Toei animation has posted a 30-second CM for its upcoming TV anime Kindaichi Case Files R (Returns), the latest TV anime adaptation of the long-running mystery manga series by Seimaru Amagi (story) and Fumiya Sato (art). It has been 14 years since the first 148-episode TV anime series ended in September 2000 (two TV specials were produced in 2007). The new TV anime is based on the recent manga sequel of the same name, which is currently serialized in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine.
The original voice cast including Taiki Matsuno (as the protagonist Hajime Kindaichi) and Akiko Nakagawa (the main heroine Miyuki Nanase) are all back for the new series. Yutaka Tsuchida, who worked on Marie & Gali, Digimon Xros Wars, and Smile PreCure! for Toei, serves as the series director. Japanese girls idol group Tokyo Performance Doll will sing the OP theme "BRAND NEW STORY." The first episode "Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case: File 1" will be broadcasted
on Nihon TV and its affiliates across Japan on April 5.
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Tokyo Performance Doll "BRAND NEW STORY" CD jacket
© Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Sato, Kodansha/Yomiuri TV, Toei Animation