On Tuesday, Shogakukan’s Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic magazine will release its February 2015 issue with an announcement that Hideyasu Takahashi’s Kaitou Joker (Mysterious Joker) anime will receive a second season for April 2015.
Takahashi began writing and illustrating the comedy-mystery manga Kaitou Joker on 2007 in CoroCoro Comic magazine. There are currently 19 compiled manga volumes that was published. The latest 19th volume was released yesterday, December 19. The manga is also the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award (2013) in the Children’s manga category winner.
The manga had received a 13-episode anime adaptation produced by Shin-Ei Animation (Crayon Shin-Chan, Tonari no Seki-kun). The first season aired on October 6, 2014 and will be finished on January 5, 2015.
- Original creator: Hideyasu Takahashi
- Director: Yukiyo Teramoto (Monster (TV))
- Chief Animation Director: Masae Otake (Tonari no Seki-kun)
- Series Organizer: Dai Sato (Eureka Seven)
- Main Character Designer: Miho Shimogasa (Gravitation)
- Music: Yusaku Tsuchiya
- Art Director: Makoto Dobashi (Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum)
- Sound Director: Takuya Hiramitsu
- Animation Studio: Shinei Animation
- Production: ADK
- Additional Production: ADK, Shin-Ei Animation, Shogakukan Productions Co., TOKYO MX, Sho-Pro, Vega Entertainment, Kid’s Station
- Ayumu Murase (Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji‘s Yuu Kusakabe, Haikyuu!!‘s Hinata Shouyou) as Joker
- Yumiko Kobayashi (Soul Eater‘s Black☆Star, Shakugan no Shana‘s Matake Ogata) as Hachi
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Bakemonogatari‘s Suruga Kanbaru, Durarara!!‘s Celty Sturluson) as Queen
- Hiro Shimono (Cencoroll‘s Tetsu Amamiya, Shingeki no Kyojin‘s Connie Springer) as Spade
- Bin Shimada (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon‘s Yuuichiro Kumada, You’re Under Arrest!‘s Ken Nakajima) as Silver Heart
- Nobuo Tobita (Tokyo Ravens‘ Douman Ashiya, Nobunagun‘s Nobunaga Oda) as Mister Kaneari
- Soma Saito (Zankyou no Terror‘s Twelve, Akame ga Kill‘s Tatsumi) as Shadow Joker
- Kenichi Ono (Future GPX Cyber Formula‘s Asurada, Hajime no Ippo‘s Minoru Fujii) as Dark Eye
- Naoki Tatsuta (Dragon Ball‘s Oolong, Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Job John) as Dokusaburou Oniyama
Synopsis of Kaitou Joker from Haruhichan:
In the story, there is nothing in the world that the mysterious phantom thief Joker cannot steal. He goes after one treasure after another in unpredictable capers with seemingly miraculous tricks.
Source – ANN