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The File of Young Kindaichi / Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

The File of Young Kindaichi / Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

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Genres: action, drama, horror, mystery, psychological
Themes: crime, detective, magician, police, serial murderer
Objectionable content: Mild
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 148
Vintage: 1997-04-07 to 2000-09-15
Opening Theme: 1. “Confused Memories” by Yuko Tsuburaya (eps 1-23)
2. “meet again” by Laputa (eps 24-42)
3. “Kimi ga iru kara…” by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 43-69)
4. “Brave” by Grass Arcade (eps 70-83)
5. “Justice” by Miru Takayama with TWO-MIX (eps 84-105)
6. “Why? (Funky Version)” by Color (eps 106-138)
7. “Never Say Why, Never Say No” by 566 featuring Sayuri Nakano (eps 139-148)
Ending Theme: 01. “2 Futari” by Rie Tomosaka (eps 1-17)
02. “Boo Bee Magic” by Sarina Suzuki (eps 18-29)
03. “Mysterious Night” by R-Orange (eps 30-42)
04. “White Page” by Platinum Pepper Family (eps 43-62)
05. “Jeans” by Ryoko Hirosue (eps 63-73)
06. “Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita” by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 74-87)
07. “Believe Myself” by New Cinema Tokage (eps 88-98)
08. “Sink” by Plastic Tree (eps 99-110)
09. “Congrats” by Cascade (eps 111-128)
10. “Ultrider” by Pencillin (eps 129-147)
11. “Kimi ga iru kara…” by Yui Nishiwaki (ep 148)

Plot Summary: Hajime Kindaichi may look dumb, but he is one of the smartest you will ever see. He encounters mystery after mystery with his good friend, Miyuki, and he swears to solve them in the name of his grandfather, who was a great detective. (from ANN)

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns / Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo R

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Genres: mystery
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2014-04-05
Opening Theme: 1. “BRAND NEW STORY” by Tokyo Performance Doll
2. “Yue ni, Matenrou” by MUCC
Ending Theme: 1. “Passcode 4854” by Rei Yasuda
2. “Start Line” by 7!!

Plot Summary: High school student and veteran detective Hajime Kindaichi accompanied his classmate and childhood friend Miyuki Nanase to Hong Kong, where she was invited to appear as an emergency lookalike double for famous model Yan Ran. A freeloading trip suddenly turned into a crisis when Nanase disappeared, possibly abducted. (from ANN)

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Official Japanese Website

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Genres: mystery
Running time: 24 minutes
Vintage: 2015-10-03
Opening Theme: 1. “Yonjūshi” (Four Musketeers) by NEWS
2. “TRAGEDY” by KAT-TUN
Ending Theme: 1. “Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way” by flower
2. “Ketsui no Tsubasa” by Rin Akatsuki

Plot Summary: Hajime Kindaichi, Miyuki, and Kenmochi arrive Hong Kong to visit a grand opening of a new hotel and its magic show. What they don’t know yet is that Yōichi Takatō, Kindaichi’s long time nemesis, is pulling strings behind the curtain, and the trio once again get involved in a murder case that can be traced to a secret hidden for 18 years. (from ANN)

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns: The File of Inspector Akechi (special)

File of Inspector Akechi

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Alternative title: Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo
Genres: mystery
Running time: 48 minutes
Vintage: 2015-12-26

The Cases of Young Kindaichi (movie) Vintage: 1996-12-14
The Cases of Young Kindaichi 2 - Deep Blue Massacre (movie) Vintage: 1999-08-21
Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo: Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen (OAV) Vintage: 2012-12-17

Detective Manga Kindaichi Case Files Gets New TV Anime

posted on 2014-02-14 01:50 EST
Yōzaburō Kanari & Fumiya Sato’s work inspired earlier TV anime, live-action projects

Kindaichi Case Files Returns With Original Anime Cast

posted on 2014-02-21 01:30 EST
Taiki Matsuno, Akiko Nakagawa, Juurouta Kosugi, Toshiyuki Morikawa reunite 14 years later

MUCC, 7!! Perform The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Anime’s New Theme Songs

posted on 2014-06-21 09:00 EDT
Naruto Shippūden theme song performers perform Yue ni, Matenrō,” “Start Line”

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Anime Sols Opens Crowdfunding for The File of Young Kindaichi Returns

posted on 2014-06-27 15:58 EDT
DVD set funding of ongoing mystery series available for U.S. and Canadian residents

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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Manga Gets 2nd Anime Adaptation in October

posted on 2015-07-13 03:00 EDT
Manga also goes on 8-issue hiatus, returns in September

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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Season 2’s Length, Visual Revealed

posted on 2015-08-08 01:45 EDT
Fall/Winter anime to feature “puppeter of Hell” Yōichi Takatō

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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Season 2’s Promo Video Streamed

posted on 2015-09-05 08:00 EDT
2nd season airing for half a year premieres on October 3

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Crunchyroll Adds “The File of Young Kindaichi Returns” Anime to Fall Lineup

October 01, 2015 2:02pm CDT
Starts Saturday October 3 at 4:00am

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Chapter 27

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns to Air 1-Hour Special on December 26

posted on 2015-12-21 01:00 EST
Yudai Chiba voices Ryūtaro Kobayashi, a junior detective under Kengo Akechi

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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Chapter 38 “Yukioni Legend Murder File.1”

‘The File of Young Kindaichi Returns’ Anime Enters ‘Legend of Snow Demon’ Arc

posted on 2016-01-12 11:15 EST
Manga’s “Hitogatajima Murder Case” arc ends

KAT-TUN, Rin Akatsuki Perform The File of Young Kindaichi Returns’ New Theme Songs

posted on 2016-01-19 11:59 EST
“Legend of Snow Demon Murder Case” story arc begins on January 23

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Chapter 47 “Fen-Fire Flow Murder File.4”

The File of Young Kindaichi R (All New Episodes)

Kindaichi Is on the Case in a New Zoom Drama

May 26, 2020 1:00pm CDT
Original voice actors reprise their roles for online murder mystery