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
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.251 (scored by 3590135,901 users)
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Ranked: #81302
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Popularity: #1718
Members: 112,441
Favorites: 235

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kisara, Youhei
Mukai, Masahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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)

Apr 16, 2017
I have never written a review before, but the injustice this show suffers made me want to actually write one.

I binge watched this show in less than two days and it was a roller coaster ride the entire way! I have seen hundreds of anime by this point and I honestly have no idea why so many people hated on this show.

I love any work having to do with the Boys' Detective Club or Edogawa Ranpo, and this series did an excellent joke of drawing the audience in, keeping you interested, and appreciating it right to the very end.

Was it perfect? No, but what is ...
Mar 27, 2017
Well about the anime Trickster

Don't know what to tell you the anime at the start looked promising but after few episodes it has become boring and stupid nothing interesting happened,it's not worth watching....
The start was really good I thought gonna be a good anime since Kobayashi appear an immortal guy,and he wanted too die I was excited ,the 1st 7 or 8 episodes were ok really good to be honest,but after that it lost everything the story droped,nothing interesting,just boring conversation and some stupid mission and so it goes to the end....
The end is absolute crap...
If you want to waste your time go ahead ...
Mar 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Trickster was actually an alright show, overall. It could've been a lot better, but it wasn't a bad show.

The story is about a bunch boys in the Boys Detective club solving cases they take up. Hanasaki meets Kobayashi in the first episode, who has a power that prevents him from dying, and it goes on from there into cases being solved, character turmoil, and bunch of random stuff.

The art isn't really special, but it at least captures the tone of the vents properly.

Their nothing special about the sound. I do like the second opening theme and ending theme. The first ones ...

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