Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro

Woodpecker Detective's Office

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Synonyms: Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro
Japanese: 啄木鳥探偵處
English: Woodpecker Detective's Office
German: Woodpecker Detective's Office
Spanish: Woodpecker Detective's Office
French: Woodpecker Detective's Office
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Mondays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genre: MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.121 (scored by 82288,228 users)
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Ranked: #88632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4237
Members: 27,854
Favorites: 53

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A ghost was seen on the 12th floor of the Asakusa Juunikai building. A newspaper article featuring the sighting brought together Takuboku Ishikawa, who runs a private detective agency to support his family, and his assistant Kyosuke Kindaichi to solve the case.

(Source: MAL News)

Characters & Voice Actors


Sasaki, Yuusuke
Nishikawa, Kyouhei
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Honjitsu mo Makoto ni Hare Tenya (本日モ誠ニ晴天也)" by Makoto Furukawa

Ending Theme

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Jul 16, 2020
In fiction, a MacGuffin is an object, device, or event that is necessary to the plot and the motivation of the characters, but insignificant, unimportant, or irrelevant in itself.

What is the MacGuffin here? The murders, the conspiracy, the ensuing detective work. If these are insignificant, unimportant, or irrelevant in themselves, what matters?

1. Friendship. Real friendship. Until about episode 9, Ishikawa lives a life of total self-indulgence. While his Epicurean lifestyle creates genius-level poetry, it comes at a cost. This cost is burdened by Kindaichi.

Is Ishikawa a bad friend for consciously using Kindaichi? Is Kindaichi a little groveling bitch for deluding himself that Ishikawa is going ...
Jul 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I have very mixed feelings about this.
Never read the original story before, so I can’t say if this is a decent adaptation of the source material or not.
The first episode was really intriguing and I loved the art style. The Meiji-era is also especially interesting I think, although you won’t notice it much in terms of politics etc., you’ll notice it in the way they speak and obviously what they wear and so on. But personally, I love this period where Japanese and „western“ style first came together like this.
The story itself wasn’t really interesting to me, halfway through the show I didn’t even pay ...
Jun 29, 2020
I'll just cut to the chase here: if you're looking for a good historical mystery show, this isn't it. In the same season where Yesterday wo Utatte airs to old nostalgia (and immediately getting a bad rap for its obscene adaptation), this series created in the late 90s (1999 to be exact) and falling into obscurity is honestly not a surprise.

Fast forward 20 years later, and Liden Films' anime adaptation...will quickly fall into obscurity as well (not to mention the obviously low amount of people watching this).

Think with me like this: We have seen detective shows and played detective games before, but historical ones are ...

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