Crunchyroll to Stream Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note Detective Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Stream launches on Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. EDT

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note television anime as it airs in Japan. The streaming will start on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. EDT for Crunchyroll users in the United States, Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

The voice cast stars:

Yuiko Tatsumi as Aya Tachibana
Sōma Saitō as Kazuomi Wakatake
Takuma Terashima as Takakazu Kuroki
Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kazunori Uesugi
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Kazuhiko Kozuka

The anime premieres in Japan on Wednesday on NHK E-Tele.

Kazuya Ichikawa (Monster Strike, Shadow Skill 3) is directing the anime at Signal.MD, which IG Port (the parent company of Production I.G, Xebec, Mag Garden, and Wit Studio) had just established last October. Yuka Yamada (Sengoku Musou, Neo Angelique Abyss, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~) is in charge of the series scripts, and she is co-writing the scripts with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Hetalia The Beautiful World, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life). Diana Garnet (Naruto Shippūden) will perform the anime's opening theme song "Nankai! Mystery" (Tough to Solve! Mystery).

American singer Diana Garnet performs the theme song "Nankai! Mystery" (Tough to Solve! Mystery). Garnet previously sang the "Spinning World" ending theme song for the Naruto Shippūden television anime earlier this year.

Fujimoto and Sumitaki launched the novel series in 2011 with art by Komagata, and Kodansha has since published 20 volumes. Magu Sakura debuted a manga adaptation titled Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note: Kieta Jitensha wa Shitteiru (The Missing Bicycle Knows) in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in September.

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