Hi, everyone. I’m yukipapapa, the writer.
The anime series of “NEW GAME” about cute working girls has finally begun! The mega-hit Twitter meme in Japan, “I’ll get some work done” came from this!
The first episode is all about the protagonist, Aoba-chan, being fresh and shiny, and I got captivated all through the show.
1. Keep going, Aoba Suzukaze! The prettiest protagonist you want to cheer for!
The protagonist of “NEW GAME” is Aoba Suzukaze. A high school graduate who joined a game developing company as a graphic artist.
The great thing about her character is that she is cheerful and accepting, while showing occasional blundering!
Aoba-chan started working at a game company, highly motivated.
She cheerfully greets her senior colleagues with smiles and she looks so fresh and cute!
On the other hand, we see her efforts going in circles sometimes, like sending her boss a bit too friendly text, or locking herself out of the office room by leaving her ID card behind.
But still, she’s adorable, beaming with delight, wishing to be able to work like others!
I’m looking forward to seeing her grow up while getting to know more about the world.
2. Not just moe! Hoping for a cute story but also with a firm narrative structure!
When you watch “NEW GAME”, you first notice a lot of cute girls, more you can ever hope for!
A senior colleague who sleeps in the office in a piece of underwear, one who can only communicate by chat, and another who suddenly strikes a pose with a toy sword… Every single girl in the show has a unique character and is attractive.
The director, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, and the animation studio, Doga Kobo, draw these cute girls!
I love them working together, I personally trust them enough that I could even vouch for an absolute success.
Mr. Fujiwara has worked as a director on “GJ Club”, “Engaged to the Unidentified”, and “Plastic Memories” with Doga Kobo. All of these have satisfied me enough, with cute girls and a bit of bitter-sweet narratives well blended, as if I enjoyed ice cream with espresso.
I have high hopes for this series to show us Aoba-chan and her friends’ daily life in a well-organized story with bittersweet episodes again!!
I can’t wait for the next episode to see Aoba-chan’s life in this new environment!