Butt Detective Franchise Gets 1st Anime Feature Film in March
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Toei announced on Thursday that the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) anime will have its first feature-length film titled Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty that will open in Japan on March 18. The film will see the franchise's titular character against criminal mastermind Professor Shirarty (a play on Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty).
Eiga Oshiri Tantei: Sufūre-to no Himitsu (Butt Detective the Movie: The Secret of Sufūre Island), the latest film in the franchise, opened in Japan on August 13 as part of this year's Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus project. While the upcoming Eiga Oshiri Tantei Shiriarty will be the fourth Butt Detective film, it will be the first standalone feature-length film.
The first three episodes of the television anime premiered on NHK E Tele in May 2018, and a new series of seven episodes premiered in July 2018. The anime began a regular television anime airing in December 2018, and has been running weekly since. 13 new episodes for the anime will premiere in April 2022.
Poplar published Troll's first Oshiri Tantei picture book in Japan in 2012, and the series now has more than 9 million copies in print. The franchise has also inspired a stage musical. A Switch game launched on November 4.
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