On the official site for the anime adaptation of the light novels Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru (The Detective Is Already Dead), it was announced that the franchise will have a special event to celebrate the release of the project’s first Blu-ray / DVD compilation package. The event will take place on January 8, 2022 in Japan and will feature the participation of Arata Nagai (Kimihiko Kimizuka’s voice), Saki Miyashita (Siesta’s voice) and Manabu Kurihara (project manager). The presence of these three figures could infer that advertisements for the franchise could be revealed in its realization.
The series premiered during the Summer-2021 season (July-September) and had a total of twelve episodes, with the platform Funimation in charge of its distribution in the West. 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.
- Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) was in charge of the direction of the anime in the studios ENGI.
- Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi by Kurasu Yō na Monogatari) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Yousuke itou (Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?, Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjō, Ōsama Game) was in charge of character design.
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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