While Beautiful Bones – Sakurako’s Investigation – is fully underway now and the fifth episode is set for tomorrow, Kadokawa is getting caught up a bit with the first promotional spot for the next episode. It clocks in at fifty seconds and works as a pretty fun little conversational piece that shows off a lot of the animation and designs from the show.
Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the series and Sentai Filmworks has picked up the North American home video and additional streaming rights.
The staff for the show has Makoto Kato directing it at studio TROYCA based on scripts by Takayo Ikami. Makoto Bessho is serving as the assistant director while Michio Sato is on board as the character designer and chief animation director.
The cast includes Shizuka Itou as Sakurako Kujyō, Junya Enoki as Shōtarō Tatewaki, Ayaka Imamura as Yuriko Kōgami, Masako Isobe as Housekeeper / Ume Sawa, Hiroki Takahashi as Hiroki Utsumi, Akira Ishida as Itsuki Isozaki and Tetsuya Kakihara as Haruto Imai.
The light novels come from Shiori Ota and the work translates as A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet. The property originally appeared on a Japanese writing community site a few years ago and Kadokawa picked up the property in 2013, with the seventh volume releasing this week in Japan. It’s gotten illustrations by Tetsuo and there’s been three radio dramas for it as well, giving it a pretty decent reach overall. With mystery shows often doing well in general and seemingly always having an audience in Japan, it’s expected this one will have a pretty solid staff to it when the details are revealed.
Plot concept: Shoutarou Tatewaki, a high schooler living in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, meets Sakurako Kujou, a bone-loving ojou-san who has an ability to analyze specimen. Because of meeting her, he has to accompany her to various cases…