New Game!! (Double Plus) Episode 5: Hifumi’s New Gig and an Old Friend

It was Hifumi’s first day on the job as “Character Team Leader” and we got to meet a new girl. Let’s see how she did.

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Uh oh.

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Aoba feeling bad for trying to trick Hifumi.

Hifumi did her best to check up on the others’ progress. Yun assured her she’s doing well and she’d be finished in time for the next deadline, which wasn’t true. Aoba on other hand did say she needed more time but then tried to trick Hifumi into giving her an extra day to work on it. She was then surprised by how easily Hifumi agreed that she begged for forgiveness and assured her she’d get it done quicker. Later Yun confessed to Aoba that she too needed more time but couldn’t tell Hifumi because she didn’t want to demotivate her.

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Yun and her younger siblings.

Yun tried pulling an all-nighter but mom called to say she was swamped with work so Yun had to take care of her siblings, messing up her plan to finish her design quicker.

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I’ll explain why I included a pic of her little brother in a bit.

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Yun apologizing to Hifumi.

The next day Yun came clean and told Hifumi she was having difficulty with her design. Hifumi gave her some helpful tips and Yun realized she underestimated Hifumi’s integrity begging to be reprimanded. Hifumi puzzled on what to do and…

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Like I said last time, Hifumi as Character Team Leader was a great choice.

To say Aoba was left speechless is an understatement.

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Yun feeling insulted Hajime treated her like an afterthought.

We then turned to Hajime who was also having trouble with her duties, which was to design underwater enemies. She was stumped and asked Director Hazuki to help her come up with monster ideas. She went to her because she was worried Aoba and Yun would think less of her if she asked them for help. In short Hazuki said “That’s not true. Go talk to them and brainstorm together. No need to be ashamed”. That’s what she did and as expected it was the right decision.

Oh and here’s why I brought up Yun’s brother. Look closely at Hajime and Yun. A Spanish fan of mine brought this up and yes, it makes perfect sense.

Aoba and Hifumi having a moment

No matter what moments Hifumi has with other ladies the best ones will always be with her soul mate.

Queen Concept

Queen, the final boss of the game.

Next up Aoba was having a hard time coming up with the design of the final boss of the game, The Queen of Plushy Land. She spoke with Ko and Rin on what her story and design should be. In the end it was Director Hazuki who gave her some great ideas. All conversations were very interesting.

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Aoba’s Queen Draft.

Eventually Aoba came up with this. Look up the conversations to find out why.

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Ko’s quick draft. Poor Aoba was saddened it took Ko a lot less time to draw a draft while Aoba slaved for probably a day.

Relieved to be making progress Aoba then got a message from another friend from high school named Hotaru who was studying in France and came to visit Nene and her. While showing pictures of her there was one that caught Rin by surprise…

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The joke is these kisses are more passionate and longer than the usual when some Western girls greet each other with quick pecks on the cheek.

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Aoba and Hotaru chillin’.

After having too much fun in the hot spring Nene went to get some grub while Aoba and Hotaru reflected on the paths they chose with Hotaru and Nene going to college and Aoba immediately going to work after finishing high school. Another interesting conversation to cap off another great episode.

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28 Responses to New Game!! (Double Plus) Episode 5: Hifumi’s New Gig and an Old Friend

  1. Disciple of the water temple says:

    In this episode japan shows us once again to be on the vanguard of shitty water level design.

    And if Hifumi ever unleashes her true potential, all of eagle jump will become her personal harem.

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  2. Fipse says:

    Ahh the beginning of the French kisses. Readers of the manga probably wait for a certain something to happen with those…

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  3. Mauron says:

    Hifumi, that kind of scolding should be reserved for Aoba.

    I’m looking forward to more Hotaru in coming episodes.

    Hazuki needs to double check the status effect on her glasses. She’s way off.

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  4. x says:

    Hifumi can be tough, but it will turn out funny and sexy at the same time.

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  5. cirno9fan says:

    I really didn’t care about Fairies Story 3, as it looked like generic JRPG #3948023849082….but my gosh

    This game they’re making…I WANT SO BAD!!!

    Aoba’s design of the queen was world’s better than Kou’s in my opinion. Aoba’s has way more character and uniqueness to it. good thing she actually learned the story behind her. Would have been a pretty meh setup otherwise.

    I WANT THAT GAME

    Sorry…I just really really want it…

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    • OG-Man says:

      I am aware of what happens when you REALLY like something or someone. It’s cool. Plus plushies and the potential to ship the lead and the big bad is strong. So yes I get your yearning for the game to be real.

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  6. elkat4 says:

    Is it wrong I want to ship the protagonist of the game they are working with the queen?
    Queen: Waaah! I have no friends!
    MC: That’s not true! You have the plushies.
    Queen: They don’t count!
    MC: If that’s the case, I’ll be your friend.
    Queen (blushing): R-really?
    MC: Really!
    Queen: I-I guess you’ll do!

    I also would love to see a battle between Naughty Aoba vs. Ladykiller Hifumi. Can the Hifumi’s sexiness tame the playful devil?

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  7. Nick says:

    That Hifumi and Yun moment was so good. The chin in hand, Hifumi’s voice, and the look in her eyes, ahhhhhhh! It was so good!!

    And it’s nice to see Hotaru making an appearance. I think the last chapter I read before taking my extended break from the manga had her in it. Man I really gotta get back into reading that. I think chapter 52 was just posted or something. I’m way back on 39. Ugh.

    Great ep though, they always are. I hope Hotaru stays around for a bit. I wouldn’t mind seeing them do some more French kissing.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hifumi’s power is not to be underestimated.

      Not reading the manga at all myself. You know how I prefer going into anime as “blind” as possible.

      Oh yes. More Hotaru goodness!

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  8. Reapy_s0ul says:

    You usually don’t have a pairing of two characters who can randomly go into “Dominatrix Mode”, but it works with Hifumi and Aoba, I was pretty surprised to see that side of Hifumi’s personality.

    Also, a rival has appeared.

    I feel like it would be too impatient of me to read the manga just to get to the punchline of all this yuri goodness, I think I’ll wait and see where the Anime goes, then maybe read the manga after.

    I’ve gotten to reading a ton of manga after I found Dynasty Reader, tons of really good stuff, I feel like “One of the guys” so to speak after reading so much manga, I would play VNs and whatnot, but my PC lags when I try to open steam, it’s literally a potato.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Patience lad, patience. Cherish the ice cream as slowly as possible. No need to rush.

      I mainly read manga that haven’t been adapted…yet. When it comes to ongoing manga of anime that ended I eventually pick those up. Not right away.

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  9. Another great episode, with many cute and gay moments as is only justice. Though like cirno said, I sort of want that game too…and also, I agree with the MC x Queen ship proposed. Aoba’s queen concept is far cuter than Kou’s, in my opinion, and thus better for the game they’re making.

    Also, the return of cosplay-mindset-dashing ladykiller Hifumi & Devil Aoba in the same episode! Oh my!

    Hotaru is…interesting. Guess we’ll see what her addition to the show brings in future episodes.

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  10. K says:

    That Yun/Hifumi moment was so steamy. Heh, if that’s how Hifumi reprimands her peeps, I wouldn’t mind messing up sometimes…as long as it isn’t something that would greatly affect productivity.

    Getting input from others can be helpful, especially if you hit a wall. Speaking of, do you know of any recent game where you can drown in underwater levels?

    Fun times between old high school buddies were had. That was a nice convo between Hotaru and Aoba near the end there.

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  11. ArcaJ says:

    Once again, Hazuki defies convention by giving her employees good advice. She didn’t even perv out once! Is she sick? jk

    Hifumi is putting her own stamp on things as team leader. I like that while her style differs from Kou, she still gets results. That cosplay trick can work as a serious motivator.

    Hotaru is an interesting person. She seems to truly treasure her friends, and roots for their success. Plus, she drew out Devil Aoba which is always fun. I think Nene was objecting to the skinship because she already has a girlfriend. ^_^

    I wonder what would happen if Hifumi saw Hotaru with Aoba. Would she back down? Or would Top Hifumi emerge again?

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    • OG-Man says:

      Oh no, there was a bit of her usual goodness. She made sure to remind us that she’s worthy of her position.

      Skills developed during hobbies paying off at work FTW!

      Hope to see more Hotaru.

      Precisely why Nene objected.

      Definitely use her hidden power.

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  12. chikorita157 says:

    It’s nice that Hifumi is making progress. I guess her new role is a great step to get over her shyness.

    Definitely wonder what role Hotaru will play in the future.

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  13. I wish my boss had Hifumi’s management style.

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