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Nijuu Mensou no Musume


Alternative Titles

English: The Daughter of 20 Faces
Synonyms: The Daughter of Twenty Faces, Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief
Japanese: 二十面相の娘

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.641 (scored by 8,418 users)
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Ranked: #12092
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Popularity: #2199
Members: 22,451
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Synopsis

Chiko is the daughter of the wealthy Mikamo family who has to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents passed away. Because her aunt wants to inherit the Mikamo family's wealth, she gives Chiko poisoned food. One day, however, she's kidnapped by the Nijuu Mensou (20 Faces) and decides to join his clan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mikamo, Chizuko
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Nijuu Mensou
Main
Uchida, Yuya
Japanese
Ken
Supporting
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Tome
Supporting
Arai, Satomi
Japanese
Kayama, Nozomi
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Kakihara, Kohei
Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Akine
Supporting
Takeda, Masanori
Japanese
Mikamo, Yoshie
Supporting
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Tamiya, Seiji
Supporting
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese
Tiger
Supporting
Nishi, Rintarou
Japanese

Staff

Tomisawa, Nobuo
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


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"Kasumi (霞; Mist)" by 369 miroku

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"Unnamed world" by Aya Hirano




More reviewsReviews

Sep 16, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
I admit that I love a good mystery, especially when they're reminiscent of creations by Conan-Doyle and Christie. The suspense, dama and tension in those stories is sometimes breathtaking, however their on-screen adaptations are often a little more lacklustre.

Enter then, Nijuu Mensou no Musume or, to give it a snappier title, "The Daughter of Twenty Faces" (I should point out that the show also has the unfortunate title "Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief" for some odd reason - I prefer the middle title as it has a certain grandstanding, operatic quality about it which is more in keeping with the series).

The story is loosely read more
Aug 28, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
Nijuu Mensou no Musume (The Daughter of 20 Faces) is an Action, Adventure, Mystery, Drama that feels just like many of the classic detective shows. It consists of 2 story arcs, so expect changes during the transition between the 1st & 2nd arcs.

The story follows a gang of thieves led by the infamous man known only as ‘Twenty Faces’, who one day decides to take a young girl with him (hence the name of this series). The beginning is nothing spectacular, it just sets the scene for this late 50s themed detective fiction, which focuses mostly on Chizuko. The series follows an episodic nature, with read more
Feb 20, 2011
5camp (All reviews)
There is a very specific reason why Daughter of 20 Faces doesn't work. However to properly explain this point, I have to spoil pretty much the entire plot. Bear with me though, because it's a damn good point.

Daugh­ter of 20 Faces is a Bones anime from spring 2008. The story is about a girl called Chieko who was freed from her hor­rible life with her evil step­mother by a band of thieves led by the cha­ris­matic 20 Faces. The band became Chieko’s sur­rog­ate fam­ily, with 20 Faces become a father fig­ure to her. He taught Chieko tricks of the trade along with many other les­sons read more
Jul 12, 2012
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
The Daughter of Twenty Faces basically makes its own plot based on characters from the classic Japanese mystery novels written by famous Japanese author Edogawa Rampo, in particular the thief Twenty Faces and detective Kogoro Akechi to a lesser extent. The series centers on orphaned girl Chizuko becoming involved with the thievery of Twenty Faces and his gang with the first five episodes of the series focused on their world-traveling thievery. Some shocking events in the sixth episode, which I won't spoil here, completely change the focus of the anime in later episodes as it changes over to Chizuko trying to seek out Twenty Faces read more

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