Bishounen Tanteidan

Pretty Boy Detective Club

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Synonyms: Bishounen Series
Japanese: 美少年探偵団
English: Pretty Boy Detective Club
German: Pretty Boy Detective Club
French: Pretty Boy Detective Club
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Novel
Genre: MysteryMystery
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.151 (scored by 2643626,436 users)
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Ranked: #32182
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Popularity: #1933
Members: 85,948
Favorites: 524

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Mayumi Doujima promises her parents that she will give up on her dreams of becoming an astronaut on her 14th birthday if she cannot find a star she once saw long ago. Overhearing her troubles, the eccentric Manabu Soutouin offers to help her search for the star alongside the rest of Yubiwa Academy's mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club, whose rules are as follows: "Be pretty, be a boy, and be a detective!"

However, Mayumi is unique—she can see many things that ordinary people cannot. Her eyesight allows her to see the tiniest of details, from people approaching her at a distance to hidden traps that would otherwise go undetected. When the search for the lost star begins to sour, the Pretty Boy Detective Club end up entangled in something far beyond what they ever imagined.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shinbou, Akiyuki
Ootani, Hajime
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Murase, Ayumu
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Shake & Shake" by sumika

Ending Theme

1: "Beautiful Reasoning" by Bishounen Tanteidan (eps 1-2, 4, 6)
2: "Welcoming Days" by Bishounen Tanteidan (eps 3,5,7)

Jun 26, 2021
Kamacho_Bronze (All reviews)
Before I begin my review, I believe there is a thing or two about Bishounen Tanteidan that needs to be cleared up before actual scoring the show on its own merits, as it feels other reviews seem to miss these aspects.

Bishounen Tanteidan is inherently, unrealistic. The middle schoolers act like 20s bohemian adults. They go toe to toe with kidnappers, a possibly supernatural murderer, an esoteric artistic weirdo, a first grader who acts like an adult princess trying to save her dynasty through marriage, and somehow, a middle school casino racket done for very....dangerous purposes and reasons. Realism is completely lacking in this show.

And thats read more
Jun 27, 2021
BayraktarTB2 (All reviews)
“Because this is… child’s play, after all.”

Bishounen Tanteidan is an anime adapted from a mystery novel series by Nisio Isin, directed by Akiyuki Shinbou and animated by Studio Shaft. It’s literally Bakemonogatari. The end. Thank you for reading my Bishounen Tanteidan review.

That’s everything that I’d need to say if we were living in an ideal world. We’re not living in an ideal world. We’re living in a world full of liars. In this particular case, full of liars that lie about liking something that they can't even begin to understand.
Here’s a completely hypothetical example: if a person that doesn’t know how to read says that read more
Jun 26, 2021
Auri_Shirou (All reviews)
First anime I watch of this writer. The art style, animation and everything else is amazing. The character designs are creative and attractive. I found the story to be really terrible though. It was really long winded and boring at times. Things that could be told in a more clear way were explained in really weird and complex ways for no reason. It is obvious that is how this writer likes to narrate their stories. The story also doesn't seem to have any plot. It's literally episodic, in each episode they deal with something for no apparent reason, nor final objective. The story ends with read more
Jun 26, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
To be part of the exclusive Pretty Boy Detective Club, follow these 3 rules: Be pretty; Be a boy; and most importantly, Be a detective.

The famed Monogatari novelist NisiOisin is back, as is studio Shaft together with chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, ready to tackle another series that the legendary novelist has concocted, namely the Bishounen series. Originally, this Bishounen Tanteidan (or the Pretty Boy Detective Club) group was supposed to appear in one of NisiOisin's earlier series that is aptly named the Boukyaku Tantei (or The Forgetful Detective) series, but during its story development, he decided that it could be made as an independent title read more

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