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Detective Manga Kindaichi Case Files Gets New TV Anime

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Yōzaburō Kanari & Fumiya Sato's work inspired earlier TV anime, live-action projects

A new television anime adaptation of Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's detective manga Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo) has been green-lit. This year's 12th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is making the announcement on Wednesday. The issue reports that the weekly anime will premiere on Saturday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. on YTV, NTV, and their affiliates.

The manga follows Hajime Kindaichi, a high school boy who solves mystifying crimes. The story already inspired an earlier 1997-2000 television anime series with two films, a few television specials, and several original video anime.

The manga also led to several live-action adaptations, including last month's special set in Malaysia with Ryōsuke Yamada of the boy band Hey! Say! JUMP. KinKi Kids group member Tsuyoshi Dōmoto, Arashi member Jun Matsumoto, and KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi also played the title role.

The manga just inspired a separate new web anime from FROGMAN (Eagle Talon, Thermae Romae) last month.

Tokyopop published part of the manga in North America. Seimaru Amagi created the original concept for the manga, and he is launching the new psychological suspense series Shinjuku DxD (Shinjuku D by D) under the pen name Yuma Ando this month. Under several pen names, he also created or co-created Drops of God, Getbackers, Sherlock Bones, Bloody Monday, and other manga.

Update: The new anime's timeslot is currently held by the Space Brothers anime. Thanks, molibdaenum

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