Joker Game (ジョーカー・ゲーム Jōkā Gēmu) is a Japanese novel series written by Koji Yanagi. It has inspired a live-action film and an anime television series. A television anime adaptation produced by Production I.G began airing on April 5, 2016.
Kōji Yanagi published the original novel, Joker Game, in 2008. He followed it with Double Joker in 2009 and Paradise Lost in 2012. The series is published by Kadokawa Shoten. A live-action action suspense film directed by Yu Irie based on the novel was released on January 31, 2015. The film earned ¥271 million on its opening weekend in Japan.
A manga by Subaru Nitō adapting the anime was announced in the February 2016 issue of Mag Garden's Comic Garden magazine. It will begin serialization in the March 2016 issue of Mag Garden's Comic Garden Magazine on February 5, 2016, which will contain the first two chapters of the manga.
The following chapter have not yet been published in a collected volume:
- Jōkā Gēmu (Zenpen) (ジョーカー・ゲーム（前編）
- Jōkā gēmu (Chūhen) (ジョーカー・ゲーム（中編）
- Jōkā Gēmu (Kōhen) (ジョーカー・ゲーム（後編）
- Gosan (Zenpen) (誤算（前編）
An anime television series was announced in the September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine. The series is produced by Production I.G, directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto. Shirow Miwa provides the series' character designs and Kenji Kawai composes the music. The anime began airing on April 5, 2016 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi and BS11. Two Blu-ray home video release volumes will contain an original video animation each, titled Kuroneko Yoru no Bōken, which is scheduled for release on July 27, 2016 and September 28, 2016, respectively. QUADTRIANGLE performed the anime's opening theme, titled "Reason Triangle", and MAGIC OF LiFE performed the anime's ending theme, titled "Double".
Joker Game won the Mystery Writers of Japan award in 2009.
Information based on: Joker Game Wikipedia