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Kaiketsu Jouki Tanteidan  
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Description
From Viz:

A Steampunk mystery from the creator of Silent Mobius!

In this tale of a past (or future?) that never was, in the age of Steam, masked dandies, dastardly supervillains, and sentient machines stalk a Japanese Gotham by night. Are the sharp wits and quick reflexes of wunderkind detectives Narutaki and pretty nurse Ling Ling enough to thwart evil and unravel the mysteries of this strange world?

When Narutaki meets Ling Ling, a pretty nurse with a dark secret, he gains both a true-blue friend and two new assistants. He'll certainly need all the help he can get when he is forced to do battle with such nefarious villains as the Phantom Knight, the Machine Baron, and Dr. Guilty!

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Associated Names
快傑蒸気探偵団
Steam Detectives
Thám tử thành phố hơi nước

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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (7 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 25th 2013, 7:50pm PST

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Year
1994

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (8 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #867 increased(+419)
Monthly Pos #2483 increased(+457)
3 Month Pos #3935 increased(+1430)
6 Month Pos #6131 increased(+1481)

List Stats
On 21 reading lists
On 72 wish lists
On 6 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 14 custom lists

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Interesting Neo-noir steampunk   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by great_k
October 21st, 2014, 2:07pm
I rate the steam punk anime very highly.
The anime brought to life the neo-noir steampunk atmosphere with good visuals and sounds.
The dub was good and I love the intro song. The characters are interesting and very likeable.
While the manga lacks the ability to bring the world to life with color and sounds it does expand the Steam Detectives universe.
Characters are given more depth in the manga. Ling Ling's relationships with her sister and her love life is touched on upon more.
Officer Anna becomes part of the main cast in the manga and is not just a 1 episode minor character like in the anime.
The manga has a more mature feel. e.g. Lang Lang and Le Bled are shown to have a sexual relationship in the manga (adds more weight as to why she is so devoted to him).

To sum up I think people who enjoyed the anime will enjoy the manga as it expands on the universe and takes the story line further but people who read the manga as a stand alone may not find enough there to keep them engaged.
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