Joker Game

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ジョーカー・ゲーム
English: Joker Game
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2016 to Jun 21, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.041 (scored by 8422184,221 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #979
Members: 198,771
Favorites: 573

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With World War II right around the corner, intelligence on other countries' social and economic situation has become a valuable asset. As a result, Japan has established a new spy organization known as the "D Agency" to obtain this weapon.

Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki, eight agents have been assigned to infiltrate and observe some of the most powerful countries, reporting on any developments associated with the war. In order to carry out these dangerous tasks, these men have trained their bodies to survive in extreme conditions and studied numerous fields such as communications and languages. However, their greatest strength lies in their ability to manipulate people in order to obtain the information necessary to give their nation the upper hand.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series was awarded the 2016 Nogizaka46 Award (a Monthly Newtype Joint Special Award).

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nomura, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kise, Kazuchika
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"Reason Triangle" by QUADRANGLE

Ending Theme

"Double" by MAGIC OF LiFE

Jun 21, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Cool gadgets. Fine women. Exotic locations. Fast cars. Espionage. Epic Adventures.

This idealized depiction of the spy lifestyle has always been an in-house staple in Tinseltown, with big IPs like James Bond and The Mission Impossible franchise selling this image to rake in a cool profit with each new installment. While the actual lifestyle itself might not be any more glamorous than what's presented in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" or "Spy Game," it's still fun to see these lavish illustrations as they play out. The truth of the matter is that most real-life spy work revolves around arduous, long-term cover jobs, methodical information gathering, counterintelligence, read more
Jun 24, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
I actually almost skipped this title for a few reasons. One it aired on Tuesday, a day where only two titles were airing, two I got it mixed up with another title airing this season with the word "joker" in it. Now when I first started Joker Game I honestly didn't expect much from it. It wasn't until later episodes that it really started to take off and I started to enjoy it immensely.'

Story 8.5/10

Really interesting plot and story going on for each episode. In my opinion I think that the greatest thing about the story is that it remains, no matter what the episode read more
Jun 21, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
Joker Game. Seeing that title already has my interest when examining the words of it on the surface. Joker implies that there will be tricksters in the series while game has a broad meaning of contesting between individuals. Yet, this show isn’t about a game. It’s about spies during a tense period of time when the world is at war. If you’re a fan of crime thriller, detective stories, and political conflicts in society, then this show will be a wild ride for you.

Starting off, the series is based on the novel of the same name. Prior to the anime adaptation, it had already received read more
Jun 21, 2016
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
Jokah Gaemu is some sort of historic thriller drama that’s all about deception, just like how it deceived everyone into thinking this anime would actually be interesting. A series about a secret agency of spies set around World War II made this a lot more ambitious than the easy-going series that led its season, but alas, concept isn’t everything.

The biggest problem for me was that Joker Game isn’t engaging at all. There’s no reason to get invested into anything. Who are these people? What are they doing? What’s the point? ...Why should I care? The episodes are structured very poorly, where we only have a read more

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