Kadokawa is handling the promotional side for the spring 2016 anime series Joker Game and they’ve now rolled out the eighth episode preview for the show. And they’re back to normal with just a 15-second spot this week after last week had two different spots released. This episode is scheduled for a May 24th, 2016 debut and Crunchyroll is handling the simulcast side of it with it being available to members worldwide outside of Asia.
The cast includes Kenyuu Horiuchi as Yuuki, Hiro Shimono as Miyoshi, Ryouhei Kimura as Kaminaga, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Amari, Takahiro Sakurai as Tazaki, Yuki Kaji as Hatano, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Odagiri, Jun Fukuyama as Jitsui, Nakai Kazuya as Fukumoto, Kenjirou Tsuda as Jirou Gamou and Tomokazu Seki as Sakuma.
This series follows the live-action film that landed in January 2015. The new TV series is being produced by Production I.G. with Kazuya Nomura directing it while Shirow Miwa is handling the character designs. The opening song that QUADRANGLE is performing with REASON TRIANGLE while MAGIC OF LIFE is handling the ending theme with DOUBLE.
Plot concept: Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the “D Agency”. The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent under the name Jiro Kato goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents called ‘Black Notes’, while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.