Tomodachi Game Anime Will Be Released on April 5

Yuki Sato’s psychological-thriller manga series, Tomodachi Game will be getting an anime series in April. The manga series was already popular enough, but the fan base increase more after being compared to popular Netflix series, Squid Games. Here is everything we know about the upcoming anime series:

Tomodachi Game anime series is scheduled to air on April 5, and it will be available on the Crunchyroll platform on the same day of the release. Studio Okuruto Noboru will be animating the series, their previous noticable work is “The Hidden Dungeon, Only I can Enter”. Hirofumi Ogura will be directing the series who previously worked on “Cells At Work Season 2”.

A new key visual has been released to commemorate the release date announcement:

High school student Katagiri Yuichi, who values friendship above all else, enjoys a fulfilling life with his close friends Sawagiri Shiho, Mikasa Tenji, Shibe Makoto, and Kokorogi Yutori. However, after a particular incident, they’re dragged into a debt repayment game.The only way to beat the “Tomodachi Game” is to not doubt their friends. Bound together by solid friendships, the game should’ve been easy, but– The hugely popular comic that sold over two million copies is finally becoming an anime! Will they trust or betray their precious friends? The true nature of humanity is exposed in the ultimate psychological game!

Tomodachi Game manga series is written and drawn by Yuki Sato, who started the manga serialization in Dec 2013, in Kondansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The series also received 2 live action films, and a TV drama series, which was released in 2017.

The main cast of the series includes:

  • Chiaki Kobayashi (known for voicing Askeladd from Vinland Saga) will voice Yūichi Katagiri
  • Daiki Hamano (known for voicing Valtos from Black Clover) will voice Tenji Mikasa
  • Yume Miyamoto will voice Shiho Sawaragi
  • Tomohiro Ōno will voice Makoto Shibe

Are you looking forward to this anime series? Will it be better than even Squid Games? In case you missed it, Tomodachi Game manga existed long before Squid Games, so surely there are some concepts in Squid Game series that were inspired by Tomodachi manga series. Let us know your opinion in the comment section.

Source: Tomodachi Game Website
© Mikoto Yamaguchi, Yuki Sato, Kodansha / “Tomodachi Game” Production Committee

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