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'Bishounen Tanteidan' TV Anime Unveils Main Staff, 2021 Airing

by Vindstot
Nov 12, 2020 5:51 PM | 27 Comments

An official website launched by Aniplex revealed main staff, teaser visual (pictured above), and television format for the anime adaptation of NisiOisiN's Bishounen Series novel on Friday. The anime series will debut under the title Bishounen Tanteidan (Pretty Boy Detective Club) in 2021.

Akiyuki Shinbou (Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai, Owarimonogatari) is serving as the chief director at animation studio Shaft (Mekakucity Actors, Assault Lily: Bouquet). Hiroki Yamamura (Fate/Extra: Last Encore, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru) is designing the characters.

Kodansha began publishing the novel series through its Kodansha Taiga label in October 2015, featuring illustrations by Kinako (Gatchaman Crowds). The 11th volume shipped on December 20 last year (pictured right).

Suzuka Oda (Shinrei Tantei Yakumo) began drawing a manga adaptation titled Bishounen Tanteidan in ARIA magazine in April 2016. Following the discontinuation of ARIA in April 2018, the manga transferred to Shounen Magazine Edge in October that year. Kodansha published the fifth volume last September.

Vertical licensed the novel series in English in November 2019 and released the first volume on September 29. The second volume will go on sale on December 29. The publisher also licensed the manga adaptation in English last month and plans to ship the first volume next Summer.

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 might as well created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. (Source: Vertical, edited)

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Official Twitter: @nisioisin_anime

Source: PR Times

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

oh yasss <3 i'm always down for some reverse harem.

Nov 14, 2020 11:09 AM by gigglingviolence

I wonder who will be the Series director as a lot off shaft's talent have eft

Nov 14, 2020 8:52 AM by Atlos

Yum, looks interesting. Love cute boys. Will def watch

Nov 13, 2020 10:37 AM by kurosawarubert

jc9622 said:
So the guy went from writing a harem series full of chicks to a series full of feminine-looking bois....Interesting but won't be watching it.

What is clearly an evolution xD

Nov 13, 2020 10:30 AM by Luisito14

Oh yes cute boys this is what I want nisio

Nov 13, 2020 8:52 AM by Kalvus

xamantra said:

Please don't tell me she's a he. Please.

Yes, it s a he. What is awesome, more cute and sexy boys.

Nov 13, 2020 8:43 AM by Luisito14

Yesssss, looks like interesting.

Nov 13, 2020 8:42 AM by Luisito14

legs for days the animation

Nov 13, 2020 8:34 AM by memery

This looked a bit interesting, but according to Manga-Updates, this is a reverse harem with a female protagonist, so I won't be watching it.

Nov 13, 2020 8:20 AM by _-_Sally_-_

I wonder who will be the series director. I would have bet on Yuki Yase if he hadn't left. Guess it'll either be some new guy or Miyamoto.

Nov 13, 2020 7:55 AM by GenericAnon

OH.....MY.....GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They completely ruined the art style!!!!!!!! Why in the heck did they went with the ugly designs of the novel?!?!??! They looked 10000000000000% much better in the manga, i'm very dissappointed!!!!!!!!!! :(

Nov 13, 2020 7:50 AM by Dauphine

NISIOISIN ALONE HAS ME LOOKING...not into the whole 'bishounen' kind of thing but I'll definitely give this one a shot, especially since Shaft is working on it. Those two combined is like the best fever dream ever.

Nov 13, 2020 7:33 AM by twilyopal

jc9622 said:
So the guy went from writing a harem series full of chicks to a series full of feminine-looking bois....Interesting but won't be watching it.

It has fallen quite low.

Nov 13, 2020 6:46 AM by Monzaemon

I loved this manga but I never got to finish it.
I think the silver-haired one was my fav!

Nov 13, 2020 5:57 AM by Aniyae

Old_School_Akira said:
Please be a yaoi / shounen ai

Judging by the synopsis and the fact that the manga is tagged as Shoujo, it's probably closer to a reverse harem than a shounen ai.

Nov 13, 2020 5:37 AM by kasgier

Please be a yaoi / shounen ai

Nov 13, 2020 5:15 AM by Old_School_Akira

I didn’t expect Shaft to adapt this one, I’m really happy to hear that.

Nov 13, 2020 12:30 AM by z00nex

They look more like a circus instead of a detective club....

Anyway, I like detective anime so I'm gonna watch it.

Nov 13, 2020 12:22 AM by Rickydory123

VanishingKira said:
Wonder who the series director will be since Shinbou is list as chief director.

Yuki Yase would be a good choice. IMO his style's the closest one to Shinbo's pre-SHAFT gig, and his take on Zaregoto's way stronger than Itamura's steering in Monogatari.

Nov 13, 2020 12:22 AM by Znra

xamantra said:

Please don't tell me she's a he. Please.

All the character in the picture are guys ahahahaha the girl and main character is this one!

You actually made me laugh I didnt expect anyone to think any of the boys are girls lol xD

Nov 12, 2020 11:45 PM by Agelenawolf

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