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 73167,316 users)
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Ranked: #16662
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Popularity: #4896
Members: 18,405
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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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Tsuchida, Yutaka
Honda, Yasunori
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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
- 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 ...
Jun 9, 2016
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 ...
Apr 12, 2021
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), ...

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