The 21st issue of Kodansha‘s Evening magazine announced on Tuesday that Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato are launching a new manga in the magazine based on their Kindaichi Sh?nen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga in next year’s fourth issue on January 23. The new series will also center on the titular character Kindaichi, but while Kindaichi is a high school student in the current manga, the new manga will age everyone up, casting Kindaichi and Miyuki as adults.
A short manga accompanying the announcement explains that Amagi and Sato are still considering a title for the series, though Miyuki jokingly offers the title “The File of Middle-Aged Kindaichi.” The characters also note that the manga’s move from a shōnen magazine (Weekly Sh?nen Magazine) to a seinen magazine (Evening) might also allow for scenes where characters drink, smoke, gamble, and have sex, but the characters dismiss the possibility.
This year’s 45th issue of Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R will end in the magazine’s 46th issue on October 18. Amagi and Sato launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2012 and Kodansha published the manga’s 13th volume on September 15.
Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R is a sequel to Y?zabur? Kanari and Fumiya Sato‘s original Kindaichi Case Files manga, which centers around a high school boy named Hajime Kindaichi who usually seems dull — but when there is a case, he demonstrates remarkable deductive skills inherited from his famous detective grandfather.
Like the original manga, the Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga inspired a television anime. The anime’s first season premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in Japan in October 2015, and ended in March 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan.