The Millionaire Detective's Promo Video Previews Delayed Anime's Return
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, the television anime of Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective), began streaming a new promotional video on Wednesday. The video includes new cuts from the anime and features male idol group SixTONES' opening theme song "NAVIGATOR."
The anime will restart its airing from the first episode on July 16 in Japan. The anime had delayed episodes three and onward on April 23 in consideration of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Funimation will resume streaming new episodes of the series with the third episode on July 30. Aniplex of America postponed the anime's simulcast releases due to the COVID-19 delay. Funimation was streaming the anime as it aired.
The story follows the incredibly wealthy Daisuke Kanbe (Yūsuke Ōnuki) who audaciously solves cases in unconventional ways. Whereas Tsutsui serialized the original novel from 1975 to 1977, the anime moves the setting into the modern day. Kanbe is assigned to the "Modern Crimes Task Unit" — a unit created to keep problematic officers away from others. There, Kanbe becomes partners with Haru Katō (Mamoru Miyano).
Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED, Silver Spoon, Occult Academy, Hello World) is directing the anime at CloverWorks. Team B.U.L is credited with drafting the story, and Taku Kishimoto (ERASED, 2019's Fruits Basket, Haikyu!!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Keigo Sasaki (ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins) is designing the characters, and Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, Ajin, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) is composing the music. The technology and science website Gizmodo Japan is credited with "gadget coordination" for ensuring that gadgets are realistically portrayed in the anime.