Award-winning fantasy novel, The Detective Is Already Dead Manga will go on a short break as per the latest announcement. The series recently launched the fourth volume of the manga on December 23, 2021. So, fans will have to wait for a short time before reading the following chapters of the fifth volume. The famous manga series follows the story of Kimihiko, a young assistant of a genius detective. The popularity of the light novels inspired two manga adaptations and an anime series by ENGI studios. So, when can fans read the next issue of the manga? What has caused the hiatus? Keep reading to find out.
The Detective is Already Dead is a light novel series started by Media Factory in their MF Bunko J imprint. Nigoju has written the story for the books with illustrations from Umibozu. The books started serializing in November 2019. And have released six successful volumes till now. In addition, a manga adaptation of the novels with illustrations by Mugiko began publishing in the Monthly Comic Alive magazine in May 2020 and has completed four volumes so far.
The Detective Is Already Dead Manga Goes On Hiatus!
According to the February issue of the Comic Alive Monthly Magazine, fantasy manga ‘The Detective is Already Dead’ will take a short break from serialization. In addition, the magazine has released an epilogue for the current arc. The manga adaptation is based on the light novel series of the same name. As of now, the manga has completed four volumes. The next issue will release after the short hiatus.
The series will return in the May issue of Comic Alive magazine. Till now, the manga series has covered the events of volume one. However, the following chapters of the manga will adapt the story of the third book of the novels. In addition, the manga has inspired a spin-off series, ‘The Detective is Already Dead: The Lost Memory’. This spin-off series adapts the second book of the light novel series.
What Will The Upcoming Plot?
The story follows Kimihiko Kimizuka, a young junior high student. He often finds himself in troublesome events. One day, he gets kidnapped and is forced to board a plane with a suitcase. There he meets the legendary detective ‘Siesta’. That is when his life changes, as he reluctantly joins the world of crime and crime-fighting. After that, he teams up with Siesta to work alongside her as her sidekick. And must take up her mantle after she dies.
However, in the third volume, Kimihiko gets kidnapped again with some of his friends. To everyone’s shock, the kidnapper looks very much like the dead detective. After that, the group discovers that the perfect detective made a mistake in her past cases. Now, Kimihiko must follow in the footsteps of his mentor and fix it. While trying to find answers, he will know how hard it is to be a detective.
The Detective Is Already Dead Manga: Book 5 Release Date
According to the Monthly Comic Alive magazine of Kadokawa, the series will return in the May issue of the magazine. Thus, fans will have to wait for three months to read the new chapter. The Detective Is Already Dead Manga will return on March 26, 2022. The series will follow the story of the third novel of the light novel series. For more details on the same, keep coming back to this page.