A continuation of the popular anime adaptation from last year has arrived! And it still features heavy doses of yuri subtext office life! Yay!
(Spoilers in this review)
The episode was essentially split into four parts.
Aoba and her co-workers make small talk as the audience learns that a) Aoba will remain the youngest teammate since there were no new-hires this year and b) their company is currently unsure about their next project.
The second part of the episode has Umiko and Nene bonding. I have heard that Umiko is a rather controversial girl, but I think she pairs well with Aoba’s childhood friend. At any rate, they feed each other (like lovers) and Nene tells Umiko about her growing passion for designing/coding games.
The third part of the episode has the main girls come in to be questioned by Hazuki and Rin about how the previous year went. It’s kind of like evaluation reports.
The last part of the episode has the girls do some late-night cherry-blossom-viewing. More yuri hijinks happen, of course, as well as continuations of the episode’s earlier developments.
The episode ends with Shizuku announcing a company-wide character design contest. The winner will be the lead character designer for the upcoming project. Yagami, who Aoba looks up to, won the contest and was thus designated the main character designer for Fairies Story. Aoba will try her best!
Just like with last year, I struggled to keep the amount of pictures in this episode review to a reasonable level. That just means I found the anime aesthically pleasing and humorous.
So far so good, New Game!!. Looking forward to the next episode!