Knight / Detective Duo Smash Crime in Cop Craft TV Anime Key Visual

Theme song information and Japanese broadcast revealed for upcoming "buddy cop" fantasy light novel adaptation

Detective Kei Matoba flashes his badge as he prepares to bust a fairy-smuggling ring in the Cop Craft TV anime.


A new key visual (below), more theme song information, and the Japanese broadcast schedule have all been revealed for Cop Craft, an upcoming TV anime based on the series of "buddy cop" fantasy light novels written by Shoji Gato (Full Metal Panic!) and illustrated by Range Murata (Last Exile) about a knight and a detective who become unlikely partners after a magical portal creates a link between their worlds.


The opening theme song (performed by Masayoshi Ōishi) is entitled "Rakuen Toshi" ("Pleasure Garden Town"). The ending theme song (performed by in-character by Mayu Yoshioka as Tilarnna Exedilica) is entitled "Connected".



Cop Craft is set in the sprawling metropolis of San-Teresa City some 15 years after a hyper-dimensional rift opened above the Pacific Ocean, connecting Earth with a magical world known as Leto Semani. Now over two million immigrants from both worlds mingle in San-Teresa City, but despite an otherwise peaceful blending of dozens of cultures, crime still lurks in the shadows. Kei Matoba, an Earth-born police detective, and Tilarnna Exedilica, a knight from Leto Semani, work together for the San-Teresa City Police to stamp out drugs, weapon smuggling, human trafficking, and other violent crimes.


Detective Kei Matoba and knight-errant Tilarnna Exedilica fight crime in the Cop Craft TV anime.


The original Cop Craft light novels are published in Japan by Shogakukan under their Gagaga Bunko imprint. The Cop Craft TV anime is directed by Shin Itagaki and features animation production by Millepensee. The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:

  • Tokyo MX: every Monday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on July 08, 2019.
  • BS11: every Monday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on July 08, 2019.
  • KBS Kyoto: every Monday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on July 08, 2019.
  • AT-X: every Monday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on July 08, 2019.
  • WOWOW: every Wednesday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on July 10, 2019.


Please note that some Japanese broadcast schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 24:30 time slot on Monday evening is actually on Tuesday morning at 12:30 AM JST.



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