Darwin's Game

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Darwin's Game
Darwin's Game, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
ダーウィンズゲーム
(Dāwinzu Gēmu)
Manga
Written byFLIPFLOPs
Published byAkita Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineBessatsu Shōnen Champion
Original runDecember 12, 2012 – present
Volumes19 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshinobu Tokumoto
Written byShū Miyama (FLIPFLOPs writer)
Music byKenichiro Suehiro
StudioNexus
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GTV, GYT, AT-X, YTV, TVA, NCC
Original run January 3, 2020 – present
Episodes11 (List of episodes)
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Darwin's Game (Japanese: ダーウィンズゲーム, Hepburn: Dāwinzu Gēmu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by FLIPFLOPs. An anime television series adaptation by Nexus premiered on January 3, 2020.

Premise[edit]

17-year old Kaname Sudō accepts an online invitation by a friend to play an app game called Darwin's Game, unbeknownst to him that the game involves a fight between life and death.

Characters[edit]

Kaname Sudō (須藤要, Sudō Kaname)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi[1]
Shuka Karino (狩野朱歌, Karino Shuka)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda[1]
Rain Kashiwagi (柏木鈴音, Kashiwagi Rain)
Voiced by: Nichika Ōmori[2]
Ryūji Maesaka (前坂隆二, Maesaka Ryūji)
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro[2]
Sui/Sōta (スイ/ソータ)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[2]
Hamada (ハマダ, Hamada)
Voiced by: Yūya Hirose[3]
Kyōda (キョウダ, Kyōda)
Voiced by: Chiaki Kobayashi[3]
Shinozuka (シノヅカ, Shinozuka)
Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai[3]
Banda-kun (バンダ君, Banda-kun)
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto[3]
King (, Ō)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[3]
Keiichi (ケーイチ, Keiichi)
Voiced by: Ryūichi Kijima[3]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

FLIPFLOPs launched the series in the January 2013 issue of Akita Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Champion which was published on December 12, 2012.[4][5] The series has been compiled into 19 volumes as of December 6, 2019. The manga will enter its final arc on January 11, 2020.[6]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 June 7, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-253-22188-7
2 October 8, 2013[8]ISBN 978-4-253-22189-4
3 February 7, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-253-22190-0
4 July 8, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-253-22191-7
5 November 7, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-253-22192-4
6 March 6, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-253-22193-1
7 August 7, 2015[13]ISBN 978-4-253-22194-8
8 December 8, 2015[14]ISBN 978-4-253-22195-5
9 May 6, 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-253-22196-2
10 October 7, 2016[16]ISBN 978-4-253-22197-9
11 January 6, 2017[17]ISBN 978-4-253-22198-6
12 May 8, 2017[18]ISBN 978-4-253-22199-3
13 October 6, 2017[19]ISBN 978-4-253-22200-6
14 March 8, 2018[20]ISBN 978-4-253-22207-5
15 August 8, 2018[21]ISBN 978-4-253-22212-9
16 November 8, 2018[22]ISBN 978-4-253-22215-0
17 March 8, 2019[23]ISBN 978-4-253-22212-9
18 July 8, 2019[24]ISBN 978-4-253-22215-0
19 December 6, 2019[25]ISBN 978-4-253-22219-8

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced from the 16th volume of the manga on November 8, 2018.[5] The series is directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto and written by Shū Miyama, the writer of the FLIPFLOPs duo and also original creator of the manga series, with animation by studio Nexus and character designs by Kazuya Nakanishi.[2] Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the series' music.[2] The series premiered on January 3, 2020 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[1][26] The first episode is listed as a one-hour episode and will have an advanced screening on the night of December 24, 2019.[27] ASCA performed the series' opening theme song "CHAIN", while Mashiro Ayano performed the series' ending theme song "Alive".[28] Aniplex of America licensed the series, and will stream the series on FunimationNow, AnimeLab and Wakanim from January 3, 2020, and on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE from February 2, 2020.[29] Funimation will produce an English dub for the series.[30] It will run for 11 episodes.[31]

No. Title[32][a] Original air date
1"First Game"
Transcription: "Fāsuto Gēmu" (Japanese: 初陣 (ファーストゲーム))
January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)[b]
2"Gemstone Mine"
Transcription: "Jemusutōn Main" (Japanese: 渋谷 (ジェムストーンマイン))
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
3"Ignition"
Transcription: "Igunisshon" (Japanese: 引き金 (イグニッション))
January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
4"Fireworks"
January 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.
  2. ^ Funimation premiered the episode on January 3, 2020 as a 1-hour special.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 11, 2019). "Darwin's Game TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, January Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherman, Jennifer (October 29, 2019). "Darwin's Game Anime Reveals Video, Additional Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sherman, Jennifer (December 23, 2019). "Darwin's Game Anime Casts Yūya Hirose, Chiaki Kobayashi, Fukushi Ochiai". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "別冊少年チャンピオン 2013年1月号". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Sherman, Jennifer (November 7, 2018). "Darwin's Game Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Mateo, Alex (December 12, 2019). "Darwin's Game Manga Enters Final Arc". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第1巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第2巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第3巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第4巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第5巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第6巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第7巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第8巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第9巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  16. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第10巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第11巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第12巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第13巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  20. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第14巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第15巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第16巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  23. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第17巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第18巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  25. ^ "ダーウィンズゲーム 第19巻". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  26. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 8, 2019). "Darwin's Game Anime to Premiere in 2020". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  27. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (November 25, 2019). "Darwin's Game Anime Premieres With 1-Hour Special on January 3". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  28. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 18, 2019). "Mashiro Ayano Performs Ending Theme for Darwin's Game Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  29. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 24, 2019). "Aniplex of America Streams 22/7, Darwin's Game, 'Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?' Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  30. ^ Funimation [@FUNimation] (December 24, 2019). "We will be dubbing it! 🙌" (Tweet). Retrieved December 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (January 3, 2020). "Darwin's Game Anime Listed With 11 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  32. ^ "STORY" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 4, 2020.

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