The official website for the Edogawa Rampo-inspired anime Trickster released a second promo video on Sunday (July 3rd), this time revealing a connected opening theme song and antagonist. Gackt will not only be performing ‘Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru Kara’ (‘I’ll Be the One Only for You’) to kick off each episode, he will also join the cast to voice Kaijin Nijumenso, The Fiend With Twenty Faces.
The rock star and actor joins Log Horizon‘s Daiki Yamashita as Yoshio Kobayashi, and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches‘ Ryota Ohsaka as Kensuke Hanazaki, with their fellow cast confirmed as below with their character designs:
Young Black Jack‘s Yuichiro Umehara as Ryo Inoue
Ibuki Kido (Bakuon!!‘s Chisame Nakano) as Makoto Noro
Azusa Tadokoro (Myriad Colors Phantom World‘s Ruru) as Nao Nakamura
The Fiend With Twenty Faces
The anime premiering in October is directed at TMS by Masahiro Mukai of Hyperdimension Neptunia, with Erika Yoshida of Tiger & Bunny: The Comic writing and supervising scripts. Shinya Yamada, who has worked on the key animation for Attack on Titan and Your lie in April, adapts Shugo Chara!‘s Peach-Pit’s original character designs for animation, and Yuki Hayashi of Kiznaiver is composing music for the score.
The project’s official site describes the story of Trickster, based on Rampo’s 1937 The Boy Detectives Club novel and subsequent series:
It is the 2030s. The Boy Detectives Club gathers under Kogoro Akechi, the mysterious detective. The group solves cases great and small using their unique skills. One day, a member of the club, Kensuke Hanazaki, meets the boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi’s body cannot die due to the effects of the “Unidentifiable Mist,” but he yearns for death, and shirks from contact with other people. Taking an interest in him, Hanazaki invites him to join the Boy Detectives Club. Their meeting is connected to the fate tying together Kogoro Akechi, and the era’s greatest villain, the Fiend With Twenty Faces.