pretty boy detective club volume 1 light novel review

Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Pretty Boy Detective Club Volume 1 The Dark Star That Shines for You Alone by Nisioisin. 

Review is of the official English release from Vertical. 

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Japanese Title: 美少年探偵団 — Bishonen Tanteidan

Author: Nisioisin – 西尾 維新

Illustrator: Kinako – キナコ

Publisher (English): Vertical

Translator: Winifred Bird

Release Date (English): September 29, 2020

Publisher (Japan): Kodansha Taiga

Release Date (Japan): October 2015

Volumes Released (Japan to Date): 11

Anime Series: In production. 2021 release

Manga: Yes. Licensed for English release by Vertical


From the renowed author NISIOISIN, the creator of BAKEMONOGATARI, Zaregoto Series and KATANAGATARI.
Comes a new, innovative mystery series, Pretty Boy Detectives Club!

Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something – a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN!