Is Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time the spin-off that will thrill fans in April? Pic credit: Toms Entertainment/TMS Entertainment

Fans of the hit mystery thriller, Detective Conan, won’t have long to wait for the next installment in the series. And according to an official announcement Twitter account and website, Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time (Detective Conan Zero no Nichijou) will air in April 2022.

The TV anime series will appear on Japanese channels such as BS Nippon Television, TOKYO MX and Yomiuri TV. It will also receive domestic distribution and exclusive worldwide distribution through Netflix.

Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time is based on Takahiro Arai’s manga and is a spin-off of Gosho Aoyama’s original manga series. Furthermore, the story focuses on the blond-haired agent of the Public Security Bureau (PSB) – Toru Amuro (aka Rei Furuya).

The manga began serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in May 2018. And between August 2018 and October 2021, five tankōbon volumes of Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time have been published. Honya Club also placed it in 6th place on their “Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics of 2018”.

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Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time Story Details

The details of the story are minimal at this point, but the official website gives Detective Conan fans a taste of what to expect. Here is a translated excerpt in English:

At one point Toru Amuro, a student of the famous detective Kogoro Mouri.

At one point, Rei Furuya, a public security police officer who protects Japan.

Another time, Bourbon, a member of the Black Organization.

Nobody knew the private life of a man with three faces (triple face) …

The daily life of Furuya Rei (tea time) with light and shadow is now revealed.

Detective Conan's main visual: Zero's Tea Time shows Toru Amuro holding his blazer.
The official key visual of Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time. Pic credit: Toms Entertainment/TMS Entertainment

Who are the OP & ED performers, cast and staff?

The OP artist RAKURA performs the opening number – Shooting Star. And the ED artist Rainy performs the closing song – Find the truth. Fans who pre-order the CD single “Zero no Nichijouban”, which will be released on April 13, 2022, will receive an additional bonus.

The only cast member currently confirmed is Toru Furuya (also cast as Amuro Ray from Mobile Suit Gundam), who will voice Toru Amuro. Here’s what Toru Furuya had to say about his role in Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time:

“Not only the fans, but also I was eager to animate ‘Zero no Nichijou’.

It’s been 14 years since Casshern Sins was the main character in the TV anime, and I’m very happy.

I want to play the real face of an elite public safety investigator with relaxed shoulders.

What is the mission of life? I want you to fully enjoy the charm of Rei Furuya, who wears everyday clothes in the game.

Toru Amuro from Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time manga with a gun.
Toru Amuro holds his own in the manga. But will he do the same in the upcoming anime TV series? Photo credit: Shogakukan/Takahiro Arai & Gosho Aoyama

The main contributors involved are Satoshi Kosaka and Aya Oshimi as directors, Kyoko Yoshimi and Chie Saitoh as animation directors, Kyoko Yoshimi as character designer, Keiko Urakami and Yasuyuki Urakami as sound directors, and TOMISIRO composes the music. The animation studio is TMS Entertainment and the production is provided by Toms Entertainment.

Will Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time keep fans of the series glued to their screens? April isn’t far off, so we should know soon if this is the mystery thriller fans crave. Stay tuned!


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