Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Alternative

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ Alternative


Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 18, 2012 to Dec 9, 2012
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff, Artland
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.491 (scored by 24152,415 users)
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Ranked: #67072
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Popularity: #7640
Members: 5,963
Favorites: 2

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Milky Holmes is a detective team composed of four girls who descended from famous detectives and possess supernatural powers known as "Toys". In this alternative world, instead of losing their Toys and becoming worthless students, they are on the path to becoming successful detectives. Under the guidance of Kobayashi Opera, they work to solve mysteries.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Moriwaki, Makoto
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Numata, Seiya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki


Opening Theme

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"Ameagari no Mirai (Alternative Mix) (雨上がりのミライ(Alternative Mix))" by Milky Holmes

Ending Theme


May 1, 2013
For everybody that thinks that if you remove the uselessness of Milky Holmes then the anime would be awesome, I recommend that you think again.

Yes, Milky Holmes were very useful in this "alternative" universe but the cost was far too great. There were less laughs and random stupidity in this series. I felt like I was watching something different. While watching this, I realized that Milky Holmes isn't complete without Kokoro-chan shouting her usual catchphrase of "Don't call me Kokoro-chan" and Henriette Mystere with her big "boing-boing".

Okay so I spoiled you a bit. Yes, there's no appearance (hell, there's no room) for Kokoro-chan nor Henriette ...
Sep 26, 2013
For those of you who watched the first two seasons of Milky Holmes, and then decided, "I have had enough moe comedy, I don't want to watch the Alternatives." Watch the Alternative. These two episodes are the 180 of Milky Holmes. It shows what would have happened if they had never lost their Toys. Honestly, if this is what Milky Holmes was, it would would probably be one of my favorites.

Milky Holmes goes to London to visit their old teacher Opera Kobayashi. Except instead of being useless, they are well on their way to becoming full fledged detectives. There is more plot than comedy, ...
Dec 29, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/2 eps)
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes was a series that caught me by surprise with its eccentric characters and ridiculous humor. This special, however, is Milky Holmes devoid of the charm that made the original series so enjoyable.

Imagine if the Milky Holmes detectives were actually competent and solved real mysteries. That’s what you’ll get in this alternative episode. In short, the four Milky Holmes girls solve a mystery in London with the help of their mentor, Kobayashi Opera. Sounds like a recipe for a good bit of fun, right?

Well, not really. The episode is, in a word, dull. The girls’ new competence is a double-edged sword: ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Alternative Episode 2 Discussion
Cetais - Jan 24, 2013
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