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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: File Series (Manga)

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: File Series

Alternative Titles

English: The Kindaichi Case Files
Synonyms: Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo
Japanese: 金田一少年の事件簿

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 219
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 17, 1993 to Dec 16, 1997
Authors: Kibayashi, Shin (Story), Kanari, Youzaburou (Story), Satou, Fumiya (Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 854 users)
Ranked: #3972
Popularity: #2909
Members: 1,788
Favorites: 105
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Synopsis

Kindaichi (frequently with best-bud, Miyuki) travels to various places where a murder has taken place, typically involving ghosts, curses, myths and folklore of significant events from the distant past, and solves the mystery using ingenious deductions of curious clues and his cool magic.

(Source: Tokyopop)

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Characters

 Hajime
Kindaichi, Hajime
Main
 Miyuki
Nanase, Miyuki
Main
 Yoichi
Takato, Yoichi
Supporting
 Kengo
Akechi, Kengo
Supporting
Saki, Ryuji
Supporting
 Reika
Hayami, Reika
Supporting
 Isamu
Kenmochi, Isamu
Supporting

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Beobachter
Feb 20, 8:54 AM
“Even if you hit rock bottom and wound up on the darkest place imaginable, I still believe there’s no life that can’t be salvaged.”

Classic Kindaichi File series is THE definitive murder mystery manga as far as I am concerned. Featuring a deceptively moronic protagonist with uncanny aptitude at deduction and problem-solving (as well as running into dead bodies...), it’s an episodic whoddunit consisted of 19 individual cases spanned across 27 volumes. Each episode tends to follow more or less the same structure: Kindaichi and his pseudo-girlfriend Miyuki got into a situation where they mingle with a handful group of strangers and/or acquaintances, read more
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Dayka5
Jan 21, 6:35 AM
This is a story about Kindaichi jr. , grandson of the famous fictional detective, Kindaichi.
Story: 8
I do not really know how to feel about having the grandson of a detective be one himself. It's like taking a big fictional character that you did not create and just say : let's give him a son! It's not really something you thought for hours about. Though, Kindaichi jr. is a very likable character, and you can somehow relate to his roots. The story in itself is quite good. The cases aren't just as detailed as Detective Conan, and a little bit difficult to understand, but this read more
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Recommendations

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Both titles feature the same artist and are about teen solving mysteries. Though Tantei Gakuen Q features a group working together to solve cases, Kindaichi really only has one person solving the mysteries. 
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Both contain great and tricky detective mysteries.  
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Both involved detevtive work. Both got famous grandfather and both always stumbled upon the mystery accidently.. 
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Manga: Remote
Detailed cases and intriguing plots. A must for mystery fans and if you enjoyed one of them why not try the other who has similar qualities? 
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