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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (TV)

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
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Mystery, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #5352
Popularity: #2967
Members: 4,199
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: File Series
Alternative version: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
Side story: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Specials, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Satsuriku no Deep Blue, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Kuromajutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Shinigami Byouin Satsujin Jiken
Sequel: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns

Characters & Voice Actors

Kenmochi, Isamu
Kenmochi, Isamu
Kosugi, Juurouta
Kosugi, Juurouta
Jang, Gwang
Jang, Gwang
Kindaichi, Hajime
Kindaichi, Hajime
Matsuno, Taiki
Matsuno, Taiki
Kang, Su Jin
Kang, Su Jin
Nanase, Miyuki
Nanase, Miyuki
Nakagawa, Akiko
Nakagawa, Akiko
Tefnin, Claire
Tefnin, Claire


Nishio, Daisuke
Uda, Konosuke
Episode Director
Kasai, Osamu
Episode Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director

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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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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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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is a bit more mature than Detective Conan, but both of them involve teen detectives that try figure out murders that take place. Both of themare also very suspenseful and those who like Detective Conan should definitely check out Kidainchi Shounen no Jikenbo.
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.

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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