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: CrossdressingCrossdressing, DetectiveDetective, SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.091 (scored by 3238732,387 users)
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Ranked: #38032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2062
Members: 102,398
Favorites: 595

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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


Itou, Youhei
Miura, Fumi
Assistant Producer
Nagai, Akira
Assistant Producer
Oota, Shinya
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Shake & Shake" by sumika

Ending Theme

1: "Beautiful Reasoning" by Bishounen Tanteidan (eps 1-2,4,6,8,10-11)
2: "Welcoming Days" by Bishounen Tanteidan (eps 3,5,7,9,12)

Episode Videos


Jun 27, 2021
“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 ...
Aug 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
pretty boys detective club, a show that was one step away from greatness.

this show was a perfect example of why 1 weak point can ruin an entire story, depending on what it is, and in what story it is being weak in.
now let me start with the positives and then get slowly to that single negative that ruins the show:

art, direction and animation: 9

its more than good enough for this kind of show. I mean if this was a battle shounen, 9 would be extremely high for this animation and art. but if I'm being honest, I don't think making the animation ...
Jun 26, 2021
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 ...

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