The most recent issue of Shogakukan’s Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic magazine has announced that a second season of the anime adaptation of Hideyasu Takahashi’s Kaitou Joker (Mysterious Joker) manga is being in the works and will be airing from April next year.
The first anime series aired this October in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. The anime’s main cast included:
- Ayumu Murase (Shouyou Hinata in Haikyuu!!) will voice the lead character Joker
- Yumiko Kobayashi (Black☆Star from Soul Eater) is voicing Hachi
- Hiro Shimono (Keima Katsuragi in The World God Only Knows) as Spade
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Shino Asada from Sword Art Online) will voice Queen
- Bin Shimada (Broly from Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan) will be voicing Silver Heart
The production staff of the Kaitou Joker consisted of:
- Director: Yukiyo Teramoto (Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum)
- Series Composer and Script Writer: Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter)
- Script Writer: Kimiko Ueno (Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!!, Space Dandy)
- Character Designer: Miho Shimogasa (Ultra Maniac, Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Version)
- Chief Animation Director: Masae Otake (Tonari no Seki-kun, Kuromajo-san ga Toru!!)
- Art Director: Makoto Dobashi (Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum, Gun Frontier)
- Sound Director: Takuya Hiramitsu (Debut anime)
- Music Composer: Yusaku Tsuchiya (Debut anime)
- Animation Studio: Shin-Ei Animation (Tonari no Seki-kun, Doraemon)
Kaitou Joker (Mysterious Joker) is a manga series written and illustrated by Hideyasu Takahashi. It began in 2007 in Shogakukan’s Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic magazine and eventually in Shogakukan’s Monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine. The series has a total of 17 volumes have been compiled and published, with the 18th volume releasing on September 26 this year. The manga is also the winner of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Awards last year in the children’s category.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
In the story, there is nothing in the world that the mysterious phantom thief Joker cannot steal. He goes after one treasure after another in unpredictable capers with seemingly miraculous tricks.
The second season of the Kaitou Joker anime will be airing from April next year in the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed at a later date.
Visit the anime’s official website here: http://s.mxtv.jp/joker/
Source Images – Kaitou Joker Anime Website
“Kaitou Joker”, “Mysterious Joker”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2014 Hideyasu Takahashi, Shogakukan and Shin-Ei Animation