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Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō Mystery Novels Get TV Anime This Summer

posted on by Egan Loo
Antique shop owner's son, high school girl solve cases in Mai Mochizuki's stories

The wraparound jacket band on Mai Mochizuki and Ichiha Akizuki's first Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō (Kyōto Teramachi Sanjō no Holmes) manga volume is announcing on Monday that a television anime adaptation of Mochizuki's original novel series has been green-lit. The anime will air this summer.

The "light, antique mystery" series revolves around a "spiteful," handsome Kyoto boy and a high school girl. The story is set at an antique shop in Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjō shopping district. High school girl Aoi Mashiro unexpectedly runs into Kiyotaka Yagashira, the son of the shop's owner, and ends up working part-time at the shop. Kiyotaka is called the "Holmes at Teramachi Sanjō," and he and Aoi solve odd cases brought to them by various clients.

Mochizuki launched the original novel series (pictured right) with cover illustrations by Yamōchishizu in April 2015, and Futabasha will publish the ninth volume on Wednesday. The novel won the 4th Kyoto Book Grand Prix award in 2016. Akizuki launched the manga adaptation (pictured below) in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in December.

Update: The official website for the anime announced that the animation studio Seven (King's Game The Animation) is producing the project.

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