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Joker Game Anime Blu-rays to Include Original Animation

posted on 2016-04-05 14:40 EDT by Karen Ressler
Spy mystery anime premiered Tuesday on Crunchyroll

The official website for the Joker Game anime announced details on the series' home video releases on Tuesday. The 12-episode series will get two Blu-ray Disc box sets that will also include an original animation titled "Kuroneko Yoru no Bōken" (Black Cat Yoru's Adventure). The animation will be split into two parts across the two box sets.

The sets will ship in Japan on July 27 and September 28 for 18,000 yen (about US$163) each. The limited editions will also include a 100-page booklet, box designed by Shirow Miwa, digipack designed by Toshiyuki Yahagi, duplicate storyboards, and a soundtrack CD. The first set's limited edition will offer an event ticket, and the second set will include the plot of "Kuroneko Yoru no Bōken" as written by original novel author Kōji Yanagi in its booklet.

The series will also get four DVD releases in Japan for 7,000 yen (about US$64) each.

Kadokawa Anime began streaming a commercial for the home video releases:

The anime premiered on Tuesday and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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 Kōji Yanagi's original spy mystery 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 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

[Via Moca News]


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