The Millionaire Detective brings quite a twist to the conventional police/detective genre of anime. Whereas most officers are from middle or lower class backgrounds, Daisuke owns an insane amount of wealth. Other officers dislike him for his unusual methods of investigation.
The anime was aired on April 9, 2020. It couldn’t be broadcasted for more than 2 episodes due to COVID-19. The anime was postponed from episode 3 onwards.
The wait is finally over as the decision to resume the broadcast has been announced by the official website of The Millionaire Detective. It will continue streaming on Funimation starting July 30.
The news was also tweeted by Aniplex of America. Fans are elated and cannot wait for their favorite anime to resume. The anime was delayed for more than 3 months.
Aniplex of America was simultaneously broadcasting the anime, which was delayed as well. The anime was also streamed on Funimation.
The anime is a blend of genres like comedy and mystery. The anime is adapted from the original novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) called “Wealthy Detective” and directed by Tomohiko Ito. Clover Works (Fairy Tail, The Promised Neverland) studio is in charge of production. The anime was aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block for anime.
The main cast of the anime are:
- Daisuke Kanbe by Yusuke Onuki
- Haru Kato by Mamoru Miyano
- Yukihiro Kiyomizu by Kozo Shioya
- Chо̄suke Nakamoto by Akira Kamiya
- Shinnosuke Kamei by Kentaro Kumagai
- Mahoro Saeki by Reina Ueda
- Teppei Yumoto by Shinya Takahashi
- Katsuhiro Takei by Rikiya Koyama
- Ryo Hoshino by Junya Enoki
- Suzue Kaanbe by Maaya Sakamoto
- HEUSC by Kazuyuki Okitsu
In episode 2, both Haru and Daisuke become aware of their different methods of investigation. Haru is displeased with Daisuke for his blatant bribery to get his way.
However, they are ordered to work as partners to solve a case. A shocked Haru has to board Daisuke’s personal plane as the case takes them to Hong Kong.
About The Great Millionaire Detective:
The Millionaire Detective is an anime created inspired by a novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It is produced by studio CloverWorks.
The anime follows the wealthy detective, Daisuke Kanbe, who is partnered with Haru Katou to solve cases. Daisuke likes to blatantly use his wealth to investigate much to the dislike of Haru. They are teamed together to crack a particularly tough case.