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The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto with two OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 12 episodes. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]] and is licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} which will release an English dub. The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.

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The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG Creator/ProductionIG, with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed Kawai, direction by Kazuya Nomura Nomura, and written writing by Taku Kishimoto Kishimoto. It ran for 12 episodes under the Spring2016Anime lineup, with two additional OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 12 episodes.2016. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]] and is licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} which will release Creator/{{Funimation}}, who produced an English dub. The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.


* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Marie turns out to be a double agent embedded within a Resistance cell. She claims it's because [[IHaveYourWife the Germans have threatened to kill her family if she doesn't follow their orders.]]]]



* LaResistance: The titular Resistance are the focus of "Miscalculation", with Hatano finding himself caught up in one of its cells in the Parisian countryside.
* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Marie turns out to be a double agent embedded within a Resistance cell. She claims it's because [[IHaveYourWife the Germans have threatened to kill her family if she doesn't follow their orders.]]]]


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* LaResistance: The titular Resistance are the focus of "Miscalculation", with Hatano finding himself caught up in one of its cells in the Parisian countryside.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Majority of the male characters are very good-looking. Considering that the original character designer is the mangaka of ''Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage'', it's no surprise.


* ShoutOut: Several of the arc titles are references to other pieces of literature. Examples include "Robinson" from RobinsonCrusoe, "LordOfTheFlies" and "ParadiseLost"

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* ShoutOut: Several of the arc titles are references to other pieces of literature. Examples include "Robinson" from RobinsonCrusoe, "LordOfTheFlies" ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'', ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and "ParadiseLost"''Literature/ParadiseLost''


* TitleDrop: Many times. The agency uses a special card game called ''Joker Game'' in order to feed info to their fellow agents and weed out potential traitors/enemy agents/nuisances that they need to get rid of. Thematically, the Joker Game is also used as a metaphor for how [[HonorBeforeReason Japan got screwed in the post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI international talks]] and the spy business generally (i.e. a game where everyone assumes that there are rules but really, there are none -- or they are vastly different from how they appear on the face.)

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* TitleDrop: Many times. The agency uses a special card game called ''Joker Game'' in order to feed info to their fellow agents and weed out potential traitors/enemy agents/nuisances that they need to get rid of. Thematically, the Joker Game is also used as a metaphor for how [[HonorBeforeReason Japan got screwed in the post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I international talks]] and the spy business generally (i.e. a game where everyone assumes that there are rules but really, there are none -- or they are vastly different from how they appear on the face.)


The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto with two OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 12 episodes. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]].The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.

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The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto with two OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 12 episodes. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]].Crunchyroll]] and is licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}} which will release an English dub. The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.


* ForegoneConclusion: Sakuma doubts about the possibility of Japan losing the war. Well, viewers already know that Japan ''did'' lose and was forced to surrender after they got nuked twice and their Army in Manchuria was crushed.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Sakuma doubts about the possibility of Japan losing the war. Well, viewers already know that Japan ''did'' lose and was forced to surrender after they got nuked twice and their Army in Manchuria was crushed.surrender.

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*ShoutOut: Several of the arc titles are references to other pieces of literature. Examples include "Robinson" from RobinsonCrusoe, "LordOfTheFlies" and "ParadiseLost"


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** This was done because in the novel, Gordon's speech is mainly written in Katakana. This obviously doesn't translate to spoken dialogue so they changed it to him speaking English as a compromise.


** "Miscalculation" shows accurate [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht weapons/equipments/gear]], including how they create double agents to weed out the resistance from within. It also shows the French Résistance armed with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Fran%C3%A7ais_(pistol)]], a very [[RareGuns seldomly seen firearm]] outside of old European films.

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** "Miscalculation" shows accurate [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht weapons/equipments/gear]], including how they create double agents to weed out the resistance from within. It also shows the French Résistance armed with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Fran%C3%A7ais_(pistol)]], org/wiki/Le_Français_(pistol) "Le Français" Pistol]], a very [[RareGuns seldomly seen firearm]] outside of old European films.


** "Miscalculation" shows accurate [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht weapons/equipments/gear]], including how they create double agents to weed out the resistance from within. It also shows the French Résistance armed with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Fran%C3%A7ais_%28pistol%29 Le Français pistol]], a very [[RareGuns seldomly seen firearm]] outside of old European films.

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** "Miscalculation" shows accurate [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht weapons/equipments/gear]], including how they create double agents to weed out the resistance from within. It also shows the French Résistance armed with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Fran%C3%A7ais_%28pistol%29 Le Français pistol]], org/wiki/Le_Fran%C3%A7ais_(pistol)]], a very [[RareGuns seldomly seen firearm]] outside of old European films.


The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto with two OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 13 episodes. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]].The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.

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The anime adaptation was done by Creator/ProductionIG with music done by Kenji Kawai and the show directed by Kazuya Nomura and written by Taku Kishimoto with two OVA episodes included in the show's DVD and Blu-Ray in late 2016 under the Spring2016Anime lineup. The show is scheduled for 13 12 episodes. It is available for worldwide streaming on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/joker-game Crunchyroll]].The manga was serialized on February 5, 2016 by Mag Garden, which debuted in Comic Garden, written by Subaru Nito.


* ImperialJapan: The main cast works for them.

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* ImperialJapan: UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan: The main cast works for them.



** At the same time, Miyoshi and the other D Agency spies were shown to be dressed in accurate [[SecretPolice Kempeitai]] uniforms in a black op operation to weed out a suspected spy operating in Tokyo.
** Col. Mutou drinking a piece of raw egg was the standard practice at the time to build up muscles. It stopped in the 1980s due to reports of people being affected by salmonella.

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** At the same time, Miyoshi and the other D Agency spies were shown to be dressed in accurate [[SecretPolice Kempeitai]] uniforms in a black op operation to weed out a suspected spy operating in Tokyo.UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}.
** Col. Mutou drinking a piece of raw egg was the standard practice at the time to build up muscles. It stopped in the 1980s TheEighties due to reports of people being affected by salmonella.



** The British cryptologist in "Codename - Cerberus" admits he can never leave a crossword puzzle alone. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/11151478/Could-you-have-been-a-codebreaker-at-Bletchley-Park.html Bletchley Park recruited codebreakers with crossword puzzles]] during World War II.

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** The British cryptologist in "Codename - Cerberus" admits he can never leave a crossword puzzle alone. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/11151478/Could-you-have-been-a-codebreaker-at-Bletchley-Park.html Bletchley Park recruited codebreakers with crossword puzzles]] during World War II.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* TitleDrop: Many times. The agency uses a special card game called ''Joker Game'' in order to feed info to their fellow agents and weed out potential traitors/enemy agents/nuisances that they need to get rid of. Thematically, the Joker Game is also used as a metaphor for how [[HonorBeforeReason Japan got screwed in the post-World War I international talks]] and the spy business generally (i.e. a game where everyone assumes that there are rules but really, there are none -- or they are vastly different from how they appear on the face.)

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* TitleDrop: Many times. The agency uses a special card game called ''Joker Game'' in order to feed info to their fellow agents and weed out potential traitors/enemy agents/nuisances that they need to get rid of. Thematically, the Joker Game is also used as a metaphor for how [[HonorBeforeReason Japan got screwed in the post-World War I post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI international talks]] and the spy business generally (i.e. a game where everyone assumes that there are rules but really, there are none -- or they are vastly different from how they appear on the face.)


** "Miscalcuation" has Hatano surviving his episode in France, but Alain is the only occupation fighter operating in the outskirts of Paris at the moment since Jean runs off with Maria, despite the latter being outed as a mole for the Germans.

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** "Miscalcuation" has Hatano surviving his episode in France, but Alain is the only occupation fighter operating in the outskirts of Paris at the moment since Jean runs off with Maria, Marie, despite the latter being outed as a mole for the Germans.



* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Maria turns out to be a double agent embedded within a Resistance cell. She claims it's because [[IHaveYourWife the Germans have threatened to kill her family if she doesn't follow their orders.]]]]

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* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Maria Marie turns out to be a double agent embedded within a Resistance cell. She claims it's because [[IHaveYourWife the Germans have threatened to kill her family if she doesn't follow their orders.]]]]



* SecretIntelligenceService: The most frequently recurring adversaries to the D Agency are SIS agents.


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* TheUsualAdversaries: The most frequently recurring adversaries to the D Agency are [[UsefulNotes/SecretIntelligenceService SIS agents.]]


Not to be confused with some game that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker had been playing.

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Not to be confused with some game that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker had been playing.

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** Karl Schneider is working as a double agent for Germany and the Soviet Union. [[spoiler: Later revealed to be [[UpToEleven a triple agent]] also working for Great Britain.]]

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