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'Joker Game' Cast and Staff Announced, to Premiere in Spring 2016

by Sakana-san
Dec 24, 2015 8:55 AM | 62 Comments
The official Twitter account for Production I.G's upcoming anime adaptation of Joker Game has announced the cast members for the TV series, which is slated for Spring 2016. Previously announced staff members are also included.

Cast
Yuuki: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
Miyoshi: Hiro Shimono (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
Kaminaga: Ryouhei Kimura (Gin no Saji)
Amari: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Berserk)
Tazaki: Takahiro Sakurai (Mononoke)
Hatano: Yuki Kaji (Noragami)
Odagiri: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai)
Jitsui: Jun Fukuyama (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV))
Fukumoto: Nakai Kazuya (Kekkai Sensen)
Jirou Gamou: Kenjirou Tsuda (Gangsta.)
Sakuma: Tomokazu Seki (Fruits Basket)

Staff
Director: Kazuya Nomura (Ghost in the Shell (2015))
Series Composition, Script: Taku Kishimoto (Haikyuu!!)
Original Character Design: Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage)
Character Design, General Illustration Director: Toshiyuki Yahagi
Chief Researcher: Haruichi Shirato
Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
Art Setting: Takeyasu Narita
3DCGI: Supplimation
Color Setting: Sayoko Noda
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami (Tsubasa Chronicle)
Film Director: Kouji Tanaka
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Music: Kenji Kawai (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Selector Infected WIXOSS)
Studio: Production I.G

The anime adaptation will be based on the novel of the same name written by Koji Yanagi. The novel was published in 2008, and Koji Yanagi received the Mystery Writers of Japan award the following year. Last Waltz is the latest novel in the Joker Game novel series.

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Source: Official Twitter

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News Update
A video has been added to the opening post.

Dec 29, 2015 6:54 AM by Sakana-san

This looks promising in terms of style and presentation, but the fact that it is all-male cast is offputting and feels like they are trying to get fujoshi audience via that to ensure the sales.

Dec 29, 2015 2:07 AM by Ahenshihael

what a sausage fest

Dec 28, 2015 11:16 PM by simo000

Paulo27 said:
Rayzer said:
Don't what to think about the manga novel. (It's a novel please correct it)
But since it's Production I.G, I'll watch.
The original was a manga which got turned into live-action which got turned to a novel (novel is based on the live-action).
Which are they adapting? No idea.


? you've got it completely backwards. the first Joker Game novel came out in 2008, the manga started running in 2009. The live-action came out in theatres early 2015.

Dec 26, 2015 8:59 AM by Chinato

Wow an all male cast, looks like Japan found a large female otaku demographic.

Anyway, the staff is credible I suppose, I'm hoping for some mind games judging by the title. Spring looks incredibly good.

Dec 25, 2015 10:27 PM by kyonJIE

Cast looks great. might watch.

Dec 25, 2015 11:05 AM by Cash

Zefyris said:
Nice cast I'd say.

Zeta-Astacion said:
This one is an actual Novel adaptation so it`s gonna be promising.
.

That kind of speech makes me laugh every time.
You gave a 4/10 to another. And that's the only one I checked. On the contrary, you gave 10/10 to Kino no tabi, haruhi, baccano, mondaiji, baka to test, Index, denpateki na kanojo, Tsuioku, jinrui ga suitai shimashita, hyouka,, and I stopped there because there's to much.

Guess what, Another is a "novel" and all the others are "light novels". I think there's more than 20 LN adaptation in your list with a 10/10.

And that's always like that for peoples looking down to the word "ln" compared to the word "novel". They don't know what is what, and what is the difference either.
Bandwagon opinions with no knowledge. Other criticize LNs so I'm doing the same. In before others saying the same crap as always.
LN or novel, this has no relationship with quality or originality.

[REKT INTENSIFIES]

Dec 25, 2015 8:49 AM by DatRandomDude

Now i'm looking forward to this even more!

Dec 25, 2015 7:14 AM by Chibi-Alice

Samii said:

Btw, that is a


GC is a piece of shit

No one will care

Dec 25, 2015 6:32 AM by Fumito

FedeBankai said:
Samii said:

Didn't realize he screamed that much.


I don't recognize if he were screaming or he was constipated ..
Anyway..
Thx guys for remembering me of GC... Now my nightmares about

Btw, that is a

Dec 25, 2015 6:30 AM by Samii

Ohhh, this looks really good.

Dec 25, 2015 5:14 AM by Tengai

Nice cast I'd say.

Zeta-Astacion said:
This one is an actual Novel adaptation so it`s gonna be promising.
.

That kind of speech makes me laugh every time.
You gave a 4/10 to another. And that's the only one I checked. On the contrary, you gave 10/10 to Kino no tabi, haruhi, baccano, mondaiji, baka to test, Index, denpateki na kanojo, Tsuioku, jinrui ga suitai shimashita, hyouka,, and I stopped there because there's to much.

Guess what, Another is a "novel" and all the others are "light novels". I think there's more than 20 LN adaptation in your list with a 10/10.

And that's always like that for peoples looking down to the word "ln" compared to the word "novel". They don't know what is what, and what is the difference either.
Bandwagon opinions with no knowledge. Other criticize LNs so I'm doing the same. In before others saying the same crap as always.
LN or novel, this has no relationship with quality or originality.

Dec 25, 2015 2:37 AM by Zefyris

It looks good, well will be on my 2016 wathing list^^

Dec 25, 2015 2:19 AM by Dkwon99

This is so far the most unique, different, and interesting upcoming anime I've seen in a bit. Hopefully Production I.G delivers.

Dec 24, 2015 10:45 PM by Bat_Knight

This is my most anticipated anime in 2016.
Please deliver I.G xD

Dec 24, 2015 9:15 PM by imouto4oniichan

Looks really good :X

Dec 24, 2015 7:48 PM by Madara22

Sakana-san said:

Cast
Kaminaga: Ryouhei Kimura (Gin no Saji)
Tazaki: Takahiro Sakurai (Mononoke)
Odagiri: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai)
Jitsui:Jun Fukuyama (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV))
Fukumoto: Nakai Kazuya (Kekkai Sensen)
Jirou Gamou: Kenjirou Tsuda (Gangsta.)


that's not fair IG

Dec 24, 2015 7:16 PM by Fumito

Looks cool reminds me of Baccano. Nice to see Nakai Kazuya and Tsuda Kenjirou in that cast.

Dec 24, 2015 7:06 PM by Kaoreen

I sure hope this show actually pulls off a compelling mystery story. My expectations are rather low after watching Ranpo Kitan, Sakurakou and Perfect Insider...
Please be better than those.

Dec 24, 2015 4:02 PM by NaturalPerm

That A+ cast

I'll watch it just for the VAs

Dec 24, 2015 12:49 PM by Comic_Sans

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