Upcoming anime The Detective Is Already Dead is set to premiere on July 4. Additionally, a new trailer was released to provide another preview of the light novel adaptation.
While the previous trailer for the anime centered around the titular detective, the new trailer divides its focus between her, the protagonist, and the other main female characters, which include a high school student, an idol, and a disciple of the aforementioned detective. It also previews the voices of those five characters, along with the ending song “Kodō” (“Throbbing”) by VTuber Kagura Nana.
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 Yōsuke Itō (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 Kōmori, and Takehito Koyasu as Chameleon.
The Detective Is Already Dead is based on the light novel series written by Nigojū and illustrated by Umibōzu. 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 resemblance to his former boss…
Source: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel