Nippon TV Holdings introduced on Friday that it has entered right into a strategic partnership with Walt Disney Japan. The two corporations will collectively develop varied content material for the worldwide market comparable to live-action collection, anime, and selection exhibits.

As half of the partnership, Disney+ will stream the upcoming live-action collection adaptation of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi‘s detective manga The Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo) globally, underneath the English title The Files of Young Kindaichi. The stream will mark the primary worldwide launch for an NTV serialized live-action collection.

The collection will premiere on April 24 and can air on NTV on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. NTV and Disney will announce the present’s debut date on Disney+ at a later date.

Naniwa Danshi band member Shunsuke Michieda is the fifth actor to play the titular detective Hajime Kindaichi, and this can be his first solo starring function in a live-action collection. Moka Kamishiraishi will play Miyuki Nanase and Ikki Sawamura will play Isamu Kenmochi. Taisho Iwasaki of Bishonen and Johnny’s Jr. will play Ryuta Saki, a first-year highschool pupil who likes to movie movies.

Yuuko Kawabe (episodes of Ergo Proxy, Tweeny Witches: The Adventures) and Tetsuya Ōishi (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, live-action Death Note and Blade of the Immortal) are writing the scripts, and Hisashi Kimura (live-action Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo: Hong Kong Kyūryū Zaihou Satsujin Jiken, Nagasawa-kun) is directing. NTV is presenting the collection in collaboration with Office Crescendo. Johnny & Associates’ Naniwa Danshi will carry out the theme music “The Answer.”

The Kindaichi Case Files manga facilities round a highschool boy named Hajime Kindaichi who normally appears boring. However, when there’s a case, he demonstrates an IQ of over 180 and memorable deductive abilities inherited from his well-known detective grandfather. He solves crimes together with his childhood good friend Miyuki Nanase and Inspector Isamu Kenmochi.

The new collection will adapt chosen instances and set them in modern-day Japan.

Sources: NTV, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo), Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web