Ranked #2935
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.091 (scored by 9650 users)
Ranked: #29352
Popularity: #1356
Members: 23,007
Favorites: 152
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"Sheryl, Nero, Elly, and Cordelia are the most popular students at Holmes Detective Academy, because of the many cases they've solved with their Toys and teamwork. The students and the people of the Detective City Yokohama all look up to the members of "Milky Holmes", as they're called. But on a dark and stormy night, during a battle with their rivals "The Gentlemen Thief Empire", they lose their toys, and their fate undergoes a dramatic change..."

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Related Anime

Side story: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Summer Special
Sequel: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai 2 Maku

Characters & Voice Actors

Burton, Hercule
Burton, Hercule
Sasaki, Mikoi
Sasaki, Mikoi
Yun, Mi Na
Yun, Mi Na
Glauca, Cordelia
Glauca, Cordelia
Kitta, Izumi
Kitta, Izumi
Wu, Jeong Sin
Wu, Jeong Sin
Mystere, Henriette
Mystere, Henriette
Akesaka, Satomi
Akesaka, Satomi
Shellingford, Sherlock
Shellingford, Sherlock
Mimori, Suzuko
Mimori, Suzuko
So, Yeon
So, Yeon


Moriwaki, Makoto
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Ookubo, Masao
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director

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Mar 20, 2013
In the near future, in a world tarnished by lawlessness and disorder, exists an elite detective agency known as Milky Holmes. Represented by four talented young girls, the agency exists to fight against those that threaten the people's security. Through their struggles to preserve peace is a courageous, poignant story of mystery and betrayal...

Wait, none of that has anything to do with Milky Holmes. Let's try again.

For Sheryl, Cordelia, Elly and Nero, any shred of courage and talent is tossed aside within five minutes of the first episode. After losing their supernatural abilities— "Toys", the once-esteemed detectives devolve into a group of scatterbrains miserably failing read more
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Nov 29, 2010
I think that some people didn't know what exactly to expect from the series when they first went into it. Goodness knows I was expecting something else. My review is going to hopefully clear up some things for people, before they even pick up the Anime, because I garantee, some people aren't going to be happy with it.

Story: (3+9)/2=6

I have a ligitimate reason for giving the story an odd two part rating. In my case, it has to deal with the fact that from the summary I read, I was expecting something that was cute, innocent, almost like a brand new take on an old read more
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Dec 26, 2010
OK first of all, before you pick up this series, throw every expectation out of the window! Literally!
Here's the most common perception people have on this anime;
-"Oh god, It's another lolicon's anime!"
Well, that's my first perception on it, but I can assure you, only the opening looks lolicon-ish. The rest of the show doesn't really promote pedophilia. How can you when the main villain of this series has gigantic b**b!

-"Wow! A mystery anime! Finally I get to watch something else other than Detective Conan!"
Once again, throw away that perception. Did the title say Detective Holmes? No. Unlike Detective Conan, it's clearly not stated it's read more
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Mar 26, 2013
I'm honestly not sure what else to start with other than that I came to this show with expectations that I could watch lolies go on wacky adventures and solve strange cases. At the start I am greeted to the protagonists and the antagonists. The first five minutes prove to be very promising, with the characters losing their powers. I figured that they would have to use teamwork to move forward. What I got after that though was highly disappointing.

I'm going to be straight with you, one of things that got me through the first few episodes was the lolies, and even then, they read more
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Both are about unlucky girl-only squads in absurd comedic situations.
At first glance both of them seem to be anime for kids but after a few episodes you´ll notice that they are definitely seinen
Both animes have people with special powers. In Gakuen Alice those powers are called Alice. In Milky Holmes those are called Toys
Milky Holmes pokes fun of the classic type of mystery that shows up in Detective Conan series. The original Sherlock is also mentioned at times.
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.
Both anime take place in a school of sorts, and focuses on the interaction between an all female cast in an always comedic tone.

Opening Theme

"Seikai wa Hitotsu! Janai!! (正解はひとつ!じゃない!!)" by Milky Holmes

Ending Theme

"Honnou no Doubt (本能のDOUBT)" by Faylan

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