Trickster Anime additional cast, song artist, new visual, October 3 premiere revealed E! News UK
The official website of the Trickster: Edogawa Rampo ‘Shōnen Tantei-dan’ Yori (Trickster – From Rampo EdogawaThe television anime “The Boy Detectives Club” unveiled on Thursday the additional cast of the anime, the artist of the theme song, a new visual, and the anime’s October 3 premiere date.
Azusa Tadokoro will perform the ending theme song of the anime “1Hope Sniper”. The song’s CD single is scheduled for release on October 26.
The additional cast includes:
Daisuke ono as Kogorō Akechi, the detective who runs the Akechi detective agency. He is lazy and often gives the impression of a failure. His mental and physical abilities are exceptional, and he gives carte blanche to the Boy Detectives Club. He has a history of being a former mercenary.
Takuya Masumoto as Masaharu Shōta, a former member of the Boy Detectives Club and currently a member of the Rurino Academy Tennis Club, Garden Club and Judo Club. He is a simple and comfortable person. After school and during the holidays, he helps out at Shōta Flower Shop, his household store.
Makoto furukawa like Tomohisa Ōtomo, the designer of the “seven tools” of the Boy Detectives Club and the founder and member of his school’s scientific experimentation club. At Rurino Academy, which Hanazaki also attends, he works with his subclass Yamane in the school’s science lab. He is good looking, popular with girls, and has a free personality.
Yoshitaka Yamaya like Tasuku Yamane, a member of the science experimentation club that tomo always teases. He secretly admires Inoue. He is respectful and polite when speaking.
The rest of the cast includes:
Daiki Yamashita as Yoshio Kobayashi, an unidentifiable recovered boy from the mist who possesses an immortal body. Because he knows the origins of his immortality involving hurting many people, he harbors a strong desire to kill himself. He is often rebellious, uncooperative and rude.
Ryota ohsaka like Kensuke Hanazaki, a boy who, in his admiration for Akechi, wanted to join the Boy Detectives Club since he was eight years old. Instead of thinking in his head, he’s the type to move as his body naturally tells him before he thinks.
Yuichiro umehara as Ryō Inoue, the former head of the Boy Detectives Club, before leaving the post altogether and handing it over to Hanazaki. He’s smart and even now continues to operate in the team’s control tower.
Ibuki Kido as Makoto Noro, the only female member of the Boy Detectives Club and a tech-savvy computer expert. She never leaves the house, so she communicates by microphone, camera and her owl Pippo-chan.
Azusa Tadokoro as Nao Nakamura, a female detective from the general affairs division of the police public security who often visits Akechi’s detective agency. She often calls Akechi to help her resolve cases.
Gackt like the Fiend With Twenty Faces, a criminal and master of disguise whose age, gender and nationality are unknown. Few have seen the face under the mask. The Fiend With Twenty Faces is the source of events that provoke Akechi, but does not personally kill people.
The anime will air on Tokyo MX on October 3 at 25:05 (effectively 1:05 on October 4), and on Yomiuri TV October 3 at 25:59 p.m. (1:59 a.m. on October 4), and BS11 October 4 at 10:30 p.m. (1:30 a.m. on October 5). The anime’s official website notes that, in addition to the anime and manga, the project will also include a play and a live-action movie.
The site describes the story:
It’s the 2030s. The Boy Detectives Club meets under the leadership of Kogorō Akechi, the mysterious detective. The group solves cases, large and small, using their unique skills. One day, a member of the club, Kensuke Hanazaki, meets the boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi’s body cannot die from the effects of the “Unidentifiable Mist”, but it longs for death and avoids contact with other people. Taking an interest in him, Hanazaki invites him to join the Boy Detectives Club. Their meeting is linked to the fate that binds Kogorō Akechi and the greatest villain of the time, the Fiend With Twenty Faces.
Masahiro mukai (Hyperdimension Neptunia, director of episodes in Terror in resonance, Blood Blockade Battlefront) directs the anime to TMS Entertainment and Animation Shinei. Erika Yoshida (Tiger and rabbit: the comic) supervises and writes the scripts for the series. Peach core (Di Gi Charat, Rozen girl, Shugo Chara!) draw the original character designs, and Shinya yamada (key animation in The attack of the Titans, Your lie in April, Samurai Champloo) adapts these character designs for animation. Yuuki hayashi (Death parade, My hero university, Kiznaiver) composes the music.
Shōnen Tantei-dan (The boys’ detectives club) describes both the 1937 novel by famous Japanese novelist Edogawa Rampo, and the title of a series of novels by Edogawa, of which the aforementioned main novel is the second in the series (the first was The twenty-faced demon). The character of Yoshio Kobayashi appears in many novels as the leader of the club and apprentice to Japan’s greatest detective, Kogorō Akechi. Edogawa’s novels have inspired many live and animated adaptations, and elements and references to his stories appear in even more works. 2015 Rampo Kitan: Laplace game the television anime has adapted many stories from Edogawa.
Sources: MoCa News, Dengeki Online (izumin)