Trickster, also known as Trickster - From Edogawa Ranpo's "The Boy Detectives Club" (TRICKSTER -江戸川乱歩「少年探偵団」より- Trickster - Edogawa Ranpo 'Shōnen Tantei-dan' Yori?), is a 2016 Japanese television anime series produced by TMS Entertainment and Shin-Ei Animation. It is directed by Masahiro Mukai and written by Erika Yoshida, with original character designs by Peach-Pit, adapted character designs by Shinya Yamada and music by Yuki Hayashi. It is scheduled to air in October 2016 on Tokyo MX, ytv and BS11. A manga adaptation of the anime by Mantohihi Binta began its serialization on June 20, 2016.
The time period is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys' Detective Team is assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who has an undying body because of an "unidentified fog," wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys' Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the "Fiend with Twenty Faces" and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move...
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Oct, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:05 (JST)
Studios: TMS Entertainment, Shin-Ei Animation
Director: Mukai, Masahiro
Theme Song Performance: Gackt
Script, Series Composition: Yoshida, Erika
Original Character Design: PEACH‐PIT