The manga “Tomodachi Game” written by Mikoto Yamaguchi and drawn by Yuki Sato, which is serialized in “Bessatsu Shonen Magazine” (Kodansha), will be made into TV animation and will be broadcast on NTV and BS Nippon Television from April 2022. It was revealed. Hirofumi Ogura, such as “Cells at Work!”, Will be the director, and Kenta Ihara, such as “The Saga of Tanya the Evil” and “Ajin,” will be in charge of the series composition and screenplay. Produced by Okuruto Noboru, such as “The Hidden Dungeon that only I can enter.” It was also announced that Chiaki Kobayashi would play the main character, Yuichi Katakiri, Daiki Hamano, Yume Miyamoto, Tomohiro Ohno, and Satomi Amano, as voice actors.
“Tomodachi Game” started serializing in “Bessatsu Shonen Magazine” in 2013. A high school student, Yuichi Katakiri, and his friends are depicted as being involved in a mysterious game to repay their debts in the wake of a particular incident. It was also talked about that a live-action movie starring actor Ryo Yoshizawa was released in 2017. In the same year, a live-action drama was also broadcast. The comics have been released up to the 18th volume, and the cumulative circulation, including the electronic version, is more than 3.7 million. The latest 19 volumes will be released on November 9th.
Mr. Yamaguchi of the original said, “Celebration animation! I’m grateful. It was a work of a genre that was somewhat difficult to be animated, so I’m happy about it. By all means, Yuichi is moving, Yuichi threatening, madness. Would you please look forward to Yuichi? Above all, I am looking forward to it the most, and I hope that more people will know about the work! “
Mr. Sato, in charge of drawing, said, “When I heard about the animation, I jumped a little at midnight! It’s incredible to see a character with a strong feeling moving and talking. Thank you to all the readers and people involved !! It’s a little embarrassing to see my name on credit, but I’m looking forward to it as a viewer! “
Director Ogura said, “Tomodachi game is a game of exchanging money. At the same time, friendship is also a game that makes you think deeply about what your friends are.”That’s right! It was decided that I would be the director of this work. I have so few friends that I have a lot of friends !! What should I do? What kind of friends am I? I want to challenge this esoteric theme with Yuichi’s main character and learn what true friendship is through this animation production. Thank you so much for being so supportive. “
Mr. Kobayashi, who plays the role of Yuichi Katagiri, said, “I have few friends. I thought that the part was beautiful, so I will do my best while pursuing each of Yuichi’s reliefs to convey that charm even more with animation. “