The official website for the upcoming TV anime based on Kouji Yanagi’s spy mystery novel Joker Game has revealed additional cast members and the theme songs. The series will air in April 2016.

The addition cast is as follows:

  • Tessyo Genda (Terry Sanders Jr. from Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team) will voice Colonel Mutou
  • Kentarou Tone (Akira Hattori from Bakuman.) as John Gordon
  • Nobuyuki Hiyama (Hiei from Yuu Yuu Hakusho) as Alan Lelunier
  • Ryouta Takeuchi (Heroman from Heroman) as Jean Victoire
  • Shizuka Itou (Koko Hekmatyar from Jormungand) as Marie Torres

The opening theme will be titled “Reason Triangle” and performed by QUADRANGLE while the ending theme, “Double” will be performed by MAGIC OF LiFE. Each theme song will be released as a CD single, to be sold on April 27 and May 25.

The website also revealed a new visual:

Joker Game anime visual

The second promotional video also revealed that the series will air in April 2016.

The previously announced cast include:

  • Kenjiro Tsuda (Nicolas Brown from Gangsta) as Jirou Kamou
  • Jun Fukuyama (Yukio Okumura from Ao no Exorcist) as Jitsui
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya (Daryun from Arslan Senki) as Adagiri
  • Tomokazu Seki (Koro-sensei from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) as Sakuma
  • Kazuya Nakai (Souma Schicksal from God Eater) as Fukumoto
  • Ryohei Kimura (Hideki Hinata from Angel Beats!) as Kaminaga
  • Takahiro Sakurai (Atsumu Matsuyuki from AnoHana) as Tasaki
  • Hiro Shimono (Akihisa Yoshii from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) as Miyoshi
  • Yuuki Kaji (Haruyuki Arita from Accel World) as Hatano
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa (Griffith from Berserk) as Amari

The first members of the anime’s staff were also revealed earlier. They include:

  • Director: Kazuya Nomura (Robotics;Notes, Sengoku Basara: The Last Party)
  • Character Designer: Shirow Miwa (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage)
  • Animation Studio: Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Guilty Crown)

Here is the first PV of the upcoming anime:

Anime visual:

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Joker Game is a Japanese mystery novel written by Kouji Yanagi in 2008. In the following year, the novel won the Mystery Writers of Japan award. Two sequel novels were also produced in 2009 and 2012 under the titles of Double Joker andParadise Lost, respectively. The novel received a live drama adaptation earlier this year.

Joker Game synopsis from Haruhichan:

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 titled “Black Notes,” while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://jokergame.jp/
And follow their Twitter: @jokergame_anime

Source: Joker Game official website