The October issue of Ichijinsha‘s Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Wednesday that a manga adaptation of Nanako Tsujimura’s Hōsekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei (The case files of Jeweler Richard or literally, The Mystery Appraisals of Mr. Richard the Jeweler) novel series will launch in January 2020 issue on November 28. Mika Akatsuki is illustrating the series.
Anime studio Shuka (Natsume’s Book of Friends, Durarara!!, 91 Days) announced in August that it is producing a television anime adaptation (seen right) of the novels. The anime will also premiere in January 2020.
The “heartwarming jewel mystery” series centers on the handsome jewelry appraiser Richard Ranashinha Dvorpian and the bright and cheerful college student Seigi Nakata as they uncover the hidden messages that lies within jewels.
Tsujimura launched the novel series with the first volume in 2015 under the Shueisha Orange Bunko imprint. The series’ ninth volume shipped on August 21. Utako Yukihiro (Devils and Realist, Uta no Prince-sama, B-PROJECT) illustrates the series.
Source: Monthly Comic Zero-Sum October issue