The Detective Is Already Dead TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, July Premiere
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The second day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020" event on Sunday revealed a teaser promotional video and July debut for the television anime of Nigojū and Umibōzu's The Detective Is Already Dead (Tantei wa Mō, Shindeiru.) light novel series. The event also revealed a new key visual.
The anime stars:
- Shin Nagai as Kimihiko Kimizuka
- Saki Miyashita as Siesta
- Ayana Taketatsu as Nagisa Natsunagi
- Kanon Takao as Yui Saikawa
- Saho Shirasu as Charlotte Arisaka Anderson
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kōmori
- Takehito Koyasu as Chameleon
Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! character designer/chief animation director) is directing the anime at ENGI, and Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) is in charge of the series scripts. Yōsuke Itō (Hensuki, Holmes of Kyoto, King's Game The Animation) is designing the characters.
The novels center around Kimihiko Kimizuka, a third-year high school student and former assistant of a detective named Siesta. He made Siesta's acquaintance three years ago, 10,000 meters above the ground in a hijacked plane. The two went on one death-defying adventure after another for three years that eventually ended with Siesta's untimely death. Left alone, Kimihiko tries his best to reintegrate himself back into a normal life.
Nigojū published the first volume in the light novel series with illustrations by Umibōzu in November 2019 under Kadokawa's MF Bunko J imprint. The novel won the 15th MF Bunko J newcomer award in 2019. Mugiko launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Monthly Comic Alive in May 2020.
Yen Press announced on January 16 that it will start publishing the novels in English in June.