English Cast Announced for the Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Pretty Boy Detective Club anime:

  • Suzie Yeung is Mayumi Dо̄jima
  • Griffin Burns is Manabu Sо̄tо̄in
  • Howard Wang is Nagahiro Sakiguchi
  • Alejandro Saab is Michiru Fukuroi
  • Caleb Yen is Hyо̄ta Ashikaga
  • Brian Timothy Anderson is Sо̄saku Yubiwa
  • Amber Lee Connors is Rei
  • Todd Haberkorn is Lai Fudatsuki

Tony Oliver is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming the English dub on May 29, 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Adds the Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime to Its Spring 2021 Anime Lineup

The Fandom Post is reporting that FUNimation Entertainment will be simulcasting the Pretty Boy Detective Club anime during the Spring 2021 anime season. The company has picked up the title for exclusive streaming in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, and Ireland while AnimeLab will bring it out in Australia and New Zealand and Wakanim in France, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavia.

The story of the series is described as:

Rules of the Pretty Boy Detective Club:

1. Be pretty.
2. Be a boy.
3. Be a detective.

Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something – a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club. Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN.

Pretty Boy Detective Club is scheduled to premiere in Japan on April 10, 2021.

Source: The Fandom Post

Kodansha Comics Announces New Manga Licenses

Kodansha Comics has announced two new manga licenses on its website that will debut in Summer 2021 and listed nine new manga titles that will debut digitally in December 2020.

The new licenses scheduled for Summer 2021 are:

Title: Boys Run the Riot
Author: Keito Gaku
Synopsis: A transgender teen named Ryuu finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a Japanese transgender manga creator is completely unique.

High schooler Ryuu knows he’s transgender. But he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryuu is always “dressing like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryuu feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryuu sees an unexpected sight: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryuu loves. And Jin offers Ryuu a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryuu has someone he can open up to–and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

Title: Beauty and the Beast of the Lost Paradise
Author: Kaori Yuki
Synopsis: The story of Belle and her beast as you’ve never seen it before, with sinister, creeping shadows suffusing a door to a wider, magical world. This dark, fairytale adventure is the latest sumptuous masterpiece from the creator of Angel Sanctuary and Alice in Murderland, perfect for fans of The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Young and rambunctious Belle insists on going out to play in the forbidden woods, but her adventurous streak abruptly ends when her mother is spirited away by a beast known to kidnap beautiful women. Twisted by the loss of his wife, Belle’s father keeps his daughter, who has unusual, violet hair, locked away in an effort to “protect” her from prying eyes. Finally emerging after years of solitude, Belle ventures back into the woods where she lost her mother and encounters the beast once more…

The publisher also revealed the following new licenses that will debut over consecutive Tuesdays in December 2020:

  • The Invincible Reincarnated Ponkotsu by Reona Umitsuki [Debut Date: December 1, 2020]
  • Shangri-La Frontier by Katarina and Ryōsuke Fuji [Debut Date: December 8, 2020]
  • The Story of Our Unlikely Love by Sora Mizuki [Debut Date: December 8, 2020]
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World by Ema Toyama [Debut Date: December 15, 2020]
  • What I Love About You by Rurihara Zurachi [Debut Date: December 22, 2020]
  • Pretty Boy Detective Club by NISIOISIN [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]
  • Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite by Chomoran [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]
  • We’re New at This by Ren Kawahara [Debut Date: December 29, 2020]

Kodansha Cocmics will also release new editions of Quintessential Quintuplets, Sailor Moon, A Silent Voice, and Battle Angel Alita in Spring and Summer 2021:

  • Quintessential Quintuplets Season One Box Set – August 2021
  • Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection – April 2021
  • A Silent Voice Complete Collector’s Edition – August 2021
  • Battle Angel Alita Paperback – July 2021

It was also announced that the first volume of Mashima HERO’S will launch digitally and in print on December 1, 2020. The volume was originally scheduled to be released on November 3, 2020.

Source: ANN

Vertical Announces Forthcoming Releases

Kodansha Comics announced at its New York Comic Con Metaverse panel that its Vertical imprint has licensed Suzuka Oda’s Pretty Boy Detective Club (Bishōnen Tanteidan) manga series based on NisiOisin and Kinako’s Bishōnen Series novels. The company will release the manga in two-in-one omnibus editions starting in Summer 2021.

The publisher also announced that Vertical will release the Monogatari Series Final Season box set in Summer 2021. The box set will feature exclusive art by VOFAN, and it will include the following seven novels:

  • Tsukimonogatari (Possession Tale)
  • Koyomimonogatari Part 1 (Calendar Tale)
  • Koyomimonogatari Part 2
  • Owarimonogatari Part 1 (End Tale)
  • Owarimonogatari Part 2
  • Owarimonogatari Part 3
  • Zoku Owarimonogatari (End Tale Cont…)

Source: ANN