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The manga Tomodachi Game could have an anime adaptation

A leak reported the domain registration (, which could indicate the production of an anime adaptation of the manga written by Mikoto yamaguchi and illustrated by Yuuki satou, Tomodachi Game. More details are expected in the next issue of the magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, scheduled for November 9 in Japan.

Yamaguchi and Satou began publishing the manga in the magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in December 2013. The manga went on hiatus in December 2019, returned for a chapter in February 2020, and went on hiatus again. The publisher published the eighteenth compiled volume in June 2021, and will publish the nineteenth on November 9 in Japan.

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The play inspired two live-action films, the first titled Tomodachi Game Gekijouban released in June 2017 after a live-action series that aired in April 2017. The second film opened in Japan in September 2017.

Tomodachi Game Synopsis

Katagiri Yuuichi believes that friends are more important than money, but she also knows the difficulties of not having enough funds. He struggles to save up so he can go on the high school trip, because he has promised his four best friends that they will all go together. However, after collecting all the money from the class, they steal it! Suspicions fall on Yuuichi’s two friends, Sawaragi Shiho and Shibe Makoto.

Soon after, the five are kidnapped and wake up in a strange room with a character from an old anime. Apparently, one of them has put them into a “friendship game” to take care of their enormous debt. But who was he and why did they have such a debt? Could the class money have been stolen to pay for entry into the game? Yuuichi and his best friends will have to succeed in psychological games that will test or destroy their faith in others.

Source: Manga Mogura

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