Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One YouTube channel announced on Friday that its stream of The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, the television anime of Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective), has been postponed indefinitely. The anime's third episode and onward have been delayed until further notice in consideration of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The anime's Blu-ray Disc volumes 1-3 and original soundtrack releases have also been delayed. After the staff has decided on the future broadcasting schedule, they will announce it on the website.
The The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED anime premiered on Fuji TV channel's Noitamina programming block on April 9.
The story follows the incredibly wealthy Daisuke Kanbe (Yūsuke Ōnuki) who audaciously solves cases in unconventional ways. Whereas Tsutsui serialized the original novel from 1975 to 1977, the anime moves the setting into the modern day. Kanbe is assigned to the "Modern Crimes Task Unit" — a unit created to keep problematic officers away from others. There, Kanbe becomes partners with Haru Katō (Mamoru Miyano).
Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED, Silver Spoon, Occult Academy, Hello World) is directing the anime at CloverWorks. Team B.U.L is credited with drafting the story, and Taku Kishimoto (ERASED, 2019's Fruits Basket, Haikyu!!) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Keigo Sasaki (ERASED, The Seven Deadly Sins) is designing the characters, and Yūgo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, Ajin, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable) is composing the music. The technology and science website Gizmodo Japan is credited with "gadget coordination" for ensuring that gadgets are realistically portrayed in the anime.
Male idol group SixTONES perform the anime's opening theme song "NAVIGATOR."
Source: Ani-One's YouTube channel