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Madman Schedules ‘Tomodachi Game’ Anime Blu-ray Release

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The Tomodachi Game manga series from Yuki Sato was set for an anime adaptation with a spring 2022 plan for Nippon TV and their networks. With Crunchyroll handling it domestically, the series is getting overseas home video distribution through Madman Entertainment in Australia. The twelve-episode show is set as a two-disc bilingual release due out on July 5th, 2023. It’ll be a Blu-ray-only release.

Extras include:

  • Tomodachi Game – Cast Version
  • Textless Opening and Ending Songs

A formal solicitation to retailers will come later confirming the release and its details.

The series will be directed by Hirofumi Ogura based on the scripts by Kenta Ihara. Satomi Miyazaki is working on the character designs with Okuru to Noboru handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Chiaki Kobayashi as Yūichi Katagiri, Daiki Hamano as Tenji Mikasa, Yume Miyamoto as Shiho Sawaragi, Tomohiro Ōno as Makoto Shibe, Satomi Amano as Yutori Kokorogi, Minami Takayama as Manabu-kun, Reina Ueda as Maria Mizuse, and Shizuka Itou as Tsukino.

Nana Mizuki has signed on to provide the opening theme song for the show with “Double Shuffle.” saji will perform the song “Tomoshibi” as the ending theme song.

The manga from Yuki Sato began in 2013 as serialized in Bessatsu Magazine. It’s released nineteen volumes as of November 2020 and is working through its final arc. The project previously was adapted into two live-action films in 2017.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The series focuses on Yūichi Katagiri, a young man with a perfect student life who has four friends with difficult lives. His peaceful daily life comes to an end when 2 million yen (about US$20,000) in school trip fees goes missing. Riddles unfold as Yūichi gets caught up in a mysterious game for money and must decide whether friendship or money matters more.

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