Joker Game best seinen anime since a long time

Jordan Nelson
Jordan Nelson

Will the japs ever produce more adult anime? Or will it stay at 1 show per year?

Also general Joker Game thread.

What was your favorite story till now?

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRM-1f_yzNs
http://jokergame.jp/story/story07.html
https://twitter.com/ProductionIG/status/730064614080192514
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-press-release/2016/04/10/crunchyroll-and-kadokawa-enter-into-strategic-alliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqgPByDFq0o
https://a.pomf.cat/sujdsd.webm
http://jokergame.jp/character/imgs/yuuki_ori.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Dash
Jace Lewis
Jace Lewis

seinen

It's not. It's adapted from a series of novels.

Joseph Gutierrez
Joseph Gutierrez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRM-1f_yzNs

Next episode look nice.

Sebastian Jenkins
Sebastian Jenkins

Willing to learn. I just thought that seinen is a word for "anime for young male adults"

Julian Foster
Julian Foster

What does "adult" mean? Can a work only be meant for adults if it's dramatic and serious?

William Roberts
William Roberts

doesn't have moeshit and actually have a good history
for adults
we need more series like this, without moeshit and the fanservice that ruins everything, it's a shame that this series will not be sucesfull because japan have shit taste

Easton Kelly
Easton Kelly

There seems to have decent interest in it though. We'll see how it sells when the BDs come out but right now they have some anime merch being pushed out.

Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee

True, it's the best seinen since K-on.

Elijah Butler
Elijah Butler

I meant that I could watch this show with my father and 1st I wouldn't be embrassed 2nd he would stay and watch the next episode

Adrian Lee
Adrian Lee

best seinen since a long time
Gochiusa was just two seasons ago
Wakaba Girl and NNB three seasons ago
Sansha Sanyou airing right now

Jaxon Hughes
Jaxon Hughes

Why is Tazaki so handsome?

Jace Myers
Jace Myers

So your dad is as much of a bore as you are?

Juan Campbell
Juan Campbell

Yes

Ryan Myers
Ryan Myers

I agree with everything you said. For years now i only find one or two good anime shows a year. And those are the good years.

Some times i do settle for less though because one can't expect something like this or Baccano every year.

Asher Ortiz
Asher Ortiz

implying that your father doesn't like idol anime
I get your point user, but an anime can be good and not necessary be for adults.
it's funny that an anime that can be considered "boring" is for adults meanwhille the hentai/harem ones are for boys

Jack Clark
Jack Clark

Episode 7 - “Codename Cerberus”
http://jokergame.jp/story/story07.html

Scenario: Taku Kishimoto Storyboard: Komurakata Koji Producer: Komurakata Koji Animation Director: Shinno Ryota ・Morita Akira

The luxurious passenger liner Tokimaru(?) will leave San Francisco to the Hawaiian islands before heading to Japan. On the deck as Utsumi Osamu enjoys his crossword puzzle, a man named Jeffery Morgan appears before him. Suddenly the sounds of screams are heard from those who looked at the sea

Jeffory Morgan (CV. Tanaka Hideyuki)

Runs a small trading company in San Francisco. Crossword puzzles are a hobby of his.

Cynthia Glenn (CV. Nakamura Chie)

British. A small blonde lady who boarded the Tokimaru with her daughter, Ema, and their dog, Frate.

Ema Gleen (CV Okubo Rumi)

Cynthia’s daughter. A childish little girl.

Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez

Even then, there are shitloads of shows out there for adults, but some people don't get it because there's no killing or drama.

Why do these people even watch anime? They'd love American TV.

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers

but an anime can be good and not necessary be for adults
Sorry I didn't wanted to imply that. I also enjoy other animes. I like Konosuba very much for example.
But lets say it is a generational thing then. The adults right now haven't grown up with anime or computer games. So I guess when we will be 40 something will will be able to enjoy shows like Flying witch, or even the occasional good harem anime.

Charles Foster
Charles Foster

Seinen and shounen are manga demographics, they describe what kind of magazine the manga is serialized in. A manga that's serialized in a shounen magazine, which is aimed primarily at schoolboys, is called a "shounen manga," and if it gets an anime adaptation we call it a "shounen anime" because it's adapted from a shounen manga. If the anime isn't adapted from manga then at best you can only guess which demographic it'd fall into if it were a manga. Most anime-originals and LN/VN adaptations do get manga adaptations too, but they are often very different from the anime so it's hard to compare. Example: Cowboy Bebop's manga adaptation was published in a shoujo magazine.

Also seinen is a far broader demographic than you give it credit for. A lot of the girly SoL shows Sup Forums fawns over are seinen.

Jaxson Campbell
Jaxson Campbell

user that's not what he's talking about and you know it.
Okubo Rumi a cute! I wonder if she will die.

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

Okay thanks!

So that leaves the question: What category would the japanese put JG into to make it specific

James King
James King

https://twitter.com/ProductionIG/status/730064614080192514

Episode 7's spy confirmed to be "Amari" voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa on IG's twitter.

Adam Hernandez
Adam Hernandez

I wonder if she will die.
Her character in the newest episode of course, not the actual seiyuu. I don't want her to die.

Henry Perez
Henry Perez

I want to marry that handsome spy.

Parker Wilson
Parker Wilson

Kaminaga's story. For the first time we see someone that can measure up to the Jokers in terms of deviousness, and the endgame setup is cool as hell. Plus, we see again how the theme of playing a different game than the rest of the players is reinforced - Kaminaga and Marks thought he was on a mission to contact anti-British elements, while what Yuuki really wanted was getting a spy caught due to Foreign Ministry fuckups in order to force change there.

Alexander Campbell
Alexander Campbell

There's no way to know, but it feels like a seinen show. You can't even use the manga adaptation as a general idea because the magazine they published it in doesn't have a declared demographic and the titles are all over the place.

Kayden Kelly
Kayden Kelly

Today's end card

Robert Powell
Robert Powell

Moeshit

Matthew Sullivan
Matthew Sullivan

WHO KNEW THAT RENOWNED DRUG SMUGGLER HOWARD MARKS WAS ALSO CHIEF OF SIS

Elijah Davis
Elijah Davis

There's no way to know
Not him but now you're just being ridiculous. I understand that they haven't stated any target demographic but it is not difficult to tell that this show is intended for adults. The only thing contrary to this is that it isn't too graphic or violent and probably wouldn't be given an age rating for adult's only.
episodic
grown up cast
old-timey setting
not children-tier japanese like 90% of anime
need a brief understanding of history to understand some of the themes

The most important question is, are you enjoying the show? Because I sure am.

Jaxson Campbell
Jaxson Campbell

Jeffrey Morgan

Cool. so he will appear in this episode?

Carter Russell
Carter Russell

you /ss/ brah?

Zachary Ramirez
Zachary Ramirez

Does it look /ss/?

Luis Bennett
Luis Bennett

I don't know, you tell me.

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

But the spies are moeblobs.

Dylan Miller
Dylan Miller

episodic
grown up cast
old-timey setting
need a brief understanding of history to understand some of the themes
All these points apply to most of the old Looney Tunes.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen

I'm not sure.

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

I stand by what I said.
I stand correctly ever so slightly. What is this?

Wyatt Ross
Wyatt Ross

What is this?

Joker Game chibis created for merch.

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

I stand by what I said.
That's fine, as long as you don't mind also defending Looney Tunes as "totally intended for serious adult audiences" too.

Grayson Wright
Grayson Wright

we need more series like this, without moeshit and the fanservice that ruins everything, it's a shame that this series will not be sucesfull because japan have shit taste
not wanting cast full of hot femme fatale agents

Expand your mind, sheesh!

Easton Thomas
Easton Thomas

This show is so much fun. I don't even mind all the little asspulls.

Lucas Parker
Lucas Parker

japan have shit taste…

まぁ言いたいことはわかるけど金を払っている人の希望や主張が優先されるのが当然であって君ら外人が好むアニメの円盤は売れないからjoker game のような作品は少ないんだよなぁ。でも今日本では円盤バブルがはじけてこれからは配信主体になっていくから君らが嫌悪するmoeshitが少なくなりjoker game のような作品が増えていくと思うよ。君ら外人がしっかり配信に金を払って違法視聴をやめればね。

Jeremiah Flores
Jeremiah Flores

Now translate into English for the rest of the class.

Gavin Watson
Gavin Watson

Mature anime = fu - jo - SHIT

Luis Davis
Luis Davis

Femme fatale trope is bullshit, if you're going to give me female characters in situations that should be taken seriously then make the actually competent.
inb4 muh women can't into anything durr

Jose Baker
Jose Baker

[HorribleSubs] Joker Game - 06 [720p].mkv

It's time for shota.

Austin Miller
Austin Miller

They should add the chibis too.

Jaxson Bell
Jaxson Bell

It just means that character designs are fujobait instead of moeshit, nothing more.

If shit like Madoka had a cast that looked like OP would probably be fangirling over it as well.

Benjamin Sanchez
Benjamin Sanchez

Femme fatale trope is bullshit, if you're going to give me female characters in situations that should be taken seriously then make the actually competent.
inb4 muh women can't into anything durr

It doesn't have to be femme fatales

Just have competent female secret agents because go forbid, even THAT'S lacking in the overall entertainment world

Japan is really underestimating girls-with-suits

Evan Reyes
Evan Reyes

did you mean Agent Carter?

also this.
if the cast was only woman this anime will not be taken seriously

Grayson Ramirez
Grayson Ramirez

did you mean Agent Carter?

I'd like to see Japan have their own take of that concept in anime and not be esoteric like Fujiko Mine

Jacob Roberts
Jacob Roberts

ayyyy

Owen Murphy
Owen Murphy

Madoka with men

You know what that would be? A totaly normal shounen

William Ramirez
William Ramirez

Not enough lmao

Carson Hughes
Carson Hughes

Haha my sides, nice ayyy lmao.

Jayden Cox
Jayden Cox

This show is perfect, Just watching them unravel the problem/mystery without resorting to guns or violence is fantastic.

10/10

Chase Rodriguez
Chase Rodriguez

Why is Miyoshi so best boy.

Lucas Adams
Lucas Adams

I really want to ride the Asia

Parker Sanchez
Parker Sanchez

Weekly reminder that women and betrayal are synonyms.

Sebastian Martin
Sebastian Martin

I didnt watch last weeks episode

That character look rly stupid so I decide to drop the show

But these images you post look interesting

Should I come back

Isaiah Cooper
Isaiah Cooper

JOKER GAME IS SHIT BECAUSE IT HASNT DENIED THE RAPE OF NANKING YET

Parker Hall
Parker Hall

What wrong with Kaminaga?

Elijah Bell
Elijah Bell

Kuma Miko > Joker's Game

Thomas Gomez
Thomas Gomez

Who /card tricks/ here?

Episode was alright, nothing beats episode 4 yet. Tazaki seems like a cool guy though.

Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson

I think he means the eternal anglo.

Christian Cruz
Christian Cruz

The plot is on.

Ethan Gray
Ethan Gray

This'll get tense. I'm not even that attached to the spies because the nature of the show doesn't let you, but I don't want them to die.

Easton Barnes
Easton Barnes

old man chibi
It just doesn't work

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

科学的情報機関設立ニ関スル意見書
"Argument Related To The Establishment Of A Scientific Intelligence Agency"

Not sure on the first two characters, though.

Cooper Taylor
Cooper Taylor

Are they disbanding D-Agency, or are they getting rid of them the hard way?

Aaron Reed
Aaron Reed

Literal bitching from a possible staff member

What I want to say is that of course the wishes and opinions of people who PAY to watch the show legally is important, but you foreigners like shows like joker game yet the DVDs/BDs never sell. Future works like joker game will become fewer. But the bubble known as DVD/BD in Japan is bursting. And it'll mainly become legal streaming sites for anime. That's why I think if you support the industry, shows you foreigners hate " moeshit " will become fewer while shows like joker game will start increasing. You foreigners need to properly start paying money to legal streaming sites and stop illegal watching.

Nathaniel Barnes
Nathaniel Barnes

chibi Yuki
not moe

Xavier Hill
Xavier Hill

Badass moe is a thing?

Samuel Bennett
Samuel Bennett

It's the wrinkles on a chibi, man.

Nathaniel Watson
Nathaniel Watson

Yes.
Oyaji moe is a thing.

Ayden Martin
Ayden Martin

Badass moe is a thing?
It is now

It's still moe.

Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez

Joker Game
adult anime

That's laughable.

Gavin Hernandez
Gavin Hernandez

【Director Nomura’s Introduction Corner 2】Presenting lieutenant colonel Yūki

The spy master controlling the D Agency

The mysterious man who created a spy agency within the military ranks who claimed “Spies are a cowardly and despicable existence”.

In episode 2, Sakuma pointed out that his left hand is artificial, however in the books Yuki also made sure to not move his fingers. Even when picking up Muto’s cigarette case, he only slightly moved his thumb to lift it up.

No one knows what he’s thinking or how far his plans go, but the root of his trust? in all the agency members is his notion of “doing what is expected”.

He assigns them with difficult missions.

James Johnson
James Johnson

Haha time to show the kids and literally everyone else around my secret spy method of delivering information without having to worry about my message being intercepted because Manchuria is a scheming country so a couple of anti-spies around a train where a traitor was just assassinated in is totally unheard of

Andrew Young
Andrew Young

Forgot to quote

Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis

how many layers of consciousness do you think he has?

Noah Long
Noah Long

A cynical narcissistic.

Even when lieutenant colonel Yuki requests his opinion, he would pose by shrugged his shoulders or consciously make a slightly exaggerated pose.

He would to test Sakuma, the soldier, plenty of times, but after the Gordon case it seems he truly changed his opinion on him.

Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson

They don't put it into one. Like the other guy said, these are manga demographics only. They don't apply to anime. The "guess which demographic it'd fall into" part is silly, it's like taking a movie and labeling it based on what age rating you think the ESRB would give it if it were a game.

Isaac Barnes
Isaac Barnes

A non-narcissistic cynic.

In other words, he’s just a impudent guy. (laughs)

At certain times he even banters at lieutenant colonel Yuki…?

However, that Hatano presented himself with a manly expression and splendid defensive body movement in ep 3 “Miscalculation”.

Jace Cook
Jace Cook

He knocked out the urss spy, it's okay.
Even if they saw him, what are they going to do? shoot down the pigeon?

Carter Roberts
Carter Roberts

Odagiri is a silent man.

Like Fukumoto he acts out as a “man who never smiles” so his smile is very precious. He originally belonged to the army, so he would disclose their tricks to Sakuma, who was caught up in the game; you see a considerate side of him towards Sakuma.

As a result, that served to help Sakuma.

Isaiah Gonzalez
Isaiah Gonzalez

Just like Odagiri, he’s the taciturn type.

He’s the “man who never smiles No. 2”, however in episode 4, “Demon Metropolis”, he camouflages (covers) himself like a different person as newspaper reporter, “Shiotsuka Hajime”.

With his smile in the last scene, you can see that he is truly a member of the D Agency.

By the way, in the Greater East Asian Cultural Society, it was established that Fukumoto was the one who took over the cooking duties. (laughs)

Nathaniel Ortiz
Nathaniel Ortiz

voiced by Takahiro Sakurai
knows magic tricks
good with kids and animals
A good man.

Brandon Rivera
Brandon Rivera

We should be getting them working together soon, the preanime countdowns implied it.

I just want to see how broken Sakuma is by now

Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

As Sakuma transferred to the D Agency as a soldier, we written him out to be militaristic and sincere.

Due to his upbringing as a soldier, he has a habit of looking straight into his senior officer’s eyes whenever he talks to them.

As he had to grow out his hair before his temporary transfer, he was slightly bashful before the Hanabishi’s proprietress, who was an acquaintance in his army days.

Parker White
Parker White

moeshit is runing anime
by the way, moe fans are the responsible adults who pay to support the industry

Errry time

Carson Wood
Carson Wood

Kaminaga is bit of a mischievous playboy.

By smoking tobacco with his jacket over his shoulder, he puts up a cool front.

Whether or not if he’s a contrary character, due to lieutenant colonel Yuki’s touch on the matter, he and Miyoshi showered harsh criticisms onto Sakuma.

In this week’s ep 5 “Robinson”, Kaminaga will fall into a predicament.

Lucas Robinson
Lucas Robinson

No, it sounds like he thinks the problem is people who like manime but don't buy it.

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown

Amari is very amiable and free spirited person who doesn’t care about the little details.

Among all the agency members, he and Kaminaga are written to be the seniors.

In order to bring out his adult charm, he takes mind of his identity and pose.

The color white suits a man like him.

Nolan Garcia
Nolan Garcia

#BringBackSakuma

Asher Hill
Asher Hill

Thx for the translations user!

Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith

Unlike the other agency members, Jitsui is written to be someone who smiles during conversations and is gentle and friendly.

In episode 1, he made sure to properly react to Sakuma’s actions [during the card scene] , however is that his true face?

Please look forward to his future activities!

Dylan Martinez
Dylan Martinez

#
Fuck off.

Jace Thomas
Jace Thomas

These things would be great if not for the fact we know jack shit about the spies themselves.

Justin Morales
Justin Morales

underrated post

Ryan Ortiz
Ryan Ortiz

Tazaki has the image of an intellectual and agreeable youth.

A calm and and reliable character.

You can also see the deft of his hands even in the opening song.

He didn’t stand out in episode 1, however please anticipate his activities in episode 6’s “Asia Express”!

Jace Nelson
Jace Nelson

I can only imagine if these two survive the war that they wind up shacked up together in some Kyushu village making a living crab fishing and fleecing the locals at cards.

Jace Baker
Jace Baker

You're right, I was being liberal with the greentexting there. He sounds more reasonable than that.

Evan Gutierrez
Evan Gutierrez

Which one of the spies will do things in Germany? There has to be a Germany episode.

Andrew Gomez
Andrew Gomez

The first rule of being a spy is to never take any unnecessary risk.

Julian Long
Julian Long

Anyone here read the novels? How are they? Are the characters more developed?

Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz

When did he transfer, exactly? We see him overseeing them training but later he acts like he just got there

Jose Sullivan
Jose Sullivan

No, stop. For all we know one of them is going to die and I'll be heartbroken over what could have been.

William Morales
William Morales

I am afraid this show will lead to a massive amount of yaoi doujin

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee

Yeah buy that shit nips and maybe it'll fund more anime.

Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan

but after the Gordon case it seems he truly changed his opinion on him.
So he was honestly asking him out to dinner? Sakuma you faggot just say yes

William Diaz
William Diaz

actually have a good history
Japan had essentially no spies and their information protection and espionage were pretty terrible in general.
Also the idea that French resistance fighters would trust a Japanese immigrant is hilarious on it's face.

Chase Ramirez
Chase Ramirez

user, the main cast is entirely made out of pretty guys. I'd be surprised if it didn't happen.

Oliver Gray
Oliver Gray

I am afraid
If only. Maybe we'll get some poorly draw Sakuma/Miyoshi, but there aren't enough chara interactions for that.

Nathan Moore
Nathan Moore

but there aren't enough chara interactions for that.
That doesn't stop the Touken ranbu fandom.

Carson Baker
Carson Baker

but there aren't enough chara interactions for that.
If only fujos worked like that.

Ryan Sanders
Ryan Sanders

When are they going to swim with sharks?

Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Miller

It could have, this series had fujoshit potential but the episode style with the spies working solo don't really help in the shipping area of things.

Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams

I swear to god if we don't get an episode where they swim with sharks this will become the biggest time waste in my entire life

Gavin Gutierrez
Gavin Gutierrez

Pixiv and Twitter already have some decente amount of fanart of them. Surprisingly, theres even english fanfiction. Clearly fujos dont give a damn about sufficient interaction

Nicholas Bell
Nicholas Bell

Sakuma: Why are you watching at my place?

Yuki: I was told I didn’t need to come to see Fukumoto on the site this time.

Sakuma: Please watch it at your place instead….

Yuki: More importantly, you kneel in your own home, such a military man through and through. Pay the penalty fine.

Sakuma: If this is my home, then the D Agency rules don’t apply here.

Yuki: ……

Oikawa: I’ll enjoy every moment till the bitter end!!

Thomas Sanders
Thomas Sanders

It could have, this series had fujoshit potential but the episode style with the spies working solo don't really help in the shipping area of things.
Yeah, you can see that from the fact that people jumped on the Sakuma/Miyoshi train pretty quickly despite the fact they only had few scenes together.

It's like, everyone is ready to draw over 9999 doujins of these hot men in suits but the material is lacking.

Alexander King
Alexander King

heh

Juan Miller
Juan Miller

Honestly, this show feels really pseudo-intellectual.

While this episode wasn't as cringeworthy as the previous one, it felt pretty barebones in terms of relevance to the greater scheme of things and made the antagonist seem very inept for an elite GRU agent (just like the British last episode).

Also the line about spies being useless in wartime is completely false and seemed very ignorant from a person who is supposed to be a high-functioning, intelligent sociopath.

Henry Gray
Henry Gray

But foreigners love moeshit

Angel Reed
Angel Reed

No, Sup Forums loves moeshit. Foreigners in general disdain it for the trash it is.

Alexander Rogers
Alexander Rogers

Yuki is a cute
A CUTE

Gavin Roberts
Gavin Roberts

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Please. This is old shit too.

Jose Perry
Jose Perry

So, is this any good?
I don't really know why but I lost the first episodes, I may pick it up now if it's good

Henry Martinez
Henry Martinez

I hope these never stop, they really give the colonel and everyone else more character, plus they're really cute.

Jace Flores
Jace Flores

Sorry. I was looking for the translation and accidentally found it.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

Yuki: More importantly, you kneel in your own home, such a military man through and through. Pay the penalty fine.
Sakuma: If this is my home, then the D Agency rules don’t apply here.

I want to break Sakuma.

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson

Miwa Shirow draws them every week.

Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts

I think it's good, but it's subjective. If you like spy stuff you will probably like this.

Ethan Reyes
Ethan Reyes

using random kids for his keikaku
I'm amazed everything went this smoothly.

Brayden Morgan
Brayden Morgan

Is Western anime piracy actually much of a problem? I know most of us don't use legal streaming sites or buy Western releases of BDs/DVDs but I assumed we were in the minority. Especially with something like Joker Game, which seems like it would appeal more to the kind of fans who already watch their anime legally.

David Wilson
David Wilson

Kaminaga: Even though I was the main focus, didn't you take it too far in the preview?

Tazaki: Zzz.

Kaminaga: Don’t you try to fake sleep your way out of this!

Alexander Scott
Alexander Scott

Don't worry Kaminaga, you still the most rapeable spy.

Landon Jackson
Landon Jackson

Miyoshi please

Adam Brown
Adam Brown

The revenue studios get from streaming sites is minimum, you are better off supporting the industry by buying shit straight from Japan.

Hudson Butler
Hudson Butler

You foreigners
Japan ignores the international market that their series have, even with the boom of series like naruto or dragon ball, they just stay in their country, if it sells well in Japan it worth if not, no and doesn't matter if the series was sucessfull in another country.

Charles Morales
Charles Morales

Reminder that Sakuma is canonically taking seduction classes. He will never be pure again. ;_;

Carson Gomez
Carson Gomez

and literally there is not Joker Game merch in amiami.
I need my chibi Yuki keychain.
Sakuma nendoroid never

Jonathan Clark
Jonathan Clark

I've gotten the impression that lately, Crunchyroll has started to become more relevant.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-press-release/2016/04/10/crunchyroll-and-kadokawa-enter-into-strategic-alliance

I dunno if it'll really go anywhere, though.

Brayden Butler
Brayden Butler

I wouldn't really say it's much of a problem. It's just that fat Japanese businessmen got a boner thinking how much western money they could have had given how popular some anime shows are in the west.

Leo Jenkins
Leo Jenkins

It's spy fiction, user. Innocence is the first casualty.

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

How do you suspend your belief enough for the concept of competent Japanese intelligence agency?

Blake Myers
Blake Myers

Sakuma is pure, he can't act like one

Nolan Bailey
Nolan Bailey

On the USS Indianapolis episode.

Camden Price
Camden Price

Because that's the only way they can get people in the west to pay for anime, the BD/DVD system is pretty much impossible to be implemented since nobody will pay that much money for cartoons. They prefer to get 10 cents than getting nothing at all.

Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones

By not being a no fun allowed autist.

Carson Sanchez
Carson Sanchez

canonically taking seduction classes
I need an episodes of that

Zachary Jenkins
Zachary Jenkins

tfw no episode were Sakuma gets mindbroken and captured to get soiled by gaijin seed

Adrian Howard
Adrian Howard

Yeah, I know that, it's mostly why I don't bother with them. I phrased that poorly. I was just wondering whether most Western anime fans already use legal streaming sites or if pirating your anime was more common. Because I'd figured that outside of Sup Forums, most people already watched their anime legally.

Jack Walker
Jack Walker

Please let this happen

Nathan Young
Nathan Young

Outside of Sup Forums most people use Kissanime or some other anime streaming site. I haven't yet met someone who pays for CR or Funi subscription.

Grayson Morales
Grayson Morales

Probably only in first world countries, in my shithole pretty much everybody pirates, and by that I mean they watch Naruto in shitty non-legal streams.

Kayden Baker
Kayden Baker

Also seinen is a far broader demographic than you give it credit for. A lot of the girly SoL shows Sup Forums fawns over are seinen.
As the current AOTS Kuma Miko.

Jeremiah Lee
Jeremiah Lee

AOTS
anything but JoJo, ConRevo and Re:Zero
Shit taste

Blake Reed
Blake Reed

AOTS
That would be Bakuon. ConRevo is also a pretty nice choice too.

Nathan Butler
Nathan Butler

Here in the Netherlands I've never met someone who ' pays ' for his anime. Not that anime watchers are many here.

Jaxson Parker
Jaxson Parker

But he said first world countries, why did you reply?

Noah Lewis
Noah Lewis

Please refrain from bullying qt dutch

Brayden Smith
Brayden Smith

Weekly smug.

Aaron Robinson
Aaron Robinson

That was a fucking great episode, holy shit.
Actual spies involved.

Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan

Did he hide the pigeon up his ass?

Parker Jones
Parker Jones

netherlands generally provides a better qualitiy of life than the US

Julian Thompson
Julian Thompson

Need random Russian names and surnames
"Crime and Punishment"

Jacob Perry
Jacob Perry

Random Engrish is best Engrish.

Liam Wright
Liam Wright

Crime and Punishment
Damn, I knew the names in the newspaper seemed oddly familiar.

Ayden Ward
Ayden Ward

pointer

Camden Sanders
Camden Sanders

I know people who paid for watching anime but they also have netflix

in my country we still have people at the cons that sells (veery cheap) anime in DVD that it's just downloaded for any free streams site.

Jayden Cox
Jayden Cox

Bring falcons with them for future missions.

Parker Rodriguez
Parker Rodriguez

From youknowwhere:

16 more days until broadcast

Odagiri (CV Hosoya Yoshimasa)

Tazaki: What about the wire used to kill the women?

Odagiri: That possibility is very low.

First Lieutenant Sakuma: And why do you say that?

Odagiri: The estimated time of death for the targets occurred when the two of them were in the middle of a rehearsal, the person in question could have been the out of sight.

[Miyoshi, in contempt.]

Miyoshi: Hmph… When all’s said and done, you’re going to become a fictional detective by challenging a possible murderer in a closed room case?

Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

SMERSZ in 1939
dropped

Levi Brown
Levi Brown

Those were already posted during the first episode.

Aiden Murphy
Aiden Murphy

sz
kurwa

Hudson Clark
Hudson Clark

People in this thread keep wondering if the spies will work together again so I assume some haven't seen this

Samuel Green
Samuel Green

The opening aspect to aspect shots in this episode was really cool. Love it when a show takes their time to establish mood and setting.

Henry Cox
Henry Cox

The French resistence group that helped him were total n00bs though.
only one gun

Justin Myers
Justin Myers

Even the most pathetic group of resistance fighters would know better than to allow a national of an enemy nation into their ranks.

Ayden Peterson
Ayden Peterson

I know tumblrettes get their anime from Commie.

Nathan Wilson
Nathan Wilson

As he had to grow out his hair before his temporary transfer, he was slightly bashful before the Hanabishi’s proprietress, who was an acquaintance in his army days.

Oooh, I just realized he was originally completely shaved when in the army. That's why he held his hand like that.

Jayden Cook
Jayden Cook

Or will it stay at 1 show per year?

Most likely. As much as I would like more mature anime for mature viewers like myself, anime's bread and butter is otakubait. Though fujobait is starting to make a big push into the industry as well, at the end of the day it's the same shit with a different name, and won't be anywhere near what you would call "adult". The sad truth is that mature shows don't usually make much money, so it's more of a labor of love on the part of the studio making it than it is an actual money making venture. A lot of studios go by the tried and true method of "churn out half a dozen shit adaptations or pandering shows so we can make one show we actually want to create", and even then the shows they actually want to make are oftentimes not adult ones, but rather more of the same.

NNB
Sansha Sanyou
NNB
Sansha Sanyou
any of those being adult shows

I hate this meme of calling moeshit and SOL schoolshit "mature" or "seinen" just so shitposters have a tenuous justification for shitposting.

Jordan Adams
Jordan Adams

A manga/anime is seinen if it's serialized in a seinen magazine.

David Gomez
David Gomez

Seinen is not a genre. Moeshit and SoL can be perfectly classified as seinen is that's what it's meant to be.

Samuel Robinson
Samuel Robinson

intentionally misunderstanding the OP this hard so you can shitpost moeblob shows

Owen Ward
Owen Ward

being butthurt over demographics

You're the shitposter.

Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker

Please calm down you two. You're scaring the children.

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

Nah, I'm ok, let them fight.

Noah Phillips
Noah Phillips

Historical fiction

Jayden Hall
Jayden Hall

You're still wrong.

Grayson Morris
Grayson Morris

Will the japs ever produce more adult anime?

That's what the OP said. You can say "BUT DESE ARE SEINEN IT'S A DEMOGRAPHIC NOT A GENRE" but that still doesn't match the topic of the thread to begin with since OP admitted he misunderstood what seinen meant a few posts in. This is just moefags trying to shoehorn in their crap shows into every thread they can because they can't stand the idea of people having different tastes.

This happens every god damn thread anybody tries to have about more mature/serious shows.

Connor Gonzalez
Connor Gonzalez

like show and want to talk about it in the threads
some tryhard faggot who doesn't actually watch more than 5 anime a year ruins the thread on the airing day
Well fuck you too.

Jaxon Garcia
Jaxon Garcia

OP admitted he misunderstood what seinen meant a few posts in.

Good that you realized that.

Dominic Bailey
Dominic Bailey

I'm not quoting the OP, I'm not listing any shows, I'm correcting your false claim.

Thomas Murphy
Thomas Murphy

Know the difference.

Grayson Morales
Grayson Morales

ignoring my point still just to shitpost more

Yes I'm mad. Every god damn time this happens.

false claim

Literally nothing I said was false. Fags come into these threads screeching "LOOK AT MY MOEBLOB IT'S SEINEN BECAUSE IT'S A DEMOGRAPHIC NOT A GENRE" even though their posts are completely off topic. I know you guys are all assburgers to the max, but you know full well you're off topic regardless and are just shitposting.

James Stewart
James Stewart

IT'S SEINEN BECAUSE IT'S A DEMOGRAPHIC NOT A GENRE

Correct, so why are you having a fit over nothing?

Ayden Hughes
Ayden Hughes

hate this meme of calling moeshit and SOL schoolshit "mature" or "seinen"
It's not "seinen", it is seinen. You claim is wrong.

Kayden Price
Kayden Price

Joker's OST reminds way too much of Higurashi OST. No wonder I find it atmosphere of this anime so great.

Juan Diaz
Juan Diaz

9/10, you got me mad.

Samuel Watson
Samuel Watson

But Higurashi was garbage.

Jackson Russell
Jackson Russell

You're welcome, I guess.

Gabriel Anderson
Gabriel Anderson

OP said Joker Game was seinen, which it's not. Also

Zachary Jenkins
Zachary Jenkins

That's your opinion but you have to at least agree that atmosphere of Higurashi was great.

In any case it doesn't matter. I just now found out that the OST of Joker Game is being handled by the same guy who composed Higurashi OST. No wonder why I find it so similar.

Connor Allen
Connor Allen

still intentionally misunderstanding my point this hard
bringing up shit that's already been explained

This is either terminal autism or just really good trolling.

Evan Brooks
Evan Brooks

This show is fun

Bentley Flores
Bentley Flores

make a bad point
accuse people of misunderstanding you on purpose

Jaxson Watson
Jaxson Watson

Mate, if a show is intended for adults and enjoyed mainly by adults, it's adult.

John Richardson
John Richardson

I was hoping someone shot the bird.

Brody Reed
Brody Reed

Me too.

Ethan Gray
Ethan Gray

Honestly, I usually despite "muh maturity" fags who praise anything with an adult cast, but this is extremely enjoyable. I love the realistic character designs, and the focus on the individual stories rather than the characters (who really sjpiçd be unremarkable, other than Col. Yuki and samurai-kun from the start). It also seems to be building up to a big climax involving everyone. Production I.G. is fucking based as always.

OP is great too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqgPByDFq0o

Elijah Powell
Elijah Powell

This OP is legitimately one of the most catchy this season.

Zachary Green
Zachary Green

moeshit
Kill yourself and it's always very surprising to see that people like you have no idea what they are talking about.

Alexander Gonzalez
Alexander Gonzalez

Look, I'm all for more adult shows, but don't praise this boring pretentious garbage just because it's different from everything else releasing today.
Its characters are all idiotic and one dimensional, it doesn't show until after it tells, and it just wants to beat into your head how awesome spies are.

Honestly, this show is exactly what Sup Forums accuses Urobuchi shows of being. Praise actual good, well written shows, not this fucking trash.

Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez

Nice

Oliver Price
Oliver Price

show about spies
they themselves get betrayed

It was only a matter of time

Sebastian Cox
Sebastian Cox

I want to have a spy uncle.

Hunter Adams
Hunter Adams

You'll never be a spy.

Jaxson Edwards
Jaxson Edwards

What?

I'm looking forward to it it'll make sbit interesting

Landon Brown
Landon Brown

This show is boring as fuck.

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

I agree with this user.

Aiden Butler
Aiden Butler

Would like your spy uncle to be voiced by Takahiro Sakurai as well?

Oliver Turner
Oliver Turner

I disagree with these anons

Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price

Joker game is a much more satisfying and all around better version of Night Raid 1931

Parker Rivera
Parker Rivera

I can't make my mind about this show.
On one hand there are no characters to get attached to (which is usually a big no for me, I dislike stuff with drones going around fullfilling their objective) but on the other I'm very interested in the time period as well as the technicalities of spy play.
Maybe I should just find a better spy story or read a wikipedia page about spy anecdotes.

Colton Lopez
Colton Lopez

So you want a character drama set in the WW2 period, not a spy story.

Brayden Rivera
Brayden Rivera

At first I was annoyed that all the characters are hard to tell apart. All the spies are practically interchangeable and don't have any defining character traits. But after watching some more it seems very intentional and fits the episodic stories.

It's not the best show this season, but it's fun.

Jayden Bailey
Jayden Bailey

This guy gets it.

Gavin Sullivan
Gavin Sullivan

When the spies retire during wartime they should become a 1940s jazz-pop idol group called "D-Agency Boys"

Cameron Bell
Cameron Bell

Did Sakuma oversee to their trainning too? It looked like he had barely arrived in ep01

Hudson Anderson
Hudson Anderson

I think he only saw to their physical training.

Dylan Nguyen
Dylan Nguyen

That would explain why Miyoshi nearly had him killed

Ian Rodriguez
Ian Rodriguez

Nigga that was magic. The guy is a magician.

Gabriel Brown
Gabriel Brown

sells (veery cheap) anime in DVD that it's just downloaded for any free streams site
Just wow. How retarded are animefags in your country?

Grayson Bell
Grayson Bell

If I had to guess I'd say he's from a 3rd world country where the internet is so slow ( or some simply don't have access to it ) that they have to buy it.

Isaac Smith
Isaac Smith

This show is great but I really wish it had a bigger budget.
That expansive wasteland of CG grassy fields looks awful.

Parker Brooks
Parker Brooks

the ending is my fav ending of the season and full version never

Colton Moore
Colton Moore

very
you're correct, but the internet is not THAT slow, I can watch it in stream without a problem, but a dvd with an entire season of an anime selling at less than a dollar is cheap for a lot of people, specially fags

Easton Wood
Easton Wood

full version never
You can find it on youtube already

Lucas Rogers
Lucas Rogers

Novel translation when?

Ryder Sanders
Ryder Sanders

That one shot in particular looked so bad. It's like a PS1 FMV.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones

Not gonna happen. Not popular & difficulty to translate since it's not an LN.

Elijah Howard
Elijah Howard

I was hoping of a western publisher translating really, like the one that published genocidal organ.

Noah Harris
Noah Harris

It's about spies being clever bastards. It's more fun to watch it like a detective show, where you try to figure out the spy's play before the big reveal.

There's nothing overtly explodey or ecchi, so it would be boring to children.

Angel White
Angel White

when war breaks out spies are useless

I'm speechless at how ignorant that statement is. Did Japan just decide to not pay any attention to Sun Tzu between 1903 and 1945?

Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly

It's not sci-fi. It's not going to be viewed kindly by potential publishers.

Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith

I think we've already established that Japan can't into spies.

Alexander Rogers
Alexander Rogers

and at that time, japan really did think spies were useless. so far, they are being historically accurate.

Adam Bailey
Adam Bailey

It's best to approach this like a mystery of the week show. That said, yeah it can get kinda dry and the execution feels clumsy with how much exposition this show has.

Bentley Clark
Bentley Clark

The Meiji Restoration just made them so retarded as to blow off 2000+ years of Chinese military wisdom every daimyo worth a nickel had as required reading?

Kayden Ortiz
Kayden Ortiz

I'm going to interpret it as Japanese officials thinking spies were not necessary, which is way they failed so completly

Mason Perry
Mason Perry

those motherfucking foreheads

Jason Garcia
Jason Garcia

britbongs

Eli Lewis
Eli Lewis

This is such an accurate description of Japanese/Asian kids minus the moe eyes and nose.

Jackson Thompson
Jackson Thompson

actually, yes.
hitler and octopus hair

Austin Hall
Austin Hall

Please don't bully the aspiring spy shotas.

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

YAMERO

Jayden Ward
Jayden Ward

This somehow manages to creep me out.

Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris

Lupin is the best

Ayden Rodriguez
Ayden Rodriguez

That's also got to do with how horrendously overpriced anime BD/DVDs are. Buying a typical western show box set is much cheaper than what the anime industry has to offer.

Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson

4 episodes in
the only shitflinging is about what seinin is, and not about the show itself
Time to pick this up.

Lucas Diaz
Lucas Diaz

Fucking this. I want to buy the TV series House MD on BD as a gift, and then I thought "Oh fuck, this will cost like one months salary" because I was thinking anime prices. Then I saw that 8 seasons of an hour long show onl costed about $110. It costs that much for 2 fucking 2 episode volumes of anime. It's absolutely insane.

Cooper Rodriguez
Cooper Rodriguez

What's the second line from?

Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez

josei

Connor Hughes
Connor Hughes

DONT

Jackson Myers
Jackson Myers

All of them have been really good so far but my favourite is still the France story.
The twist was neat and the way the spy almost didn't want to give up his newly acquired friendship was great.

Episode 5 has the best atmosphere though.
https://a.pomf.cat/sujdsd.webm

Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson

original character
http://jokergame.jp/character/imgs/yuuki_ori.jpg

Brayden Bell
Brayden Bell

This is like the Rakugo of this season. The best anyone can do to besmirch this is minor nitpickery, it's really cozy and it helps that this espionage stuff isn't boring. Honestly, the first episode was the toughest to get through because of the internal headgames but it's been great ever since. This is the show I look most forward to every week this season after Kyoukai no Rinne, which only gets the leg up on Joker Game by being in its second season.

Sebastian White
Sebastian White

This is like the Rakugo of this season.
But this isn't over rated mediocre melodrama wanked by the same faggots who think that pretending Ping Pong was good means they have taste in anime despite not actually knowing or appreciating the medium.

Adrian Murphy
Adrian Murphy

Rakugo is significantly better written than this. Joker Game has potential and I really want to like it, but it has poor execution (the 'episodic mystery resolved by exposition' format needs more hints along the way to work) and is kind of meandering and directionless so far. Rakugo had no issues with the structure or direction and also had stand out visuals, voice acting and OST.

Andrew King
Andrew King

It's alright. It has decent story and animation. Really, it fucked up because it's just episodic stuff. It's basically a slice of life spy series. If it had a connected story about the MC from the first episode it would have been better.

Carson Hernandez
Carson Hernandez

Rakugo had run of the mill josei romantic drama and homo undertones, which idiots confuse for refined story telling. Episodic story telling is only unappreciated by plebs. You sound like a pleb.

Oliver James
Oliver James

The problem isn't the episodic format. It's the fact the show feels the need to word out every fucking little detail to us like we're idiots.

Nicholas Clark
Nicholas Clark

Rakugo was actually well-directed though.

Hudson Campbell
Hudson Campbell

It's the fact the show feels the need to word out every fucking little detail to us like we're idiots.
No, just the non-intuitive stuff. There were still plenty of people asking questions after the trap episode. Explaining the linchpin of a mystery isn't over-explaining, it's how mystery works. What you're doing is akin to complaining that Sherlock Holmes explains the part of the killer's plan he deduced that no one else could figure out.

The directing was very much average. Episodes 3 and 4 of Joker Game were definitely better.

Justin Allen
Justin Allen

Episodic format is not bad but the internal structure of each episode is not done well in Joker Game, for the aforementioned reasons regarding the exposition and lack of hints in the set up.

Rakugo was beautifully executed regardless of how 'run of the mill' the drama was, you're obviously just being contrarian.

Jeremiah White
Jeremiah White

There also seems to be no moral complications with any of the japanese characters about being fucking nazis. You'd think at least at one point the nazis and holocaust would come up in a conversation

Dylan Rodriguez
Dylan Rodriguez

I believe it's an alternate history, we still haven't seen exactly how these nations operate.

Anthony Myers
Anthony Myers

I hope not. I'm tired of that shit.

Ryder Harris
Ryder Harris

There also seems to be no moral complications with any of the japanese characters about being fucking nazis
Maybe not about being allied with Nazis, but in the France episode there was the thing with the Spy making friends with the resistance guy and then Yuuki telling him they were enemies now.

Jeremiah Taylor
Jeremiah Taylor

Why?

Charles Myers
Charles Myers

the rakugo of this season
I really hope this phrase dies fast.

Bentley Moore
Bentley Moore

Wrong, even the intuitive stuff. Even this episode alone they outright said the Russian chick was in cahoots with the assassin when we can obviously see that from what's being shown on-screen. This has been an ongoing issue with this show.

Jackson Williams
Jackson Williams

Will be getting more ayy lmao?

Sebastian Butler
Sebastian Butler

the rakugo of this season.

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson

It's not one per year, it's at least one per season.

I think there's recently been an increasing trend towards so-called adult anime.

Ian Reyes
Ian Reyes

"Moeshit" and "fanservice" are bogeymen.

People spend more time being scared shitless of figments of their imagination than actually watching any anime.

Aiden Cook
Aiden Cook

"Moeshit" and "fanservice" are bogeymen.

...Then what do you call 90% of the crap that comes out every season?

Nathan Peterson
Nathan Peterson

I hope there's an episode where all the spies get to work in a team again, probably when D-Agency have to go against IJA high command.
So next is the US. I wonder what's after that, Italy?

Christian Gray
Christian Gray

This is called business as usual.

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

...
Fuck off.

Aaron Butler
Aaron Butler

muh mature cartoon meme
Read a book then, nigger. That's what they're for. Anime and animation in general is better suited for lighter stuff. Detail heavy, realistic narratives will ALWAYS be better in literature.
mature enough to want heavier narratives
not mature enough to stop watching cartoons or to start reading books
KEK
E_E
KEK

Liam Reed
Liam Reed

völkisch seinen
i like that!

Dylan Peterson
Dylan Peterson

better than one piece for sure

Aiden Parker
Aiden Parker

That's a fucking tenhead. Are they ayy lmaos?

Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson

高くて買えないと嘆いている外人さんたちはこの価格を維持しないと儲けが出ないということを知っているのか?まさか値段を下げたらみんな買うとでも思っているのか…君たち外人さん様たちがきちんと有料配信or公式配信でアニメを見て収益に貢献してくださ。海外では違法視聴を良くないとする風潮がまだあまりないからなぁ。まだYouTubeに平気にリアクション動画を上げている奴らもいるしなぁ。

まぁ円盤市場は右肩下がりになっていく代わりに配信市場は右肩上がりだからjoker game みたいなアニメは増えていくと予想するよ。だから安心してください。外人さん。
でも海外と言っても今の所は

中国>>>>>>>>>その他の国

ぐらいの重要度の差があるからな。やっぱりオマエラが嫌うmoeshitもなくならないな。だからmoeshitとjoker game みたいなアニメの比率は半々って所だな。

Gavin Thompson
Gavin Thompson

best
What the fuck are you on.
It's an almonach of simple spy stories that shows off everyone but main heroes in a light of stupidity and incompetence.

Nicholas Thomas
Nicholas Thomas

almonach
Way to show yourself off in a light of stupidity and incompetence.

Kayden Myers
Kayden Myers

Keep talking.
I havent seen latest episode but so far it's been
the spy and his case
And considering how many characters were in jap school, I highly doubt structure will change till the very end.
And whats wrong with describing it as almanach?

Wyatt Perry
Wyatt Perry

This show is shit. 20 min episode for spy show is not enough

Easton Taylor
Easton Taylor

Aside from first 2 eps this one was the best so far.

Liam White
Liam White

Codename Cerebus

Is it a glorious German vs England episode next week?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Dash

Jonathan Hill
Jonathan Hill

Here are the settings for the episodes:


XX - Tokyo
Specter - Yokohama
Double Joker - Tokyo
Lord of the Flies - North China
Operation French Indochina - Hanoi
Coffin - Germany
Blackbird - USA
Paradise Lost - British Singapore
Tracking - Japan
Codename Cerebus - Neutral passenger-ship from San Franciso to Yokohama

Eli Young
Eli Young

I pay for CR because I am poorfag but want to help in a way that I can

Owen James
Owen James

It's almanac.

Connor Rodriguez
Connor Rodriguez

One of my friends complained that the lack of characterisation for the agents makes them basically interchangeable.
But isn't that the point? They're spies. You're not supposed to be able to identify them easily.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

Did your friend miss the explanation in the first episode where they said that one of the key traits of a spy was their lack of identity?

Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis

Where did he get clothes that looked exactly the same as the ones the woman wore?

Benjamin Gonzalez
Benjamin Gonzalez

Fucking Grados

Ryder Sullivan
Ryder Sullivan

Nothing says Nihon Strong like made in Brooklyn headphones.

Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson

Didn't he just assault the woman beforehand? By that point he had already identified her, if not her accomplice.

Levi Brown
Levi Brown

You may want to take that back. Normal fags are uncontrolable. The fact that moe getting a lot of hate is the same as moe is getting exposure to normal fags. Youtube and mal are majorly responsible for this

Juan Green
Juan Green

1937
Grados

Zachary Wood
Zachary Wood

Japanese intelligence during the war had one aim; find out the disposition of the enemy and nothing else. So they assumed that scouts would be good at that. Intelligence sorted.

Owen Ward
Owen Ward

I want him to teach me magic tricks.

Christian Adams
Christian Adams

One a year is enough. It's good to have but we don't need more of it.

Tyler Watson
Tyler Watson

The show is okay, nothing to write home about.

It's a shame given how rare these settings are.

Juan Sanders
Juan Sanders

She's fucking fit.

Porn when?

Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper

muh adult anime
Dear God, people are really insecure about their taste.

Parker James
Parker James

Wrong, even the intuitive stuff.
It wasn't intuitive until it showed that it was her and not a male spy, and at that point he had to speak with her to tell her she was going to work for the Japanese government. They can't just gloss over that because you want to feel smart about figuring out she betrayed him. Also, her standing in front of the door to distract the Japanese spy while the conducter killed the fat wasn't a normal conclusion for the viewer to draw.

Owen King
Owen King

So why dd he leave her in the train if she's supposed to work for Japan now?

David Davis
David Davis

He needed to get off to send his pigeon. He probably had people waiting to pick her up at the final stop.

Ayden Reed
Ayden Reed

Seinen and shonen are only to manga not anime.
Would you say Game of trone is shonen?

Jose Turner
Jose Turner

There just trying to describe a type of anime that isn't made often which they enjoy. They aren't trying to put down other tastes, I just think they are bad are describing things

Kayden Powell
Kayden Powell

Probably to seem like she hadnt changed sides, and so had to be out to sleep like the other guy

Connor Fisher
Connor Fisher

Short stories often lose some of their punch when dragged out into fixed units of time and space, eg 20 minute animated episodes.

Benjamin Wilson
Benjamin Wilson

Source? Google doesn't give me anything.

Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey

Not that user, but i think thats from twitter

Parker Turner
Parker Turner

Hahahaha.

No wonder you lost the war.

But seriously, is he implying Yuuki is trying to stave off war with the intelligence they're getting?

David Ramirez
David Ramirez

That's literally just popular marketing in Japan, though. Everything has to be cute in some way.

Wyatt Thomas
Wyatt Thomas

I'm actually wondering whether there are going to be post-PH episodes.

Owen Diaz
Owen Diaz

whoa, it's almost like you don't need outrageous hairstyles or features to make your characters look different. just more proof that most character designers are usually overrated hacks.

Benjamin Edwards
Benjamin Edwards

You realize that's a real disorder, right? Although I doubt many people suffering from it are spymaster geniuses.

Chase James
Chase James

GoT would be seinen. But I am speaking here as a German. Somehow here the catergorisation into seinen shonen josei shojo is somewhat disconnected from the original meaning. So here even in professional anime magazines Joker Game would be categorize as a seinen.

I wouldn't be surprised if OP is also German

Samuel White
Samuel White

Overrated
fu
jo
shit

Nicholas Cox
Nicholas Cox

Keep buying fujos, maybe they make some spin off with the spies working together.

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen

She's cute. I'd do her.

Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee

even fucking looking at someone with a SMERSH target on their back

Jose Gomez
Jose Gomez

Hnng too cute.

Joseph Anderson
Joseph Anderson

I wonder if this kind of show really attracts female viewer

Jacob Garcia
Jacob Garcia

This show is so fucking good but I honest to god have no idea which spy is which on each episode. They might as well be all the same person to me.

Asher Morales
Asher Morales

Well, if pixiv is anything to go by there are some that do like the show. The new merch and the cafe thing is pretty much for females too

Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen

the only excuse is that they can't be all over the world for such a short time span

Kevin Bennett
Kevin Bennett

No moe they say

Pic related

Ethan White
Ethan White

I wonder if this kind of show really attracts female viewer
He doesn't know

Sebastian Edwards
Sebastian Edwards

Male otaku wouldn't really buy moe male centered merch unless it was from an inspiring shounen or they were fudanshi.

Connor Jackson
Connor Jackson

高くて買えないと嘆いている外人さんたちはこの価格を維持しないと儲けが出ないということを知っているのか?まさか値段を下げたらみんな買うとでも思っているのか…君たち外人さん様たちがきちんと有料配信or公式配信でアニメを見て収益に貢献してくださ。海外では違法視聴を良くないとする風潮がまだあまりないからなぁ。まだYouTubeに平気にリアクション動画を上げている奴らもいるしなぁ。

まぁ円盤市場は右肩下がりになっていく代わりに配信市場は右肩上がりだからjoker game みたいなアニメは増えていくと予想するよ。だから安心してください。外人さん。
でも海外と言っても今の所は

中国>>>>>>>>>その他の国

ぐらいの重要度の差があるからな。やっぱりオマエラが嫌うmoeshitもなくならないな。だからmoeshitとjoker game みたいなアニメの比率は半々って所だな。

Luke James
Luke James

chink chong nip nong

Angel Turner
Angel Turner

I want Miyoshi to die in Sakuma's arms and have him honorably seppuku days later because of the guilt of not being able to save him.

Samuel Gomez
Samuel Gomez

disobeying Yuuki's "don't die, don't kill" orders

Anthony Gomez
Anthony Gomez

but he didn't kill

Xavier Long
Xavier Long

Miyoshi a cute

Henry Allen
Henry Allen

中国>>>>>>>>>その他の国
成るほど。態度でかい上に笑えるくらい言ってる事が馬鹿げてると思ったら、中国人だったのか。あんた達、ネット上では荒らし以外は何をやっている?
出て行けよ。あと、日本からもね。あんたら、要らないから。

Ian Torres
Ian Torres

It's funny to see Moefags getting triggered by people praising an anime with a mature setting. Keep telling yourself we're all fujoshis. And I like moe anime.

Cameron Cox
Cameron Cox

While anime definitely needs more seinen, we need good seinen not horseshit like joker game

Christian Turner
Christian Turner

What is a "mature" setting?

Alexander Cooper
Alexander Cooper

setting for mature people like me

Blake Gonzalez
Blake Gonzalez

Where do you guys get these from? Is this guy serious?

I've already mentioned the show not selling, but do foreigners realize that without these high BD/DVD prices we, we can't make profits? Surely you don't believe if we lowered the prices, everyone will start buying it? You foreigners need to start buying for your shows like us either by buying it online and getting it delivered or by subscribing to a legal anime viewing site to contribute to the industry. In foreign countries illegal viewing is still not considered as a bad/criminal thing. Oh well, BDs/DVDs market is declining and the legal anime viewing sites market is growing. That's why more shows like joker game is expected to start increasing. Please rest assured, foreigners, because when I say ' foreign ' I mean it as

China >>>>>>>>> Every other country

Atleast the priority hasn't changed. As expected shows you guys hate " moeshit " will not disappear. That's why the ratio between moeshit and shows like joker game will not become equal.

Benjamin Jenkins
Benjamin Jenkins

I want to buy this
nothing on sale in the internet

Adrian Edwards
Adrian Edwards

I want to slurp on your mature dick.

Jayden White
Jayden White

Miyoshi is like that because he's a narcisist, what are the others?

Caleb Gonzalez
Caleb Gonzalez

This is not how spies work.

Gavin Harris
Gavin Harris

Please rest assured, foreigners, because when I say ' foreign ' I mean it as

China >>>>>>>>> Every other country

What did he mean by this?

Nolan Peterson
Nolan Peterson

He meant that Chinese pay for their shit unlike westerners. And Chinese love ' moeshit '. So more moeshit and less shows like joker game.

Jackson Robinson
Jackson Robinson

Waaah waaaah we made a mature show to appeal to the gaijin but they aren't giving us their delicious western money waaah waaah you're everything wrong with this industry

Gavin Bailey
Gavin Bailey

anime is set on 1850-1950 & not about WW2
automatically mature
This is how muh mature anime fags actually believe.
I am enjoying the show a lot, it is something else than the basic cute girls in high school with one boy having deus ex machina etc. But to call this mature is just bull shit.
1) The plots are short. Schemes are simple. There is no strategy and planning. Its all about crisp deduction, nothing is fuzzy.
2) Killing enemies would reduce their resources. But no, we must no guns because getting killed is bad. They are leaving witnesses behind. Leaving alive allows enemies to identify target for assassination. Nice job, was it not the worst option to get killed.
3) All the enemies are hue hue level. Spy fucking master of the matafakin 007 country does not spot the logical fallacy of soldiers having cleared the rooms from bottom to top, but not finding the enemy. They leave a spot open to search up stair, instead of blocking the exit. And that fucking light bulb head.

Joshua Butler
Joshua Butler

Wait. Nips really use a term like moeshit? I thought this was a Sup Forums thing only.

Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan

It's certainly not a term Japanese say or acknowledge. But if you read the above translation, it's clear that the possible staff member is addressing us foreigners so of course he's gonna borrow a term or two.

Tyler Sanchez
Tyler Sanchez

I think the 'mature' designation only comes about from most anime being so utterly infantile that anything with even slightly classy presentation looks like a masterpiece.

Isaiah Young
Isaiah Young

So that staff guy was browsing Sup Forums ?

Colton Torres
Colton Torres

This is exactly it, and it's also why discussing about how some shows are mature is completely and utterly pointless. Anime is kind of silly by nature, be it if you're watching moeshit, haremshit or something like this. It's also one of it's best qualities if you're someone like me who has no patience for actually mature stuff like oscarbait movies.

Just fucking like whatever you like, who the fuck cares if it's mature or not. Just don't hop on a imaginary high horse about it.

Camden Wright
Camden Wright

I don't really know that. But if he was I'd think he might already realized that moeshit is pretty popular with Sup Forums and his message kinda felt like it was pointed towards the normalfags who only like and watch ' mature ' anime.

Joshua Collins
Joshua Collins

It's more like it is very rare to find a "mature" anime with a high school or super powers setting. The only one I can think of is Ping Pong.

Gavin Thomas
Gavin Thomas

I still haven't even see someone say what "mature" even means. I've asked this question for years, but no one is interested in answering it. What makes one work mature, but another work immature?

Jace Baker
Jace Baker

implying if you watch anime you don't read books
implying if you already read mature books it's totally unreasonable to want something similar in another medium

What's your problem? Does the fact there's one (1) anime which is not a SoL, harem or teen battleshit upset you so much?
KEK
Mochiron.

David Gutierrez
David Gutierrez

When are we getting female spies doing lewd things?

Bentley Gomez
Bentley Gomez

It's not rocket science, user, besides the dictionary should give you a very detailed explanation of the term. But, here, I'll help you out.

Bartender
or
Haganai

Which is more mature?

Colton Sullivan
Colton Sullivan

"Or", no contest here.

Adam Howard
Adam Howard

I haven't seen either. Pick different shows.

Josiah Perry
Josiah Perry

I'm not saying you can't enjoy both, but if you think they are the same, you're a complete idiot.

Cooper Smith
Cooper Smith

This is actually accurate user. Female spies can only be competent if they use their sexual charm.

Hunter Bailey
Hunter Bailey

I was looking for a definition of mature, not examples of what may or may not be mature.

If it's a point of view that can't be articulated, I don't think it should be repeated.

Lincoln Torres
Lincoln Torres

not getting obvious joke

Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan

I want Sakuma to dick that smug bastard.

Christopher Perez
Christopher Perez

Boku no Hero Academia
Shouwa Rakugo

Mason Turner
Mason Turner

tfw no bf to dick me

Dominic Collins
Dominic Collins

I agree. Arguing over whether a show is 'mature' or not doesn't lead to anything but pointless circlejerking, if you ask me.

Nathaniel Brown
Nathaniel Brown

besides the dictionary should give you a very detailed explanation of the term

It's fucking obvious that a haremshit like Nisekoi is not mature as a drama like Ping Pong. What exactly is so bad about saying that one show is mature or not, being more mature isn't a sign that the show will be good.

Joseph Barnes
Joseph Barnes

Everything from around 1920's is not classy as fedolards and /biz/-students believe.
The training episodes were nice. The spies lived detestable life: alcohol and fooling around in night clubs (benis in vagina :D). Then all that is pushed away and it is only about the person living the way of warrior adopting the way of spy. That happens in one episode and now we get these shallow kids coloring book tier stuff.

infantile
The anime in general is not infantile. Most shows are easy, for tired people. They are more mature than this show. MATURE people are tired BY thinking at WORK. Most of it is though for young people at high school, but the same applies.

Juan Cook
Juan Cook

I don't want the dictionary's definition, I want YOUR definition. What, precisely, makes one anime mature, and another immature?

Jayden Scott
Jayden Scott

You'll never be famous.

Isaiah Ramirez
Isaiah Ramirez

Characteristics in an anime suggestive of "maturity":
Does not adopt a simple, reductive, or sanitised view of life/human beings.
Might manifest in nuanced characters, complex story, lack of melodrama/cliché, unsettling themes treated non-sensationally
Engages the viewer's thought, rather than mindlessly titillating base senses (doesn't mean it can't be titillating at all)
Might manifest in a subtle or experimental directorial style, storytelling prioritised over spectacle/fanservice/cuteness

I think that's it, covering both content and presentation.
It's possible for something to have both mature and immature characteristics, and in different amounts. Joker Game might not have hyperactive horny teenagers' panties flashing in your face, but it's also a series of "Look how cool these spies are, wow!" stories. Draw your own conclusions.

William Edwards
William Edwards

yfw unit 731 episode

Austin Carter
Austin Carter

This is the answer I was looking for, thank you.

Ryder Turner
Ryder Turner

Let me add to my message: The spies lived detestable life
This made at least me assume that the motivator of spies are hedonistic to some degree. I would be interested in their set of mind. And what changes happened to that soldier guy? Why? Now we know that he does not want to be a pawn for corrupt officers. But does he also now live in same detestable way as other spies? There is so many questions, but all we get is how the superior training of D-agents aka. dicklings allows them to be always right.

best regards

Colton Myers
Colton Myers

Like they're ever gonna touch that
Not even with a ten foot pole

Oliver Nguyen
Oliver Nguyen

But they only cleaned water, so why not?

John Garcia
John Garcia

Caught up on this last night, I like the spies and the settings and everything, but more importantly: the OP is a fucking jam

Josiah Fisher
Josiah Fisher

Can you imagine Section D investigating a series of disappearances in Japanese occupied Korea, then stumbling upon Unit 731 all by themselves? Considering that the Imperial army wants them gone, it makes sense they'd be out of the loop in terms of the Units operations, and wouldn't automatically know why so many people were disappearing.

Josiah Baker
Josiah Baker

I still dont understand those expressions he made in that scene

Jason Price
Jason Price

Oblivion isn't a real disorder

Benjamin Rogers
Benjamin Rogers

80 kilos per hour
How to prove your sub writers are American in one line

Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who laughed at this

Ayden Anderson
Ayden Anderson

A coming of age story that can engage people of all age groups with a likeable and balanced cast of characters or a boring story about totallynotgay guys and melodramatic romance set in the post war era to create an air of faux-refinement? Give me the first one, please.

Anthony Bell
Anthony Bell

Setting is cool, execution is terrible and it's full of dumb stuff.
wear a glove on one hand turn attention away from the other hand being prosthetic
really?

Justin Gray
Justin Gray

I'm pretty sure that a lot of the time when people say "mature" they actually mean that it's something that when judged by Western standards, it seems like it's aimed at adults. So it's "mature" on a shallow level, like in tone or atmosphere and/or with less of the anime tropes that some people think are "immature", like fanservice and cute stuff.

Aiden Ortiz
Aiden Ortiz

really?
Yes really. He gave his persona a few very distinct character traits so that if he ever needed to drop it and run, he wouldn't stick out. How stupid are you that you think that falls under the umbrella of terrible execution or dumb stuff?

Aaron Williams
Aaron Williams

Have you ever seen a prosthetic hand? Especially a pre WW2 one?
You think it's possible people would not notice it? Especially when he was picking something up with it in from of other people?

Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson

He wants the D.

Jaxon Cruz
Jaxon Cruz

These were exactly my thoughts. Even modern prosthetic hands are obvious to notice.

Nathan Morales
Nathan Morales

I dont get why he was so surprised when Sakuma asked if he was being mocked. What did he expect?

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

Have you ever seen a prosthetic hand?
I've worked in medicine before, so yes. There are very convincing ones out there, and if the person also has a limp, a cane and is dressed funny, you probably aren't going to notice the hand if you're not looking for it.

Brody Myers
Brody Myers

Convincing ones
Pre WW2

Brayden Young
Brayden Young

no killing again
Can we all agree that Miyoshi really wasnt going to let Sakuma die and was just pranking him?

Matthew Wright
Matthew Wright

What, hydrocephalus? Isn't that deadly if you don't treat it?

Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson

The only definition of "mature" my dictionary lists that could apply to media is:
• (of a style) fully developed: Van Gogh's mature work.
I don't think that's what you mean, so you'll have to furnish your own definition.

Jaxon Perry
Jaxon Perry

This show isn't even good. Episode 1&2 where barely averahe but 3,4 and 5 have been a total cluster fuck on uninteresting and pretentious ideas and story telling.

This is actually worse than kiznaiver and re:zero.

Thomas Edwards
Thomas Edwards

Miwa's said on his twitter that they had to cut out a lot of stuff from each episode to make it fit into one cour. The anime's just novel shilling anyways, it doesn't matter even if the episodes are a clusterfuck because they just want you (Japan) to get interested enough to buy the novel.

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

But the novel has chicks and not enough cute animated boy spies so I don't care

Wyatt Williams
Wyatt Williams

More like he was just a kid back then than ' shaved '.

Lincoln Thompson
Lincoln Thompson

He had to shave his hair.

Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones

Na. Apparently, next episode is about a cruise ship from San Fran to Hawaii.

Anthony Fisher
Anthony Fisher

next episode
I think it's the next two? Wasn't ep07 and 08 supposed to be tied like 01 and 02?

Isaac Peterson
Isaac Peterson

Not straight enough.

Ryder Jenkins
Ryder Jenkins

has a habit of looking straight into his senior officer’s eyes whenever he talks to them
soldier san will never look deep into your eyes while on his knees as he chokes on your guyjean cock
JUST

Lucas Bailey
Lucas Bailey

I love pre WW2 era setting.
Showa Fenroku Rakugo,Aoi Bungaku.

Cameron Wood
Cameron Wood

Genroku

Kayden Flores
Kayden Flores

Where's my hot as fuck cabaret lover?

Adrian Murphy
Adrian Murphy

tfw not successful enough to have a cabaret lover

Easton Myers
Easton Myers

So was she actually a blonde or a black haired slut? Since in the train she has black hair. I need to know.

Justin Perry
Justin Perry

I assumed she dyed her hair to disguise herself

Asher Harris
Asher Harris

I cannot tell any of the characters apart.

Jackson Lee
Jackson Lee

So it's just like real life Japanese then?

Eli Thomas
Eli Thomas

I thought the same thing

Jayden Ross
Jayden Ross

I want Soldier-kun to come back!

James Hall
James Hall

Some of the keikaku is good, but some of it seems implausible.

Julian Jones
Julian Jones

How did he do it?

Ethan Bennett
Ethan Bennett

He teleported it up his ass. Filthy whores probably keep a lot of spy shit up there.

Mason Garcia
Mason Garcia

Gochiusa
wakaba girl
nnb
sansha sanyou
that's not seinen, that's cute girls doing cute things

I think you need to learn what Seinen anime are.

Carter White
Carter White

They're all adaptations of manga that run in seinen magazines. Seinen is just the demographic.

Joseph Butler
Joseph Butler

I think you need to learn what Seinen anime are.
No, that'd be you. Those are all seinen. Most CGDCT are seinen.

Adam Mitchell
Adam Mitchell

i want to fuck the soldier

im not even gay

Hudson Nelson
Hudson Nelson

I know it's late and probably won't make you feel any better, but I just wanted to stop and say, that (You) are special too. Thanks for trying, (You). Do (You)r best!

Lucas Price
Lucas Price

I feel you, user. He's just too cute.

Julian Gomez
Julian Gomez

You had one last season that was fucking leagues better

Thomas Parker
Thomas Parker

Another shitty japan is stronk propaganda piece, japan was hilariously incompetent with intelligence during WW2

Jose Thompson
Jose Thompson

>>14135069
Looks like someone didnt read the disclaimer

Joseph Scott
Joseph Scott

hurr I didn't watch the show
It's probably the most scathing towards the imperial army to the point where they're cartoonish villains.

Michael Carter
Michael Carter

I was calling their intelligence agency incompetent, not the army

Learn to read next time

Julian Sanders
Julian Sanders

And the only jap intelligence that's shown to be competent is the protagonists'
And judging by how the military treats them, it's easy to conclude that the jap's actively hamper and hobble their own intelligence, and that it's likely the rest of the jap spies are shit.

Dylan Wilson
Dylan Wilson

But D-Agency is competent to the point of coming off as Mary Sueish in some episodes.

Xavier Garcia
Xavier Garcia

Their intelligence being shitty is why the old guy felt they needed the spy school. Go pay attention before whining

Ryder Phillips
Ryder Phillips

Are you high or something? This was severely disappointing considering it just devolved into poorly-presented spy of the week drivel. The only thing carrying this show is the fact that the setting is somewhat interesting, everything else from the characters aside from maybe Yuuki and the different cases are just horribly uninteresting.

Aaron Long
Aaron Long

magic

Evan Watson
Evan Watson

Ok going to watch this, last good thing i watched was Death Parade.

Seen Lain, Eva, Bebop, Texhnolyze, Monster, Ergo Proxy, kemonozume, Mushishi, Mononoke, Madoka, read Death Note.

Currently follow One Punch Man, One Piece, Attack on Titan,Tokyo Ghoul(all manga versions) will watch the Gintama Anime once the manga ends

Any good stuff left?, heard Vagabond and Kara no kyokai is some good shit

Gabriel Green
Gabriel Green

Fuck forgot Berserk and all ghibli and Satoshi Kon

Caleb Ross
Caleb Ross

Dennou Coil. Don't turn this into a rec thread newfriend (also no one gives a fuck about you've read/watched). I'm only taking the time to spoonfeeding you because Kemonozume is god-tier overrated shit.

Noah Carter
Noah Carter

I bet he's very good with his hands.

Oliver Fisher
Oliver Fisher

My opinion of that episode will rely entirely on whether the sharks have lasers on their heads.

Jace Ward
Jace Ward

So he had them spill his drink so that the other guy wouldn't be suspicious of him talking with them?

Did I finally get something right?

Landon Hernandez
Landon Hernandez

ZOOM
ENHANCE
Sexting in 1927
God fucking damnit Japan.

Christian Phillips
Christian Phillips

,

Adam Robinson
Adam Robinson

Yeah, I assumed he did it deliberately knowing it would get their mother's attention so that she'd come get them.

Justin Perry
Justin Perry

Sameface: The Anime

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