Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Girl Detective Club
Japanese: 活劇少女探偵団


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 1986
Producers: Japan Home Video
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.551 (scored by 884884 users)
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Ranked: #124172
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Popularity: #9793
Members: 2,041
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Our heroine has been kidnapped and her two somewhat ditzy friends decided to save her in a war machine they found in her house. Unfortunately they have little idea of how it works so let the random destruction begin.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Okuwaki, Masaharu
Moriguchi, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance
Hayashi, Yuzo
Theme Song Arrangement


Opening Theme

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"Tenshi no Montage (天使のモンタージュ)" by TARAKO, Yuriko Yamamoto, and Masako Miura

Ending Theme

"Mimamoritai no (見守りたいの)" by Hiroko Moriguchi

May 6, 2020
Thedude3445 (All reviews)
Horrible title. There is almost no detectiving going on here, and they are hardly a club. They are girls, though.

This OVA sucks, kind of like a store brand version of Project A-ko, complete with an obsessive lesbian (literally attaching herself to the main girl at nearly all times) and overly goofy action.

Really, it's got its moments, but the animation is terrible, and it's simultaneously too long for how thin the story and characters are, and too short for how its silly mystery action plot needed to be. Kind of the case for a lot of these 80s/90s anime OVAs.
Mar 14, 2013
Alpharon (All reviews)
Esta review también está en español.

Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan (KST from now on) is a veeeeery long 30 min OVA, created in the mid eighties by TMS. In this OVA they didn't aim for greatness, that's for sure. Just to begin with, KST can be translated as "Girl Detective Club"... and I can think of two things wrong with that title: there is no club, nor detectives. But don't worry, there are girls...

The... hmmm... story, I suppose, shows us Yuriko, Midori and Shizuka, three friends that study (and live) in Katrina, one of those typical ginormous and rich academies... But the wealth wasn't enough for read more
Feb 4, 2022
moonstne (All reviews)
Personally I don't get the hate this OVA gets. Imagine you have to make a stand alone anime with a 30ish min runtime and you DON'T have some super amazing story written by some genius. What do you do? You cannot have some drawn out character development or amazing world building. So why not just have some fun and go for the easy wins. Go cute girls with ecchi moments, guns, and simple humor. And tada, you have Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan.

This is a mid show that is very light. Play it for some background noise while you do dishes or something. Good for a few read more
Dec 25, 2018
matthigh (All reviews)
What can I say? This has to be one of the worst one-shot stories I have seen in a long, long time. Not even "so bad it's good", but rather "so bad it really is bad" bad.

Not sure where to start with this one. First of all, the title has nothing to do with the story (well, it does have girls in it...that's about it). But then again, I'm not even sure there's a "story" here - three girls at a private school, one goes missing, and the other two head out to rescue her. read more

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