Bishounen Tanteidan is a Japanese novel, manga, and anime series called Bishonen Series. The English name of the series is Pretty Boy Detective Club.
Moreover, it is a coming of age and mystery novel whose author is Nisio Isin, and Kinako is the illustrator. Kodansha, a publishing company, released 12 volumes of the novel under the Kodansha Taiga level from October 2015 to May 2021.
Furthermore, the manga was first published in Aria magazine in April 2016. Oda and Suzuka did the manga art. First, it released as a shojo manga magazine. Later, it was published in a shonen manga magazine called Shonen Magazine Edge in 2018 October till July 17, 2019.
The manga is collected in 5 tankobon volumes. In North America, both the manga and novel series have a Vertical license.
Besides, this year the novel got an anime adaption, aired from April 11 to June 27, 2021. The studio was Shaft and produced by Kodansha and Aniplex.
The series aired on TV Asahi’s channel AniMAZiNG and ABC.
About the anime/series
The story of Bishounen Tanteidan revolves around a girl named Mayumi Doujima. She swears to her parents on her 14th birthday that she will give up her dream to become an astronaut if she can’t find a particular star that she saw a long time ago.
Manabu Soutouin, an eccentric boy, overheard her and offered to help Mayumi search for that star. He will help her along with other members Pretty Boy Detective Club. It is a strange and mysterious club at Yubiwa Academy.
There are just 3 rules of the club, and that is pretty, be a detective and be a boy.
But, Doujima is unique as she as can see various things that normal people can’t. She can see the smallest details of the people around her. When the club members search for the star, they find something that none of them ever imagined.