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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Alternative Titles

English: Psychic Detective Yakumo
Japanese: 心霊探偵 八雲


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Dec 26, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #14912
Popularity: #625
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Haruka Ozawa's sophomore year is getting seriously scary. One of her friends is possessed, another has committed suicide and Haruka could be the next one to flunk the still-breathing test. Her only way out of this potentially lethal dead end? Yakumo Saito, an enigmatic student born with a mysterious red eye that allows him to see and communicate with the dead. But the deceased don't always desist and some killers are more than ready to kill again to keep dead men from telling any more tales. That doesn't stop Haruka's knack for digging up buried secrets, and there's even more evidence of bodies being exhumed by both Yakumo's police contact and an investigative journalist with a newly made corpse in her closet! Can this pair of anything but normal paranormal detectives solve the ultimate dead case files or will they end up in cold storage themselves?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Saitou, Yakumo
Saitou, Yakumo
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Ozawa, Haruka
Ozawa, Haruka
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Gotou, Kazutoshi
Gotou, Kazutoshi
Touchi, Hiroki
Touchi, Hiroki
Saitou, Nao
Saitou, Nao
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami


Muraoka, Hideaki
Muraoka, Hideaki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

#1: "Key -Phase 1-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 1-3)
#2: "Key -Phase 2-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 4-6)
#3: "Key -Phase 3-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 7-13)

Ending Theme

"Missing You" by Lisa Komine

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Oct 28, 2015
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo is a shoujo series based on a series of light novels by Kaminaga Manabu. It's had two manga adaptations, the second of which is still going. In 2010 it got an anime adaptation from Bee Train. Not long ago we looked at their work with Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom and I've also looked at Murder Princess. So, they're two for two so far. Of course, this is the first thing I've reviewed from them where they weren't co-producing. Still, let's see if they can make it three for three and give me something good to close out the month.


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Dec 28, 2010
'Shinrei Tantei Yakumo' ('Psychic Detective Yakumo') is about Yakumo, an university student and private detective, who has a red left eye that lets him see ghosts and spirits.

The premise and atmosphere of this show is very similar to 'Ghost Hunt', just that the good guys have no offensive super powers, and the ghosts and spirits are directly harmless. The basic format of the show begins with Haruka asking Yakumo to investigate on a case, he takes a look at the scene, ask for help from allies (police detectives, journalist, priest etc), and puts the spirits at ease after a showdown. At the same time, there read more
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Jul 26, 2015
This anime is surrounded by mystery that has a place in the supernatural world, but is also made pretty realistic. This made it very easy to picture myself in the situations.

The only thing I missed in the story was a huge plot twist, because, even though there were some unexpected events, I wasn't put completely off track all at once. However, I did very much enjoy trying to solve the puzzles they're solving in this detective anime.

Another thing I liked, was the art: it showed a lot of detail.
One of the details, by example, is the pupils of Yakumo. If you closely you can see read more
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Nov 22, 2013
This show is about a high school student named Yakumo who has the ability to see spirits with his left red eye and sometimes communicate with them(not a super original premise, but highly entertaining nontheless). He spends his spare time tricking kids out of their money with fake card tricks, or just sleeping about. But, once in a while, he'll take a spirit associated police case that has piqued his interest. But with his troubled family past and issues with humanity, will Yakumo ever be able to live a normal life?

STORY: (9/10)

While not an entirely original premise, they definitely utilized it to it's full potential, read more
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Anime: Ghost Hunt
Yakumo is, in essence, a more rushed and poorly written version of Ghost Hunt. The two leads and their relationship is the same in both, though in Ghost Hunt the heroine's thoughts are expressed internally frequently, which makes her have far more depth and spunk than the hollow shell of a character that is Haruka. And the episodic stories themselves are far more involving and, at times, creepy than the average predictably on show in the first few Yakumo episodes. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Death Note
Both of these happen to have a dark side to the story line, both deal with the supernatural and have a majorly gothic style to the drawings. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: UN-GO
Un-Go & Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: both are mystery genre with a good capable detective as main character that has to solve cases; as well a supernatural factor grows bigger in both by every episode.

If you liked one of them you might probably enjoy the other too! 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Hyouka
Hyouka and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo do share some similar points, but are also at the same time quite different.
• both stories mainly deal with mystery cases and how to solve them
• this brings authomatically to have a very brilliant main character, in both series, who is able to solve them
• both are setted into a school background and both have the "club" theme as well
• still, both have a noticeable dose of weirdness: STY has of course a strong supernatural genre, and Hyouka has somewhat special scenes involving unknown powers (the girl's curiousity-catchphrase has it easy when wants to pursuade the  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Kaze no Stigma
Both have a protagonist with a power in his eyes. Every episode the protagonist deals with supernatural things. The voice actors are the same for the main girl and the main boy in both animes.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
Dark, gothic tales dealing with people who can see things they are not, or should not be able to see. There is a mystery that lies under the whole thing, that bends and brings one into the story. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

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