On the official site for the animated adaptation of the Tantei wa Mou light novels, Shindeiru (The Detective is Already Dead), an update to the project’s second promo image was posted. The update responds to the events revealed in the second episode of the series.
To understand the differences, below is the original image (on the left) and the update (on the right).
The series has been on air since July 4 in Japan and is confirmed with a duration of twelve episodes, with the Funimation platform in charge of its distribution in the West. Furthermore, Nigojuu began publishing the novels on the Kakuyomu website, and subsequently began publishing on paper with illustrations by Umibouzu through the Media Factory publishing house in November 2019.
- Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) Is directing the anime at ENGI studios.
- Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi from Kurasu Yō na Monogatari) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Yousuke Itou (Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka ?, Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō, Ōsama Game) is in charge of character design.
- Mary x jon-YAKITORI performs the opening song titled “Koko de Ikiteru”, while Nana Kagura performs the closing song titled “Kodou”.
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 his 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 into 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.