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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.521 (scored by 27392 users)
Ranked: #13772
Popularity: #527
Members: 55,983
Favorites: 339
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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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Adaptation: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Characters & Voice Actors

Gotou, Kazutoshi
Gotou, Kazutoshi
Touchi, Hiroki
Touchi, Hiroki
Ozawa, Haruka
Ozawa, Haruka
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Saitou, Yakumo
Saitou, Yakumo
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Gotou, Atsuko
Gotou, Atsuko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko


Muraoka, Hideaki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Morioka, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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Nov 26, 2014
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo/ Psychic Detective Yakumo= 9.5/10

Story: The story revolves around Yakumo, a university student who can see the spirits of the dead with his left red eye. Haruka Ozawa appraches Yakumo regarding a case in which spirits are involved. From then Haruka, Yakumo and a number of interesting characters are thrust into spiral of mysteries with one sinister source.
I heavily enjoyed the story, it was neither too simple nor too complex and each episode had an impact on the next so it pretty much kept you watching till the end. The suspense is strong and the revelations are wow!

Characters: I loved all the characters read more
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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.
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.

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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