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Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note Novels Get Manga in Nakayoshi

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime, manga adaptations both premiere in October

This year's October issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine announced on Thursday that the Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note (Detective Team Kazs' Case Notes) novel series will get a manga adaptation starting in the November issue on October 3. Magu Sakura will draw the manga, titled Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Jitensha wa Shitteiru (The Missing Bicycle Knows).

An anime adaptation of the novels will also premiere in October.

Hitomi Fujimoto and Ryō Sumitaki's original Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note novel series centers around Aya Tachibana (pictured center in the image below), a sixth-grader who frets and obssesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the "Tantei Team KZ" (Detective Team Kazs) with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school.

There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake (center right), the mysterious "expert of personal relationships" Takakazu Kuroki (center left), the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi (far left), and the sweethearted Kazuhiko Kozuka (far right) who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the "language expert." "Tantei Team KZ" gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.

Fujimoto and Sumitaki launched the novel series in 2011 with art by Komagata, and Kodansha has since published 20 volumes.

Nakayoshi also announced that Narumi Hasegaki will begin a new series titled Hana to Shinobi.

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