Takehito Koyasu Joins 4th Mysterious Joker Anime Season as Dr. Neo

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4th season based on Hideyasu Takahashi's manga premiers on October 3

The official website for the Mysterious Joker franchise announced on Friday that Takehito Koyasu (Soul Eater's Excalibur, Hellsing's Luke Valentine) will be voicing Dr. Neo (pictured below), a new character in the show's fourth season. Dr. Neo is a mad scientist who is researching perpetual youth and immortality, and he covet's Phoenix's hidden power.

The fourth season will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 3, and it will also air on Kids Station, BS11, and KBS Kyoto.

The show's staff will host an advanced screening festival to celebrate the start of the new season. The event will take place at Toyosu United Cinema in Tokyo on October 2, and will feature talk sessions with the staff and cast members.

In Hideyasu Takahashi's Kaitō Joker (Mysterious Joker) manga that inspired the anime, there is nothing in the world that the mysterious phantom thief Joker cannot steal. He goes after one treasure after another in unpredictable capers with seemingly miraculous tricks.

The first television anime series premiered in October 2014, and the second series premiered in April 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both the anime series (under the title Joker) into several countries as they aired in Japan.

Mysterious Joker Season 3 premiered in April, and Crunchyroll again streamed the series as it aired. Yukiyo Teramoto directed the series, with series composition by Dai Sato. Miho Shimogasa designed the characters, and Yūsaku Tsuchiya composed the music.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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