The official Twitter account of the TV anime “Tomodachi Game” (Friends Games), an TV series anime adaptation by Yuki Sato, has revealed that Chafurin will join the cast as Manabu-sensei, who will dress up as the mascot Manabu-kun. Minami Takayama will voice Manabu-kun.
Main production team:
- Directed by: Hirofumi Ogura
- Screenwriter: Kenta Ihara
- Character Designer: Satomi Miyazaki
- Art Direction: Si Man Wei (Edens Zero)
- Film Editing: Tsukasa Ohira
- Color: Aiko Mizuno
- Composer: MICHIRU
- Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita
- Nana Mizuki will perform the opening song “Double Shuffle”
- Rock band Saji performed the ending song “Tomoshibi”
The series premiered on NTV on April 6.
Katagiri Yuichi believes that friends are more important than money, but he also understands the difficulty of being in need. He worked hard to save money for a high school picnic, as he promised his four best friends that they would all go together. However, after collecting enough money, the entire class fund was stolen! Suspicion fell on Yuichi’s two friends, Sawaragi Shiho and Shibe Makoto. Soon after, all 5 people are kidnapped, and find themselves waking up in a strange room, with a cartoon character. It seems that one of the 5 people pushed them into a “friendship game” in order to get some money back. But who are they, and why are they in debt? Did someone steal class money to pay for this game? Katagiri and his close friends are forced to win the game. Will it be the test of their friendship?
Yuki Sato launched the manga in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen magazine in December 2013.