Anime Spotlight: Joker Game Anime 2016

Anime Spotlight: Joker Game Anime 2016

The official Twitter account of Koji Yanagi’s novel Joker Game has announced the cast members, visuals, promotional video and staff for the upcoming TV anime series, which is slated for Spring 2016. The novel was originally released back in 2008.  It contains 3 volumes. Koji Yanagi was also followed it with Double Joker in 2009 and Paradise Lost in 2012. The series has been published by Kadokawa. In 2009, The novel won the Mystery Writers of Japan award.


  • Director: Kazuya Nomura (Ghost in the Shell (2015))
  • Series Composition, Script: Taku Kishimoto (Haikyuu!!)
  • Original Character Design: Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage)
  • Character Design, General Illustration Director: Toshiyuki Yahagi
  • Chief Researcher: Haruichi Shirato
  • Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
  • Art Setting: Takeyasu Narita
  • 3DCGI: Supplimation
  • Color Setting: Sayoko Noda
  • Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami (Tsubasa Chronicle)
  • Film Director: Kouji Tanaka
  • Editing: Junichi Uematsu
  • Music: Kenji Kawai (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Selector Infected WIXOSS)


Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the “D Agency”. The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent under the name Jiro Kato goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents called ‘Black Notes’, while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.


Kenyuu Horiuchi (Lewis, Herman in Garo: Honoo no Kokuin ) voicing as Yuuki

Tomokazu Seki (Souma, Kyou  in Fruits Basket) voicing as Sakuma

Hiro Shimono (Katsuragi, Keima in Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai) voicing as Miyoshi

Ryouhei Kimura (Hachiken, Yuugo in Gin no Saji) voicing  as  Kaminaga

Yoshimasa Hosoya (Kusanagi in Takeru inTaimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai) voicing as Odagiri

Toshiyuki Morikawa (Griffith in Berserk) voicing as Amari

Yuki Kaji (Yukine in Noragami) voicing as Hatano

Jun Fukuyama (Koro-sense in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)) voicing as Jitsui

Nakai Kazuya (Renfro, Zapp in Kekkai Sensen) voicing as Fukumoto

Takahiro Sakurai (Kusuriuri in Mononoke) voicing as Tazaki

Kenjirou Tsuda (Brown, Nicolas in Gangsta) voicing as Jirou Gamou

A manga by Subaru Nitō adapting the anime was announced in the February 2016 issue of Mag Garden’s Comic Garden magazine. It will begin serialization in the March 2016 issue of Mag Garden’s Comic Garden Magazine on February 5, 2016, which will contain the first two chapters of the manga.


Source: Joker Game’s Twitter, Official Website



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