The anime TV series Tomodachi Game Season 2 will continue to reveal the brutal nature of the alleged friendship game, but this time with an adult Tomodachi game! But when will Tomodachi Game Season 2 come out?
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The first season of the Tomodachi Game anime was animated by the Japanese animation studio Okuruto Noboru. Founded in 2017, the company is relatively new, so Tomodachi Game is their second major project where they are the lead studio.
Studio Okuruto Noboru is best known for partnering with Tezuka Productions on How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord season 2. They have also released the anime TV series Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter and the Planetarian: Snow Globe OVA episode.
The anime project was led by director Hirofumi Ogura (Cells At Work! Season 2, JoJo anime episode director). Writer Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2, Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Season 2, Vinland Saga Season 2, Full Dive, Cautious Hero, Trapped in a Dating Sim, Mieruko-chan) wrote and composed the series.
Artist Satomi Miyazaki (episode animation director for Attack On Titan, Vinland Saga, Gintama, Higurashi) was the character designer. Composer Michiru (Dance Dance Danseur, Virgin Road: The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3) wrote the music.
The Tomodachi Game Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music has not yet been announced.
For the first season, the Tomodachi Game OP “Double Shuffle” was performed by Nana Mizuki. The ED “Tomoshibi” was performed by saji.
The Season One finale, Tomodachi Game Episode 12, was released on June 22, 2022.
This article contains everything that is known about Tomodachi Game Season 2 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.
Tomodachi Game 2 release date predictions
As of the latest update, Studio Okuruto Noboru, Kodansha, producer Studio Mausu or any other company related to the production of the anime have not officially confirmed the release date of Tomodachi Game Season 2. Nor has production of a Tomodachi Game sequel been announced.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when and whether the Tomodachi Game Season 2 premiere date will take place in the future.
Tomodachi Game reviews were good, but not great. And reviewers seem to either love or hate the TV show.
Some enjoy the twist on the traditional high-stakes game formula and believe it to be the hidden gem of the Spring 2022 anime season. Others dismiss the entire premise as unrealistic, noting its resemblance to Squid Games, as the players are all to be in debt.
Of course some put their money where their mouth is. In this case, the anime was not popular enough to drive sales of Tomodachi Game mangas to the Oricon Top 20 Manga Charts for April 2022† By contrast, SPY x FAMILY dominated sales (no surprise), while Komi Can’t Communicate and Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie received a noticeable boost.
The anime also didn’t usually come close to the top on Crunchyroll’s popular anime list.
Based on this data, it’s hard to predict whether the anime production committee will have Tomodachi Game Season 2 renewed, but it’s certainly not guaranteed.
In addition, Studio Okuruto Noboru has no history of producing anime sequels. Even if a sequel to Tomodachi Game gets the green light for production, it’s possible the producers will switch studios. But if they wait for the main crew and studio availability, it will be years before the Tomodachi Game Season 2 release date comes.
Tomodachi Game Season 2 English Dub Release Date
The first season of the anime TV series was initially streamed with English subtitles only on Crunchyroll and Netflix Japan (not Netflix USA, Hulu, FUNimation, HIDIVE, VRV, or Amazon Prime Video). Crunchyroll’s Tomodachi Game English dub release date was on April 19, 2022.
Here is Tomodachi Game dub cast:
- David Matranga as Yuichi
- Josh Bangle as Tenshio
- Caitlin Glass as Shiho
- Dani Chambers as Yutori
- Aaron Campbell as Makoto
- Kiba Walker as Manabu
- Monica Rial as Tsukino
- Sara Ragsdale as Maria
Presumably, Crunchyroll’s Tomodachi Game Season 2 English dub release date will be announced in the time frame of the second season premiere.
Tomodachi Game manga compared to the first season of the anime
The anime’s story is based on the Tomodachi Game manga series by concept creator Mikoto Yamaguchi and writer/illustrator Yuki Sato. Serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine since December 2013, it is on Tomodachi Game Volume 20 from April 8, 2022.
In Japan, the manga’s story has already been adapted into a four-episode TV drama and a two-part live-action Tomodachi Game movie that ended in 2017 with Tomodachi Game Gekijou-ban Final.
Unfortunately, no North American publisher has announced an official English translation for the manga series. However, there are fan-made scan projects that are largely overtaken by the Japanese release.
Fun fact: Yuuichi is written as 友 in Japanese. The characters literally translate as camaraderie or can imply friendship comes first.
The Tomodachi Game anime managed to capture most of the mind games’ suspense and creepy vibes in this psychological thriller. Manabu’s manic movement was fun to watch, especially as the voice actress changed her voice to match the different costumes.
Still, it was the relative strength of the manga’s story that brought the anime to the fore. The animation itself was not very remarkable and since the anime didn’t adequately portray the exaggerated facial expressions, the anime changed the tone of certain character interactions.
Either way, the timing of certain scenes and the overall pace got the job done. It never felt like the anime rushed through the source material like so many anime.
The chapters are usually about 40 to 50 pages and the first five episodes are on average less than two chapters edited. Midway through, Tomogachi Game Episode 6 started adapting manga Chapter 10 and is named after Chapter 11 based on the big reveal of “assassin” Yuuichi.
(Of course, what really stood out about episode 6 was the “super-masculine kiss” between Yuuichi x Tenji!)
Overall, the ending of the season one finale, Tomodachi Game Episode 12, is predicted to match manga Volume 6: Chapter 25… but it’s also possible it could be Volume 8: Chapter 35.
Ending in Chapter 35 means ending up with the characters entering the adult Tomodachi game and that moment is definitely the best stopping point, even if it’s a cliffhanger ending. The problem is that the second half of the first season would have to rush through Game 3, (fake) Game 3.5 and Game 4 by adapting 26 chapters in just 7 episodes.
Therefore, Chapter 25 is probably the best stopping point the first season could reach without completely sacrificing the pace of the story. It also ensures that the first season ends on a climax with Yuuichi’s victory and rescue by the administrators. The anime can easily end by having the administrators tease that the game isn’t quite over yet.
On the other hand, ending with chapter 25 doesn’t really offer much plot resolution as there are still a lot of plot threads lingering and Shibe’s trial starts in chapter 26. So in some ways it’s an even worse cliffhanger ending than chapter 35 Really, the anime production committee should have planned two courses for the first season.
The good news is that there is plenty of source material to make Tomodachi Game Season 2. The bad news is that only English-language fans who want to read before the anime will have to rely on fan translation projects, which are a little hard to understand. understand in some cases.
Tomodachi Game Season 2 Anime TV Spoilers (Plot Summary/Synopsis)
Note: These spoilers were originally published before the release of Tomodachi Game Episode 12 and will be updated over time with additional details. In the meantime, here’s the story summary for manga Volume 7.
With Yuuichi injured and taking time to recover from hospital treatment, Tenji Mikasa and Yutori Kokorogi must carry Yuuichi’s banner to the next stage without his help. The duo must stand together to face Game 4: the so-called Friend-Sin Trial.
Yutori and Tenji can decline this game and go straight to game 5, but if they do, their friend Makoto Shibe will be left defenseless in this mock trial by Judge Manabu. Shibe broke the rules of Tomodachi Game by telling his father about the game, so if Tenji and Yutori abandon Shibe, he will “disappear”.
Bound and gagged, Shibe is accused of murdering his own father. And the administrators have already “gathered the evidence”: fingerprints on the weapon, the father’s blood on Shibe’s clothing, and multiple witnesses who can place Shibe near the time and location of the crime. The argument with his father was so bad that Shibe even stated, “I’ll kill you.”
The objective of Game 4 is to “prove Shibe’s innocence” by convincing the chosen “jurors” by collecting their “not guilty vote”. In this case, the judges are their 28 other classmates, and their not-guilty vote is determined by Tenji and Yutori who convince them to give up 1.96 million yen, which is 70,000 yen each.
Yes, that means you have to convince every classmate to give up their field trip money that was stolen when this twisted story started. The school paid the classmates back their stolen money.
Tenji and Yutori have only one week to collect all the money directly from their classmates. They cannot collect the money any other way. Sounds easier, right? This game is about saving a friend instead of attacking a friendship.
But Game 4’s core has another twist: “Is Shibe Makoto worthy enough to give everything to save?” It turns out that the accused, Shibe, is not only suspected of “killing his father”…he is accused of assaulting Shiho Sawaragi in his bed and he may even be linked to Shiho’s “disappearance”.
And that’s just the warm-up, because when Yuuichi comes back, they’re going to do battle with the administrators by taking on the adult Tomodachi game.
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Tomodachi Game Season 2 release date to see what happens next. Stay tuned!