Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori


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Alternative Titles

Japanese: TRICKSTER -江戸川乱歩「少年探偵団」より-
English: Trickster
German: Trickster
Spanish: Trickster
French: Trickster
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2016 to Mar 28, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.251 (scored by 3711337,113 users)
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Ranked: #83132
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Popularity: #1863
Members: 115,959
Favorites: 249

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Kogorou Akechi is the founder of a private investigation firm known as the Boy Detectives' Club. Together, this group takes on cases both great and small. One of their junior members, Kensuke Hanasaki, is out solving a case one day when he happens upon Yoshio Kobayashi, a mysterious amnesiac boy with an inability to die. After seeing his abilities in action, Kensuke offers Yoshio a deal: join the Boy Detectives' Club and help them solve cases, and in exchange he will find a way to help Yoshio die.

The apathetic Yoshio accepts this deal begrudgingly, unaware of how different his life will become. Although he does not have much use for people, he gradually begins to acknowledge the group as he spends more time with them while solving cases.

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori follows Akechi and the rest of the Boy Detectives' Club as they solve the various cases they are given, all while combating a hidden threat from the shadows—"The Fiend with Twenty Faces."

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Opening Theme

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1: "Kimi dake no Boku de Iru kara (キミだけのボクでいるから)" by GACKT (eps 1-12)
2: "Unmei Dilemma (運命ジレンマ)" by Azusa Tadokoro (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

1: "1HOPE SNIPER" by Azusa Tadokoro (eps 1-12)
2: "Tsumi no Keishou: Original Sin (罪の継承~ORIGINAL SIN~)" by Gackt (eps 13-24)


Nov 16, 2023
I really don't understand how can this masterpiece show has such bad reviews. Animes these days are not even that good and it has great reviews and this amazing show like trickster has mixed feelings reviews like what is this shit? I'm so fucking angry.

This show deserves a s2 srlys. The way it portrays the story and the character developments are crazy sick!! The plot is interesting the story is amazing even the characters? I fell in love with them. How can anyone hate this masterpiece anime?

I normally don't write reviews, but I had to on this one. If you think it's not enough, go ...
Oct 6, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I started the show with great expectations, the synopsis had grabbed my attention and the first few episodes were pretty good. But everything went downhill after episode 12, in my opinion. I originally thought the show would be focused on Yoshio's past and why he has his powers/ability to not die. But no. It started out well, explaining the situation and pacing the story in a nice pace. But after that, the story was focused all on Akechi's side. I didn't expect it, and I disliked it.

The show hadn't made me grow to like any character yet, and then it gave me this whole conflict ...
Jun 30, 2018
I won't bother myself from writing an entire essay on this anime, for others have already done so, but I'll share few brief opinions, one of which is the fact that the plot is a totally mediocre.

2. Roughly 85% of the characters are just straight bland and/or don't even bother, which brings down the enjoyment to 7, after all character interactions is one of the most important aspects, which is a complete fail in this anime.

3. Hanasaki's character just keeps on getting annoying as he starts to face problems and develops, which is the reverse purpose of character development which is to create a emotional ...

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