Mar 27, 2017
Since no one seems to have watched or cared about this anime, I felt I needed to step up for it and fight the score of 4.6 it has right now.
First of: This anime will most likely not appeal to everyone. It's a short series with
about 3 minutes per episode loosely based on the famous detective books by Edogawa Rampo. It's a mixture of an over-the-top comedy and a parody of both the
books and modern society. So if anime with very little room to catch a breath aren't your thing, this one might not be for you. For anyone else, I'd highly recommend giving it
The overarching story of Chou Shounen Tanteidan NEO is pretty simple: The Young Boy's Detective Club tries to defeat the villain called The Fiend with Twenty Faces. However, the story isn't the main selling point of this show. It merely serves as a general premise so that either side (mostly Twenty Faces) can try to take out the other one with a new plan. The individual subplots are fun and creative, with some
twists thrown in for good measure. Just don't take it too seriously. For me, a 7/10
The art isn't the most impressive art out there and there isn't any sakuga or something like that, but it fits the mood of the show perfectly. It has this
cartoon-feeling to it, a bit like panty and stocking, but way bouncier and not
as "realistic" as that show, if you get what I mean. To summarize, the art fits, but isn't impressive. 8/10
Although most of the music didn't really catch my attention, the sound does it's job fine. The voice acting is perfect, changing from cool attitude to insane screams whenever is needed. And that god damn ending theme has been stuck in my head for weeks now! So yeah, not everything perfect, but what is good, is very good. 7/10
The characters are what makes this show. No, they aren't complex or have a tragic backstory, but their interactions are hilarious. Special mention has to go to Twenty Faces. I love villains like him that are just having the time of their live being a villain. The main kids aren't anything special. They aren't real stereotypes, but they are not far off. Still, I think they work well enough. 6/10
I love this show. It has just the right length and the energy and speed to match that length. It's funny, over-the-top and insane all the time. While not everything may be perfect or satisfy everybody, I think it deserves way more attention than it gets right now.9/10
Overall score: 7/10
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