Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan

What would you like to edit?

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: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.481 (scored by 15061,506 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #131442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10065
Members: 3,041
Favorites: 1

Available At


Ranked #13144Popularity #10065Members 3,041
Add to My List
Episodes: /1


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.

(Source: AniDB)

Characters & Voice Actors


Oozora, Masaki
Director, Storyboard
Katou, Shouji
Sound Director
Moriguchi, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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


Aug 1, 2023
I thought the anime was very fun and polished. I get that the plot was a little all over the place, but if they had actually made a show rather than this tiny pilot, I think it could've been something iconic. The writing was well put together, the animation wasn't horrible, and the music was very charming. The only flaw seemed to be the story, but there's only so much you can shove into a pilot. I thought the art style was good, compared to most 80s anime. The only character that really annoyed me was Shizuka, but that mostly stemmed from the fact I ...
Feb 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 6, 2020
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.

Interest Stacks

37 Entries · 2 Restacks
by LaBeuf
47 Entries · 75 Restacks
50 Entries · 28 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Katsugeki Shoujo Tanteidan Episode 1 Discussion
Shimapan-chan - Jul 17, 2017
9 repliesby Shrimp_Tail »»
Mar 28, 12:23 PM