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Kaiketsu Jouki Tanteidan

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English: Steam Detectives
Synonyms: Steam Detective, Kaiketsu Shoki Tanteidan
Japanese: 快傑蒸気探偵団


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 1998 to Mar 31, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Studio Tron
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 654 users)
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Ranked: #46832
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Popularity: #6398
Members: 2,921
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The scene is Steam City, a London-ish city which represents an entire civilization run by coal and steam power. Because of steam, the city is sometimes covered in a mist. Villains take advantage of the steamy mist to hide and execute their evil plans. Only a few dare venture into what's beyond the steamy mist. They are known as the Steam Detectives: Narutaki (and his convertible all-purpose pistol), his nurse-assistant Lingling, and his Megamaton robot Gohliki.

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Nov 19, 2017
brad_loft (All reviews)
Story: 6

Mostly episodic, but with recurring villains whos story arcs are fleshed out over the entire series. The plot is serviceable, in that you know everyones motivations, and can follow the events well. Most episodes establish their own setting/characters, the villain makes his move, and Narutaki tries to stop him.

The name suggests it's a detective show, but it's more like a cop drama because Narutaki takes a very hands-on approach to catching the criminals himself while his robot Goriki fights the criminals robots. There is some detective work, but the focus of the show is definitely the confrontations between Narutaki and the criminals

Art: 7

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