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Cop Craft Light Novel by Full Metal Panic's Shoji Gatoh Gets 2019 TV Anime

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Last Exile's Range Murata illustrates "buddy police action" series with detective, alternate world knight

A website opened on Saturday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Shoji Gatoh's Cop Craft Dragnet Mirage Reloaded light novel series has been green-lit for 2019. A billboard on the Onoden electronics store in Tokyo's Akihabara district also announced the anime with the following teaser visual:

The story is set in San Teresa City on the fictional Pacific island of Kariaena. The "buddy police action" series follows the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tilarna.

15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and demons live.

San Teresa City — a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world's newest "city of dreams." But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tilarna — two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin — meet, an incident erupts. Two worlds. Two justices. From this, the curtain rises on a buddy police action story!

Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6) illustrates the light novel series, which Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint started publishing in November 2009. The seventh volume will ship early next summer.

Other stories by Gatoh that have inspired anime include Full Metal Panic! and Amagi Brilliant Park.

Sources: Cop Craft anime's official website, Comic Natalie, MoCa News


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