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Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo  
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From Tokyopop:

Kindaichi (frequently with best-bud, Miyuki) travels to various places where a murder has taken place, typically involving ghosts, curses, myths and folklore of significant events from the distant past, and solves the mystery using ingenious deductions of curious clues and his cool magic.

In 1995, this manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shounen.


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Associated Names
Detektif Kindaichi
Kindaichi Case Files
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo
Les Enquêtes de Kindaichi (French)
Penyiasat Remaja Kindaichi
Thám tử Kindaichi
Young Kindaichi’s Casebook
Zapiski detektywa Kindaichi
Дело ведет юный детектив Киндайти

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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.137 by Irregular Scans 6 hours ago
v.17 c.136 by Irregular Scans 7 days ago
v.17 c.135 by Irregular Scans 14 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (107 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 2nd 2018, 3:20pm PST



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TokyoPop (17 Volumes - Defunct)

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3 Month Pos #824 decreased(-66)
6 Month Pos #768 increased(+77)
Year Pos #805 increased(+373)

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great detective manga!   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by whitespade
July 10th, 2014, 12:22am
this mangaka is on par with Gosho Aoyama (detective conan), and Shinobu Kaitani (liar game) in making detective-like manga than need brains to formulate. i think this mangaka is one of the first in making 'hard' detective manga, and i'm thankful for paving a way for other mangaka to make challenging manga.

however, this is quite old manga, thus the art is not very stellar. especially the first several volumes the proportion of the characters are off and the art can be a bit crude. however the mystery itself is not affected, thus if you are ok with wonky art for great plot, this is for you.

another thing to point at, this manga is quite different from detective conan, is that the cases are not as diverse as detective conan. in dc, there are quite a few other case like robbery, lost items, kidnapping and such, but detective kindaichi are exclusively murder cases, and all but one are serial murder cases. most cases are very tragic with you will sympathizing the murderers, and most importantly - more than half of the murderers will commit harakiri ( stabbing themselves in the stomach) after they done the deeds because by and large they are good people, but fall from grace due to the people they murdered and they feel they do not deserve to live after such things they do.

and to anyone who want pure logic from this manga, you will not get it as i notice quite a few 'accidents' that led to kindaichi find the perpetrator. add with the aid of videos, sometimes it can be quite too convenient.

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you will also notice quite a few of kindaichi's own classmates are murderers, and such high percentage of killers in one school are too illogical for some readers. however, it does make good stories.

but all in all, this manga do have quite high drama and suspense ratio more than detective conan, so even if you dont care about detective stuff, the misery of the characters here will surely bring you to joy.
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Great manga *___*   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hermit-chan
September 18th, 2008, 5:46am
There are already complete published manga volumes on this in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. I enjoyed reading the entire 28 volume and yes, the plot is more mature than Conan. The art might be a little difficult to get used to..but the art steadily improved throughout the arcs.

The thing that I ANTICIPATED the most in this manga is NOT JUST finding out WHO's the one behind the murders but also Reading their motives that pushed them into doing the crimes. You might ended up symphasizing the killers! O___o

... Last updated on September 18th, 2008, 5:51am
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