Mar 28, 2016
plisetskytrash (All reviews)
First of all I must say I didn’t watch/read any previous Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo material, like manga or prequel so I basically jumped into this season without previous knowledge of anything else and I definitely didn’t regret it! Also I need to add that everything was perfectly clear in this series so you don’t necessarily need to watch prequel to understand the plot.

This is a typical detective-mystery anime that revolve around high school student Hajime Kindaichi, grandson of famous detective. Anime focuses on Hajime’s efforts to solve the mysterious circumstances of different crimes by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction. And the most important thing you can’t really guess who the perpetrator is, so you’re into it till the end! What makes it even more interesting, even if you know who the murderer is, you have no clue why he did it or how. In the moment all of this is reviled there is also that element of surprise which makes it so exciting to watch. Usually the stories are quite sad so there we have a quick peek into human souls and various motives for murder are reviled. Although there are a lot of serious and emotional moments you can enjoy a lot of funny moments and light comedy too. Perhaps it is not as realistic and advanced as some other animes but it’s fun to watch. One more great thing about this anime are the characters. Hajime is loveable, determined, intelligent, just great main shounen character. With help of his lovely friend Miyuki, he can solve every crime.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns is really enjoyable anime with lots of qualities so if you like this shounen-detective genre with mysterious plot and exciting stories I truly recommend this one.