The official Twitter account for the second theatrical adaptation of Production GIit’s joker game spy anime series revealed three additional cast members on Monday. The Twitter account then revealed two other actors as well as a new visual Friday.
New cast members include:
- Yojiro murata as Joseph Goebbels
- Akinori Iwasawa as Hermann Goering
- Seshiru Daigo as Leni Riefenstahl
- Kazuoki as Ernest Graham
- Kazuya Suma as Kiichiro Shirahata
The new cast joins the previously announced cast, all returning from the previous play, including:
The play will be presented at the 1010 Theater in Tokyo from June 14 to 20 and at Mielparque Hall in Osaka from June 23 to 26.
The adaptation of the previous play took place in May 2017.
The anime itself is an adaptation of Koji YanagiThe novel of the same name. The original novel is set in 1937, before the start of World War II. Lt. Col. Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms “Agency D”, an army intelligence team under his command and tutelage. The Army General Staff attaches Lt. Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance. Agency D casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes Agency D’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Do not kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yūki forms a team of agents who carry out missions against domestic and foreign powers.
Production GIThe anime television adaptation of the novel premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll aired the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation broadcast an English double for the anime.
Subaru Nito launched a manga adaptation of the anime in Mag Gardenit’s comic garden magazine in February 2016 and finished it on January 5. Mag Garden released the manga’s fifth and final compiled book volume on March 10.
Yanagi posted the original joker game novel in 2008. The novel won the Nihon Suiri Sakka Kyōkai-shō (Mystery Writers of Japan) award in 2009. Yū Irie directed a live-action adaptation of the novel, which premiered in Japan in January 2015. Yanagi followed the original novel with three sequel novels – titled double joker, lost paradiseand Last Waltz — in 2009, 2012 and 2015, respectively. The series has over a million copies in print.
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