Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

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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


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
Genres: MysteryMystery, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.971 (scored by 48044,804 users)
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Ranked: #5892
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Popularity: #3615
Members: 23,518
Favorites: 179

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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


Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Uda, Kounosuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#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

#01: "2人 (Futari)" by Rie Tomosaka (eps 1-17)
#02: "Boo Bee Magic" by Sarina Suzuki (eps 18-29)
#03: "Mysterious Night" by R-Orange (eps 30-42)
#04: "White Page" by Platinum Pepper Family (eps 43-62)
#05: "ジーンズ (Jeans)" by Ryoko Hirosue (eps 63-73)
#06: "はてしなく青い空を見た (Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita)" by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 74-87)
#07: "Believe Myself" by New Cinema Tokage (eps 88-98)
#08: "Sink" by Plastic Tree (eps 99-110)
#09: "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 (ep 148)

Aug 16, 2014
MasterGhost (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 4, 2019
Welkin96 (All reviews)
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is in my opinion the most underrated anime of all time

The show follows Kindaichi the grandson of a famous detective and his friend/love interest Miyuki . Each arc takes about 3-5 episodes and has a different culprit so that makes the show feel fresh each time (somewhat but more on that later)

Coming in to this I was expecting a very kid friendly detective show but that couldn't be further from the truth . This anime doesn't pull any punches as it deals with some heavy/taboo subjects . Additionally the crimes are very well put together in most cases and the secondary read more
Jul 18, 2021
Ireba-kun (All reviews)
I must say, this anime has better horror than most "horror" anime I've seen and the case solvings are really well explained/written. Even if you aren't a fan of detective series, Kindaichi Case Files does a very impressive job in making suspense scenes that'll get you instantly hooked in the first few episodes and I say it is a Must-watch for all anime fans! The conclusion to every cases in the series are equivalent to JoJo's part 2 plot twists (Yes, I'm a fan of JoJo's) and I'm into those type of twists. The romance, comedic moments & mysteries as well are all well balanced. read more
Jan 2, 2012
BasicallyTNG (All reviews)
I am horrified to find out that no one have tried to write a review for this anime. As far as mystery type of genre animes goes, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is definitely at the top. Even though this series have been frequently compared with Detective Conan, it was never as popular as Detective Conan because of its slightly milder themes. However, I am not here to debate on which is better, Conan or Kindaichi since Conan is longer running and will have a larger fanbase and better art. If you are an avid fan of the mystery genre, then read on.

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