Kabukichou Sherlock

Case File nº221: Kabukicho

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Synonyms: Sherlock of Kabukicho, Kabukicho Sherlock
Japanese: 歌舞伎町シャーロック
English: Case File nº221: Kabukicho
German: Kabukicho Sherlock
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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: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.891 (scored by 2523025,230 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2332
Members: 83,191
Favorites: 200

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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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Ending Theme

1: "CAPTURE" by EGO-WRAPPIN' (eps 1,24)
1: "Hyakuoku Kounen (百億光年)" by Lozareena (eps 1-12)
2: "Parade (パレード)" by Huwie Ishizaki (eps 13-)


Sep 22, 2020
Reason for watching: The show looks like it will be fun and pack with Mysteries too; I am looking for something lighthearted to watch for a change of pace.

TL;DR: This show which revolves around mystery cases is fun at the start, then took an escalator down to the entrance of the psychotic realm, all while having the consistent subjects of what is considered as dark and taboo(in many cultures in our real world) as the underlying setting for most storylines. Due to its cross-overs with vastly different genres, that are strongly depicted in the show, if you were to slightly dislike one of them, this ...
Aug 22, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Major spoilers ahead.

I still don't understand this anime's insistence in generating empathy for Moriarty's character in the audience. He's one of the most ruthless killers I have seen in anime recently. He had a total disdain for human life and was obviously a sadist POS as exemplified when he had Mary choose between her sister and Watson. And he was only 16 years old. *facepalm* No matter how much of a tearjerker his dumb backstory was made to be--in fact, the more it's shown the more you realise his family was quite alright without him.

The parallels they continuously try to draw in the last episodes ...
Sep 26, 2020
I watch anime, and I never have an account for MyAnimeList because I’m simply too lazy, but guess what? I want to vent about this one so much that I open up an account for it.

I’m a really big Sherlock Holmes fan for years, and I love to see all kinds of adaptions. When Kabukichou Sherlock had its first trailer, I was so excited! All the novelty, the setting, the weird characters! I waited and waited, watched the trailer over and over. Well, the bigger the anticipation, the worse the disappointment.

Dreadful characterization, so dreadful that by the end of the anime the only person I ...

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