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The Detective is Already Dead Sales Skyrocket After Anime Premieres

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The Detective is Already Lifeless is illustrating how a lot an anime adaptation will help enhance the gross sales and recognition of its authentic supply materials.

As reported by Crunchyroll, the official Twitter account for the sequence not too long ago boasted that gross sales of the unique The Detective is Already Lifeless mild novels have surpassed 850,000 copies in Japan, up from the 250,000 copies that it had reported final yr. Which means that in simply 12 months, the sequence greater than tripled its whole circulation. A brand new promotional video that includes characters from all through the sequence was posted to Twitter to rejoice the brand new milestone and promote the upcoming launch of the novels’ sixth quantity.


Whereas the announcement would not particularly credit score the anime adaptation with the gross sales increase, it isn’t onerous to attract a line between the recognition of the anime sequence and the rise in consideration for the novels. The anime sequence was created by animation studio Engi Co. Ltd., which additionally produced the slice-of-life comedy Uzaki-chan Needs to Cling Out! and the video game-inspired Full Dive. The present was directed by Manabu Kurihara, who beforehand labored on the Bleach and Macross franchises, with scripts by Noragami‘s Deko Akao. The anime premiered in July and was initially criticized for straying too removed from the unique supply materials, however nonetheless attracted a devoted following.

The Detective is Already Lifeless was created by writer Nigoju. The sequence focuses on Kimihiko Kimizuka, a younger man who, via no fault of his personal, appears to draw hassle wherever he goes. After being kidnapped and compelled onto a hijacked airplane, Kimihiko meets Siesta, a younger lady who claims she is a “legendary detective.” Siesta simply stops the abductors and recruits Kimihiko to be her private sidekick.  The sequence then cuts between the time when the 2 labored collectively to unravel numerous mysteries, and three years later, the place Siesta has apparently died and Kimihiko is making an attempt to maneuver on together with his life.

Along with the unique mild novels, the sequence was additionally tailored into an on-going manga, which was as soon as written by Nigoju and options artwork by illustrator Mugiko. Each the manga and the sunshine novels can be found in English from Yen Press. All 12 episodes of The Detective is Already Lifeless anime can be found for streaming on Funimation.

Supply: Twitter through Crunchyroll


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