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Posted 4/5/16 , edited 4/5/16
This series reminds me a lot of Baccano as well as Mission Impossible (TV show not the movies with Tom Cruise), Man from U.N.C.L.E, 60s/70s drama/espionage series. Definite must-watch this season.
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Well that was pretty interesting. Some heavy espionage and mindgames. And we're just getting mostly the setup here as to how things will proceed with the Joker game.

Got our MC who is all honour and duty. And put together with a bunch of wily spies.

And he's already been put in quite the bind. Curious to see how he gets out of that one.
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Episode 1

OH MY GOD.

THEY PLAYED HIM LIKE A DAMN FIDDLE.

I'M SO MAD.

I LOVED IT THOUGH.
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Posted 4/5/16
E1

A good start for this show, so hurray for another promising period piece after Rakugo.

I didn't enjoy Sakuma being the rigid straight arrow, but someone has to be it, and we'll need time to get to know them all better.
However, I enjoyed the mind games, the atmosphere, and a little bit of the dialogue. Also, I wouldn't hide my spy materials in my house anyway, too obvious!

Since the source is a proper novel, I have hopes for the story.
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Posted 4/5/16
Episode 1: Joker Game (Part 1)

This seems very interesting. I thought they integrated setting up the world and the spy concept pretty nicely. At first I thought I would be bored due to the dialogue but if you really pay attention its really interesting.

That Poker, or rather Joker game looks pretty fun. Who do you really trust, or rather can you trust what the other's are saying. I also like how they integrated that game back to politics cause stuff like that happens.

I can't help but think that a lot of the 8 spies look too much alike. It was hard for me to differentiate who was who. I mean the character designs are nice but they look the same to me.

Looking forward to the next one. My bet is that they are going to plant some false evidence. Anything goes right?
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Posted 4/5/16
That was interesting. Very dialogue heavy but the concept of the joker game was well done with how it was demonstrated and then used against him on the raid. The MC was a bit irritating with his spies are cowardly spiel but hopefully he changes his tune somewhat (if he survives the next episode). The character designs of the spies are really similar but as long as they don't actually make me try and tell them apart (which they haven't so far), I don't mind.
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Posted 4/5/16
I'm kinda curious about the film adaptation now as well.

From an early news today, the show is confirmed as 12 episodes and also another piece of interesting news.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-05/joker-game-anime-blu-rays-to-include-original-animation/.100695
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There's a lot of potential here, big fan of the OP and ED. Solid start with underlying intricacies which could further expand as the show goes on.

Aside from the MC atm, I am a happy camper
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Posted 4/5/16
Joker Game EP 1 / Joker Game ( PART 1)

What a smart thiniking type of anime.

I get it being older playing Poker for cash on Fri / Sar nites
A lost art to the younger generation with X-Boxes ./ Play Station /Mobile Apps as you interact with the software and nut onn your own natural wits.

But I like the spy game / Pre WW2 Japan / great animation by LG / And the mind games

Ending Theme: "Double" by Magic of Life
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Thoughts on the first episode, I enjoyed the opening and ending, very stylish to me and fits the mood of the setting and story. Now for the actual episode, I actually was glad that (for now at least) they're not shying away from the conflict with China, such as the mention of Japanese troops landing at Qingdao and the allusion to the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere that Japan used to justify their actions.

I understand the view with Sakuma and how they're using him to contrast the "dirty" work of spies. I hope they use him sort as a character who eventually breaks his morals and has an inner conflict of what is "honorable" and what is "necessary", could be cool if done right.

My major complaint is that there seems to be way too many characters on the espionage side introduced and they all seem interchangeable. Hopefully only several of them rise to the top and get fleshed out since if they try and develop everyone I feel like it will be subpar.
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Posted 4/6/16
I can only think of two words right now

"Holy shit"

If this stays on this pace, potential for AOTS already. I hate to say that this early, but I really liked that a lot.

So far best OP and ED as well.

Still lots of anime to go, but this one is already a must watch every week.
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Posted 4/6/16 , edited 4/6/16
All I can say , pretty damm good.

I like what I am seeing and I am happy that veteran Tomokazu Seki got another main character ...well..... but a lot of familar voices

but damm the cut was too much .
I want to read the book now !!!
the movie trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRX7QLcMeYs

Espionage... You learn to be paranoid and not trust anyone and manipulate everyone around you. , Seki's character is too straight to be a spy
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I knew I would like it . Of course it's still possible that I drop it, like always, but right now it looks very promising.
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Very impressed with the first episode.
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Posted 4/6/16
miyoshi aka the coolest but the name jitsui is too sweet
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