Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Detective Opera Milky Holmes

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ
English: Detective Opera Milky Holmes
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2010 to Dec 23, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Themes: DetectiveDetective, ParodyParody, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.911 (scored by 1743417,434 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3283
Members: 45,681
Favorites: 224

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"Toys" are powers bestowed upon those chosen to wield them, each having qualities that are unique to their users. Some of these individuals are born pure, using their powers to become detectives. Others bloom laced with poison and choose to become phantom thieves. These two opposing factions caused the formation of various detective academies around the globe—training detectives to fight and catch the phantom thieves.

Sherlock Shellingford, Nero Yuzurizaki, Hercule Burton, and Cordelia Glauca form "Milky Holmes", a group recognized as the cream of the crop in the Yokohama-based Holmes Detective Academy. However, in a skirmish against the phantom thief Arsene, their Toys suddenly disappear, deeming them unfit to continue as detectives. Stripped of their prestigious life and thrown into a rundown attic, they face expulsion if they fail to regain their powers within the next three months.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes tells the story of a once-legendary group in their journey to recover their Toys, as well as attempting to continue their line of work without the powers that once defined their career.

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Opening Theme

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"Seikai wa Hitotsu! Janai!! (正解はひとつ!じゃない!!)" by Milky Holmes

Ending Theme

"Honnou no Doubt (本能のDOUBT)" by Faylan


Jul 15, 2020
Story (7/10) Main character lose their power and main villain trying her best to return their power so in this anime main villain helping main characters.

Art (7/10) This anime art is good it's like classic anime art.

Sound (10/10) Sound in this anime Outstanding even Voice Actors.

Characters (8/10) I loved main characters and villain except Twenty because he is annoying.

Enjoyment (10/10) I really enjoyed this anime never got bored in any of episodes maybe because of fan services or comedy.

Overall (8/10) Very Good anime if you like Loli with comedy scenes and Fan services than this anime is for you but if you want anime ...
Jun 1, 2016
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is a great title to detect people with alike mindset; if you stumble upon a favorite anime list with Milky Holmes included, it's generally a safe bet to try other high-rated titles there - similar mindset, simlilar taste that is.

And it's all because one can't really praise Milky Holmes for its story, art, sound or characters in particular.

The story mainly revolves around several cute magical girls who lost their powers due to a oppai villain and now fight to get them back.
You will have to grow extra fingers in order to count titles like that, right?
Art and sound are ...
Jun 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is about the conflict of two opposing sides: detectives and phantom thieves. They are both bestowed with amazing powers called Toys and they fight beautifully in the dead of night.
That's what the intro wants you to believe, but that's not really the case. More than anything, it's about four useless idiot detectives tripping over each other.
I don't know why it's called Milky Holmes, either, but I'm guessing that's just something they thought sounded good in 2010.

The Milky Holmes are descendants of famous detectives and were themselves supposedly famous before the series started, but now they've lost their powers and became ...

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Recent News

New Anime Special for 'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Announced

New Anime Special for 'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Announced

The official website for the Milky Holmes anime series has released a video featuring the cast members and announced a new anime special for the franchise. Titled Ar...read more

New Year's Eve Special of 'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Announced

New Year's Eve Special of 'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Announced

It was announced at the two-day concert Live Milky Holmes Full Color Matsuri (key visual pictured) this past weekend that a new anime of the Tantei Opera Milky Holme...read more

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