Ranked #3059

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
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 10,534 users)
Ranked: #30592
Popularity: #1507
Members: 25,800
Favorites: 176
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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..."

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shellingford, Sherlock
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Mimori, Suzuko
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Glauca, Cordelia
Glauca, Cordelia
Kitta, Izumi
Kitta, Izumi
Burton, Hercule
Burton, Hercule
Sasaki, Mikoi
Sasaki, Mikoi
Mystere, Henriette
Mystere, Henriette
Akesaka, Satomi
Akesaka, Satomi


Moriwaki, Makoto
Moriwaki, Makoto
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful
Jan 25, 2013
SAO just like Milky holmes is a psychological delicacy that is undermined within the mainstream media as being a moe trash piece of garbage which when in fact it is really a genre defining academic text which would drive the most literally minded academics insane over the deep and complex issues conveyed of perpetual identity, symbolic relational symbolism, alternative character constructions and exploration through modern sociological issues within the show not to mention the ground breaking visuals which would send the most post modern shaft style shows to shame.

Honestly i could spend hours unravelling and discussing the deep psychophysical themes of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes read more
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1. K-on! and Milky Holmes is mainly on the fun and laughter the 4 friends bring, but not the main thing that brings them together.(K-on!-Light Music Club, Milky Holmes-Academy and good friends as detectives) They display similar character traits, like Mio-Herc(Elly), Yui-Sherlock(Sheryl), Ritsu-Nero, Mugi-Cordelia. More on friendship than main theme. 
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