The PV finally reveals the main cast and how they get dragged into the high stakes game controlled by Manabu-kun.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 22, 2022 at 11:23 PHT
The first promotional video for the TV anime of psychological thriller series Tomodachi Game has been revealed.
The show will air in Japan on April 5, 2022. It will be produced by studio Okuruto Noboru.
The PV features the main cast (Yūichi Katagiri, Tenji Mikasa, Shiho Sawaragi, Makoto Shibe, and Yutori Kokorogi) as they get dragged into the high stakes Tomodachi Game controlled by Manabu-kun.
In addition to the five friends, three additional cast were also introduced, namely, Manabu-kun (CV: Minami Takayama), Maria Mizuse (CV: Reina Ueda), and Tsukino (CV: Shizuka Ito).
The featured opening theme is 「ダブルシャッフル」 (English: Double Shuffle) sung by Nana Mizuki.
Yūichi Katagiri (CV: Chiaki Kobayashi)
Tenji Mikasa (CV: Daiki Hamano)
Shiho Sawaragi (CV: Yume Miyamoto)
Makoto Shibe (CV: Tomohiro Ōno)
Yutori Kokorogi (CV: Satomi Amano)
Manabu-kun (CV: Minami Takayama)
Maria Mizuse (CV: Reina Ueda)
Tsukino (CV: Shizuka Ito)
Original: Mikoto Yamaguchi
Manga: Yuki Sato (serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine)
Director: Hirofumi Ogura
Series composition/Screenplay: Kenta Ihara
Character design: Satomi Miyazaki
Art director: Wei Siman (Studio Tulip)
Art setting: Tsukasa Ohira (Studio Tulip)
Color design: Aiko Mizuno
Cinematographer: Yomogiko Murano (Rare Trick)
Sound production: Studio Mausu
Sound director: Hiroto Morishita
Animation production: Okuruto Noboru
Yuuichi Katagiri has battled financial hardships his whole life but has learned to stay content and positive thanks to his close circle of friends. To keep a promise he made to them, Yuuichi saves up enough money to join them on the school trip. But when the gathered money mysteriously goes missing, suspicion falls on two of Yuuichi's friends: Shiho Sawaragi and Makoto Shibe, who were in charge of collecting the payments. Although innocent, Shiho and Makoto take responsibility for the failure to protect the money when no one else comes forward.
A few days later, Yuuichi and his friends receive mysterious letters which trick each of them into meeting up. Upon arrival, they are ambushed and knocked unconscious. They wake up in a mysterious room in the presence of "Manabu-kun," a character from a controversial children's show that stopped airing due to its malicious content. He informs the group that one of them indirectly gathered them together in order to settle a large debt. They are to play a "friendship game": a series of games that will test the strength of their bond and trust in each other. As the group's faith wavers due to the growing number of secrets and betrayals, Yuuichi must figure out who of his "friends" he can actually trust and ultimately discover the identity of the traitor. (from MyAnimeList)
About Tomodachi Game
Tomodachi Game (Japanese: トモダチゲーム) is a Japanese manga series conceptualized by Mikoto Yamaguchi and written and illustrated by Yuki Sato. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since December 2013. A television drama adaptation and two live-action films premiered in 2017.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.