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New Game! 15 April 2017

2016 slice of life, 4-koma manga adaptation in 12 episodes: AniDB. Suzukaze Aoba joins the studio that's making the third game in a series she loved growing up.

If an American or British live-action show had an all-female cast, it would be because someone was Making A Point. Here, nobody seems to worry about it. There are very strong hints that some of the characters might care about each other in a more than friendly way, but nothing that one couldn't explain away.

Clearly there's a strong element of not rocking the boat here: everyone involved in game production here is basically a Nice Person, and if some people choose to stay all night and sleep under their desks when it's getting towards crunch time, that's a perfectly normal thing to do and a good way of showing your commitment to the company, not a sign of terrible project management and a company that is happy to burn out its employees because there's another batch of suckers where they came from.

But there's not much detail; Aoba works as a character designer, but mostly the show deals with working at a company that happens to make games, rather than doing this specific job. Mostly this is a cutesy look at some nice if slightly odd people working in an office, for a company which has a deadline – and, at the end, the odd feeling of seeing something that you've worked on being put out in public.

Very slight, mildly amusing, but basically a time-filler. A second season is expected in the summer.

See also:
Sore ga Seiyuu

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