The Detective Is Already Dead anime has received a second key visual, which depicts main characters Kimihiko Kimizuka and Nagisa Natsunagi.
The anime was announced in January, with its first key visual and several images that previewed the character designs released the same day.
The staff of The Detective Is Already Dead includes Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan Wants To Hang Out character designer) as director, Deko Akao (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) as series composer, and Yousuke Itou (Hensuki: Are You Willing To Fall In Love With A Pervert, As Long As She’s A Cutie?) as character designer. ENGI is in charge of the animation production.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Shin Nagai as Kimihiko, Saki Miyashita as the titular detective Siesta, Ayana Taketatsu as Nagisa, Kanon Takao as Yui Saikawa, Saho Shirasu as Charlotte Arisaka Anderson, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Koumori, and Takehito Koyasu as Chameleon.
The Detective Is Already Dead is based on the light novel series written by Nigojuu and illustrated by Umibouzu. The light novels began in 2019 and received a manga adaptation in late 2020, with Yen Press announcing an English translation for June. In 2019, the series won the 15th MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie of the Year award.
Yen Press describes the story 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 resembla[n]ce to his former boss…
Source: The Detective Is Already Dead Twitter