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 79247,924 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #89722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4217
Members: 27,434
Favorites: 52

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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


Sasaki, Yuusuke
Nishikawa, Kyouhei
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Opening Theme

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

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Oct 12, 2021
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Okay, first of all, I have been watching anime for about 2 and a half years and have used MAL as my reference for which ones I should be watching and usually it hasn't let me down, but the score for this one really did not sit right with me. I'm honestly surprised it's so low. I guess to each their own and that it's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I still don't understand why it only has 6 stars. I took a dive into this anime because my favourite seiyuus play the main roles and I honestly couldn't understand the ...
Dec 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I really wanted to like this, truly. I love poetry, I enjoy slower paced shows, and the concept of adding a detective/mystery element sounded intriguing.

However, I really just do not care. The animation is beautiful, subdued but as is the tone of the show. The actual poetry that is read is quite pretty, probably because the main character is based off of a real poet. But every other character doesn't really have much to add.

The sound design is fine, nothing incredibly special, but not bad either.

The story just meanders and goes nowhere until it wraps up. Similar to how the main character behaves. I ...
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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