Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes

Holmes of Kyoto

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Synonyms: Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo
Japanese: 京都寺町三条のホームズ
English: Holmes of Kyoto
German: Holmes of Kyoto
Spanish: Holmes of Kyoto
French: Holmes of Kyoto
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:10 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Seven
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Themes: DetectiveDetective, Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.741 (scored by 2464024,640 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2731
Members: 66,042
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High schooler Aoi Mashiro moved from home six months ago, but her recent breakup has made her want to return to tell off her ex-boyfriend. In need of money for a train ticket, she steals two hanging scrolls from her grandfather's attic and takes them to be appraised at an antique shop in the heart of Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjou shopping district. Little does she know that a fateful encounter awaits her during this visit.

Upon entering the shop, Aoi is greeted by Kiyotaka Yagashira, the owner's grandson and a graduate student at Kyoto University. Nicknamed "Holmes" for a pun involving his surname, as well as for his incredible deductive skills, Kiyotaka inspects the scrolls that Aoi brought with her. Based on the items she selected to sell, Kiyotaka senses that Aoi possesses great intuition not unlike his own. Seeing her potential and sympathizing with her story, Kiyotaka offers Aoi a part-time job so she can earn the required money herself.

Aoi and Kiyotaka begin working together soon after—not only within the antique shop, but also around town whenever the locals ask for help with their various problems. With Kiyotaka's deduction and Aoi's intuition, no case is too tough for this modern-day Holmes and Watson duo!

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1: "Koi ni Saku Nazo, Hara Hara to (恋に咲く謎、はらはらと)" by AOP (eps 2-11)

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Oct 6, 2018
Honestly, when I saw the score on Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes I had to put my two cents in. This is one of my all-time favorite anime’s ever! The characters have a real depth to them. The back stories are well-done and the romance is slow and heart warming. The concept of an art appraiser is new and I found it incredible interesting to learn about the different art pieces. If you love heartwarming anime where the characters grow and develop then I recommend it 100%!!
Oops, first review and I guess they want it to be longer :P Well, what else can I say? ...
Sep 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Unfortunately as of the series conclusion I can safely say Kyoto Holmes is a safe but unnecessary mystery/shoujo.
Worth noting, I have no knowledge of Japanese art history though, which might present some additional entertainment value as its a subject i haven't seen covered before.

Story 4/10
As the biggest draw, to me, was the mystery, the lack of an impressive plot was a sad detraction. The mysteries weren't boring, but the cardinal sin of not giving the viewers enough information to potentially solve the mystery themselves is a sore point. Even then the mysteries tend to lack significant consequence, which brings me to the worst ...
Jun 3, 2022
My first review for an anime...this was disappointing :/

I'm an avid romance fan, but this really did not do much for me. I will say, I LOVE antiquing and I found myself interested in the explanations behind the pieces and whatnot. I was super excited during the first few episodes, and loved the direction of Aoi & Holme's relationship. I really like more mature, straight-forward romances and none of the harem garbage. I appreciated that it checked those boxes.

However, the ending was very much a "non-ending" and lukewarm at best. It wasn't terrible, but felt like a waste of time overall. Aoi/Holme's romantic relationship was ...

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