Ranked #654

Tantei Gakuen Q

Alternative Titles

English: Detective School Q
Synonyms: Detective Academy Q
Japanese: 探偵学園Q


Type: TV
Episodes: 45
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2003 to Mar 20, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.911 (scored by 6,559 users)
Ranked: #6542
Popularity: #2122
Members: 13,504
Favorites: 137
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.


Kyuu is your average boy with a knack for logic and reasoning. Desiring to become a detective, he finds out about the existence of the Dan Detective School (DDS); a famed school where students are allowed to bear arms. Together with Megu, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the genius programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu tackles many well planned out crimes, always seeking the truth.


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Amakusa, Ryuu
Amakusa, Ryuu
Toochika, Kouichi
Toochika, Kouichi
Renjo, Kyuu
Renjo, Kyuu
Ogata, Megumi
Ogata, Megumi
Minami, Megumi
Minami, Megumi
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Tooyama, Kintarou
Tooyama, Kintarou
Ishikawa, Hideo
Ishikawa, Hideo


Abe, Noriyuki
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamori, Ryouji
Nakamori, Ryouji
Episode Director, Animation Director
Tokairin, Shinichi
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/45)

No episode information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding episode information here.

Opening Theme

#1: "MeiQ!?" by Hayami Kishimoto (eps 1-21)
#2: "Luvly, Merry-Go-Round" by Pipo Angels (eps 22-34)
#3: "100% Pure" by Pipo Angels (eps 35-45)

Ending Theme

#1: "Koigokoro" by Akane Sugazaki (eps 1-11)
#2: "Nijiiro ni Hikari Umi" by Aiko Kitahara (eps 12-21)
#3: "Mienai Story" by Hayami Kishimoto (eps 22-34)
#4: "Kaze ni Mukai Aruku Youni" by Hayami Kishimoto (eps 35-45)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Dec 20, 2006
Tantei Gakuen Q is pretty much just another detective show with fairly interesting mysteries for all the detective addicts to get high on. Based on the manga by Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Satou, Tantei Gakuen Q is about the young Kyuu, who is talented at deduction and reasoning. He eventually enrolls into the famed Dan Detective School, a specialist school that train students into detectives. He befriends a number of the other students in the school, each with their own specific talents. Together their group tackles a number of mysteries and crimes that occur.

Tantei Gakuen Q is episodic, with each episode mostly focusing on different read more
I found this review Helpful
Jan 24, 2008
If you're a mystery maniac or just looking for an entertaining series to watch, you can't go wrong with this one. Although the age of the characters belies the depth of each case, its a good plot for anyone who once and still wishes to be like sherlock holmes, nancy drew, etc. Imagine a school that actually develops one's deduction skills at a very young age. The graphics could use a bit more improvement, but nevertheless the cases are varied -- ranging from light to crimes that leaves you feeling regret and pity for the characters involved. There are plenty of funny scenes, and suspense read more
I found this review Helpful
Aug 30, 2012
Who would've thought Studio Pierrot would ever do something correctly?

Tantei Gakuen Q-- or Detective Academy Q, is a show about a boy with a talent for logic and reasoning. Wanting to become a detective after being saved by one during a kidnapping; our main character Kyuu finds out about the existence of the DDS, Dan Detective School, a school formed by the legendary detective Dan Morihiko. After meeting Megumi, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the geeky programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu and his friends join "Class Q" at DDS, and tackles many difficult crimes, always seeking the truth.

The read more
I found this review Helpful
Mar 23, 2013
A vary generic detective anime series, this doesn't mean it's a bad series it just isn't in the same level as more prolific and popular series like Meitantei Conan.
The story has its highlights sometimes mainly when explaining the mysteries of the crimes.
But what gets down pretty fast the series is that is manly made of clichés and stereotypes and abuses of them making both the story and characters not believable enough and very predictable.
Taking into account this it means that there's only the character introduction and almost no development or evolution of them sticking to their stereotypes.
The only thing that keeps interesting the stories in read more
I found this review Helpful


Anime: Detective Conan
Both are about young dectives who solve many different cases. While Conan is looking for the people who shrunk him, the Kids in Tantei Gakuen Q are working for a goal and to defeat Pluto... a great series if you like detective shows. 
reportRecommended by Kiyashi
Anime: Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna
They are both detective anime, but the mysteries in detective academy Q are more solvable and intriguing whereas the problems in spiral are more on the unreasonably difficult side. 
reportRecommended by agent01
Anime: Ghost Hunt
Ghost Hunt is about supernatural investigations. Tantei Gakuen Q is also about investigations, it may not be supernatural, or have good animation (old) but if you like good detectives stories, then watch this 2 animes. 
reportRecommended by xxjanism
Anime: Hyouka
Both series have high school detectives. They also have school settings. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Gosick
It starts like a mystery-solving episodic story based on deduction where everything ends OK, but as far as the show goes on some mysterious power appear little by little, maybe some secret organization or a person that chases our characters, and is somehow connected with some of the characters' past. Gosick isn't even half-aired yet, though we saw some glimpses of the evil guy, and he seems to be similar to TanteiGakuenQ's 
reportRecommended by SuperSamos
Anime: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
If you're looking for some detective fiction, then these two series are for you. Although presented differently, these two series have some tastes of mystery in them.

Both series has a cast of characters who are eager to become detectives.

Both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and some mystery here and there.

Both series also follows an episodic theme. 
reportRecommended by Stark700

Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Tantei Gakuen Q Episode 4 Discussion
Stark700 - May 21, 2012
2 replies by memphis23 »»
Nov 12, 4:51 AM
Poll: Tantei Gakuen Q Episode 35 Discussion
YusakuGodai - Mar 31, 2014
1 replies by MightySheep »»
Aug 20, 5:50 PM

Recent Featured Articles

All About Detective Conan

All About Detective Conan

Detective Conan (Case Closed) adapts Gosho Aoyama's mystery manga series of the same name. Take a look to learn more about Detective Conan and what it has to offer.