'The Detective is Already Dead' TV anime reveals 6th visual, listed with 12 episodes, airs July 4

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 15, 2021 at 11:08 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Nigojuu and Umibouzu's "Detective is Already Dead (Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru)" light novel series has revealed on Tuesday the sixth key visual for the upcoming anime along with its Blu-ray & DVD information published on its official website.

The upcoming series has been listed with 12 episodes across three Blu-ray & DVD volumes according to its official website. It will begin broadcasting on July 4 through a single episode 1-hour special broadcast via Japan's local channels.

The anime is animated by Studio ENGI with Manabu Kurihara serving as the series director. The series scripts are written by Deko Akao and characters are designed by Yousuke Itou.


The cast includes:

  • Shin Nagai as Kimihiko Kimizuka

  • Saki Miyashita as Siesta

  • Ayana Taketatsu as Nagisa Natsunagi

  • Kanon Takao as Yui Saikawa

  • Saho Shirasu as Charlotte Arisaka Anderson

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Koumori

  • Takehito Koyasu as Chameleon

The series is based on the Japanese light novel series written by Nigojuu and illustrated by Umibouzu. It began its publication in November 2019 under Kadokawa's Bunko J imprint. As of November 2020, it has been compiled into four novel volumes.


The novel was also adapted into a manga series by Mugiko which began its serialization in May 2020 in Monthly Comic Alive magazine. Its first tankobon volume was published by Kadokawa in November 2020.


English publisher Yen Press describes the series as:

Kimitsuka Kimihiko was the assistant to a beautiful detective named Siesta -- until Siesta died, anyway. Now, Kimitsuka has encountered a girl who bears an uncanny resemblace to his former boss...

Source: The Detective is Already Dead Official Twitter

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