Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace 2nd Promo Unveils Main Cast, Opening Theme, Premiere Date

posted on by Karen Ressler
Takahiro Sakurai, Rie Takahashi, Daiki Yamashita star in July noitamina anime

The official website for the Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace anime began streaming a promotional video announcing the main cast and premiere date on Friday. The band amazarashi (Tokyo Ghoul √A) performed the opening theme song "Speed to Masatsu" (Speed and Friction), featured in the video.

The cast includes:

Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass' Suzaku, Psycho-Pass' Makishima) as Akechi, a young genius detective who has permission to take off school to help in solving cases. He has an eccentric personality and is dependent on canned coffee. He continues to follow a certain case.
Rie Takahashi (Captain Earth's Ayana Aizawa, Gakkō Gurashi!'s Miki Naoki) as Kobayashi, a boy who doesn't have much interest in others and is detached from his surroundings, though he does have a friend in Hashiba. He meets Akechi and gets involved in his investigation.
Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Sakamichi Onoda, Shōnen Hollywood's Kira Saeki) as Hashiba, Kobayashi's friend. He's the class representative and the son of a distinguished family. He has a helpful personality, and also plays straightman to Akechi and Kobayashi.

The series will premiere on Fuji TV's noitamina block on July 3 at 12:55 a.m.

The website also updated with a new key visual:

The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba's worries, he volunteers to be Akechi's assistant.

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.

Rampo 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. The series is being produced for the 50th anniversary since Edogawa's passing.


Update: Plot and character summaries added.

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