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Ayatsuri Sakon

Alt titles: Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

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Tachibana Sakon is a skilled puppeteer with an unusual hobby: solving murders. Along with Ukon, a one-of-a-kind puppet made in the Meiji era, Sakon manages to find himself in a variety of life-threatening situations. Join the duo as they put their detective skills to the test in terrifying cases of revenge, malice, and murder.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Ayatsuri Sakon 1995 TBD
Name Role
Toshimitsu KOBAYASHI Character Design
Hitoyuki MATSUI Director
Norihiro TSURU Music
Yuriko NAKAMURA Music
Sharaku MAROU Original Manga Creator
Shiro SASAKI Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Ayatsuri Sakon KiraRin 4.5/10 Jul 25, 2010
Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon KiraRin 4.5/10 Jul 25, 2010

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Ayatsuri Sakon Alistoru 2/10 Nov 7, 2010
Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon Alistoru 2/10 Nov 7, 2010
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Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.

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animegirl93

Ayatsuri Sakon and Ghost Hunt are both very similar because they are both a mystery about murders most of the time. I am absolutely positive you'll love one if you liked the other. :)

devils0dark0doer

Alike in their creepy stories and strange mysterious qualities, Ghost Hunt and Ayatsuri Sakon hold your interest and keep you guessing until the last minute. Not only do the tales unravel before you, the characters also are concealed behind their pasts that aren't discovered by the audience but for a few spry moments of nostalgia.

seasong

These are both case by case mysteries with a light horror feel to them. Ayatsuri Sakon focuses more on the mystery and Ghost Hunt focuses more on the horror aspect of the anime. However, both are intriguing and the central characters are endearing.

Aznslacker

Both Ayatsuri Sakon and Ghost Hunt are discovery animes in the sense that the protagonists often try to uncover some sort of mystery.

Both series follow a similar episodic manner in development, displaying several varying scenarios, while having a single storyline carrying through.

While Ayatsuri Sakon is aimed toward uncovering criminals and Ghost Hunt is aimed at the surreal, they both utilize an excellent deductive process which viewers may find intriguing.

luvtheworld2

Because both of them follow a team of people who solve murder mysteries, and both are quite a bit like Sherlock Holmes. While we see things through Mai's eyes in Ghost Hunt, we see things through Ukon's eyes in Ayatsuri Sakon, and the time it takes to solve each mystery, the complex plot and characters are all very similar. 

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Detective Academy Q

Detective Academy Q

Kyu has always been interested in solving mysteries. After assisting in a murder case, he earns the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a famous detective school established by the equally famous detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is trusted implicitly by the police and receives their absolute cooperation in all matters, and its students are often able to crack even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu, along with fellow classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma and Ryu, meet the demands of the school and the crimes that cross their paths?

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Zlant

Detective Academy Q and Ayatsuri Sakon follow characters using their deductive talent to catch murderers. Both anime show well-thought case over several episodes to find who is the killer.

neutrino

The protagonist in both of these series has an uncanny ability to run into murder mysteries.  Furthermore, they both are enigmatic about figuring out the "trick" to the solution, while their companions stand around dumbfounded.  If you have fun watching these kinds of series (as I do), I recommend both.

AkumaSama

Both of these animes are based on solving mysteries. The main character solves crimes and with the help of their friends they solve the case. So if you like to watch animes that solve cases and mysteries you'd probably like both of these animes.

Requiem From The Darkness

Requiem From The Darkness

Momosuke is a young man with a dream: to travel Japan and collect one hundred stories. He journeys from place to place, searching for tales of the paranormal and bizarre, hoping to collect tales to publish in his book. However, the calm of Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye...

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sothis
Ayatsuri Sakon and Hundred Stories both excel in the field of horror. While AS is about a detective, HS is also about detective work of sorts... finding stories to publish in a book. Regardless, both have a certain flair and knack at making your skin crawl, while keeping you terribly entertained and enthralled.
NoSanninWa

Both 100 Stories and Ayatsuri Sakon share a creepy and strange mood. They contain many mysteries that need to be peeled back in order to grasp the truth of human nature. If you like strange creepy anime full of strange and fascinating characters, these are the shows for you.

devils0dark0doer

Ayatsuri Sakon and Requiem From The Darkness portray a sense of haunting mystery and seriousness that cannot be found often in anime. Both make you think about what is going to happen next, as well as involve many complex ideas to mull over in your head as you are watching. If you liked one, you'll like the other.

Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple

Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple

Maybelle West is a young relative of the famous Miss Marple, and an aspiring detective in her own right. Although the privilege of getting to witness Miss Marple's work from up close ought to be enough to train anyone in the craft, Maybelle also secures herself a place under the tutelage of another detective genius, Hercule Poirot. Thus, she ends up traveling between the village of St. Mary Mead and London, observing the two great minds at work as they use their amazing powers of deduction to solve crimes that leave the regular police baffled.

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kateatsmouse

Both are mystery series that focus on the younger main character. They both showcase strong intellect rather than other traits to solve their crimes as well. Both also use a steady amount of humor and have a light side.

reccaphoenix

Both of these series are detective mysteries, obviously, but more than that they share the element of "participation" - letting the audience guess "who did it."  In Ayatsuri Sakon, this becomes more of a process of elimination as the suspects are picked off one by one, while in Great Detectives it's more deduction.  Though Ayatsuri Sakon is far more "scary," any mystery fan will enjoy it just as much as Great Detectives.

Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

The dark and brooding Ayakashi is composed of three horror stories: the narration of a young woman named Oiwa who was abandoned and betrayed by the one she truly loved, leading her to curse all who stood in her way; a story of two star-crossed lovers – a human and a forgotten god – and their struggle to have a future together; and the tale of an evil and malicious demon who is haunting and murdering a family for unknown purposes. Though different in animation style and tone, each story shares a similar theme: the darkness of the human heart.

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NoSanninWa

Both Ayatsuri Sakon and Ayakashi have a sense of mystery, dark mood and roots in traditional Japanese culture. If you like these things you'll love both of these shows.

Aznslacker

Ayatsuri Sakon and Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror both contain a similar artistic touch in their development, and while Ayatsuri Sakon is more oriented toward the detective-story type of genre, Ayakashi contains similarly engrossing elements within the plot that provides a immensely gripping means of entertainment.

However, viewers may choose to beware of Ayakashi, as it is oriented toward a more mature audience due to the disturbing nature of some aspects of the plot.

Nonetheless, viewers of Ayatsuri Sakon and Ayakashi would enjoy the mutual surreal aspects of the respective works.