Ranked #542

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (TV)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Les Enquetes de Kindaichi, Young Kindaichi's Casebook, Kindaichi Case Files
Japanese: 金田一少年の事件簿


Type: TV
Episodes: 148
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1997 to Sep 11, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Mystery, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #5422
Popularity: #2995
Members: 6,479
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Kindaichi Hajime may look dumb, but he is one of the smartest you will ever see. He encounters mysteries after mysteries with his good friend, Miyuki, and he swears to solve them in the name of his grandfather, who was a great detective.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kindaichi, Hajime
Kindaichi, Hajime
Matsuno, Taiki
Matsuno, Taiki
Nanase, Miyuki
Nanase, Miyuki
Nakagawa, Akiko
Nakagawa, Akiko
Kenmochi, Isamu
Kenmochi, Isamu
Kosugi, Juurouta
Kosugi, Juurouta
Takatoo, Youichi
Takatoo, Youichi
Ono, Kenichi
Ono, Kenichi


Nishio, Daisuke
Nishio, Daisuke
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Uda, Konosuke
Uda, Konosuke
Episode Director
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/148)

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Opening Theme

#1: "Confused Memories" by Yuko Tsuburaya (eps 1-23)
#2: "meet again" by Laputa (eps 24-42)
#3: "君がいるから‥ (Kimi ga iru kara..)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 43-69)
#4: "Brave" by Grass Arcade (eps 70-83)
#5: "Justice" by Miru Takayama with TWO-MIX (eps 84-105)
#6: "Why? (Funky Version)" by Color (eps 106-138)
#7: "Never Say Why, Never Say No" by 566 featuring Sayuri Nakano (eps 139-148)

Ending Theme

#01: "2人 (Futari)" by Rie Tomosaka (eps 1-17)
#02: "Boo Bee Magic" by Sarina Suzuki (eps 18-29)
#03: "Mysterious Night" by R-Orange (eps 30-42)
#04: "White Page" by Platinum Pepper Family (eps 43-62)
#05: "ジーンズ (Jeans)" by Ryoko Hirosue (eps 63-73)
#06: "はてしなく青い空を見た (Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 74-87)
#07: "Believe Myself" by New Cinema Tokage (eps 88-98)
#08: "Sink" by Plastic Tree (eps 99-110)
#09: "コングラッチェ (Congrats)" by Cascade (eps 111-128)
#10: "Ultrider" by Pencillin (eps 129-147)
#11: "君がいるから‥ (Kimi ga iru kara..)" by Yui Nishiwaki (ep 148)

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Aug 16, 2014
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo. An anime adaptation of my favorite manga series of all time, and certainly a very underrated one. While the sequel, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns is being broadcast currently, allow me to convince you why you should watch this well-written mystery anime series.

The original manga series is known in Japan as one of the earliest manga series of the mystery genre. Its more kid-friendly, well-known counterpart Detective Conan (aka Case Closed) only began serialization 2 years after this one. In the early days, Kindaichi was better received in Japan than the latter, as shown by its sales numbers. Much of its read more
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Jan 2, 2012
I am horrified to find out that no one have tried to write a review for this anime. As far as mystery type of genre animes goes, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is definitely at the top. Even though this series have been frequently compared with Detective Conan, it was never as popular as Detective Conan because of its slightly milder themes. However, I am not here to debate on which is better, Conan or Kindaichi since Conan is longer running and will have a larger fanbase and better art. If you are an avid fan of the mystery genre, then read on.

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Anime: Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
Not sure who copied who, but the settings for the mysteries in the first few story arcs of Kindaichi Shounen and the story arcs of Ayatsuri Sakon are exactly the same. The castle and being stranded in an isolated mountain - all too familiar. But both are good regardless. And the mysteries are different even though the settings are strikingly familiar.  
reportRecommended by nanyate
Anime: Detective Conan
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is one of those anime that seems to be forgotten in the mainstream of things. It is precursary to works like Detective Conan. They show a nice progression of the detective genre over in Japanese Anime/Manga. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Another
Both of these Anime are about mysteries that surround school students. The themes are rather dark and death abounds. The dark gothic feel for each is nice despite the fact they are two different eras. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
The similarity of the two has is that they both have a detective and mystery solving plot line to it. Both Kindaichi and Yakumo are both really young detectives at their age. They both help solve many difficult murder cases that even the police can't even solve.  
reportRecommended by kckitty88
Anime: Gosick
Both of these are Gothic styled mystery story lines. Kindaichi is a classic among mystery manga while Gosick uses classic myths from the area to move the mysteries involved. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
Both of these series deal with classic mystery story lines, one being an old English mystery novel classic while the other being a mystery classic for the mystery novel of Japan. They also evolve young detectives and mannerisms 
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Recent News

'Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Case Series' Manga to Receive TV Anime Adaptation Airing April 2014

According to a scan from the upcoming issue of Weekly Shounen magazine, manga series Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Case Series will be receiving a TV anime adaptatio...read more

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Why is this so underrated
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