New Joker Game episode tonight
Time for rape
"Tazaki", Takahiro Sakurai next week http://jokergame.jp/story/story06.html
Episode 6 - “Asia Express”
Scenerio: Taku Kishimoto Storyboard: Sunouchi Tasuke Production: Sunouchi Tasuke Animation Director: Kubota Yasutaka / Ishii Akiharu
In response to receiving an urgent message that “Collaborator” Morozoff wishes to receive confidential intel, D Agency’s Seto Reiji broads Manyu Railway’s superexpress <Asia>. Though he planned to deliver the information and come in contact with the man, Morozoff has already been killed…
>Gentle around people, a young man who holds himself in in an intellectual atmosphere. He always very calm so he’s always mistaken to be older than his actual age. When he’s deep in thought, he has a habit of unconsciously performing magic tricks with whatever object is in his hand.
Sounds like best spy.
A little boring. I liked last week's episode more.
They used the british style of saluting. Once again great attention to detail.
Is this what Japan really thinks of us.
So Yuki sent his spy to London > and then sold him out > so he can get caught and then escape > to convince the foreign ministry to listen to the military
Subarashi keihaku da
The bit with Robinson Crusoe was pretty ingenious
I thought this episode was great, but I'm slightly disappointed that it turned out to be Yuuki's plan in the end, and that it worked out for him. I was hoping that this was actually because one of the spies fucked up, since they've only been portrayed as superhuman Gary Stus so far. Still a great episode for what it was though.
I know this shit is from /b/ but well, sorry /a/.
In my defense I haven't been there since 2009.
It reminded me to this shit.
I don't understand. What did he mean by this?
Character designer: So what kinda look you want for him?
Director: Just make sure he don't got that sameface, you feel me?
Character designer: Say no more boss
What a nice episode. Much better than the first episodes.
Can someone tell me what happened? Why did he not inform on him? Is he a double spy that's only there to help Japanese spies when they get captured?
This episode might have had the most exposition in this show yet.
It's not too hard to get, he says it plainly, in fact.
That sleeper is loyal to the King until a Japanese spy is captured. Then, he "activates" and helps them escape.
I don't want to get mind raped.
It's even better: you only have to work for the Japs if one of them gets caught in your district. This shit can happen max once for year the rest of the time you can don't have to do anything
You underestimate the skills of a jealous partner who will go through anything to find you out, also
I really did not expect for her to
turn out to be an undercover German spy and betray the rest for the sake of her familybut you're right, spy boypussy before anything else.
Why don't you just watch the show anon? Here, have a cute french girl.
Remember not to help the Hitler, /a/.
/a/ is so naive it's cute. Just because you're allies doesn't mean you tell each other everything. What allies keep secret from each other could be something that would give their ally a major advantage in their relationship and shift the balance of power, or it could be a contingency plan in case of betrayal. Knowing these things keeps you from being blindsided and allows you to leverage yourself into a more advantageous position in your relationship.
>They don't even remove his shirt
Women make bad spies in general. They're driven by emotion. Reason and duty will always be subordinated for immediate emotional satisfaction, and loyalty to an abstract entity like a nation or government is not within the female capacity. A woman can love a person, but not an organization. A woman will die for her lover or children, but she would betray her country on the mere rumor that either of the former were in danger.
Wanted to prove he's the sluttiest out of the rest in his group.
It's simple, you just need to raise your future spy girl to be a crossdressing tomboy. Also, raping her helps.
Men feel things just fine, but they're capable of putting feelings aside for reason and duty, which women can't do. Not all men are good at suppressing their feelings, that's why not all men make good leaders (or spies in this case, the qualifications for the two are surprisingly similar).
>Loyalty to government is a load of crap anyway
And see here you just proved my point. Women don't understand the point of loyalty to something intangible because there's no emotional connection. They feel nothing from it. Maybe if you could brainwash a woman into thinking the State was her lover, but then she'd just go off the rails in some other way probably.
This was a good episode and I honestly thought Kaminaga was going to buy it. Yuuki got his man out in the end but frankly, his plan was a success the second the British captured a Japanese spy using info from the diplomat. Having "Friday" spring him out was just a small bonus.
Each story so far has dealt with one of the myriad reasons that fucked Japan over at the end of the Pacific War. The first two-parter dealt with factionalism and adherence to outdated ideals in the modern world; Hatano's episode ended with Japan tied to Germany; Fukumoto's episode showed the fuckups they were sending to China and how they ultimately gave no shits except for their own welfare and power; this episode was about poor code discipline, something that historically Japan has been poor at (Yuuki brings up the Black Chamber incident, and remember that Japan's declaration of war to America was read by the Americans even before the Japanese diplomats meant to officially deliver it)
So Yuuki canonaly violated all of them?
>Women don't understand the point of loyalty to something intangible because there's no emotional connection. They feel nothing from it.
I can't imagine that the female half of dictatorships like North Korea would be any less brainwashed than the male half. Heck, in regards to this very thread I doubt the female half of japan was any less loyal to its >muh holy emperor government than the male half.
That's kind of a dumb example considering they have no impetus to betray the state when everyone they love (indeed everyone they know) is loyal to the state. But if a guy were to start working against the state you can be assured his wife/lover would work with him.
You didn't understand his meaning. Women are treacherous because they value human connections more than loyalty, but in your example there's no human connections that can lead to treachery.
Damn right the women were into that shit.
Men will follow any corrupt idiot and bombshell around like the lovesick puppies they are and disguise it with an excuse like 'loyalty'.
There actually were a lot of women spies, most of the time they were just "married" to some bigshots and they got the documents that way. A lot of them ended up committing suicide too.
>Because you're not a fujo
If they were to subtly suggest an interrogator raping a spy, I'd expect something like Lawrence's of Arabia rape scene.
Can't find a video with the scene though.
When are Miyoshi and Sakuma coming back.
They are the most interesting characters.
Took me a moment to realize you didn't mean this.
Don't you get it? It is episodic. Each character will get an episodic episode. And the last 3-2 episodes will be to wrap the show up. So I wouldn't hold my horses for them if I were you.
He just put those lines there to disguise himself. He is actually a 13 year old girl trying to start her high school spy club. Series is about to become a comfy SOL about cute spy girls doing cute imperial army bidding.
I think it would be better to say that due to cultural reasons, in some countries is more expected to see Male spies than Female spies, but that's no reason to say that there aren't (because there actually are) female spies. It's a matter of qualifiying to the job, overall.
You can't have 1 guy in 8 different places, so we give you 8 guys that act the same to see how the same guy would act in 8 different places.
In all seriousness, we are supossed to be here to see them doing their job, not to get emotionally attached. If anything, I remember each spy for the situation they were into (French Spy, Reporter Spy, Narcotic Spy), and not for who they are, and I think that's what the show wants. And it works because the show doesn't really pretends it is more than that, unless I've missed something.
Parkour. It's only been formally called like that recently, but it's doable and it has always existed. I've legit survived a fall a little less higher than that through rolling. Shame youtube video with fall compilations like that are "top 10 dubstep bgm" kind of videos. I'll see if I find a concrete example later.
Well, this episode really makes politics nowadays look easier. Risking three spies, one very highly trained. one a sleeper agent and yet another one of the more regular variety simply because of one of your colleagues is being a prideful idiot...
Even with a smaller head he still looks like an alien.
This episode was like one of my japanese doujins, it had everything bondage, drugs, rape and aliens.
On a hard surface? I'm pretty sure that's not the case. On a 3 story fall (10 meters) your body would hit the ground at 50 kmh (30 mph), you can't bend that fast. What videos I've seen where from a shorter distance, and had cushions on the bottom.
You anticipate the fall, and roll to dissipate the impact. Muscles help to "somewhat cushion" the surface.
It may sound hard to believe, but with practice you get used to the fall speed and it kinda becomes second nature to roll as soon as you fall, and with physical training and constant excercise of falling of even greater heights, you get used to it. Yeah, obviously from very high it's bullshit, but 3 story fall is doable with training.
It's lame how the show presents it however, so I will accept if anybody doesn't believes me.
So we have
>Miyoshi x Sakuma
>Alain x Hatano/Shimano
>Marie x Jean
>Brown soldier x Shanghai trap
and now these two.
How is it possible for a series with barely any interaction between young, attractive men fujobait? If it was cute young spies doing spy things together, that would be one thing. But so far it's an episodic structure focused on ONE spy per episode, and aside from the Sakuma/Miyoshi at the start they only have minor interactions with ugly side characters.
You morons fundamentally misunderstand what a fujo is. It's specifically shipping gay couples, not just being attracted to men.
Now, now. Next time just use a bait image (example provided), okay? Attention is what trolls desire.
>discussing physics instead of talking about lewd boys
Okay then, which spy would you capture and how would you torture him?
All the others spies are used good, what do you think Agency D stands for?
>They didn't even remove his jacket
>They didn't even throw him a bucket of cold ice, exposing his amazing pecs though his shirt
It's kinda meh, unless you have a boner for WWII or sexy men in suits.
That's not how you torture people.
Random dude gets captured.
Random dude spills the beans
Random dude escapes.
What? Like fuck? How can this show be this shit, like this is the most straight forward solid premise and they still fuck it up?
They could literally just romanticize stories of spies in ww2 and they would be set.
But what the fuck is this shit??
To those of you still watching, please tell me why.
>To those of you still watching, please tell me why.
Hot men being smug.
The How's and Why's anon. Those keep me hooked. I know the guys get things done in the end, they're professionals, no tensions there, but entertainment value is what this show gives to me.
It's like Jojo, just less bizarre.
>SIS's face when getting caught was part of his plan
>Ha! I got you, japanese spy!
>Oh no! They got me!
>Actualy, captain Yuuki had already planned everything
>Procede to explain all the keikaku, along wih bullshit the happend offscreen
It's going to be like this every episode? Iloved the setting and the plot but this show is been a drag to watch
That seems to be the structure it's going for, I actually quite like it in theory. Keikaku doori's are satisfying as fuck, the only problem is that they just reveal a bunch of stuff at the end that we couldn't possibly have guessed. If they gave us more hints and made it more like a real puzzle it would be a lot better.
>It's going to be like this every episode?
I assumed it will be like this since episode 3. I'm enjoying the show, 10/10, but if I were to rate it, i'd put it as a 6 to 7 since it's basically cool boys doing cool things.
Yeah, that's the problem. It would be better if it treated himself as a mistery series, but it doesn't. Is just magic tricks and then 2 or 3 minutes to explain how it worked and why it was done.
I feel like one episode isn't really enough for these stories. I know they only have 12 episodes but ideally each story probably should be getting at least two episodes because it feels like a lot of the build up is missing. The China one especially, and I would've really liked to have seen more of that.
It's interesting how the designers made all the Japanese guys look very similar and handsome, while many of the foreign characters have had bizarre and exaggerated features. Usually in anime you can only tell a character's nationality from their name or color. I kind of like the way Joker Game handles this, although it's silly how attractive they made the Japs look in comparison to these bulge-eyes and ayyy lmaos. Anti-gaijin much?
For the Nips' sake I hope no Japanese men grow to be as stumpy as 162cm these days. That's way past manlet tier, to dwarfism.
I disagree. In the China episode, two of the three nips were ugly as fuck. meanwhile, in the France episode the chick and the frnech guy not trying to fuck her were good looking
Thats the point of the plot. Japan sucked at spying so this one guy (Yuuki) went and made his own spy school to create his super keikaku team
If anyone is dying, it's the spy whose OP part has a bullet whole
Just think about how your country would do a show like this. For the most part, regardless of how your country fared in the war, the characters in the show would be successful and badass. It's an espionage-themed thriller with a dash of patriotism.
The show is also somewhat critical of Japan's involvement in WWII as >>141049062 explained earlier. It's not all NIPPON STRONK like it might seem at first blush.
What happened to the students that failed to graduate D-Agency? the moto is "don't kill or be killed" so I doubt they were all murdered, but leaving them to wonder free would present trouble
I really like this guy's character design.
I'll call him Nigel.
Is rolling a better choice in this situation than hanging onto the edge and lowering yourself to reduce the drop by 5-6 ft? I guess at 3 stories those few feet aren't going to make much of a difference.
Typically these sorts of programs are setup in one of two ways:
1) The participants do not know the full details of exactly what they are auditioning for and thus if they do not enter into the program they have no real knowledge to give away. The information that "Japan is training spies" is not exactly going to be a surprise to any other nation. They simply do not have valuable information to disseminate so there is no danger to letting them go. Some might be put under surveillance, but exactly who would they tell? And keep in mind that travel to and from Japan during this time was not particularly easy to arrange without the government's knowledge.
2) The participants have more information about the program and are already working for various intelligence or military agencies or are applying to join. In the event that they do not qualify for the D-Agency they are still going to be working in the Imperial Army or in other Intelligence agencies and will still be working on other classified projects. If you do not qualify to be a CIA field agent you can still be an analyst, and if you do not qualify for the Navy Seals you can still work in other capacities in the military or even supporting the team without being an operative.
There's a lot of work to be done and usually the pool of candidates is extremely valuable. Even those that do not make it were chosen because they are already known to be first rate. There are other jobs.
He could have lowered himself first, then turned,pushed off the wall and rolled
But he probably had the skills to safely fall from that height anyway and it would have been to slow to bother with lowering himself
I have faith that the final episodes will bring all of them together for a final mission. I won't recognize anybody though.
You'd had to hang yourself at the edge and then turn around, "kicking" the wall, since you still need some forward momentum in order to roll. Simply falling is dangerous since all the momentum goes in one direction. Is a valid alternative when you are learning.
>I feel like one episode isn't really enough for these stories.
I agree on that, though I'm not sure how well splitting each story into 2 episodes would go. I feel like 45 minutes would be perfect.
Just fuck each other already.
All those hot guys wasted.
Colonel Yuuki x The whole D. Agency
>If they gave us more hints and made it more like a real puzzle it would be a lot better.
That'd be great. It's still incredibly entertaining to watch, but if it changed the way the keikaku dooris present themselves itd be perfect. Still a definite contender for AOTS
Did you not pay attention? They literally said he's a sleeper spy that only acts when a Jap spy gets caught.
Why should I give a shit about any mystery in this show if I don't care about any of the characters? The outcome doesn't matter if nobody involved matters. There's no satisfaction in seeing them get the upper hand.
This is my biggest disappointment of the season, wasting a relatively-unexplored setting and a ton of thoughtful historical research on a bunch of wank.
>Can we get more endcards posted?
>Kise best boy
Was there ever a doubt
Yellow a slut. Kimura Ryohei's characters are best at getting raped.
>absolutely badass spy gets captured. (after being a totally discreet badass and doing discreet shit like making weird completely discreet hand signals in a public street)
>Jeepers, how's he going to get out of this one
>another spy lets him go
mmk. good plot bro
Being a spy isn't that interesting, especially a sleeper agent.
In fact even these guys are wrong representations of spies, they have strong characteristics.
James Bond is the exact opposite of a spy.
Basil during the war. Who would have thought.
Is there any good way to write resisting/overcoming truth serum?
My understanding is that the drugs we treat as "truth serums" semi-work by disorienting the shit out of you, and dampening things like impulse control and ability to analyze questions. You're not forced to tell the truth, you're just put into such a difficult state of mind that you don't control your answers as well.
The animation looks really lifelike.
What's wrong with a 10 score system?
5 score is a leftover of a star system.
And people did some retarded shit with star system, I remember some site having burgers for stars, fucking burgers.
Weird shit like this wouldn't look as out-of-place if this wasn't anime. His face reminds me a little of Aeon Flux for example. The scar makes me think he was supposed to look sort of grotesque.
I'm a slowpoke so I didn't know until now that this is the same character designer as Kiznaiver. I remember some people thought it was ridiculous that the dad in KLK looked like Fred Flintstone. Too bad it's harder to get away with stuff like this when your audience is otaku.
I won't deny his face is hilarious, though.
They're known as I.G.'s "three wolves".
Known for his highly realistic animation, it's not uncommon for people to mistake his work for being rotoscoped. Started his career at Anime R in Osaka, working on mecha anime like SPT Layzner and went on to animate in Akira when he moved to Tokyo. He did character designs, animation supervision and key animation for the two GiTS movies. As a director he was responsible for the Cowboy Bebop movie intro, Jin-Roh, and A Letter to Momo.
90s animator, frequently affiliated with Studio Pierrot as well. Initially influenced by Satoru Utusunomiya's work in Gosenzosama Banbanzai.One of his best-known early work was on Ninku. Worked under director Hiroyuki Okiura as animation supervisor for Jin-Roh. He did solo key animation the opening of Great Teacher Onizuka and then key animation for FLCL after. Nishio is the anime character designer for Naruto.
Started his career in Anime R, then moved to I.G. later when working on the Patlabor movie. Kise's more of a director these days, he directed GITS Arise and now the latest Joker Game episode.
From what we've seen so far I'd guess only the friendly minded, allies and innocent people get to have pretty designs.
I didn't follow the threads or watch the previews, so the Shanghai episode kept me guessing about who the spy was. I think the sameface is a stroke of brilliance for this series.
I hope we get a Sakuma-Miyoshi partner up episode. They had good chemistry.
It was amusing how, on one hand, Miyoshi was the only one trying to include Sakuma, but on the other he almost got him killed. And afterwards he must have been really impressed by Sakuma if even Yuuiki commented on it
Fuck you. Worcestershire sauce is delicious.
Put that on your cheese on toast.