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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Season 2's Length, Visual Revealed

posted on by Egan Loo
Fall/Winter anime to feature "puppeter of Hell" Yōichi Takatō

The ofifical website for the anime of Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga updated on Saturday with more details and a new key visual for the second season. Whereas the old season ran from April to September last year, the new season will premiere on October 3 and run from fall to winter. The mystery cases within the story will also be set in the fall and winter.

The story's mystery cases will vary in length from one episode to five-episode arcs. In particular, there will be episodes that feature the elaborate criminal tricks of Yōichi Takatō (voiced by Kenichi Ono, pictured below), "the puppeteer of Hell" who manipulates other criminals for his schemes.

The new season will once again air on YTV, NTV, and other stations on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., right before Detective Conan. The anime will reunite the cast and staff from the first season:

Taiki Matsuno as Hajime Kindaichi 
Akiko Nakagawa as Miyuki Nanase 
Juurouta Kosugi as Isamu Kenmochi 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kengo Akechi 

Original creator: Seimaru Amagi (story), Fumiya Sato (art) 
Chief Producer: Michihiko Suwa 
Producer: Koji Nagai 
Production: Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation /Toei Animation 

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns 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 in July.

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns anime's first season series ended 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.

Source: Akiba Souken, Comic Natalie

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