Kabukichou Sherlock

Case File nº221: Kabukicho

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Alternative Titles

English: Case File nº221: Kabukicho
Japanese: 歌舞伎町シャーロック


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2019 to Mar 28, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 6.921 (scored by 1382013,820 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1824
Members: 64,404
Favorites: 154
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In Shinjuku ward's east side lies Kabukichou, a vibrant city of chaos that glows brilliantly with neon lights but also hides unseen darkness. Employed at a university hospital on the west side, John H. Watson is looking for someone who can assist him with an odd case. His search leads him to the Pipe Cat, an underground bar that serves as a meetup venue and job board for some of the best detectives in Shinjuku, the most prominent among them being Sherlock Holmes.

Upon finding the bar and meeting the peculiar investigators, John learns that they are pursuing a case involving Jack the Ripper, an infamous serial killer. Due to subsequent events, John ends up driving Sherlock to the crime scene of a murder supposedly carried out by Jack the Ripper. Even though John is only there to enlist Sherlock's help with his case, he witnesses Sherlock brilliantly uncover the truth behind the crime scene. However, he begins to realize that Sherlock is not only a genius detective but also an eccentric character.

As John continues to request Sherlock to assist him with his case, he finds himself spiraling into the detective lifestyle of solving cases beyond the minds of ordinary civilians. Through this work, John begins to see the true colors of the chaotic city that is Kabukichou and starts to unravel the unsettling mystery behind his own case.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshimura, Ai
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Asaoka, Takuya
Episode Director
Takada, Masatoyo
Episode Director


Opening Theme


Ending Theme

#1: "Hyakuoku Kounen (百億光年)" by Lozareena (eps 1-12)
#2: "Parade (パレード)" by Huwie Ishizaki (eps 13-)

May 19, 2020
transphinx (All reviews)
This review is more of a warning.
If you care about this sort of thing, this anime is deeply transphobic.

It's nothing about the first episodes, but something you'll discover later on and you would even more sure of it at the end when comparing the difference between what happens to certain characters.

I won't give details so as not to spoil anyone.

If you don't care about that, go ahead, but if you care, you can also go ahead having that information in mind.

...longer review, MAL? Well the series is indeed kinda fun if you like the weird sort of funny.
Mar 27, 2020
Ethan_07 (All reviews)
“A light shines in the detectives’ eyes. This row house is filled with the strangest of men, and people call it - The Detective’s Row House.”

First of all, Kabukichou Sherlock is not to be taken too seriously. Although it has its fair share of mysteries, but most of the time, comedy takes the spotlight. You’ll have to be patient, and just struggle a bit to see why it can turn out to be a good mystery and even give you chills with how it connects the dots, about half-way through the series. I couldn’t promise that it would worth your time, but definitely, the twist read more
Mar 27, 2020
Wallanimx (All reviews)
I kept stopping myself tonight from finishing Sherlock because I simply loved it so much! But eventually I had to put my big girl panties on and do the thing.

Sherlock is full of eccentric characters in a shady part of town where the night life just keeps on forever. You have Sherlock who an extremely intelligent but unsurprisingly weird man who enjoys canned mangos on top of all of his meals. You have Watson who is this very kind but very naive giant of a man. And then you have Moriarty, oh Moriarty. At just 16 he could bring many detectives to shame!

There are so read more
Apr 11, 2020
Infininja (All reviews)
You do not have to be a Sherlock fan to enjoy this fun and rather deep anime!

I honestly have little experience watching or reading about Sherlock Holmes, but I really enjoyed this for the following reasons:

1. Every character matters (a lot) and is interesting/quirky/mysterious.
2. Story is deeper, or twistier, than you might expect and initially perceive.
3. Its quite a unique work because of its setting and wonderful characters + the music and art are quite good.

I am shocked this anime is not more popular, and that people dropped it after watching the first few episodes. I was absorbed into it after the first episode, but read more

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