The Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. (The Detective Is Already Dead), at the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival, 2022 event announced a second season for the television anime series on Sunday, revealing a teaser visual (pictured).
The anime adapts Nigojuu's mystery romantic comedy novel, also known by its short name Tanmoshi, which began on the Kakoyomu platform in October 2019. Kadokawa began publishing the title through its MF Bunko J imprint with illustrations by Umibouzu in November of that year. The sixth volume shipped on November 25 last year, with the seventh volume scheduled to be released on August 25.
Mugiko began drawing a manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Alive magazine last May. The fourth volume shipped on December 23.
Poni began serializing a second manga adaptation, subtitled The Lost Memory, in Monthly Comic Alive magazine in January 2021. Media Factory published the third volume on April 21.
Yen Press licensed the light novel and manga in English and published the light novel's third volume on April 20, with the fourth volume shipping on September 20. The third manga volume will go on sale on October 18.
Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. placed fourth and eighth in the 2021 and 2022 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings, respectively.
The series follows Kimizuka Kimihiko, a young man who is always getting into trouble, as he finds himself the assistant of Siesta, a globe-trotting detective, and the two of them solve a series of mysteries.
But after years of adventuring and saving lives, Siesta mysteriously dies, though her legacy will shape the lives of Kimihiko and others as they move forward.
Manabu Kurihara (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! character designer/chief animation director) directed the anime at ENGI. Kazuya Miura and Shin'ichi Fukumoto served as the animation superivsor and the assistant director, respectively. Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) was in charge of the series scripts. Yōsuke Itō (Hensuki, Holmes of Kyoto, King's Game The Animation) designed the characters. Yuuyu, Naoki Tani, and Tatsuya Yano composed the music, and INCS Toenter produced the music.