Butt Detective TV Anime Gets New Episodes Premiering on July 14
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
NHK announced on Saturday that it will air more episodes for the Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) television anime series this summer. The new episodes will premiere on NHK E Tele (NHK Educational TV) on July 14 and will air every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until August 25.
The latest series premiered on NHK E Tele on Thursday and aired from Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Hiroki Shibata (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Gegege no Kitarō) directed the anime at Toei Animation, and Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Moyashimon) was in charge of series composition.
The cast of the net anime reprised 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 in May 2017. The anime project's trailer debuted in May 2017, 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.