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It’s time to get greedy and conspiratorial, because a credit-free version of the opening animation has been published for Tomodachi Game, a currently broadcasting TV anime based on the psychological thriller manga written by Mikoto Yamaguchi and illustrated by Yuki Sato about a group of friends whose relationships are tested in a twisted game designed to make them turn on one another.


The video (below) features the official opening theme for the series, entitled “Double Shuffle”, which is performed by Nana Mizuki.



Crunchyroll describes the story of Tomodachi Game as follows:


High school student Katagiri Yuichi, who values friendship above all else, enjoys a fulfilling life with his close friends Sawagiri Shiho, Mikasa Tenji, Shibe Makoto, and Kokorogi Yutori.


However, after a particular incident, they’re dragged into a debt repayment game.


The only way to beat the “Tomodachi Game” is to not doubt their friends. Bound together by solid friendships, the game should’ve been easy, but– The hugely popular comic that sold over two million copies is finally becoming an anime! Will they trust or betray their precious friends? The true nature of humanity is exposed in the ultimate psychological game!



Tomodachi Game is directed by Hirofumi Ogura and features animation production by Okuruto Noboru. The series is currently broadcasting in Japan, and it is also available via streaming on Crunchyroll as part of the spring 2022 anime simulcast lineup.


Source: MoCa


Copyright notice: © Mikoto Yamaguchi, Yuki Sato, KODANSHA/ “Tomodachi Game” Production Committee


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