Woodpecker Detective's Office

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Woodpecker Detective's Office
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Novel cover
啄木鳥探偵處
(Kitsutsuki Tantei-dokoro)
GenreMystery[1]
Novel
Written byKei Ii
Published1999
Anime television series
Directed byShinpei Ezaki (Chief)
Tomoe Makino
Written byTaku Kishimoto
Music byMONACA
StudioLiden Films
Original networkTokyo MX, BS Fuji, CS Family Gekijo
English network
Original run April 13, 2020 June 29, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Woodpecker Detective's Office (啄木鳥探偵處, Kitsutsuki Tantei-dokoro) is a 1999 Japanese mystery novel written by Kei Ii. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films premiered from April to June 2020.

Setting[edit]

The novel is set in the Meiji era, and follows fictionalized versions of the poet Takuboku Ishikawa and the linguist Kyōsuke Kindaichi. Ishikawa is a private investigator. They both investigate a supposed ghost haunting at the Ryōunkaku skyscraper.

Characters[edit]

Takuboku Ishikawa (石川 啄木, Ishikawa Takuboku)
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma[2]
Kyōsuke Kindaichi (金田一 京助, Kindaichi Kyōsuke)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[2]
Kodo Nomura (野村 胡堂, Nomura Kodō)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[3]
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke)
Voiced by: Yukiya Hayashi[3]
Isamu Yoshii (吉井 勇, Yoshii Isamu)
Voiced by: Sōma Saitō[3]
Sakutaro Hagiwara (萩原 朔太郎, Hagiwara Sakutarō)
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara[3]
Taro Hirai (平井 太郎, Hirai Tarō)
Voiced by: Kenshō Ono[3]
Bokusui Wakayama (若山 牧水, Wakayama Bokusui)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa[3]
Mori Ōgai (森 林太郎, Mori Rintarō)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe[3]

Media[edit]

Novel[edit]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on March 22, 2019. The series is animated by Liden Films, with Tomoe Makino serving as director and Shinpei Ezaki serving as chief director. Taku Kishimoto is handling series composition, Shuichi Hara is designing the characters, and MONACA is composing the series' music.[4] It premiered from April 13 to June 29, 2020 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and CS Family Gekijo.[1] Makoto Furukawa will perform the series' opening theme song "Honjitsu mo Makoto ni Seiten Nari", while NOW ON AIR will perform the series' ending theme song "Gondola no Uta".[3]

No. Title[5] Original air date
1"A Pleasant Occupation"
Transcription: "Kokoroyoi shigoto" (Japanese: こころよい仕事)
April 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)
2"A Red-light District Woman"
Transcription: "Makutsu no Onna" (Japanese: 魔窟の女)
April 20, 2020 (2020-04-20)
3"Casual Remarks"
Transcription: "Sarigenai kotoba" (Japanese: さりげない言葉)
April 27, 2020 (2020-04-27)
4"Strange Stories of the High Tower"
Transcription: "Kōtō kitan" (Japanese: 高塔奇譚)
May 4, 2020 (2020-05-04)
5"Accursed Beast"
Transcription: "Nikui an chikushō" (Japanese: にくいあん畜生)
May 11, 2020 (2020-05-11)
6"Honeysuckle"
Transcription: "Suikazura" (Japanese: 忍冬すいかずら)
May 18, 2020 (2020-05-18)
7"Gentleman Thief"
Transcription: "Shinshi tōzoku" (Japanese: 紳士盗賊)
May 25, 2020 (2020-05-25)
8"Young Man"
Transcription: "Wakaki otoko" (Japanese: 若きおとこ)
June 1, 2020 (2020-06-01)
9"Events Fulfilled"
Transcription: "Tsukamatsu togeshi koto" (Japanese: 仕遂げしこと)
June 8, 2020 (2020-06-08)
10"Over Many Mountains and Rivers"
Transcription: "Iku yamakawa" (Japanese: 幾山河)
June 15, 2020 (2020-06-15)
11"The Hour of Demons"
Transcription: "Omagatoki" (Japanese: 逢魔が時)
June 22, 2020 (2020-06-22)
12"Pale Blue Skies"
Transcription: "Sōkū" (Japanese: 蒼空)
June 29, 2020 (2020-06-29)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Woodpecker Detective's Office Novel Gets Spring 2020 TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 22, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Woodpecker Detective's Office Anime Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, Visual". Anime News Network. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Woodpecker Detective's Office Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists, April 13 Debut". Anime News Network. February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "Hanebad's Shinpei Ezaki Directs Woodpecker Detective's Office Anime at Liden Films". Anime News Network. March 22, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "TVアニメ「啄木鳥探偵處」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 13, 2020.

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