JOKER GAME

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4.3
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  • 18 out of 23 people found this review helpful:
    Show Just Came Out Today But I Love It Already!!!
    A great concept that I haven't seen before in anime. As an American, we don't get to see the Japanese side of WWII. All we consider is that they were our enemy at the time. I believe it will be an experience for me to understand more about the situation in Japan at that time. I look forward to seeing what they do with the show.
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  • 9 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Tasteful Storyline and Intriguing Mature Content
    This anime is a mental teaser, for those who enjoy the mystery, the storyline, and the plot. No need for fan service or, comic relief to keep the show enjoyable. It is a show made for the thinker, and appreciator of logical, mental manipulation. Perfect show for a more mature audience. Crafty in its nature, I can not automatically assume anything in this show. it Does not follow the cliche ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Worth Watching for the Historical Atmosphere
    As a student of military and geopolitics in college I was very interested in seeing what this show has to offer. I like the setting (Unique too since Japan usually tends to shy away from talking about this period) in 1937 during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War and the morals the main character faces with working with spies.

    Downside is that there are almost too many characters introduced in ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Are you an idiot? Who bows while wearing a business suit?
    This was a bold and very interesting anime. It's a historical fiction in a medium that is usually full of magic, sci-fi and action. This may well be the best spy anime I have ever seen. That said, in terms of anime it has very little competition. It's a very episodic show, which I normally consider a negative but this show is directed so well that they fit single stories into 1 sometimes two ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Pretty good Mature anime
    This anime is adult oriented. It is very similar to Ghost in the Shell in that it is episodic and each episode is about a different person and a different scenario. The cast is the same, but there are so many characters from D-agency that each episode is basically a new character. Only has the spymaster as a recurring character.

    It looks really good, no complaints with the visuals
    10/10

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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    The Type of Anime that Deserves to occupy your Screen
    It is something new when it comes to the typical 2016 Spring anime. It has twists and it's extremely nail biting. If you like The type of anime that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish then this is your show . Honestly it makes you feel confused if you decide not to pay attention but it is truly worth the watch.
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  • 7 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    (@ Ep 1) Worth Following - Stylish, taut, and sparse
    To start with, this isn't Night Raid 1931. No magic, pseudo-prophecy, etc. First episode is pure spy stuff. 'Tradecraft' is the word used in the suspense version of spy fiction (think John Le Carre). Not a lot of opportunity for action, but it doesn't look like it will go into Jason Bourne action under the guise of being a 'spy.'

    Sadly, our main character looks to be a stick-in-the-mud ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Good but disorganized
    Story; a spy network in Japan makes moves around Europe and Chinese Manchuria in preparation for the inevitable entrance into the world stage that is World War II.

    Pros;
    - As you would expect from a spy show, the characters are interesting and easy to like. They are very good at their jobs and are exciting to watch
    - The show offers a fresh number of scenes. From Japan, to China, to England, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Intriguing Concept, Wished It Could've Been Better
    More like 2 1/2 stars, but I added an extra half star because I'm a fan of Production I.G. and it's nice to have a show that's a little more mature than some of the other offerings this season.

    The series starts out promising enough, because there hasn't really been an anime that focuses on Japan's spies pre-WWII. I was drawn into the idea of the spy academy, the students, and of the military ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Joker Game-intelligent and entertaining handling of potentially controversial subject
    It might be understandably difficult for a modern audience to enjoy a show that contains as one of its narrative components the militarism of Japan in the years leading up to World War II. There was some concern among early reviewers of Joker Game on other websites that the show would present the mentality of that period so favorably as to be unpalatable, particularly for audiences in nations that ...
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