Joker Game Anime Streams 3rd Promo Video, Previews Theme Song Videos

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New ad also streamed for Production I.G's series premiering on April 5

Kadokawa began streaming the third promotional video on Thursday for Production I.G's television anime of Kōji Yanagi's spy mystery novel Joker Game.

Miyoshi: In the autumn of year 12 of the Shōwa era, the flames of the World War are being fanned.
Fukumoto: A spy school is established within the imperial army.
Text: Spy Training Organization
Odagiri: The ones who passed the cruel selection exams are the students whose personal information, purpose, and even age became top secret information.
Text: Trainees
Kaminaga: The men who easily overcame the training that forces one to surpass the limits of one's mental and physical abilities...
Tazaki: Begin their covert activities in various locations under the control of the organization's founder, Commander Yūki. Text: They head out into the world as spies...
Amari: And so, a new intelligence organization was born.
Text: Spy organization
Hatano: Its name: Organization D.
Man: After they leave here, they must all scatter over the world and become an unseen existence.
Hatano: Ryōsuke Hatano... I'm a transfer student from Japan.
Marie: Are you really Japanese?
Alan: Just what are you??
Hatano: Don't give information to the opposite party.
There is no doubt in my mind that he is a spy.
Alan: I do not fear death, for the sake of my precious comrades and motherland.
Hatano: Stop...! Please, stop...! Don't look at me...!
Hatano: Death is the worst option. Don't die. Cut your way through. Survive. And... Don't kill!

Kadokawa also streamed a promotional video for the show's ending theme song "Double" by Magic of Life on Tuesday, and streamed a promotional video for the show's opening theme song "Reason Triangle" by Quadrangle on Thursday. The ending theme song single will ship on May 25, and the opening theme song single will ship on April 27.

Ending Theme Song

Opening Theme Song

Additionally, the site previously streamed a commercial for the series on Tuesday.

Narrator: In the fall of the 12th year of the Shōwa era, the intelligence organization "D Agency" is established within the military. In various areas of the world, they begin to their plans from the shadows... Joker Game. Beginning broadcasts.

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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