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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Manga Gets 2nd Anime Adaptation in October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga also goes on 8-issue hiatus, returns in September

This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine will announce on Wednesday that Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga will get a second anime adaptation that will premiere in Japan in October. The magazine will reveal more information about the anime adaptation in future issues.

The magazine will also announce that the 26-episode Blu-ray/DVD box set of the 2014 TV anime adaptation of the manga is slated for release on August 26.

The manga will also go on hiatus in the following issue. The series will resume with a new arc in the magazine's 42nd issue on September 16. The creators will be conducting research during the hiatus.

The manga launched as a continuation of the original Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) manga in 2013. Kodansha published the fifth compiled book volume of Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R on April 17, and will publish the sixth volume on Friday.

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns anime series ended with the final episode airing last September on NTV. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

The original Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo manga inspired a television anime in 1997 as well as several movies and television specials. The manga also led to several live-action adaptations, including a 2014 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 original manga inspired a web anime from FROGMAN (Eagle Talon, Thermae Romae) in January 2014. Tokyopop published the manga's original first 18 volumes in North America.

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