Butt Detective TV Anime's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series about detective with butt-shaped face debuts on May 3

The official website for the Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) television anime began streaming a 30-second promotional video for the series on Tuesday.

The series will premiere on NHK E Tele (NHK Educational TV) on May 3 and air for three consecutive days at 9:00 a.m.

Hiroki Shibata (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Gegege no Kitarō) is directing the anime at Toei Animation, and Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Moyashimon) is in charge of series composition.

The cast of the net anime are reprising their roles for the television anime. Yuko Sanpei (Boruto's titular character) plays the title character, a detective whose face looks like a butt. Ayaka Saito (Jewelpet's Ruby) plays Oshiri Tantei's assistant, a dog named Brown. Ikkei Watanabe is the narrator and the voice of Chief Maltese, while Takahiro Sakurai (Mob Psycho 100's Reigen) plays Kaitō U (Mysterious Thief U). The web anime's cast also includes Reika Uyama (Ronja the Robber's Daughter's Birk) as Suzu-san and Gaku Kudō as Būtarō.

The anime project began streaming a series of web anime shorts last May. The anime project's trailer debuted in May, followed by an “Auto Rickshaw Chase in Port Town” video in August, and "A Wind-Breaking Victory Dance" music video in December. All of the videos feature English, traditional Chinese, and Korean subtitles.

The web anime is streaming on Toei Animation's YouTube channel and the YouTube KIDS app.

Poplar published Troll's first Oshiri Tantei picture book in Japan in 2012, and the series now has more than 2 million copies in print.

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