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Happinet Reveals First ‘Woodpecker Detective’s Office’ Anime DVD/BD Release Packaging

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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.

The spring 2020 anime adaptation of Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro, which translates as Woodpecker Detective’s Office, is getting its home video releases handled by Happinet. The distributor has set a July 3rd, 2020 debut for the twelve-episode series where it’ll get released across four volumes on either DVD or Blu-ray. The DVDs are priced at 6,800 yen each while the Blu-rays are priced at 7,800 yen. With all o that still on track, they’ve now brought out a full look at the packaging for the first set and its distinctive design choices. Check the known schedule below.

Shinpei Ezaki serves as the chief director working with Tomoe Makino as the director with Taku Kishimoto handling the scripts. LIDEN FILMS will be handling the animation production and Shuichi Hara on character designs.

This series is a co-production that Crunchyroll is involved in.

The Japanese cast includes Shintarō Asanuma as Takuboku Ishikawa and Takahiro Sakurai as Kyōsuke Kindaichi as well as Kenjiro Tsuda, Rikiya Hayashi, and Hayato Furusawa. Additional casting includes Sōma Saitō as Isamu Yoshii, Yuichiro Umehara as Sakutoro Hagiwara, Kensho Ono as Taro Hirai, Makoto Furukawa as Bokusui Wakayama, Sōma Saitō as Isamu Yoshii, Yuichiro Umehara as Sakutoro Hagiwara, Kensho Ono as Taro Hirai, and Makoto Furukawa as Bokusui Wakayama.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

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.

Volume Date Extras
1 07/03/20 Booklet, Art Cards
2 08/05/20 Booklet, Art Cards
3 09/02/20 Booklet, Art Cards
4 10/02/20 Booklet, Art Cards
Woodpecker Detective’s Office Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Woodpecker Detective’s Office Japanese Volume 1 Packaging

[Source: Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro]

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