Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace

Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace

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Japanese: 乱歩奇譚 Game of Laplace
English: Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
German: Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
Spanish: Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
French: Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Original
Genre: MysteryMystery
Theme: GoreGore
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.591 (scored by 4839748,397 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1622
Members: 111,061
Favorites: 329

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After what appears to be just another ordinary day, middle school student Yoshio Kobayashi wakes up in his classroom to make a terrifying discovery: his teacher has been mutilated, and Yoshio happens to be holding the weapon used to commit the crime.

Despite the initial shock of finding himself in this predicament, the curious and detached Yoshio can't help but be secretly thrilled about this attempt to frame him. His put-upon friend Souji Hashiba is turned into a willing accomplice, and together, they are determined to prove Yoshio's innocence. Additionally, Kogorou Akechi, a genius high school detective, has come to the scene of the crime in order investigate the case and when Kogorou meets the young man found guilty, an intense mutual interest sparks between the two of them. Kobayashi wishes to enter Akechi's world of crime solving as his assistant, and Akechi is determined to see if the enthusiastic boy is up to the challenge.

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace is a surreal mystery and horror anime that contains brutal and bizarre crimes, loosely based on stories written by Ranpo Edogawa, who is famous for his influence on Japanese fiction.

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Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace (lit. Strange Tales of Rampo: Game of Laplace) is inspired by the works of author Edogawa Rampo (a pseudonym for Tarou Hirai) and commemorates the 50th anniversary of his death in 1965.

He was a Japanese author and critic who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction. Many of his novels involve the detective hero Kogoro Akechi, the first recurring detective character in Japanese fiction and is clearly inspired by Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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"Speed to Masatsu (スピードと摩擦)" by amazarashi

Ending Theme

"Mikazuki (ミカヅキ)" by Sayuri (さユり)

Sep 20, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
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Sep 17, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
Here’s the thing about detective fiction. When you go into a series with mystery as part of its genre, the least you should expect are cases, then suspense, culprit(s), clues, and the resolution. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace takes the typical ideas of a mystery and attempts to transform the show into a blockbuster thriller. The key word here I refer to use is “attempt”. Otherwise, this series is what came out as a disorganized mess with a colorful script that started out with life but ended up as wreckage.

First, we should understand a bit of the background info about the original series. The 11-episode read more
Sep 17, 2015
DatRandomDude (All reviews)
A damn shame, i didn't had a lot of hype about it but i was hoping that it would end up good.
It failed.

Ranpo Kitan is an anime to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Edogawa Ranpo. He's pretty much of the godfather of mystery series. If he was alive, i'm not sure if he would be happy about this adaptation of his works with the modern twist of these days.

For the story, i'll not talk about it you can just read the synopsis. However, what i can say is that the mysteries around the cases aren't really good. They are cases read more
Oct 3, 2015
CecaniahCorabele (All reviews)
In the first 3 episode, I started to think that this series was interesting. But in the last 3 episodes, it all goes wrong..., in almost every aspects.

I will first discuss the story, the anime was identified as the mystery genre with no other genres. I should say that at first, the story promising many things. As we know, in mystery series, there's only one item that been offered to us. And the answer is 'the mystery' itself, but if we identified all of the available cases in Game of Laplace, there's not much mystery in it. It just a blank question that ready read more

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