Manga 'New Game!' Concludes Eight-Year Run

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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.

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

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