Based on a Japanese light novel series of the same name written by Nigojuu and illustrated by Umibouzu, ‘The Detective Is Already Dead’ or ‘Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.’ is a mystery action Seinen TV anime that revolves around Kimizuka Kimihiko, a seemingly normal high school student who doesn’t like to draw much attention to himself. Unbeknownst to his fellow students, he was once the assistant to a young female detective named Siesta. They traveled around the world together, solving cases and saving lives. However, after Siesta’s death, Kimizuka decided to leave that life behind. In the present time, a chance encounter with a girl who shares quite a few similarities with Siesta compels him to resort to his old ways of living.
On January 20, 2021, news came out that a TV anime adaptation of Nigojuu and Umibouzu’s work was in development. Here is everything you need to know about the pilot episode of the show.
The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 1 Release Date
‘The Detective Is Already Dead’ episode 1, titled ‘Is there a detective on the plane?’ and ‘Opening, Youth Romcom Arc,’ is set to release on July 4, 2021, in Japan. It will be available at various times on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS Kyoto, BS-NTV, and TV Aichi. Season 1 has 12 episodes. Studio ENGI developed the series, with Manabu Kurihara helming the directorial team and Hitomi Mieno leading the writing staff. Yuuyu, Naoki Tani, and Tatsuya Yano collaborated on the music, while Yousuke Itou handled the character designs. Mary x jon-YAKITORI sang the opening theme track, “Koko de Ikiteru.,” and Nana Kagura sang the ending theme track, “Kodou.”
Where to Watch the Detective Is Already Dead Season 1 Online?
Viewers in the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK can watch ‘The Detective Is Already Dead’ episodes with original Japanese audio and English subtitles on Funimation. The Portuguese and Spanish subtitled versions will also be available on the platform for its Latin American viewers. People in the Scandinavian countries can watch the show with English subtitles on Wakanim. Episodes with French, German, and Russian subtitles will also be available on the platform. Muse Communication has the broadcasting rights to the anime in South and Southeast Asia.
The Detective Is Already Dead Episode 1 Spoilers
In the series premiere, Kimizuka will likely have his fateful first encounter with Siesta on board a plane and subsequently become her assistant. They might travel all over the world, bringing criminals to justice, figuring out answers to mysteries, and living their lives to the fullest. They might spend 3 years working together until Siesta’s sudden death. Kimizuka then might decide to lead a normal, peaceful life and begin attending a high school. However, after meeting a girl who reminds him of Siesta, Kimizuka’s life might immediately return to its chaotic state.
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