The official website for the television anime of Nigojū and Umibōzu‘s The Detective Is Already Dead (Tantei wa Mō, Shindeiru.) light novel series posted the anime’s second promotional video on Saturday. The video announces the anime’s July 4 premiere with a one-hour special, and it also announces and previews the ending theme song.
The “V artist” and illusrator Kagura Nana is performing the ending theme song “Kodō” (Heartbeat). Producer 40mP wrote the lyrics, and scored and arranged the music.
The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on July 4 at 9:30 p.m., and then it will run on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS NTV, and TV Aichi, as well as on the dAnime Store and other streaming services in Japan.
The anime stars:
Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! character designer/chief animation director) is directing the anime at ENGI, and Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) is in charge of the series scripts. Yōsuke Itō (Hensuki, Holmes of Kyoto, King’s Game The Animation) is designing the characters, and INCS Toenter is producing the music.
The novels center around Kimihiko Kimizuka, a third-year high school student and former assistant of a detective named Siesta. He made Siesta’s acquaintance three years ago, 10,000 meters above the ground in a hijacked plane. The two went on one death-defying adventure after another for three years that eventually ended with Siesta’s untimely death. Left alone, Kimihiko tries his best to reintegrate himself back into a normal life.
Nigojū published the first volume in the light novel series with illustrations by Umibōzu in November 2019 under Kadokawa‘s MF Bunko J imprint. The novel won the 15th MF Bunko J newcomer award in 2019. Mugiko launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Monthly Comic Alive in May 2020.
Yen Press announced on January 16 that it will start publishing the novels in English in June.