Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro

Woodpecker Detective's Office

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English: Woodpecker Detective's Office
Synonyms: Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro
Japanese: 啄木鳥探偵處


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: Crunchyroll
Source: Novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.041 (scored by 51075,107 users)
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Ranked: #81232
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Popularity: #3652
Members: 21,412
Favorites: 37
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ezaki, Shinpei
Furukawa, Makoto
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance
Kishimoto, Taku
Series Composition


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Gondola no Uta (ゴンドラの唄)" by NOW ON AIR

Jun 29, 2020
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 16, 2020
Nid_Vicious (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 16, 2020
ShinObi-Wan (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 9, 2020
CurryxSake (All reviews)
Woodpecker Detective's Office is pretty okay.

Production-wise, the artwork is beautiful. The animation may be static in most places, but the camera work and the tone of the story makes up for it. The OST suits the mood, though unremarkable.

For a story about a poet being a detective, it doesn't feel like a detective story. There's rarely a battle of wits or the tension that occurs when solving a mystery. That being said, I think the anime itself is more interested to how we as the audience solve the mystery. The characters' dialogue and routines, the way the camera shoots the scenes would often become read more

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