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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace Anime's 1st TV Ad Confirms July Debut

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Persona 4's Seiji Kishi directs anime inspired by late mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo

The first television commercial for the Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace anime confirmed on Friday that the anime will begin airing in July. (The anime was previously announced as "premiering in July or later.")

Text: Original concept: Edogawa Rampo
Text: Director: Seiji Kishi
Text: Scripts: Makoto Uezu
Text: Animation production: Lerche
Text: "Destroy"
Text: "…I want to destroy"
Text: A project 50 years after Edogawa Rampo's passing
Text: Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
Text: Starts airing in July 2015 on Fuji TV's "Noitamina" and other venues

The anime's official website also debuted a new key visual with the tagline, "Killed, by curiosity."

The series is being produced for the 50th anniversary since Edogawa's passing. An earlier promotional video that unveiled the anime features the phrase, "The transient world is a dream. A night's dream is an illusion."

Seiji Kishi (Persona 4, Devil Survivor 2) is directing the anime at the studio Lerche (Re:␣Hamatora, Assassination Classroom). Makoto Uezu (Yumeria, Yuki Yuna is a Hero) is writing the scripts.

Edogawa (born Taro Hirai) was a Japanese author whose work includes many mystery novels, such as Black Lizard, The Devil's Crest, and Dark Star. He passed away in 1965 at the age of 70.


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