A new TV anime adaptation is being lined up for the spring 2020 season with Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro, which translates as Woodpecker Detective’s Office. With some of the staff revealed previously and three actors, we now have a new key visual below and now two more with Shintarō Asanuma as Takuboku Ishikawa and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōsuke Kindaichi. Shinpei Ezaki serve as the chief director working with Tomoe Makino as director with Taku Kishimoto handling the scripts. LIDEN FILMS will be handling the animation production and Shuichi Hara on the character designs.
This series is a co-production that Crunchyroll is involved in.
The Japanese cast includes Kenjiro Tsuda, Rikiya Hayashi, and Hayato Furusawa.
Plot Concept: Set in 1909 during Japan’s Meiji era, it focuses on fictional versions of real-life poet Takuboku Ishikawa and real-life linguist Kyōsuke Kindaichi, who were acquaintances in real life. In the novel, Takuboku runs a private detective agency to support his family. Both begin to investigate a case of supposed ghost appearances at the Asakusa Jūnikai building, also known as the Ryōunkai.