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New Merchandise for “Saekano”, “New Game!”, “Kantai Collection”, and “The [email protected]

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to their shop!

A 1/7th scale Megumi Kato figurine (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend), a Hifumi Takimoto Nendoroid (New Game!!), a rereleased Aoba Suzukaze Nendoroid (New Game!), a 1/7th scale Iowa figurine with both heavy and light armament versions (Kantai Collection), and a 1/8th scale Haruka Amami figurine (The [email protected]) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning!

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PV Released for “New Game!!” Character Song CD Series 「VOCAL STAGE 2」

The second album in the New Game!! character song CD series has just received a promotional video! This second album, titled Vocal Stage 2, features only two songs this time: “Kokoro Message” sung by Megumi Yamaguchi (Hifumi Takimoto) and “Futari Sora” sung by Ai Kayano (Rin Tooyama). There are a total of four tracks on this album with the instrumental versions included.

Vocal Stage 2 will be released on August 23 and is priced at 1,200 yen (about $10.97) before tax. Vocal Stage 1, featuring Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze) and Yoko Hikasa (Kou Yagami), will be released on the same day at the same price.

You can listen to the song previews after the break!

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PV Released for “New Game!!” Character Song CD Series 「VOCAL STAGE 1」

A promotional video for the first album in the New Game!! character song CD series has been released! This first album, titled Vocal Stage 1, features three songs: “Rainbow Days!!” sung by Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze), “Blindly Sky” sung by Yoko Hikasa (Kou Yagami), and the bonus track “Green Leaves” sung by Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze). With the instrumentals of each song included, the total number of tracks on this album is six.

Vocal Stage 1 will be released on August 23 and is priced at 1,200 yen (about $10.84) before tax. Vocal Stage 2 will feature Megumi Yamaguchi, voice actress for Hifumi Takimoto, and Ai Kayano, voice actress for Rin Tooyama.

You can listen to the previews after the break!

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1st PV and 15-Second CM Released for “New Game!” Season 2

The upcoming second season for New Game!, titled New Game!!, has received its first promotional video and 15-second commercial!

Both videos preview a few new scenes along with the series’ opening theme, “STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑”, sung by fourfolium, a group made up of the voice actors for the four main characters: Yuuki Takada (voice for Aoba Suzukaze), Megumi Yamaguchi (voice for Hifumi Takimoto), Megumi Toda (voice for Hajime Shinoda), and Ayumi Takeo (voice for Yun Iijima).

For those unfamiliar with the series, New Game! follows the lives of Aoba Suzukaze and her coworkers at Eagle Jump, a video game company, as they experience the joys and obstacles that come with creating games. Each girl shares a passion for games and has their own special quirk.

New Game!! will begin airing on July 11.

Find the videos after the break!

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OP and ED Songs Revealed for “New Game!” Season 2

The song names for New Game! season two’s opening and ending themes have been revealed on the official anime website.

“STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑” is the name of the opening theme and “JUMPin’ JUMP UP!!!!” is the name of the ending theme. Both songs will be performed by fourfolium, a group made up of the voice actors for the four main characters: Yuuki Takada (voice for Aoba Suzukaze), Megumi Yamaguchi (voice for Hifumi Takimoto), Megumi Toda (voice for Hajime Shinoda), and Ayumi Takeo (voice for Yun Iijima).

New Game! season two, titled New Game!!, will begin airing this July. Both singles will be available to purchase on July 26.

Valentine’s Day Illustration Collection

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and many anime studios and artists have prepared some adorable illustrations in honor of the romantic holiday. Demi-chan, New Game!, Gabriel Dropout, and more have participated in this lovely event.

The illustrations can be found after the break. More will be added as they are posted, so check back here if you’re interested!

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“New Game” Character Song Album PV Released

A promotional video for the New Game! mini character album, “Now Singing ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪”, has been released!

The character album contains six songs, including the opening and ending themes for the PS4/PS Vita game New Game! -The Challenge Stage!-, the episode 3 insert song “Continue…?” sung by Aoba Suzukaze’s voice actress, and a song for each of Hifumi Takimoto, Hajime Shinoda, and Yun Iijima’s voice actresses.

The mini album will be released on February 8 and is priced at 2,500 yen (about $22.01) before tax.

Take a listen after the break!

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