Earlier today, the official Woodpecker Detective’s Office anime website updated with a new teaser trailer, as well as video messages from the show’s main cast. We break the details down below.


The 43-second teaser offers a brief glimpse of the show in action, as a fiddle melody plays a melody in the background.

Cast Videos

Shintarou Asanuma

Takahiro Sakurai

Woodpecker Detective’s Office will air in Spring 2020. Crunchyroll will stream the title in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East when it airs.

Woodpecker Detectives Office VisualTomoe Makino will direct the title at Liden Films, with Shinpei Ezaki (Hanebad!, Monster Strike The Movie) serving as General Director. Shuichi Hara (Maid Sama!, Schwarzes Marken) is providing character designs, while Taku Kishimoto (Fruits Basket, Haikyu!!) takes charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Story: Kei Ii
  • Character Planning: Kaoru Saki
  • Music: MONACA
  • Production: Tohoku Shinsha / Liden Films
  • Planning: Kimikoe Project
  • Presented by: Woodpecker Detective’s Office Production Committee

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Takuboku Ishikawa: Shintarou Asanuma
  • Kyosuke Kindaichi: Takahiro Sakurai

Crunchyroll describes Woodpecker Detective’s Office as:

It is the end of the Meiji Era.

The genius poet Ishikawa Takuboku, who’s struggling financially, starts a detective business out of his lodging in response to a certain murder case.

He calls it the Woodpecker Detective’s Office.

“The ghosts of the Twelve-Story Tower in Asakusa,” “the man-eating figure who wanders the streets on snowy nights”…

Takuboku involves himself in one bizarre case after another with his hometown acquaintance, Kindaichi Kyosuke, as his assistant.

Other literary men such as Nomura Kodo, Yoshii Isamu, Hagiwara Sakutaro, and Wakayama Bokusui are also dragged into Takuboku’s exploits as he races all around Tokyo at the height of Westernization!

Source: Comic Natalie