Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

The File of Young Kindaichi

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Synonyms: Les Enquetes de Kindaichi, Young Kindaichi's Casebook, Kindaichi Case Files
Japanese: 金田一少年の事件簿
English: The File of Young Kindaichi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 148
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1997 to Sep 11, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: MysteryMystery
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 77277,727 users)
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Ranked: #7132
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Popularity: #3994
Members: 31,106
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Hajime Kindaichi's unorganized appearance and lax nature may give the impression of an average high school student, but a book should never be judged by its cover. Hajime is the grandson of the man who was once Japan's greatest detective, and he is also a remarkable sleuth himself.

With the help of his best friend, Miyuki Nanase, and the peculiar inspector Isamu Kenmochi, Hajime travels to remote islands, ominous towns, abysmal seas, and other hostile environments. His life's mission is to uncover the truth behind some of the most cunning, grueling, and disturbing mysteries the world has ever faced.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suwa, Michihiko
Nishio, Daisuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Uda, Kounosuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Confused Memories" by Yuko Tsuburaya (eps 1-23)
2: "meet again" by Laputa (eps 24-42)
3: "君がいるから‥ (Kimi ga iru kara..)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 43-69)
4: "Brave" by Grass Arcade (eps 70-83)
5: "Justice" by Miru Takayama with TWO-MIX (eps 84-105)
6: "Why? (Funky Version)" by Color (eps 106-138)
7: "Never Say Why, Never Say No" by 566 featuring Sayuri Nakano (eps 139-148)

Ending Theme

1: "2人 (Futari)" by Rie Tomosaka (eps 1-17)
2: "Boo Bee Magic" by Sarina Suzuki (eps 18-29)
3: "Mysterious Night" by R-Orange (eps 30-42)
4: "White Page" by Platinum Pepper Family (eps 43-62)
5: "ジーンズ (Jeans)" by Ryoko Hirosue (eps 63-73)
6: "はてしなく青い空を見た (Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 74-87)
7: "Believe Myself" by New Cinema Tokage (eps 88-98)
8: "Sink" by Plastic Tree (eps 99-110)
9: "コングラッチェ (Congrats)" by Cascade (eps 111-128)
10: "Ultrider" by Pencillin (eps 129-147)
11: "君がいるから‥ (Kimi ga iru kara..)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 148)


Aug 16, 2014
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo. An anime adaptation of my favorite manga series of all time, and certainly a very underrated one. While the sequel, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns is being broadcast currently, allow me to convince you why you should watch this well-written mystery anime series.

The original manga series is known in Japan as one of the earliest manga series of the mystery genre. Its more kid-friendly, well-known counterpart Detective Conan (aka Case Closed) only began serialization 2 years after this one. In the early days, Kindaichi was better received in Japan than the latter, as shown by its sales numbers. Much of its ...
Apr 6, 2024
Typically in most reviews I've seen not only in this site but in general when one loves something they either turn a blind eye to all of it's faults or damage control them to high heaven using fancy words in order to gaslight the reader into believing what they're saying

I'll tell you straight up that I LOVE Kindachi Shounen no Jikenbo . Everything and I mean EVERYTHING that I look for in anime or Asian drama's in general this anime does it . Despite the innocent enough artstyle don't get it twisted this anime deals with some heavy taboo subjects and the good guy doesn't ...
Sep 11, 2023
Preliminary (40/148 eps)
Story is about a high schooler who's the grandson of a famous detective and he and his friend always end up at the epicenter of some crime with a murder or multiple murders and the protagonist solves them.

At first I thought it was really good and interesting, but later on it became a real drag to watch. For the 40 episodes I've watched, I took two breaks from the show because I had zero desire to watch it. In the end I gave up because I realized I was forcing myself to watch it and not having much fun.

Reason why I felt like this is ...

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