Adaptation based on mystery light novels by Nanako Tsujimura and Utako Yukihiro hits Japanese TV in January of 2020
A new key visual (below) and some Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for The Case Files of Jeweler Richard (known as Housekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the mystery light novel series written by Nanako Tsujimura and illustrated by Utako Yukihiro about a pair of young men who run a jewelry shop and solve gem-related mysteries.
The story of The Case Files of Jeweler Richard follows Seigi Nakata, an earnest college student, who rescues Richard Ranashinha Dvorpian, a strikingly beautiful British jeweler, one evening when Richard is being harassed by a group of belligerent drunks. Later Seigi asks Richard to identify a ring that he inherited from his deceased grandmother, and in the process Richard reveals not just the ring's background but also the past, secrets, and feelings of Seigi's grandmother. Seigi decides to take a part-time job at Richard's shop, the "Jewelry Etranger" in Ginza, and together the two men solve jewelry-related mysteries.
The original The Case Files of Jeweler Richard light novels are published in Japan by Shueisha under their Shueisha Orange Bunko imprint. The Case Files of Jeweler Richard TV anime is directed by Taro Iwasaki and features animation production by Shuka. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, WOWOW, and other stations beginning in January of 2020.
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