Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

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Japanese: 富豪刑事 Balance:UNLIMITED
English: The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Novel
Genre: MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 177973177,973 users)
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Ranked: #16392
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Popularity: #518
Members: 392,215
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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This anime had so much potential from first episodes. The whole idea of a millionaire detective pairing up with a detective, who doesn't like justice being made through money was really fresh to me, but unfortunately the story was rushed and nothing interesting came at the end. I was expecting more character development and engaging fight scenes, but they also were rushed, 11 episodes were clearly not enough to present an interesting plot to the viewers, because 2 or 3 episodes were filler type and the rest didn't succeed in telling the main story right.
There were things that I liked - like the opening ...
Oct 11, 2020
Just came off finishing this series and DAMN IT WAS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honestly this series was such a unique experience to watch and I loved it from start to finish. The series starts off episodic with the MCs solving individual crimes to help smooth us into the story then it gets to the main plotline later on. The immediate appeal is Daisuke and the whole theme of Balance Unlimited. I never get sick of seeing him throw around money to solve his problems with that smug smile that makes it hard to hate the guy.

Matter of fact Daisuke is now one of my top 3 favourite ...
Nov 22, 2020
This is my first review on MyAnimeList, and what a good choice for my first show to review. I am here to review The Millionaire Detective- Balance: UNLIMITED: This show felt like a breath of fresh air. This show had me looking forward to a new episode every single week. Let's get into specifics.

Story: 7
The story of this show is pretty good. Some might say it's nothing to write home about but I believe that the story was good for the narrative the creators wanted to pull off. The first few episodes are sort of in an episodic nature, with just a case-of-the-day sort of ...
Sep 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
In the beginning, Balance Unlimited presented itself with a unique plot and cast of characters that don't fit the mold of standard investigators. With those two combined, it should've created a fantastic show. And it did, for the most part. Sadly, there's a lot that I found to be underutilized with some wasted potential.

Story (6/10)
The story I found to be entertaining in the beginning but before things started to get serious with Daisuke's story, the cases were somewhat episodic while following a linear storyline that would be presented later on. When the story suddenly shifts, it makes the first couple of episodes feel a bit ...
Aug 6, 2020
Preliminary (4/11 eps)
There is a lot to say about this show, for all the right reasons honestly. You cannot go wrong with this show, and thankfully it's back, and it's really hit the ground running once again since it's come back, and here is why!

Of course the main focus is on the two main characters and who they are. The chemistry between the two main characters really mesh well together, and it really pushes the show forward. I'd honestly say the last two episodes for sure have been great on that, and have really pushed my liking towards this anime more. So well done on that part. ...
Aug 7, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/11 eps)

the first episode was absolutely a great start and i saw the (unlimited) potential of this show, but the humor & hype hasn't been exactly the same since then. and no, i don't just mean because it was on hiatus. episode 4 was a literal fanfiction. not to repeat jokes but...as someone else said, fanservice: unlimited.

character development is good! but did we need a whole episode of fluff just for daisuke to learn a few basic living tips?

i'm not complaining, because i still like where this show can head given time. the pacing is just a bit weird, there's not really much of an ...
Aug 13, 2020
Preliminary (4/11 eps)
This show is honestly terrible in so many ways mainly involving the plot, the base problem that really ruins the show being said plot and how Cuck James Bond can literally buy anything he wants which makes everything in this show have zero stakes because you know he's literally just gonna buy evidence, answers, or an entire building if he has to to solve the case. At least shows with gimmicky things like this have good characters, good character interactions, good writing, or god-tier animation and sadly this show has none of that. To end it all off go read Spy x Family or really ...
Sep 24, 2020
"(The love of) money is the root of all evil. So I came, I saw, I sponsored."
Balance: UNLIMITED, proudly sponsored by the Kambe Conglomerate.

Another series that was unfortunately delayed by COVID, but gained its foothold back into the Summer season, and I'd have to say that for a police/detective mystery show of a novel like this, it was good overall, but somehow faltered along the way for the precedence of speculations as far as Fujoshi fandom between the 2 central characters. Don't quote me on this, it's just my gut feeling on this show, but this has to be just said out loud: fanservice: ...
Aug 7, 2020
Preliminary (4/11 eps)
Balance: Unlimited delivers more or less on what it promises from the first episode. Action, detective work, and oil and water police partners coming to see eye to eye. Oh, and unlimited money, of course.

Insofar as police shows go, outside of "One of them has unlimited money," this doesn't stray too far outside the sorts of patterns you'd expect to see, however, a show doesn't need to be completely unique to be enjoyable and well-delivered. The unlimited money quirk is enough to make the show interesting, and the rest of the more "normal" writing in its characters and relatively episodic plot isn't particularly stellar, but ...
Sep 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This show has a story that, while interesting, I feel was never really the focus of the show. Now this is a buddy cop show, so the main focus of the show is the dynamics between the conflicting personalities of it's main characters, which I feel is done well. Kanbe and Katou are fun to watch, and that really is the most important thing in a show like this for me.

This show has a nice style to it, which partly drew me in initially as it looked interesting. The sound design is good and the little theme song that plays whenever Kanbe unexpectedly pulls some ...
Aug 31, 2020
Preliminary (7/11 eps)
It ended. Thank god, this is the last time I'm ever coming back to this show. "Hero", what a misunderstood word. The show aims for charisma in a three piece while tripping over its own laces.

Gotta say, I was very excited about this show. The opening came out and it was such a good hit. The animation from the opening seemed better than average as well. However, after watching the first few episodes, man, what a letdown.

The soundtrack is interesting and fits the theme of this kind of crime-detective shows well, love the sometimes jazzy tones that really sparkle. The ending and opening ...
Sep 24, 2020
Balance:Unlimited is probably one of the freshest shows I've seen in a while. I really can't think of any anime to compare it to, that I've seen at least. The closest comparison I could come up with is James Bond meets mission impossible with a little bit of Rush Hour. If you're interested in any of those franchises, you need to be watching this.

It's a consistently entertaining and fun show with over the antics, cool characters and a surprisingly good plot/mystery. The first few episodes kind of make it feel like a villain of the week type set up with the two detectives solving ...
Sep 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I was really hyped for the show, it was exactly what i was looking for and could have been season top for me but,
Decline graph is all I can say which went to negative.
the first episode really captured a smooth edgy cowboy bebop/Durarara vibe with an interesting concept. The second episode delivered on it with and and things were going well.
but after that.... meh N_N
In my opinion they should have gone with episodic slice of life action approach if they were going to give it this beige and clustered story, the backstories are attempted to be set in ground in exchange of being mind ...
Aug 28, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (7/11 eps)
If you're reading this very review of mine and are interested in watching this anime, there are two possibilities...

ONE, you're here for Daisuke Kambe

TWO, you're actually genuinely interested in watching the anime.

Well, if I'm going to be HELLA honest, I started watching this for the sole purpose of fangirling over Daisuke and lemme just say that those were some embarrassing times. But no worries, I've grown and learnt from my past mistakes and am now a new man. It took me quite a while to realize that there isn't much to Daisuke other than the fact that he's just hot and yeaa.

Aside from ...
Nov 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
The anime risked proposing a plot far from reality, even if it happens in the present times. What I mean is that she took on the use of technology with an almost fanciful and surreal air, and that immediately fascinated me right away.

Unfortunately, the direction took on a very personal and forewarned look, Anime spends few moments when it manages to highlight this reality. With the exception of the first episode, which is one that manages to go further with the idea of ​​the work, most of the time, he is more focused on dramatizing some moments in an unnecessary way than on enhancing what ...
Sep 25, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Fugou Keiji is about two people, first and foremost.

Kambe Daisuke is extremely wealthy and he can solve virtually all of his problems using his money, so he does. He doesn't actively disrespect others, but he carries the attitude that he doesn't have time for them, which the show initially suggests is not a wrong assumption.

Katou Haru, on the other hand, initially looks down on Daisuke's methods and respects Cho's more traditional approach. Where Daisuke is stoic and unmoved, Haru is always throwing himself into danger—often unprepared, and with little regard for his own safety—for the greater good.

Thus the question is, do they change?

STORY (3/10)

The ...
Sep 24, 2020
HIGHLIGHTS: OPMC, great character development, good art

This was a great show that I eagerly waited every week for a new episode. The MC is so carefree about whatever he does to solve a case, to the point that it's actually funny. He has unlimited balance in his bank account so he does whatever he wants. The interesting part of this story is that we get to learn about the background of this cool character, bit by bit in each episode. Now if you enjoy learning about cool OPMCs, then this is the perfect show for you. Oh, and I forgot to mention, the theme songs ...
Sep 5, 2020
Preliminary (8/11 eps)
Balance unlimited is a very fun watch for me, and it has a lot of good things about it

The story starts as a normal police show that is quite shallow, but its not very annoying because the characters are fun to watch and the soundtrack and art are very good.

From episode 6 it gets an actual plot which is super intriguing and easy to get invested in, the characters also become a lot more fleshed out and I really liked that :)

all in all I would definitely recommend you give this anime a watch, and see if you like it
Sep 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited tried hard to be many things. From everything about it's promotional material, it seemed to uniquely stylish, interesting and adventurous -- unfortunately it didn't quite manage to be any of these things.

These thoughts have been brewing in my head for a while, so this is going to be a long-winded and highly subjective review-- just a disclaimer. To be honest I literally waited every week to get through this show, just so I could give it a six out of ten. And really, in some episodes, the show really hit a low point and I was tempted to give it a five. ...
Sep 16, 2020
Preliminary (9/11 eps)
honestly, i don't have a lot to say about this show: the storyline is stale, the characters are one-dimensional, the animation and music are nothing to rave about, etc, but all that i would forgive if the core idea of this anime wasn't such an ideological nightmare.

throughout the episodes, you get presented with the most neoliberal takes imaginable, even as the show does a great job at showcasing the existential horror of people being allowed to do whatever the fuck they want if they have enough inherited money. i mean, there is an honest to goodness scene of daisuke using his vast technology to ...