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King’s Game / Ōsama Game


Genres: drama, horror, mystery, supernatural, thriller
Themes: gore, school, survival game
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: An entire high school class of 32 people receive a message on their cellphones from a person known only as the “King.” The messages contain orders that the students must obey, or they risk the punishment of death. With their lives on the line, the students soon find out that the orders are getting more and more extreme as time goes on.
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2017-10-05

ANN Info Page

Join the “King’s Game” This October with Anime Adaptation

August 02, 2017 6:45pm CDT
New version of novel and film lays out the rules of the game.

King’s Game Horror Anime’s Staff, Visuals Revealed

posted on 2017-08-03 03:30 EDT
Ojisan to Marshmallow’s Noriyoshi Sasaki directs October anime at Seven

Meet the First Victims of “King’s Game” in New Character Sheets

August 04, 2017 9:40pm CDT
Anime versions of lead characters brought to life for October anime.

King’s Game The Animation Horror Anime’s Teaser Promo Video, Theme Song Artist Revealed

posted on 2017-08-10 06:30 EDT
coldrain performs opening theme song for series premiering in October

King’s Game Anime Reveals Ending Theme Artist, October 5 Debut

posted on 2017-09-04 17:30 EDT
Pile performs ending theme song for death game anime

King’s Game Horror Anime’s Video Previews Pile Ending Song

posted on 2017-09-05 14:00 EDT
New visual for October 5 anime also unveiled

Crunchyroll to Stream “King’s Game”

September 27, 2017 3:00pm CDT

King’s Game Anime’s Videos Preview 48 Characters

posted on 2017-09-28 06:30 EDT
Crunchyroll streams English-subtitled video for anime premiering on October 5

Simon Says: Obey or Die. How Threats Motivate a Character

September 29, 2017 1:30pm CDT
Tom Zoth discusses the appeal of this Fall’s psychological thriller King’s Game

The Fall 2017 Anime Preview Guide - King’s Game

Oct 5th 2017

Crunchyroll Adds “King’s Game” Anime To Fall Simulcast Lineup

October 05, 2017 12:30am CDT
Series premieres at 9:00AM PDT on 10/5

Meet the Staff and Cast of King’s Game

October 05, 2017 4:00pm CDT
This deadly survival game is brought to you by a staff and studio with something to prove!

King’s Game Anime Listed With 12 Episodes

posted on 2017-10-09 21:00 EDT

Who Will Survive? Get Hooked on This Fall’s Deadly Hits!

October 19, 2017 7:05pm CDT
Is “King’s Game” worth your time? Let us get you hooked before the body count gets too high!

Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for King’s Game Anime

posted on 2017-10-21 04:45 EDT
Coby Lewin, Bryn Apprill star

The Fall 2017 Anime Preview Guide - King’s Game (Simuldub)

Oct 23rd 2017

Five Reasons You Need “King’s Game” in Your Life

November 10, 2017 8:05pm CST
We don’t recommend participating in the actual game, but there are plenty of reasons to get hype for the new anime adaptation of the cell phone novel.

QUIZ: Would You Survive the King’s Game?

November 12, 2017 7:05pm CST
How would you fare in the world’s deadliest mobile game?

Would you survive the King’s Game?

Whoops, You’re an Early Casualty

Sorry, champ, but you’re probably not even going to make it through the night. Whether because of disinterest, disbelief, or an early night, you’re out of the game pretty much just as it starts. Then again, at least the nastiness is over early?

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Would You Survive the King's Game?


Mastered By the Game

Yikes. Uh. Okay. You’re actually kind of enjoying yourself. Got some sort of vendetta to enact? It might be fun to get your aggression out this way, but the bridges you’re burning aren’t doing you any favors. You may play like a pro for now, but it’s very unlikely you’re going to make it to the end without ticking someone off on exactly the wrong day.

Would you survive the King's Game?

Congratulations! Kind of.

All your friends are dead and everything is terrible, but hey! At least you survived! Your mix of common sense, intelligence, and willingness to take risks for your friends made you the ultimate winner of the Game.

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This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Happening in King’s Game?

by Nicholas Dupree and Jacob Chapman, Nov 28th 2017