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Trickster Anime Gets Prequel Video Anime in December

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2-episode OVA includes stories about Kogorō Akechi, Twenty Faces' past & Boy Detectives Club

The official website of the Trickster: Edogawa Rampo 'Shōnen Tantei-dan' Yori (Trickster - From Rampo Edogawa's "The Boy Detectives Club") television anime announced on Tuesday that the anime will get a prequel original video anime (OVA) on December 22.

"OVA Episode 00" will have two parts for a total of 50 minutes of video. The first episode will focus on the past between Kogorō Akechi and the Fiend With Twenty Faces, while the second will focus on the Boy Detectives Club before Kobayashi and Hanazaki met.

The television anime's scriptwriters Go Zappa and Takeshi Miyamoto are also writing the video anime. The OVA will bundle an eight-page booklet, and a form to win a chance to attend an event with the show's voice actors for free in April.

The anime premiered in Japan on Monday. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

The anime's website describes the story:

It is the 2030s. The Boy Detectives Club gathers under Kogorō Akechi, the mysterious detective. The group solves cases great and small using their unique skills. One day, a member of the club, Kensuke Hanazaki, meets the boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi's body cannot die due to the effects of the "Unidentifiable Mist," but he yearns for death, and shirks from contact with other people. Taking an interest in him, Hanazaki invites him to join the Boy Detectives Club. Their meeting is connected to the fate tying together Kogorō Akechi, and the era's greatest villain, the Fiend With Twenty Faces.

Masahiro Mukai (Hyperdimension Neptunia, episode director in Terror in Resonance, Blood Blockade Battlefront) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and Shinei Animation. Erika Yoshida (Tiger & Bunny: The Comic) is supervising and writing the series' scripts. Peach-Pit (Di Gi Charat, Rozen Maiden, Shugo Chara!) is drawing the original character designs, and Shinya Yamada (key animation in Attack on Titan, Your Lie in April, Samurai Champloo) is adapting those character designs for animation. Yuuki Hayashi (Death Parade, My Hero Academia, Kiznaiver) is composing the music. Gackt is performing the opening theme song "Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru" (Since There's Just You in Me), while also voicing the Fiend With Twenty Faces in the anime, while Azusa Tadokoro is performing the anime's ending theme song "1Hope Sniper."

Source: MoCa News

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