Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Psychic Detective Yakumo

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Synonyms: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Japanese: 心霊探偵 八雲
English: Psychic Detective Yakumo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Dec 26, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Sogo Vision, NHK-BS2
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 5497454,974 users)
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Ranked: #24592
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Popularity: #1578
Members: 130,424
Favorites: 538

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Haruka Ozawa's sophomore year is getting seriously scary. One of her friends is possessed, another has committed suicide and Haruka could be the next one to flunk the still-breathing test. Her only way out of this potentially lethal dead end? Yakumo Saito, an enigmatic student born with a mysterious red eye that allows him to see and communicate with the dead. But the deceased don't always desist and some killers are more than ready to kill again to keep dead men from telling any more tales. That doesn't stop Haruka's knack for digging up buried secrets, and there's even more evidence of bodies being exhumed by both Yakumo's police contact and an investigative journalist with a newly made corpse in her closet! Can this pair of anything but normal paranormal detectives solve the ultimate dead case files or will they end up in cold storage themselves?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Muraoka, Hideaki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Key -Phase 1-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 1-3)
2: "Key -Phase 2-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 4-6)
3: "Key -Phase 3-" by Jangled Cat (Daisuke Ono) (eps 7-13)

Ending Theme

"Missing You" by Lisa Komine

Dec 28, 2010
'Shinrei Tantei Yakumo' ('Psychic Detective Yakumo') is about Yakumo, an university student and private detective, who has a red left eye that lets him see ghosts and spirits.

The premise and atmosphere of this show is very similar to 'Ghost Hunt', just that the good guys have no offensive super powers, and the ghosts and spirits are directly harmless. The basic format of the show begins with Haruka asking Yakumo to investigate on a case, he takes a look at the scene, ask for help from allies (police detectives, journalist, priest etc), and puts the spirits at ease after a showdown. At the same time, there ...
Mar 5, 2011
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo revolves around a strange college student with a cursed red left eye. Through his eye, Yakumo is able to see and communicate with spirits of the dead, helping them move on from their earthly dwelling.

The events unfold in an episodic format familiar to detective series fans, giving STY the double effect of being easy to follow while having a tendency to be repetitive. Personally, though, I liked the format. Despite the mini-cases, the plot still followed the main conflict, which is big and complex and absolutely mind-boggling. Technically, the art is so-so, but the sound is fantastic. BGM is perfectly timed ...
Oct 14, 2010
Ghosts, the supernatural, and mystery-- with more focus on the former two and less of the latter.

So far, each episode seems to be formatted like this:
Some character development, a mystery involving a ghost/supernatural forces, foreshadowing of a bigger plot. (And this pattern has stayed consistent on the episodes I've seen so far...)

Obviously, with a pattern like this one or all of the three has to be sacrificed and we end up with a mystery per episode that is neither challenging to us nor expanded well on. Just a plain "oh here's an issue, here's -briefly- what the characters did, and here's the solution."

It's not a ...

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