Kaiketsu Jouki Tanteidan

Steam Detectives

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Synonyms: Steam Detective, Kaiketsu Shoki Tanteidan
Japanese: 快傑蒸気探偵団
English: Steam Detectives
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 1998 to Mar 31, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: Studio Tron
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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The scene is Steam City, a London-ish city which represents an entire civilization run by coal and steam power. Because of steam, the city is sometimes covered in a mist. Villains take advantage of the steamy mist to hide and execute their evil plans. Only a few dare venture into what's beyond the steamy mist. They are known as the Steam Detectives: Narutaki (and his convertible all-purpose pistol), his nurse-assistant Lingling, and his Megamaton robot Gohliki.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Habara, Nobuyoshi
Producer, Director, Episode Director, Key Animation
Campbell, Charles
Producer, ADR Director
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Kimi, Hohoenda Yoru (君, 微笑んだ夜)" by Elika

Ending Theme

1: "Okubyou Emotion" by Elika
2: "Oasis" by Elika


Jan 31, 2019
Steam Detectives seems to be largely forgotten by the anime viewing fanbase. Not because it’s bad by any stretch, since it seems to have a relatively small fanbase that enjoy it, but rather because it just never really stood out among the other anime coming out at the time. Especially considering that a lot of classic anime were coming out at the time, such as Cowboy Bebop and Serial Experiments Lain, along with popular cultural juggernauts such as Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon.

Steam City is a city where the only fuel source is coal, and the only way to produce energy is a ...
Nov 19, 2017
Story: 6

Mostly episodic, but with recurring villains whos story arcs are fleshed out over the entire series. The plot is serviceable, in that you know everyones motivations, and can follow the events well. Most episodes establish their own setting/characters, the villain makes his move, and Narutaki tries to stop him.

The name suggests it's a detective show, but it's more like a cop drama because Narutaki takes a very hands-on approach to catching the criminals himself while his robot Goriki fights the criminals robots. There is some detective work, but the focus of the show is definitely the confrontations between Narutaki and the criminals

Art: 7

Very stylised ...

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