The Crunchyroll co-production starts on April 13
You’ll be able to dive into the poetic detectives of the Woodpecker Detective's Office when the TV anime premieres on April 13 in Japan, followed by Crunchyroll shortly after. But before then, a new subtitled trailer for the series was uncovered on March 5, previewing the main characters from the series.
The Crunchyroll co-production was announced back at New York Comic Con in November 2019 and will be directed by Tomoe Makino (episode director on Hozuki's Coolheadedness, HAIKYU‼ TO THE TOP) on his first full series at Liden Films. The rest of the cast and staff have been previously announced.
Crunchyroll previously described the sleuthing series as such:
It is the end of the Meiji Era.
The genius poet Ishikawa Takuboku, who’s struggling financially, starts a detective business out of his lodging in response to a certain murder case.
He calls it the Woodpecker Detective’s Office.
“The ghosts of the Twelve-Story Tower in Asakusa,” “the man-eating figure who wanders the streets on snowy nights”...
Takuboku involves himself in one bizarre case after another with his hometown acquaintance, Kindaichi Kyosuke, as his assistant.
Other literary men such as Nomura Kodo, Yoshii Isamu, Hagiwara Sakutaro, and Wakayama Bokusui are also dragged into Takuboku’s exploits as he races all around Tokyo at the height of Westernization!
Join the Woodpecker Detective's Office when the TV anime premieres on April 13 on Japanese TV, with Crunchyroll streaming the series shortly after.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.