Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes

Holmes of Kyoto

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Synonyms: Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo
Japanese: 京都寺町三条のホームズ
English: Holmes of Kyoto
German: Holmes of Kyoto
Spanish: Holmes of Kyoto
French: Holmes of Kyoto
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:10 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Seven
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Themes: DetectiveDetective, Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 2255322,553 users)
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Ranked: #52112
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Popularity: #2515
Members: 59,846
Favorites: 97

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High schooler Aoi Mashiro moved from home six months ago, but her recent breakup has made her want to return to tell off her ex-boyfriend. In need of money for a train ticket, she steals two hanging scrolls from her grandfather's attic and takes them to be appraised at an antique shop in the heart of Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjou shopping district. Little does she know that a fateful encounter awaits her during this visit.

Upon entering the shop, Aoi is greeted by Kiyotaka Yagashira, the owner's grandson and a graduate student at Kyoto University. Nicknamed "Holmes" for a pun involving his surname, as well as for his incredible deductive skills, Kiyotaka inspects the scrolls that Aoi brought with her. Based on the items she selected to sell, Kiyotaka senses that Aoi possesses great intuition not unlike his own. Seeing her potential and sympathizing with her story, Kiyotaka offers Aoi a part-time job so she can earn the required money herself.

Aoi and Kiyotaka begin working together soon after—not only within the antique shop, but also around town whenever the locals ask for help with their various problems. With Kiyotaka's deduction and Aoi's intuition, no case is too tough for this modern-day Holmes and Watson duo!

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Sasaki, Tokihiro
Imazaki, Itsuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director, Special Effects, Assistant Animation Director
Tonokatsu, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Hoshino, Misuzu
Episode Director, Storyboard


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1: "Koi ni Saku Nazo, Hara Hara to (恋に咲く謎、はらはらと)" by AOP (eps 2-11)

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Sep 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Unfortunately as of the series conclusion I can safely say Kyoto Holmes is a safe but unnecessary mystery/shoujo.
Worth noting, I have no knowledge of Japanese art history though, which might present some additional entertainment value as its a subject i haven't seen covered before.

Story 4/10
As the biggest draw, to me, was the mystery, the lack of an impressive plot was a sad detraction. The mysteries weren't boring, but the cardinal sin of not giving the viewers enough information to potentially solve the mystery themselves is a sore point. Even then the mysteries tend to lack significant consequence, which brings me to the worst ...
Oct 6, 2018
Honestly, when I saw the score on Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes I had to put my two cents in. This is one of my all-time favorite anime’s ever! The characters have a real depth to them. The back stories are well-done and the romance is slow and heart warming. The concept of an art appraiser is new and I found it incredible interesting to learn about the different art pieces. If you love heartwarming anime where the characters grow and develop then I recommend it 100%!!
Oops, first review and I guess they want it to be longer :P Well, what else can I say? ...
Oct 30, 2018
Tranquil, witty, not the worst characters around, and a great way to promote the city.

I personally would have liked a little bit more about art, collecting and counterfeits, and less about the romance (the two are obviously made for each other, no need to show them dancing around, and the fact that he's a few years older isn't really shocking to me).

Admittedly, I can understand reviewers who were underwhelmed, as they were expecting some more Sherlock-like criminal cases and drama, although I wonder just how much mystery you can build into a 25 minutes episode.

Nevertheless, I found myself looking forward to another half ...

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