Night Walker: Mayonaka no Tantei

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: NightWalker: Eternal Darkness
Japanese: Night Walker -真夜中の探偵-
English: Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective
French: Night Walker: Midnight Detective
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 1998 to Sep 23, 1998
Premiered: Summer 1998
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:45 (JST)
Studios: AIC
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: DetectiveDetective, VampireVampire
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.911 (scored by 73037,303 users)
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Ranked: #45462
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Popularity: #4691
Members: 21,049
Favorites: 102

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Shido Tatsuhiko is not only a private eye... he is also a vampire with no real memory of his past. Joined by Yayoi Matsunaga, a female government agent, Riho Yamazaki, an orphaned teenage girl working as his girl Friday and Guni, a little green imp, Shido must face demonic creatures known as Nightbreed. Meanwhile, Cain, the vampire who made him what he is now, is seeking him...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Morikubo, Shoutarou


Seki, Toshihiko

Asahina, Yoko

Kikuchi, Takako

Akiba, Koichi

Sakaguchi, Kouichi


Kida, Ayumi


Kagawa, Yutaka
Ryota, Yamaguchi
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"Gessekai (月世界)" by Buck-Tick

Ending Theme

"Mirai Kouro (未来航路)" by La'cryma Christi


Dec 17, 2009
I've always been a huge fan of Gothic Horror. Dark, creepy, and bloody shows have been things that have always interested me. I also love a good vampire story. Now add to that the fact that I enjoy a good mystery or crime drama, and the reason I decided to review this next show should be a no brainer. As the back cover proudly exclaims this "combines urban crime drama and horror motifs". Ah, it's like a show made specifically for my tastes. But I also think this is the type of show that could have a much wider appeal. I ran into this title ...
Jul 11, 2019
I love episodic series.

They allow people who are just channel browsing to be able to enjoy a show without needing to know too much about the earlier episodes, but can easily go back and watch once they have seen the episode.

NightWalker: Midnight Detective is the best episodic shows I have seen (both anime and outside of anime).

I won’t go into too much detail about the story because the story changes in each episode, but the premise of each episode is about a private detective (who is a vampire who cannot remember his past) solving mysteries caused by parasitic demons known as Night-Breeds.

The stories in each ...
Aug 22, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Alright, first off, this show is not one for those that want an answer right away. It doesn’t even have a rather good ending in my mind because it leaves as a cliff hanger. Some things in the story feel left out and just thrown in at the last minute as though they tried to stay to the game storyline but also change it for a monster by week style show.

Tatsuhiko Shido is the perfect vampire in my mind. He is hunted by his past and looks to set things right though he can’t stop who he is. He drinks blood and can’t go ...

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