadokawa, the producer for the New Game anime, would probably make a season 3 depending on the sales like with Konosuba. It also shares producers with NNB and Kiniro Mosaic (Media Factory and Kadokawa), and all three shows have gotten a fair amount of sponsorships and merch, so if New Game's merch sells as well as the others I don't think a third season is impossible.

Jul 29, 4:35 PM by TheFlyingOrange

You've served us well o7

Looks like I'm gonna have to read the shit out of this now.

Jul 29, 11:40 AM by SuicideMaster

Gonna have to finish this someday, now that it's completed.

Jul 29, 11:03 AM by KANLen09

snowykevin said:
damn, well looks like the possibly of another season is practically out of the window; guess I’ll have to check out the ending to see if anything major happened


Seriously, the stigma of finished works when it comes to adaptations really has to stop. You can still sell merch based off an adaptation of a finished work.

Jul 28, 1:08 PM by Hoppy

This is one of the best CGDCT anime I have ever seen and I still fondly remember those cute character designs.
Pity, that 2nd season was a downgrade, but still I was hoping for 3rd season.

Jul 28, 6:17 AM by Piromysl

Oh man, I was hoping for a third season.

But well, congratulations to the creators!

Hoping to get around to it someday.

Jul 28, 2:13 AM by _MushiRock11_

Now's a great time to start reading it, I guess.

Jul 28, 1:39 AM by Judevin

I had already forgotten about this manga. I never thought that the hype of manga is so heavily influenced by anime.

Jul 28, 12:48 AM by RobertBobert

Sadge, well tbf it kinda felt like it was heading in that direction based on the last volume

Jul 28, 12:30 AM by HaXXspetten

Someday I'll read this manga now that it's completed.

Jul 28, 12:13 AM by MegamiRem

Otsukaresama...

Jul 27, 11:58 PM by BerriesSan

damn it's been 8 years. Non Non Biyori, now New Game. Would've been nice to have an OVA bundled with the last vol or somethin

Jul 27, 11:52 PM by Genocyber

damn, well looks like the possibly of another season is practically out of the window; guess I’ll have to check out the ending to see if anything major happened

Jul 27, 11:47 PM by snowykevin

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