Funimation Announces English Dub For ‘The Detective Is Already Dead’

‘The Detective Is Already Dead’ is a series of mystery light novels and manga written by Nigojū and illustrated by Umibōzu. Published by Media Factory, the series launched in November 2019 and was released in North America by Yen Press. Its popularity led to a 12 episode anime developed by the Japanese studio ENGI released in July 2021. Funimation announced that they had acquired the rights to produce an English dub.
“The spoiler is in the title…but the story only starts there. We’re excited to announce that The Detective Is Already Dead English dub is officially headed to Funimation, and we’ve got all the details you need on cast, crew and more,” Funimation explains on their website. “Episode 1 of The Detective Is Already Dead English dub will arrive on Funimation, which means your journey with Siesta, Kimizuka and Nagisa is about to begin (or begin again!).”
Funimation continues, “The English voice cast for the series includes Austin Tindle (Tokyo Ghoul, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Kimizuka, Xanthe Huynh (APPARE-RANMAN!, BNA: Brand New Animal) as Siesta, Arryn Zech (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, RWBY) as Nagisa, Kayleigh McKee (BEASTARS, Record of Ragnarok) as Bat and Jād Saxton (Fire Force, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Yui.”
You can watch the trailer for the show here:

Wikipedia describes the plot, “Ever since he was a child, Kimihiko Kimizuka has attracted trouble. According to him, he was born with a condition that naturally attracts him to troublesome situations, such as being forced to join a flash mob while taking a leisurely walk, accidentally stumbling across an underworld transaction between drug dealers, and being at the site of crime scenes often enough to sometimes be considered a suspect.
One particular day in his third year of junior high, he was kidnapped and forced to carry a suitcase onto an international flight; on that flight, he met Siesta, a woman who proclaims herself to be a “legendary detective”. Forcefully made into her sidekick, Kimihiko helped her stop the plane from being hijacked, but not before Kimihiko discovered the existence of underworld organizations. After being constantly pestered, Kimihiko agrees to be Siesta’s sidekick and for three years, they worked together, finding and solving an innumerable number of cases.
Now in his last year of senior high, Kimihiko is once again confronted by the ghosts of the past as he tries to solve new cases that fall into his lap. He is extremely bothered by the fact that he is called a detective; after all, the detective is already dead.”

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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