Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. Gets Mysterious and Romantic as a TV Anime

A promotional image for the Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru. light novel series, featuring the main characters, the mysterious detective Siesta and her assistant, Kimihiko Kimizuka.


Good news for fans of mystery and romantic comedy! Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. (“The Detective is Already Dead”, also known as “Tanmoshi” for short), a light novel series written by Nigojuu and illustrated by Umibouzu about a detective’s assistant trying to return to normal life as a high school boy after the hero detective dies, is being adapted into a TV anime. The main staff has been revealed for the series, including:


  • Original work: “Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.” (written by Nigojuu, illustrated by Umibouzu, and published by KADOKAWA under their MF Bunko imprint)
  • Director: Manabu Kurihara
  • Series composition: Deko Akao
  • Animation production: ENGI


The main cast for the Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime includes:


A character setting of Kimihiko Kimitsuka, the protagonist from the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime.


Shin Nagai as Kimihiko Kimitsuka.


A character setting of Siesta, the titular deceased detective from the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime.


Saki Miyashita as Siesta.


A character setting of Nagisa Natsunagi, a young woman client from the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime.


Ayana Taketatsu as Nagisa Natsunagi.


A character setting of Yui Saikawa, a young lady with an eyepatch, multicolored hair, and a bear hoody from the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime.


Kanon Takao as Yui Saikawa.


A character setting of Charlotte Arisaka Anderson, a blonde-haired, green-eyed young lady from the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime.


Saho Shirasu as Charlotte Arisaka Anderson.


The cast for the series also includes:


  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Koumori (“Bat”, not pictured).
  • Takehito Koyasu as Chameleon (not pictured).


A new key visual for the upcoming Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru TV anime, featuring the titular detective, Siesta, reaching out her hand in the aisle of an airplane while surrounded by items such as a bouquet of flowers, a brief case, a school uniform, a frilly pink dress, and a stuffed animal shaped like a bat.


The story of Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru. follows Kimihiko Kimitsuka, a young man who four years ago became the assistant of a mysterious detective known as “Siesta” on a hijacked airplane. Together, Kimihiko and Siesta went on mind-boggling, globe-trotting adventures while combatting a secret organization, but all of that came to an end when they were separated by Siesta’s death. In the present day, Kimihiko tries to return to an ordinary, boring life as a high school student, but things are never that simple, even though the detective is already dead.


English language versions of the Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. light novels are currently in-development by Yen Press under the title The Detective is Already Dead.





An official website and Twitter feed (@tanteiwamou_) for the Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. TV anime have also been published. The release date for Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. has not yet been revealed.


Source: Comic Natalie


Copyright notice: © Nigojuu・Umibouzu / KADOKAWA / Tanmoshi Production Committee


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