Mag Garden's Comic Garden magazine recently published the final chapter of popular manga 'Joker Game' based on the Production I.G television anime, which is originally based on Kōji Yanagi's novel of the same name. The fans will be able to read the chapter in the February issue of the magazine.
The original novel, Joker Game was published by Kadokawa Shoten on August 28, 2008. The novel is a collection of five short stories, three of the stories were published directly in the novel, while the remaining two 'Joker Game' and 'Robinson' were first published in Kadokawa Shoten mystery magazine Yasei Jidai in November 2007 and May 2008 respectively.
The original novel is set in 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the "D Agency," an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit's performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency's tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: "Don't kill, don't get killed, don't get captured." With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.
A live-action adaptation of the novel directed by Yū Irie, premiered in Japan in January 2015. Yanagi followed up the original novel with three sequel novels — titled Double Joker, Paradise Lost, and Last Waltz — in 2009, 2012, and 2015, respectively. The series has more than 1 million copies in print. A stage play adaptation of the anime ran last May, with a second stage play to run in June.
Source : ANN