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Anime About Crime-Solving Butt Named Butt Detective Previewed

Every time I scroll through the listings of all those anime streaming sites, my first thought is “there sure has been a lot of anime over the years, but we’re still missing one about a butt who solves crimes.”

Well, that won’t be an issue much longer, because Toei Animation is bringing a series of children’s books called Butt Detective to the screen.

To the internet screen, that is: Butt Detective, directed by Megumi Ishitani, will be produced for YouTube and the Japanese YouTube KIDS app.

It starts Yuko Sanpei (Boruto) as the titular detective and Ayana Saito as a dog named, somewhat unfortunately, Brown.

Actually, the series may be for kids, but it looks pretty darn fun (and for those of you studying Japanese, kids’ series are a great resource). Plus, you know, it’s about a giant butt who solves crimes. That’s something everyone can get behind.

Butt Detective premieres May 31.

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.