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At the second stage on the second day of KADOKAWA Light Novel Expo 2020, the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Nigojuu's romantic comedy/mystery light novel series Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru / The Detective Is Already Dead revealed its 70-second first PV. It is also announced that the anime is set to premiere in Japan in July 2021.
The novel has been published from KADOKAWA's MF Bunko J imprint since November 2019 and has released four volumes so far. The first volume of English language edition is planned to be published by Yen Press in June 2021. The publisher 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 third key visual is scheduled to be revealed on March 20.
1st key visual:
2nd key visual:
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