Good Night World

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Good Night World
First tankōbon volume cover
グッド・ナイト・ワールド
(Guddo Naito Wārudo)
Manga
Written byUru Okabe [ja]
Published byShogakukan
ImprintUra Sunday Comics
Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 28, 2015January 8, 2017
Volumes5
Manga
Good Night World End
Written byUru Okabe
Published byShogakukan
MagazineMangaONE
DemographicShōnen
Original runAugust 1, 2023 – present
Original net animation
Directed byKatsuya Kikuchi
Written byMichiko Yokote
Music byTakatsugu Wakabayashi [ja]
StudioNAZ
Licensed byNetflix
ReleasedOctober 12, 2023
Runtime24–30 minutes
Episodes12

Good Night World (Japanese: グッド・ナイト・ワールド, Hepburn: Guddo Naito Wārudo) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Uru Okabe [ja]. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday [ja] website and MangaONE [ja] service from December 2015 to January 2017, with its chapters collected into five tankōbon volumes.

An original net animation (ONA) series adaptation by NAZ premiered in October 2023 on Netflix.

Synopsis[edit]

A dysfunctional family of four (consisting of shut-in gaming addict Taichiro Arima, his overachieving younger brother Asuma, their estranged and disregarded father Kojiro, and their disorganized and neglectful mother Sayaka) all cope with their real-world struggles by playing Planet, a virtual reality MMORPG that involves socializing with other players, forming teams, clashing with other guilds, having adventures, and fighting monsters all under the same end goal of being the first to overpower a final boss monster called the "Black Bird of Happiness". In doing so, the Arimas unknowingly form a simulated happy family unit in a team they call "The Akabane Family" with each other, a far more stable simulated family than their real-world counterparts for as long as they follow their one "family rule": no prying information on each other's offline lives. However, when the game eventually becomes part of the real world, learning each other's true identities could make or break their family bond in both realities as well as determine the fate and survival of themselves and others.

Characters[edit]

Taichirō Arima (有間 太一郎, Arima Taichirō) / Ichi (イチ)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirose [ja][1] (Japanese); Nicolas Roye (English)
Asuma Arima (有間 明日真, Arima Asuma) / AAAAA (あああああ)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[1] (Japanese); Kieran Regan (English)
Kojirō Arima (有間 小次郎, Arima Kojirō) / Shirō (士郎, Shirō)
Voiced by: Akio Otsuka[1] (Japanese); Christopher Swindle (English)
Sayaka Arima (有間 雅, Arima Sayaka) / May (メイ, Mei)
Voiced by: Aya Endō[1] (Japanese); Erin Yvette (English)
Pico (ピコ, Piko)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[1] (Japanese); Jeannie Tirado (English)
Leon (レオン, Reon)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura[1] (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Sasumata (サスマタ)
Voiced by: Hiroki Nanami[1] (Japanese); Benjamin Diskin (English)
Shigatera (シガテラ)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[1] (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
Hana Kamuro (神室 花, Kamuro Hana)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi[1] (Japanese); Carrie Keranen (English)
Aya Arima (有間 綾, Arima Aya)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[1] (Japanese); Anne Yatco (English)

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Written and illustrated by Uru Okabe [ja], Good Night World was serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday [ja] website and MangaONE [ja] service from December 28, 2015, to January 8, 2017. Five tankōbon volumes were published from April 2016 to March 2017.[2][3]

A prequel series, titled Good Night World End (グッドナイト・ワールドエンド), began serialization on the MangaONE service on August 1, 2023.[1]

Volumes[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 April 12, 2016[2]978-4-09-127226-3
2 July 12, 2016[4]978-4-09-127356-7
3 October 12, 2016[5]978-4-09-127390-1
4 February 10, 2017[6]978-4-09-127529-5
5 March 17, 2017[3]978-4-09-127552-3

Anime[edit]

An original net animation adaptation was announced on July 31, 2023.[7] It is produced by NAZ and directed by Katsuya Kikuchi, with scripts written by Michiko Yokote, character designs handled by Rena Okuyama, and music composed by Takatsugu Wakabayashi [ja]. The series premiered on Netflix on October 12, 2023. The opening theme song is "Black Crack" by VTuber Kuzuha [ja] of Nijisanji, while the ending theme song is "Salvia" by Nornis, a vocal unit composed of Nijisanji members Machita Chima and Inui Toko.[1][8]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [a]Directed by [b]Storyboarded by [b]Original air date
1"Log In"Katsuya KikuchiKatsuya KikuchiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
2"Error"Nana FujiwaraNana FujiwaraOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
3"Install"Takayuki KuriyamaKatsuya KikuchiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
4"Upgrade"Takahiro OnoKeiji GotohOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
5"Virus"Yūki NagasawaRyūhei AoyagiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
6"Remove"Katsuya KikuchiKatsuya KikuchiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
7"Ban"Masaharu Tomoda, Yūki NagasawaMichio Fukuda, Hiroyuki ShimazuOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
8"Reload"Nana FujiwaraToshinori WatanabeOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
9"AR"Takayuki KuriyamaHiroyuki ShimazuOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
10"Registry"Takayuki Kuriyama, Yūki NagasawaKatsuya KikuchiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
11"Debug"Nana FujiwaraSusumu NishizawaOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)
12"Hello, World"Katsuya KikuchiKatsuya KikuchiOctober 12, 2023 (2023-10-12)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Netflix.
  2. ^ a b Information is taken from the ending credits of each episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Cayanan, Joanna (July 31, 2023). "Uru Okabe's Good Night World Manga Gets Netflix Anime Adaptation on October 12". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  2. ^ a b 【4月12日付】本日発売の単行本リスト. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. April 12, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  3. ^ a b 【3月17日付】本日発売の単行本リスト. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. March 17, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  4. ^ 【7月12日付】本日発売の単行本リスト. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  5. ^ 【10月12日付】本日発売の単行本リスト. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. October 12, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  6. ^ 【2月10日付】本日発売の単行本リスト. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. February 10, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  7. ^ Dempsey, Liam (July 31, 2023). "Good Night World Manga Logs onto Netflix for Anime Adaptation". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  8. ^ 漫画『グッド・ナイト・ワールド』がアニメ化! 廣瀬大介さん、島﨑信長さん、大塚明夫さんら声優陣発表│主題歌は「にじさんじ」所属の葛葉さんとNornisが担当. Animate Times (in Japanese). July 31, 2023. Retrieved July 31, 2023.

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