The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Mai Mochizuki's light mystery novel series Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo no Holmes today released a 45-second first PV to introduce the voices of its two main characters: Aoi Mashiro by Miyu Tomita (Yume Nijino in Aikatsu Stars!) and Kiyotaka Yagashira by Kaito Ishikawa (Rinne Rokudou in Rin-ne), for the first time.
Kaito Ishikawa and Miyu Tomita
The novel series was first posted on Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Every Star, then
its print editions have been published from Futabasha's Futaba Bunko imprint since April 2015. So far
eight volumes have been released.
The story centers on Aoi Mashiro, a high school girl in her second year. She visits an antique shop
named "Kura" in the Teramachi Sanjo shopping district, Kyoto, to get an appraisal of her deceased
grandfather's antiques. Then she meets the shop's connoisseur Kiyotaka Yagashira. Though looking
gentle, elegant, and soft, he has a sharp, observant eye, and is called "Holmes." He immediately sees
through that she has taken the antiques without her family's permission, and offers a part-time job
at the shop to her, who really needs money. From that day, she starts being involved in various cases
that are connected to antiques and Kyoto with him.
Tadayoshi Sasaki (My Wife is the Student Council President!+!) is attached to direct the TV anime
adaptation, alongside series composition writer Kenichi Yamashita (ROBOMASTERS THE ANIMATED
SERIES) and character designer/chief animation director Yosuke Ito (Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy
Ataraxia). Animation Studio Seven (King's Game The Animation) works on anime production.
The Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo no Holmes TV anime is set o premiere in Japan in July 2018.
©Mai Mochizuki, Ichiha Akizuki/DEF STUDIOS
©"Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo no Holmes" Production Committee