Adaptation of romcom / mystery / battle action light novel series hits Japanese airwaves in July of 2021
A somber new key visual has been published 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 series of romantic comedy / mystery / battle action light novels written by nigozyu and illustrated by Umibouzu about a high school boy who tries to return to a normal life after being the assistant to a globe-trotting great detective.
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 series will broadcast in Japan on AT-X, TOKYO MX, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto beginning on July 04, 2021, with additional broadcasts to follow on BS NTV and TV Aichi beginning on July 05, 2021.
Copyright notice: © nigozyu・Umibouzu / KADOKAWA / Tanmoshi Production Committee
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