An official website has opened for an original TV anime titled Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori, which is scheduled to begin airing in October 2016. Bandai Visual has also uploaded the first promotional video on its YouTube account.
Trickster is based on Ranpo Edogawa's Shounen Tanteidan youth detective novels and features original character designs by mangaka duo PEACH-PIT. The series is set in the 2030s and will also have manga and stage play adaptations.
The time period is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys' Detective Team is assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who has an undying body because of an "unidentified fog," wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys' Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the "Fiend with Twenty Faces" and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move...