Adaptation of romantic comedy / mystery light novel series features animation production by ENGI
A somber key visual has been revealed for The Detective is Already Dead (known in Japan as Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. or "Tanmoshi" for short), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy / mystery / adventure light novel series written by nigozyu and illustrated by Umibouzu that follows the misadventures of a former detective's assistant trying to return to a normal life as a high school student after his patron passes away.
The key visual (below) features main characters Kimihiko Kimitsuka and Nagisa Natsunagi standing in their high school class room with contemplative expressions on their faces.
The original The Detective is Already Dead light novels are released in Japan by KADOKAWA under their MF Bunko imprint, and an English language version is also in-development from Yen Press, who describe the story of the series as follows:
“You will be my assistant.”
During a plane hijacking four years ago, Kimitsuka Kimihiko wound up becoming the assistant to a beautiful detective named Siesta. The pair traveled the world, solving crimes and battling criminal organizations. Until Siesta died, anyway. Kimitsuka thought that would spell the end of his adventures and a return to ordinary life, but an encounter with a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to Siesta suggests that fate has other plans.
The Detective is Already Dead TV anime is directed by Manabu Kurihara and features animation production by ENGI. The release date for the series has not yet been revealed.
Source: Comic Natalie
Copyright notice: © nigozyu・Umibouzu / KADOKAWA / Tanmoshi Production Committee
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