Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for Joker Game Anime

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Bill Jenkins, Christopher Wehkamp, Brad Hawkins star in dub premiering on Tuesday

Funimation announced the English dub cast for its broadcast dub of the Joker Game television anime on Monday. The series is part of Funimation's SimulDub program for the fall season, and the first episode will premiere on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

The cast, under ADR director Joel McDonald, lead writer Blair Rowan, ADR engineer Zach Davis, and mix engineer Andrew Tipps, includes:

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.

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

The anime premiered on April 5, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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.

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