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Butt Detective Anime Gets Regular TV Series Run

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series with existing, new stories premieres on December 1

Staff of the television anime adaptation of Troll's Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) children's books revealed on Wednesday that the anime will get a new series as a regular program that will premiere on NHK E Tele (NHK Educational TV) on December 1 at 9:00 a.m. The new series will feature stories from the original work as well as new stories.

Hiroki Shibata (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Gegege no Kitarō) is returning as series director at Toei Animation. Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Moyashimon) is again in charge of series composition, and Hideaki Maniwa (Lovely Complex, Kamisama Kazoku) is again designing the characters. Other returning staff members include Ryuutarou Masuda for art design, Aya Mori for color design, Hiroshi Takaki for music, Daiki Ise for the theme song "A Wind-Breaking Victory Dance," and Yuki Ohta for production management.

The main cast members of the net anime reprised their roles for the first two television anime, and they will return again for the regular series. 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 first three episodes of the television anime premiered on NHK E Tele from May 3-5, and a new series of seven episodes premiered on July 14.

The anime project began streaming a series of web anime shorts in May 2017. The 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.

Source: MoCa News

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