God’s Game We Play anime trailer reveals adaptation of light novel by Liden Films, Overlord S2 director Tatsuya Shiraishi

Key visual for God's Game We Play.
Key visual for God’s Game We Play. Pic credit: Liden Films

On July 24, 2022, during the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2022, Kadokawa Anime announced that the upcoming anime Gods’ Games We Play (Kami wa Gemu ni Ueteiru) will be produced by Studio Liden Films.

The Gods’ Games We Play anime will be helmed by director Tatsuya Shiraishi, who directed the episodes of the anime Overlord II. NTL will be writing the script.

Gods’ Games We Play is a Japanese light novel series written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Toiro Tomose.

You can watch the official trailer for the upcoming anime on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Official trailer for the upcoming anime Gods’ Games We Play.

You can watch the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival program on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Official video of the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival.

In September 2020, the light novel series began serialization online on Kadokawa’s user-generated novel publishing website Kakuyomu. On January 25, 2021, Media Factory published four volumes under their MF Bunko J imprint with illustrations by Toiro Tomose. At Sakura-Con 2022, Yen Press announced that they licensed the English version of the novels for release in North America.

On August 27, 2021, a manga adaptation with art by Kapiko Toriumi was serialized in Media Factory’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive. The manga’s chapters have been collected in a single tankobon volume.

Full-sized key visual for Gods' Games We Play.
Full-sized key visual for Gods’ Games We Play. Pic credit: Liden Films.

What is the plot of Gods’ Games We Play?

The story begins in a world where the gods are bored so they decide to come up with some games to play with humanity. First, humanity must find the strongest human beings alive and gather them together. The challenge given to humankind is to win ten games against God. 10 difficult games will be invented by the Supreme Gods.

Throughout human history, those who have been challenged by the gods have never won. However, one boy named Faye, who is chosen by God, will compete against the gods on behalf of all humankind? What’s the ace up his sleeve? His superior intellect.

Who are the main characters?

Faye Theo Phils is the hero of the story and a young boy with a playful, mischievous personality. Along with his friend Leoreche, he will challenge the gods.

Ryujin Leoreche is a young girl who was formerly a goddess. When she was a goddess she grew interested in humans and decided to live among them. However, the price she had to pay to live among the humans was her immortality and divinity. She decides to recruit Faye to play the game against the gods and aim for a “complete capture”.

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