The case files of Jeweler Richard TV Anime's Video Unveils More Cast, Songs, January 9 Debut
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The official website for the television anime of Nanako Tsujimura's Hōsekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei (The case files of Jeweler Richard or literally, The Mystery Appraisals of Mr. Richard the Jeweler) novel series began streaming the main promotional video on Wednesday. The video shows more of the fateful first meeting between the two main leads, and it also reveals two more voice cast members, the theme songs, and the January 9 premiere.
The newly announced cast members are:
Yūichi Iguchi as Haruyoshi Shimomura, Seigi's friend
Singer Nagi Yanagi performs the opening theme song "Hōseki no Umareru Toki" (When Jewels Are Born), which the video above previews. The dance/vocal group Da-iCE performs the ending theme song "Only for you."
The series will premiere on Thursday, January 9 at 11:30 p.m. on the AT-X channel. It will then debut on the Tokyo MX, BS11, and WOWOW channels. In Japan, it will stream on the dTV, GYAO!, and other services.
The "heartwarming jewel mystery" series centers on the handsome jewelry appraiser Richard Ranashinha Dvorpian and the bright and cheerful college student Seigi Nakata as they uncover the hidden messages that lies within jewels.
The anime stars:
Tarou Iwasaki (One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning, Ryoko's Case File) is directing the anime at the studio Shuka (Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!, 91 Days), and One Week Friends episode writer Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo) is supervising the story and writing the scripts. Natsuko Kondou (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san chief animation director, One Week Friends episode animation director) is adapting Utako Yukihiro's original novel character art for animation, and also serving as chief animation director.
Masakazu Kawazoe is serving as "Richard Supervisor" by overseeing the animation of Richard's bearing and movement. Real-life jewel appraiser and Japan Jewel Patent Judgment Association representative director Naokazu Kudō is supervising the anime's depiction of jewels. Nobuko Toda (One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) is composing the music.
The other staff members include:
- Art: Mio Isshiki
- Color Key: Ritsuko Utagawa
- CG Producer: Norikazu Kamibayashi
- Compositing Director of Photography: Tomoyuki Shiokawa
- Editor: Daisuke Imai
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Tsujimura launched the novel series with the first volume in 2015 under the Shueisha Orange Bunko imprint. The ninth volume shipped on August 21. Utako Yukihiro (Devils and Realist, Uta no Prince Sama, B-PROJECT) illustrates the series.