Joker Game Spy Mystery Anime Will Have 12 Episodes

posted on 2016-03-30 11:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

A flyer at the AnimeJapan event revealed on Friday that Production I.G's television anime of Kōji Yanagi's spy mystery novel Joker Game will have 12 episodes.

Kazuya Nomura (Ghost in the Shell: New Movie, Robotics;Notes) is helming the project at Production I.G. Toshiyuki Yahagi (Guilty Crown) is serving as chief animation director and is adapting Shirow Miwa's (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage) original character designs. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, ERASED) is helming series composition and writing the scripts. Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Barakamon) is scoring the music.

The anime stars:

Kenyuu Horiuchi as Lt. Col. Yūki
Tomokazu Seki as Lt. Sakuma
Hiro Shimono as Miyoshi
Ryohei Kimura as Kaminaga
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Odagiri
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Amari
Yuuki Kaji as Hatano
Jun Fukuyama as Jitsui
Kazuya Nakai as Fukumoto
Takahiro Sakurai as Tazaki
Kenjiro Tsuda as Jirō Kamō
Tesshô Genda as Col. Mutō
Kentarou Tone as John Gordon
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Alan Lelunier
Ryota Takeuchi as Jean Victoire
Shizuka Itou as Marie Torres

The original novel is set in 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the "D Agency," an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit's performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency's tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: "Don't kill, don't get killed, don't get captured." With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.

The anime will premiere on April 5.

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