Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns

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Synonyms: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R, Kindaichi Case Files Returns, Kindaichi Case Files R
Japanese: 金田一少年の事件簿R【リターンズ】
English: The File of Young Kindaichi Returns
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting
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: 7.531 (scored by 67846,784 users)
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Ranked: #15802
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Popularity: #4531
Members: 16,899
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High school student Hajime Kindaichi is the supposed grandson of famous private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. Visiting Hong Kong for a fashion event with Kindaichi, our hero's girlfriend Miyuki is captured by a stranger in a case of mistaken identity. The journey to save Miyuki itself leads to yet another crime case...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuchida, Yutaka
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Masaki, Shinichi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "BRAND NEW STORY" by Shinsei Tokyo Performance Doll (新生・東京パフォーマンスドール)
2: "Yue ni, Matenrou (故に、摩天楼)" by MUCC

Sep 28, 2014
Akai_Shuichi (All reviews)
- This review does not take any considerations of any previous Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo material, and the series will be treated just by itself -

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns is, of course, a sequel to Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, which was a long running series (148 episodes) in the 90s that has also inspired, movies, OVAs and a live action series. First thing I'll make clear is that you don't really need to watch any previous material to enjoy Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns by itself.

This series target a very specific type of audience, and that's the people who like crime fiction. If you read more
Apr 12, 2021
Gin-san123 (All reviews)
When i first heard about, i thought this would be a normal detective anime. But when i watched it, it was so good. The stories are well written. You can't guess the culprit till Kindaichi reveals it. The reveal and how the culprit did the murder or theft(Mostly murders) is my favorite part. Everything from the start of the case links to the murder and it confuses the watcher who the real culprit is. You think of someone from the suspects to be the murder but someone is.

The characters are not that great. There is no character development. Other than Kindaichi and Akemichi(An genuis inspector), read more
Jun 9, 2016
Ryagan (All reviews)
I'm a sucker for detective anime, so when I found out Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo got a sequel, I was all over that. Is Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns as good as the original? Not really. But it is a decent series in its own right.

The story is very episodic in nature, so there's no need to watch the original series before this. The original series is very episodic in nature as well, so the only thing that really connects the two series is its cast of characters. There is no major overall plot, but a series like this doesn't really need one.

The animation isn't read more
Apr 13, 2019
Welkin96 (All reviews)
This review will cover my thoughts on both seasons of the Return saga

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo returns continues after the 147 episode long first season and it once again follows Kindaichi and his friend Miyuki getting involved in murder investigations usually by no fault of their own ...Every vacation these two had always made them stumble upon a crime scene while the KSNJ god is probably somewhere laughing it up

The episodes are once again split into arcs with every arc taking place in a different location with different characters and just like before some cases are better than others

The true question is how does read more


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