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 2519625,196 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2331
Members: 83,085
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-)


Mar 27, 2020
“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 ...
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 ...
Jul 10, 2020
Unfortunately, this anime was one of the most fragmented and messy ones I have seen.

Firstly, I thought this is one cool interpretation of the overexposed and overused Sherlock Holmes myth created so skillfully by Sir Conan Doyle. The odd rakugo-crazy Shinjuku Sherlock seemed unique enough to carry this on.

The addition of Moriarty as his best friend was also unexpected and thrilling, regardless of him being just a teen.

Watson himself was quite alright as the embodiment of normality in this crazy world of rejects and geniuses.

However, things went very wrong. The anime was probing the line between comedy, mystery, and drama so much ...

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