Joker Game

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Alternative Titles

English: Joker Game
Japanese: ジョーカー・ゲーム


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 7671576,715 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #912
Members: 191,471
Favorites: 559

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Both shows take place during the early 1900s and show the seedy undercurrent of society during that era. Containing similar art direction, color palettes, and sound mixing, these titles feel like they share the same universe. Taku Kishimoto is also credited for his Series Composition contributions on both titles as well. They're titles that gravitate away from the usual anime trappings, taking more influence from the world of cinema instead. If you enjoy the tone and atmosphere of one, there's a high chance you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by ZephSilver
Both series are based around spies. Stories revolve around their missions. Tone is serious and dramatical. Joker Game is based in real world history between WW1 and WW2, where Princess Principal take place in alternate steampunk version of victorian era.  
report Recommended by rabi3187
If you like Baccano! you will like Joker game for sure!! First they are in the same era, second both have similar soundtracks, also they both adapted from novel. When watching Joker game you will defiantly remember Baccano! not just for these facts!! They both gives off the same air, the tension, also you can't guess what will happen next!! thats what makes both series similar and amazing! 
report Recommended by asooia_san
Both series are similar in their attemp to portrai more realistic version of spy world (Joker Game more so than Senkou no Night Raid) compared to such classics as Bond Novels. Both are in same time period, that is before WW2. Art style is also quite similar. Joker Game has more episodic aproach, so every episode there are new mysteries and new spies, although there is some connecting tissue. Senkou no Night Raid has story arc through whole series. Joker Game is more reality based, although protagonists are top of their respective fields, they are still humans. Senkou no Night Raid is more fantastic, more in  read more 
report Recommended by rabi3187
Episodic shows about cool looking men being cool and doing cool things, with lots of action orientated mystery-solving. Both are historical shows, with Onihei focusing on the Edo period and Joker Game on Taishou and Shouwa periods. Also unexpectedly nice jazz scores. 
report Recommended by Lemon
They show the plot in a very mature way like you can find in real life, also both contain guns and street fights. 
report Recommended by ismaarino
Elegant smart man do elegant smart shady things. Both don't have much of a backstory and don't really focus on character development, so you get to see what characters do, guess what they feel (if you want) and enjoy how perfectly they deliver justice.  
report Recommended by shei350
Both give out similar vibe and are thrillers jokers game is about bunch of spys and ajin is about immortal involved in terrorism. Both series are doing similar work. both have some mystery to it both are multi-focused character series (ajin to a lesser extend)  
report Recommended by Adampk
- Take place in the period around the World War II - International relations between Japon and USA - The history of group of young men - The atmosphere is serious 
report Recommended by iFroZenXIII
Even with just watching the first episode of joker game I can tell there are similarities between the two. They are both psychological and have a mysteriousness to them. The art is also somewhat similar.  
report Recommended by bluespirit
Humans that are same as monsters. Humans with exceptionally power and mind.  
report Recommended by Lulu1221_
Both are episodic thrillers with a well researched take on their specific historical time periods. They also both deal with casualties of war, with Joker Game focusing on WW2 and Young Black Jack having an arc on the Vietnam War. The concept of who is right and who is wrong is often in the grey area in these two series. So if you enjoyed these aspects of Joker Game, you should check out YBJ, though a prequel series to a long franchise, you can still start from here without prior knowledge of the Black Jack franchise or character. 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Both are set in a world of political strife and mystery. The characters are clever and vigilant. The art style is also similar, catering to a more mature audience, and the overall atmosphere surrounding these series is riddled with tension and secrecy. 
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