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Kabukichou Sherlock

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 6.591 (scored by 65446,544 users)
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Ranked: #56582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1915
Members: 50,029
Favorites: 81
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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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Yoshimura, Ai
Nagasaki, Yukio
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"Hyakuoku Kounen (百億光年)" by Lozareena

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Nov 15, 2019
Synchronisity (All reviews)
Whenever a Sherlock themed work is announced, it generates a set of unrealistic expectations from fans-
1. Will the adaptation be faithful to the book?
2. Will the characters be in "character" as Doyle intended it to be?
3. Will it be a procedural police/detective drama involving analytical breakdown of crime scene?

Quite a number of adaptations we have seen ever since television became mainstream in the second half of 20th century. From the classic British TV to Hollywood remake starring Downey Jr. to inspired works like Case Closed in Japan and back to British TV......the list goes on and on.
One of the best thing about this read more
Nov 20, 2019
NuxlocFae (All reviews)
Have you ever wanted to watch a Japanese Sherlock Holmes wave his dick at you?
Have you ever wondered what a murder mystery would look like if lol-so-random jokes were shoved up its ass?
Are you looking for a mystery anime that makes no sense what-so-ever? Do you even care about writing quality, or are just a you fake anime fan?

If you said yes, then look no further than this anime.

Kabukichou Sherlock is a sorry excuse for a mystery anime! The art is fine, I don't mind the op/ed, or voice acting. But the characters have nothing to them! The script is so stupid. It tries way read more
Dec 21, 2019
KamisamaHatatan (All reviews)
Sherlock Holmes and the novelizations and short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have always filled my life in different shapes and media adaptations. From the Sherlock who is an overly cocky, but jaw-dropping expert on criminology, criminal history and chemistry in the original novels, or the cunning expertise and meticulous memory palace using Benedikt Cumberbatch and even in more abstract forms our beloved Detective Conan. All these Sherlock incarnates connect one thing, the ability to solve every case with precision.

Kabukichou Sherlock is majorly different. The story caught my interest because it dared to add the "comedy" genre into the mix. A mix of murder read more
Dec 4, 2019
TheDeedsOfMen (All reviews)
What I expected: a somewhat decent mystery story.
What I got: a largely episodic slapstick comedy.

Somehow I don't think the brutal murders and cheerful slapstick comedy go together very well. It is like they are trying to fit two different shows into one, and the end result feels like an incohesive mess. For instance, the characters may be investigating a serial killer who murders women in a particularly brutal way. Then they proceed to goof around and act in wacky ways around the corpse. How am I supposed to feel here? Amused? Sad? With the tone doing 180-degree turns within seconds, who knows?

Not every case read more


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