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.
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]
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)
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.