The TV anime adaptation of NISIOISIN’s mystery novel series “Pretty Boy Detective Club” (美少年探偵団) is confirmed to air in 2021.
SHAFT is producing the animation and presenting the project with Kodansha and Aniplex. “Monogatari” series Akiyuki Simbo is the supervising director, while “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” chief animation director Hiroki Yamamura works on the character design.
▍About the Series
Written by NISIOISIN and illustrated by Kinako, “Pretty Boy Detective Club” was collected in 7 volumes from October 2015 to December 2019 by Kodansha Taiga label. Suzuka Oda launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha’s ARIA magazine in April 2016. The manga moved to Shonen Magazine Edge in October 2018 after ARIA ceased publication. The manga’s “first part” ended in July 2019, and the fifth compiled book volume shipped in September 2019.
The story centers on Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, who meets the five members of the mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club. Rumored to solve problems within the school for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty.