Joker Game

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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
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 8870188,701 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1147
Members: 211,073
Favorites: 609

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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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Opening Theme

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"Reason Triangle" by QUADRANGLE

Ending Theme

"Double" by MAGIC OF LiFE


Feb 8, 2022
I really enjoyed watching it, it's the rare anime's that make you want to rate it a 10. The plot and the characters are very unique, loved the animation and art-style, it's really similar to Persona and Run With The Wind. This is quite underrated and it is for sure a must see. It is unfortunate that there are only 12 episodes, I'm thinking of reading the manga (it IS that unique for me to want to read even the manga)

Both the opening and the ending are enjoyable, specially the ending. The ost (background music) could have been better but the plot and animation makes ...
Feb 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
It certainly is better in quality than most of the series out there, but that being said; Joker Game is challenging to watch, for me at least.

I acknowledge that it is part of the "mystery", but storytelling is just confusing and often very hard to follow. Okay, some things are happening and agents find themselves in different scenarios, but you as the viewer, have no damn clue why and how is this agent doing that thing. This could be the "mystery" only if it was solvable by the viewer but when you do it intentionally so that everybody have no idea what is going on, ...
Dec 10, 2020
Joker Game is a show that is hard to place. It has a fascinating premise for anyone interested in history, yet seemed to do so little with it. It lacks a clarity in signalling what the promise of the show is. Whether it is going to be some form of grand strategy narrative with the spies as pieces, if it is going to be about looking at the nature of spy craft, or if it is just a mystery thriller. The last one I only managed to establish as a possibility after I went out of my way to see what kind of source material ...

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