New cast and staff also added to the manga adaptation
There are plenty of dangerous games out there, but the upcoming Darwin's Game is jumping straight out of its players' phones to wreak havoc and take lives.
Based on the manga by FLIPFLOPs, the series will follow normal guy Kaname Sudo as he's invited to the new Darwin's Game app—which drags its users into life-or-death battles with supernatural powers. Of course, as he finds out from fellow player Shuka Karino, there's no way to quit the game once you're in.
Check out the first PV to experience the horrors of the game:
In addition, three new cast members have been added to the rosters. Joining Yusuke Kobayashi (Subaru, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) as Kaname and Reina Ueda (Akane, SSSS.GRIDMAN) will be Nichika Omori (Yurine, Dropkick on My Devil!) as Rain, Taku Yashiro (Tiger Mask, Tiger Mask W) as Ryuji, and Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko, Laid-Back Camp) as Sui/Sota.
The series will be directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto (Comic Girls) and written by FLIPFLOPs member Shū Miyama.
Darwin's Game launches in January 2020.
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