News Galactic Heroes Author Does Yakushiji Mystery TV Anime (Updated)
posted on 2007-12-13 15:00 EST by Egan Loo
The Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo (The Strange Case Files of Ryōko Yakushiji) novel series from Yoshiki Tanaka (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) will be animated for television broadcast next year. The announcement was made in conjunction with the December 12 release of the latest novel in the series, Suiyōbi ni Go-Yōjin. Vampire Princess Miyu creator Narumi Kakinouchi draws the novels' illustrations and the manga version, although the character designer and other staffers of the anime version have not been announced yet.
The novels and manga revolve around Ryōko Yakushiji, a 27-year-old multilingual investigator that graduated from Tokyo University's elite Department of Law, and the bizarre cases she faces while working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Yakushiji not only has to deal with supernatural beings in her line of work, but also her rival Yukiko Muromachi, another equally talented and beautiful police investigator. Tanaka has written eight novels, and Kakinouchi has drawn eight manga volumes since she started serializing the work in Kodansha's Monthly Magazine Z.
Source: Moon Phase
Update: The entertainment company Starchild has opened a website for the television anime, now titled Ryoko's Case File. The title of the latest novel has also been spelled correctly. Thanks, tenkado-shujin.
Image © Yoshiki Tanaka, Narumi Kakinouchi