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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns

Alternative Titles

English: The File of Young Kindaichi Returns
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】


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


Score: 7.551 (scored by 3,461 users)
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Ranked: #14642
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Popularity: #3475
Members: 9,830
Favorites: 36
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Episodes: /25
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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

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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

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#1: "Passcode 4854 (パスコード4854)" by Rei Yasuda
#2: "Start Line (スタートライン)" by 7!!

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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
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


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