TV Anime adaptation of Kei Ii’s (伊井圭) 1999 Japanese mystery novel “Woodpecker Detective’s Office” (啄木鳥探偵處) revealed a character PV and additional cast members. The anime will premiere on 13th April 2020.
“Woodpecker Detective’s Office” takes place in 1909 during Japan’s Meiji era. It tells the fictional story of Takuboku Ishikawa (a real-life poet) who runs a detective agency with his friend Kyōsuke Kindaichi, a real-life linguist. They join hands to investigate ghost appearances at the Asakusa Jūnikai building, known as the Ryōunkai.
▍Characters and Cast
■ Takuboku Ishikawa (石川啄木) – CV: Shintarō Asanuma (浅沼 晋太郎)
■ Kyōsuke Kindaichi (金田一京助) – CV: Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏)
■ Kodo Nomura (野村 胡堂) – CV: Kenjiro Tsuda (津田健次郎)
■ Taro Hirai (平井 太郎, ) – CV: Kenshō Ono(小野 賢章)
■ Isamu Yoshii (吉井 勇) – CV: Sōma Saitō(斉藤 壮馬)
■ Sakutoro Hagiwara (萩原 朔太郎) – CV: Yūichirō Umehara (梅原裕一郎)
■ Bokusui Wakayama (若山 牧水) – CV: Makoto Furukawa (古川 慎)
■ Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介) – CV: Yukiya Hayashi (林幸矢)
▍Staff and Theme Songs
The series is animated by Liden Films, with Tomoe Makino (牧野友映)serving as director, and “Hanebad!” director Shinpei Ezaki (江崎 慎平) serving as chief director. “Haikyuu!!” scriptwriter and series composition Taku Kishimoto (岸本卓) is handling the series composition.
The character also previews the opening theme song “Honjitsu mo Makoto ni Seiten Nari” (本日モ誠ニ晴天也), performed by voice cast Makoto Furukawa, while NOW ON AIR will perform the series’ ending theme song “Gondola no Uta” (ゴンドラの唄).