The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 confirmed!
The fantasy genre remains a staple consumption for most anime fans. The epic adventures and incredible magic with fantastic characters and visuals are an immediate draw for anyone looking for an outer-world trip.
The great thing about Fantasy animes is that they can be paired with other genres like supernatural, comedy, romance, and comedy to create intriguing storylines.
Summer 2021 was privy to one such series when the anime adaption of Nigoju s’ light novel The Detective Is Already Dead hit the small screen.
The story follows Kimihiko Kimizuka, who has always been in and around trouble. Kimihiko claims his birth came with conditions that invited and put him in troublesome situations.
These situations include being forced to join a flash mob during a walkout, stumbling across an underworld transaction between drug dealers, and being at the site of crime scenes often enough sometimes to be considered a suspect.
On one such fateful day, Kimihiko is kidnapped and forced to carry a suitcase on an international flight, wherein he meets a woman named Siesta.
Siesta calls herself a “legendary detective” and ropes in Kimihiko as his sidekick to prevent the plane from getting hijacked, only to find out that an underworld organization is involved in the hijacking.
This unlikely friendship starts a grand adventure that spans three years, wherein Kimihiko and Siesta work together and solve many criminal cases.
Unfortunately, Siesta passes away, which leaves Kimihiko distraught, he continues to solve new cases with her memory intact and finds comfort that the detective is already dead.
The Detective Is Already Dead season one had mixed reviews as compared to other fantasy releases like Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S, Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu and Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenkiwas never reached the heights that many expected after an impressive first episode.
Despite the low reviews and ratings, The Detective Is Already Dead had takers who wondered if there would be a second installment.
Luckily, we now have an answer to that question, so keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2.
The Detective Is Already Dead is rated 6.3/10 and ranked #7510 with 332k members on MyAnimeList
The Detective Is Already Dead Season one aired from 4th July 2021 to 19th September 2021 for 12 episodes.
production. The announcement was followed by a key visual, and The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 trailer was also revealed.
While the series was renewed for a second season, unfortunately, the creators are yet to share an exact The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 release date.
|The Detective Is Already Dead Season 1||4th July 2021|
|The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2||Yet to be Announced|
The first season of The Detective is Already Dead was announced in January 2021 and premiered in July of this year, but it’s safe to assume that production had already started a few months prior.
Assuming that The Detective is Already Dead, season 2 will experience a similar production schedule to the first.
The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 could premier as soon as January 2023 on the Winter slate, although a more realistic scenario would be for April 2023 on the Spring broadcast.
You can watch The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 trailer below:
The Detective Is Already Dead light novel is written by Nigoju and illustrated by Umibozu. It began publication under Media Factory under the MF Bunko J imprint in November 2019.
As of writing, seven volumes of the light novel have been published, with the latest issue released on 25th August 2022, while Volume 8 is scheduled to release on 25th January 2023.
The light novel series won the 15th MF Bunko J newcomer award in 2019.Following the anime’s debut, sales for the light novel and manga series skyrocketed in Japan, selling 20,000 copies by the first week of July 2021.
The light novel series placed third and first in July and August 2021, respectively, on the Oricon monthly light novel chart.
By December 2021, the light novel was ranked fifth in Japan’s Top Best-Selling Light Novel Series from 6th -12th Dec.
The Detective Is Already Dead light novel is rated 7.7/10 and ranked #1273 with 6.4k members on MyAnimeList
The Detective Is Already Dead manga is written by Nigoju and illustrated by Mugiko. It began serialization in Monthly Comic Alive magazine on 27th May 2020.
The manga has been collected into four volumes, with the latest issue released on 23rd December 2021, while Volume 5 is scheduled to release on 21st February 2023.
The Detective Is Already Dead manga is rated 6.7/10 and ranked #5719 with 2k members on MyAnimeList
As of July 2022, the series has 1 million copies in circulation, including light novels, manga and digital.
In the finale of The Detective Is Already Dead Season one, “Those Dizzying Three Years I Spent with You,” Kimizuka is hit by a Chameleon before the attack but gets pierced through the sky.
Siesta wields a weapon in Natsunagi s’ body while Kimizuka reminisces memories in the sky from 10.000 meters.
Nagisa doesn’t feel confident about her new identity as the next legendary detective, but with Kimizuka, Yui, and Char by her side, she is willing to try her best.
The first season covered three volumes from the manga, which means The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 will begin by adapting volume 4.
In a 2020 interview, Nigoju also said that the main story would “need at least five or six more books” to reach a satisfying conclusion, indicating that The Detective is Already Dead anime series could consist of up to four seasons.
The second season will pick up from where season one began with new adventures of Kimizuka and Natsunagi 10,000 meters in the sky.
Kimizuka wants to revive Siesta as well, for which, along with Natsunagi, he will travel to London to find and defeat SPES s’ leader.
The Detective Is Already Dead anime is directed by Manabu Kurihara and scripted by Deko Akao. Characters are designed by Yosuke Ito, while the music is composed by Naoki Tani, Yuuyu, and Tatsuya Yano. Animation is developed by Studio ENGI.
You can find the list of The Detective Is Already Dead anime characters and voice cast below:
|Kimihiko Kimizuka||Arata Nagai|
|Nagisa Natsunagi||Ayana Taketatsu|
|Yui Saikawa||Kanon Takao|
|Kase Fuyasu||Mai Fuchigami|
|Charlotte Arisaka Anderson||Saho Shirasu|
|Rose Bennett||Aya Hisakawa|
|Onboard Announcement||Shizuka Furuya|
|Cabin attendant||Yurina Amami|
Fans would be glad The Detective Is Already Dead Season 2 is renewed, but an update on the premiere date will be on everyone s’ mind.