In the July issue of the magazine Young Magazine the 3rd from the publisher Kodansha the publication of a manga adaptation of the mystery novels written by Kei II, Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro. The adaptation is the responsibility of Shinya Minami and the first chapter debuted with color pages.
For his part, Kei Ii published the first edition of the novels in takoubun volume format through the publisher Tokyo Sogensha in 1999. The publisher subsequently released a re-edition in a smaller format in 2008. The work is also inspiring an anime adaptation produced by the studios. LIDEN FILMS, under the direction of Shinpei Ezaki and Tomoe Makino, scripts written by Taku Kishimoto and soundtrack composed by MONACA. The adaptation premiered on Japanese television on April 13.
Synopsis of Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro
The story takes place in 1909, during the Meiji era, focusing on fictional versions of the poet Takuboku Ishikawa and the linguist Kyōsuke Kindaichi, who were known in real life. In the novel, Takuboku runs a private detective agency to support his family. Both begin investigating a case of alleged ghost appearances at the Asakus Jūnikai building, also known as Ryōunkai.
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