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Joker Game Anticipation
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A TV Anime production of 'Joker Game' by Production IG has been announced. It's based on the a book written by Koji Yanagi. (winner of 2009 Mystery Writers of Japan Award).

Plot Summary


A fictitious spy-training organization established within the Japanese army on the eve of World War II is the centerpiece of this set of linked short stories. The D Agency comes into being in autumn 1937 as an independent army unit formed under the private initiative of Lieutenant Colonel Yuki. As rumor has it, Yuki was once a brilliant agent himself who ferreted out multiple secrets in enemy territory until he was betrayed by an ally; he was caught and tortured before he managed to escape, which explains why he has no left hand and always walks holding a cane with his left foot dragging behind him. Dubbed "the Lord of Darkness," Yuki teaches according to principles that flatly challenge established army wisdom. He bans military dress and behavior and instead drills his protégés to become unseen apparitions; according to him, the unwritten army code that a captured soldier should kill either the enemy or himself is the epitome of stupidity and the worst possible choice a spy can make. For his training course Yuki rejects Army Academy graduates and instead picks candidates from far and wide, producing a dozen crack spies expert not only in multiple languages but also in such skills as disguise and lockpicking. Under false identities, these agents go their solitary ways to fulfill daring missions in Tokyo, Yokohama, Shanghai and elsewhere, all the while remembering Yuki's teachings.


Preview
https://www.youtube.com/embed/tILWSrPcBsY?enablejsapi=1&wmode=opaque&autoplay=1

Other Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Apr, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: Military, Seinen


More info available here:
http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/publications/item/239-joker-game

Official site:
http://jokergame.jp/
Posted 8/6/15 , edited 8/7/15
So it's based on an actual novel? This could be interesting though. The description makes me curious to see how they'll animate this and play it out. I'm in!
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Shirow Miwa character designs. So far this sounds great.
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All right this has certainly caught my attention. Story certainly sounds interesting and the current staff announced has peeked my curiosity even more. Well keep an eye on this one.
Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15
Whoa, this sounds really good.
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Posted 8/9/15 , edited 8/9/15
A key visual released
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15
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Coming Spring 2016
http://jokergame.jp/

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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15
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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15
Looking forward to it
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Please be better than Nightraid 1931
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