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Pretty Boy Detective Club TV Anime Reveals New Promo Video, More Staff, More Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
sumika performs opening theme for series premiering on April 10

The official website and Twitter account for the anime of NisiOisin and Kinako's Pretty Boy Detective Club (Bishōnen Tanteidan) novel series began streaming the anime's second promotional video on Saturday. The site also revealed three more cast members, more staff members, and the opening theme song information.

The new cast members include Maaya Sakamoto as Mayumi Dōjima, Hiroki Nanami as Rei, and Kousuke Toriumi as Rai Fudatsuki. sumika will perform the opening theme song "Shake & Shake."

Hajime Ohtani is directing the anime, and Kenjirō Okada is the assistant director. Tomoyasu Hosoi is the art director, Yasuko Watanabe is the color designer, Takayuki Aizu is the director of photography, and Rie Matsubara is the editor. Toshiki Kameyama is the sound director, and Masatomo Ota and EFFY are composing the music.

The anime will premiere on the "Animazing!!!" late-night anime block on ABC TV, TV Asahi, and their network of affiliates throughout Japan on April 10 at 2:00 a.m. (effectively, April 11).

The previously revealed cast includes:

The studio SHAFT is producing the animation and presenting the project with Kodansha and Aniplex. Akiyuki Simbo (Madoka Magica, Monogatari Series, March comes in like a lion) is the supervising director for the anime, while Hiroki Yamamura (And Yet the Town Moves, Fate/Extra Last Encore) is adapting Kinako's character designs for animation.

Vertical licensed the novels, and it released the first volume on September 29. The company describes the novels:

Rules of the Pretty Boy Detective Club:
1. Be pretty.
2. Be a boy.
3. Be a detective.

Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something - a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN!

Suzuka Oda launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's ARIA magazine in April 2016. The manga moved to Shonen Magazine Edge in October 2018 after ARIA ceased publication in April 2018. The manga's "first part" ended in July 2019. Vertical has also licensed the manga, and it will release the manga in two-in-one omnibus editions starting in summer 2021.

Sources: Pretty Boy Detective Club anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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