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Tantei Gakuen Q  
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Kyu's greatest desire is to become a detective. To fulfill his wish, he goes to take the entrance exam to get into the detective school run by Dan Morihiko, one of the most famous detectives ever! At the exam he meets Megu, Kinta, Kazuma, and Ryu as they all try to pass the grueling three-part exam. Kyu wants to solve mysteries, and he gets his wish: his first real case appears in the midst of the exam!


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Associated Names
Detective Academy Q
Detective School Q
Học viện thám tử Q
Penyiasat Remaja Sekolah Detektif Q
โรงเรียนนักสืบ Q (Thai)

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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.172 (end) by Irregular Scans over 3 years ago
v.22 c.171 by Irregular Scans over 3 years ago
v.22 c.170 by Irregular Scans over 3 years ago
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in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (204 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 16th 2020, 10:52pm PST



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Seriously cheesy at times but ultimately very endearing  
by spoopy
September 3rd, 2019, 4:10am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Detective School Q is an anime that ran on Animax in the 2000s.
I'm one of many that saw the original run during that time and liked it, but the anime stops right when the main story kicks off in the manga so I never got adequate closure to this little story. It's been more than a decade since then.
Finally in 2018, I was able to read the ending of this story thanks to Irregular scans. Thank you so much for completing translating this little gem, guys. Thank you so very much.

Detective School Q is a fun murder mystery show that’s aimed at kids and teens. The murders are gruesome, but the logic isn’t really ruthlessly consistent as they might be in mangas such as Liar Game, or Kaiji or other serious logic-focused stories where the intelligence is absolutely top notch.
For a teen/kids show, though, it was really fun. If you liked any of the mysteries in the Phoenix Wright games, it’s as fun as those. The atmosphere is similar too.
It has an oldies-manga kind of feel where you can get easily lost inside the world. The dialogue can get very goofy and very silly, but the story has heart.
The characters have simple motivations and goals and nothing complex happens theme-wise.
But they’re easy enough to get attached to. It’s light and laid back mostly.
Only Kyu, Ryu, Megumi and Detective Dan get any character development. The rest of the cast get only a case or two that showcase their personal lives and nothing else.
So character growth isn’t very strong, and the focus is mostly on the mystery behind each case. Those can get very interesting, and the author does explore a diverse bunch of mysteries. He hits a nice balance between small mysteries and overarching mysteries for 172 chapters, so it’s a nice little package.
The plot revolves around murder of the week stuff until the main, criminal syndicate/overall evil force of the story appears.
The primary villain force is cheesy, over the top, with attitudes belonging to any 90s children cartoon show. The story treats them seriously, which is even goofier, but the mysteries they present don’t get worse because of them, so it’s okay.
There is minimal romance that doesn’t interfere with the plot at all, but it’s there. The closure is sweet, though.

This is a really sweet little manga that deserves more attention. Even though the entire ride was so damn cheesy, the ending was very satisfying and tragic and happy. So many mangas have cop out/terrible endings, the fact the author managed to wrap everything up in one goofy ride legit puts the author over many others that over-promise but fail completely at the end. He promises a consistently cheesy ride from beginning to end with interesting mysteries and delivers exactly on what he promised. The entire thing was so damn endearing.
I’ll genuinely miss it now that it’s gone.
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WAY Better than Conan  
by Acradnxy
February 4th, 2019, 10:10am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I always love the works of AMAGI Seimaru and SATOU Fumiya. Yes, their Kindaichi series is not that popular than Conan, but I love Kindaichi and Tantei Gakuen Q way better than Conan that drags too long. Tantei Gakuen Q has far better story and characters. The plot and the cases are makes sense and the humors are great too. I couldn't help but find myself laugh several times reading this.
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It's a locked room  
by sinxer
November 9th, 2018, 5:28pm
Rating: N/A
Overall ok but I would have liked a few more non Pluto related crimes or at least a few non locked room murders.
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The best one  
by Bibieve
May 2nd, 2017, 1:37am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Thumb up!...the best one...i like the way how they cracked the case using their psychology logic to unlock the culprit's identity. It seems induced the reader to think in finding the clue and make prediction at the same time.
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One of the best out there... :)  
by Selenium_Glow
July 5th, 2008, 6:38pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I've seen the whole anime... and I must confess I'm yet to come across something that's as good as this... It's got some of the most head cracking mysteries/plots that took me time to solve (yes... unlike the rest, I tend to solve the case before the hero/heroin tells who's the murderer/culprit).

However I must also say the manga impressed me to no ends... It has some great artwork (at least the goofy faces are great to watch bigrazz and there are lots in the manga). The storyline is a tad different from the anime so far... but not too much.

A great combination of fun, humor and suspense/thriller.
Recommended to and for everyone!!
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Love it!!  
by torrentchan
December 7th, 2007, 3:33pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is one of the few manga/anime that hooked me in so much I yearn for more! The mysteries/cases Kyuu and his partners must undertake make me go "doki doki" throughout the whole story. Oh how I wish to watch/read more of this terrific story!

I've watched/read Ghost Hunt, xxxHolic, Hell Girl, Karakuri zoushi ayatsuri, Great Detective Poriot and Marple, and some others I've forgotten.

DA Q is my top fave among the mentioned titles. Maybe it is because they are young and it's exciting to see how they work things out while being restrained due to being young.

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