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Light Novel 'Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
Jan 20, 2:31 AM | 22 Comments
Kadokawa opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Nigojuu's Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. (The Detective is Already Dead, La Detective Está Muerta.) light novel on Wednesday, revealing the lead staff, cast, and the first key visual (pictured). The anime series will adapt the Tsuioku-hen (Reminiscence Arc), which spans from volumes 1–3. The website will reveal a second key visual on February 20.

Synopsis
Kimizuka Kimihiko is a crisis-magnet. From getting caught up in a crime scene to accidentally witnessing a drug deal, trouble seems to find him around every corner. So it is no surprise when his rather mundane flight suddenly enters a state of emergency with a dire need of a detective onboard. Unfortunately, his attempt at avoiding trouble is foiled by a beautiful girl with silver hair who goes by the codename Siesta. Declaring herself a detective, she unceremoniously drags Kimizuka into the case as her assistant.

That incident spelled the beginning of an adventure around the globe that went beyond his wildest imagination. Putting their lives on the line, the two took down criminal organizations, prevented disasters, and saved thousands. But the curtain closed to their epic journey with Siesta's untimely death three years later.

Resolving to live an ordinary high school life this time, Kimizuka spends a year maintaining a low profile. However, as fate would have it, a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Siesta comes crashing into his life, threatening to throw his peaceful days into disarray. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Staff
Director: Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! character design, Tokyo Ghoul animation director)
Series Composition: Deko Akao (Hitomi Mieno) (Noragami, Arakawa Under the Bridge)
Character Design: Yousuke Itou (Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?, Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes)
Studio: ENGI

Cast
Kimizuka Kimihiko: Shin Nagai (Nanbaka 2)
Siesta: Saki Miyashita (Harukana Receive)
Nagisa Natsunagi: Ayana Taketatsu (5-toubun no Hanayome)
Yui Saikawa: Kanon Takao (Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria)
Charlotte Arisaka Anderson: Saho Shirasu (Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.)
Koumori: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Mob Psycho 100)
Chameleon: Takehito Koyasu (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)

Nigojuu began penning the mystery romantic comedy novel, also known by its short name Tanmoshi, on the Kakoyomu platform in October 2019. Kadokawa began publishing the title through its MF Bunko J imprint with illustrations by Umibouzu in November that year and shipped the fourth volume on November 25 last year. Tanmoshi has a cumulative 250,000 copies of its volumes in circulation.

Mugiko began drawing a manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Alive magazine last May. The first volume shipped on November 21 last year.

Yen Press licensed the light novel in English on Saturday and plans to publish the first volume in June 2021.

Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. placed fourth and third in the 2021 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings' Paperback and New Work category, respectively.

Announcement


Official site: https://tanmoshi-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @tanteiwamou_

Source: Press Release, LN News

Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. on MAL

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Katake_ali313 said:
Are you kidding me?
Studio is nahh
Voice characters are not good
Why why
The staff is not good
I'm disappointed right now 💔💔💔


only thing wrong with this studio rn is that they only get given trash manga series, this LN should be their defining series to show whether their good or trash. Studio ENGI has only been alive for 1 or 2 years so their just starting up. You should see MAPPA, they made trash shit without the help of other studios. Look at them now.

Jan 22, 9:39 AM by Massdrop

The artstyle seems simplified. Its difficult to emulate Umibouzo designs. The staff is underwhelming. Its from a mediocre studio. Seems they sure of this one, because its too fast to got an anime adaption.

Jan 22, 12:15 AM by chriskor022

From the synopsis, the vibes is similar to Gosick. I really have high hopes for this one.

Jan 21, 5:52 PM by IHateBoredom

I've never heard about this title, but that synopsis sounds very interesting.

Jan 20, 11:38 AM by ThirteenEleven

I really want to see this anime AAAAAAAAAAAA

Jan 20, 11:22 AM by Kinyoubi

LoganMcClure21 said:
Antanaru said:
Premise makes it look like it's worth a shot but staff and studio are a huge turn off. Studio with barely any track record and what they have is crap, director that never directed anything and writer that never worked on anything decent.


The scores for those series are only because of the source material, the animation aspect for all of these are good and ENGL is a mini studio based off Kadokawa so while it’s new it has decent people working in it. Can’t really say anything for the writer and director but usually as long as they stay with the source material it’ll be fine

Disagree.
Kemono Michi lost its steam in every aspect, where the only good animation cut was in like episode 2.
And Uzaki-chan used CGI background characters.
Nothing praiseworty.

Jan 20, 8:47 AM by TodAboT

Antanaru said:
Premise makes it look like it's worth a shot but staff and studio are a huge turn off. Studio with barely any track record and what they have is crap, director that never directed anything and writer that never worked on anything decent.


The scores for those series are only because of the source material, the animation aspect for all of these are good and ENGL is a mini studio based off Kadokawa so while it’s new it has decent people working in it. Can’t really say anything for the writer and director but usually as long as they stay with the source material it’ll be fine

Jan 20, 7:11 AM by LoganMcClure21

Premise makes it look like it's worth a shot but staff and studio are a huge turn off. Studio with barely any track record and what they have is crap, director that never directed anything and writer that never worked on anything decent.

Jan 20, 6:48 AM by Antanaru

Caught my interest. Yeah, this feels somewhat similar to Gosick, so I have high hopes in this one.

Jan 20, 6:44 AM by Boazanian

Looks interesting, sounds interesting, studio is pretty amature, so I'm interested if they can pull this off

The show's poster looks pretty good, a nice interpretation of the LN art below it. I'll definitely look forward to this one

Jan 20, 6:40 AM by NG_Chloe

ninka22 said:
is this another harem anime? I got excited when I saw poster, but if it's harem I'll pass.
You poor clueless bastard 😟😒😤

Jan 20, 5:59 AM by ShidoItsuka74739

Omae wa mou, shindeiru

Jan 20, 5:21 AM by HaXXspetten

The character designs look super slick and subtle, so I'm hoping they can translate that to animation well enough. The synopsis is just interesting enough for me to want to check this out.

Jan 20, 5:10 AM by SAT0rii

is this another harem anime? I got excited when I saw poster, but if it's harem I'll pass.

Jan 20, 4:37 AM by ninka22

Gosick but the characters meet in a near-death situation

Jan 20, 4:22 AM by NextUniverse

Damn, they really aren't holding back today lol. Much to my happiness though :)

Genres give me a Hyouka vibe honestly but the synopsis seems to suggest something a little different. Whatever the case, I'm interested. Decent staff and cast too.

Jan 20, 3:28 AM by _MushiRock11_

And character design is bad very bad Compared to novel

Jan 20, 3:20 AM by Katake_ali313

Are you kidding me?
Studio is nahh
Voice characters are not good
Why why
The staff is not good
I'm disappointed right now 💔💔💔

Jan 20, 3:18 AM by Katake_ali313

Looking forward to this one.

Jan 20, 2:58 AM by MegamiRem

Yup was expecting this after KonoRano rankings but never this fast. It came right after yen press picked up the LN.
The visuals differ quite a bit from the original but still I'm looking forward to it

Jan 20, 2:56 AM by AnonymousGuy9

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