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Butt Detective TV Anime Casts Takayuki Sugo, Reika Uyama

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Cat characters debut in 1st new episode on July 14

The official website for the Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) television anime series revealed two additional cast members on Tuesday. Takayuki Sugo will play Master, a cat who runs the Lucky Cat café below Butt Detective's office. Reika Uyama will reprise her role from the web anime of Master's strong-willed daughter Suzu. The characters will debut in episode 4, which will premiere on July 14.

Takayuki Sugo as Master

Reika Uyama as Suzu

The new episodes will air every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until August 25, for a total of seven new episodes.

The first three episodes of the television anime premiered on NHK E Tele from May 3-5. 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 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.

Sources: Butt Detective's website, Comic Natalie

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