In this year’s twelfth issue of the magazine Monthly Comic Alive It was announced that the manga adaptation of the light novels Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru (The Detective is Already Dead), in charge of Mugiko, will reach its plot climax in the next issue of the magazine, scheduled for November 27 in Japan. This is also an indication that the manga is in its final stretch, even though the light novels are still in publication.
On the other hand, Nigojuu began publishing the novels on the website Kakuyomu, and later began its publication on paper with illustrations of Umibouzu through the publisher Media Factory in November 2019. A manga adaptation by the hand of Mugiko is published through the magazine Monthly Comic Alive from the publisher Kadokawa since May 2020.
The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. ENGI, under the direction of Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) and scripts written by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi from Kurasu You na Monogatari), released during the Summer-2021 season (July-September).
Synopsis of Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru
Kimizuka Kimihiko is a crisis magnet. From getting caught at a crime scene to accidentally witnessing a drug deal, trouble seems to find you around every corner. So it’s no wonder that your rather mundane flight suddenly enters a state of emergency in dire need of an onboard detective. Unfortunately, his attempt to avoid trouble is thwarted by a beautiful silver-haired girl who goes by the codename Siesta. Declaring herself a detective, she unceremoniously drags Kimizuka onto the case as her assistant.
That incident marked the beginning of an adventure around the world that was beyond his wildest imagination. Putting their lives on the line, the two brought down criminal organizations, prevented disasters and saved thousands. But the curtain closed on his epic journey with Siesta’s untimely death three years later. This time, determined to live a normal life in high school, Kimizuka spends a year keeping a low profile. However, according to fate, a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Siesta crashes into his life, threatening to ruin his days of peace.
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