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The always-hungry Yako Katsuragi is a super famous high school-aged detective who cracks the hardest of cases with ease – at least, that’s what the general populace thinks! Behind the scenes, Yako is helped by Neuro – a maniacal being from the demon world who is looking for new mysteries to devour. Alongside local detectives and a helpful sidekick, Yako and Neuro will solve the unique and the bizarre cases that plague the city; but will Yako ever discover the truth behind her father’s supposed "suicide"?
Both of these anime involve episodic mysteries, which the main character comes across inadvertently. Often these murders and motives are kind of arbitrary, and the set-up is unrealistic (sealed-room murders, etc.), but if you like to figure out mysteries alongside the protagonist, both of these will satisfy.
Both DAQ and MTNN are fun detective dramas, and whilst Academy Q follows a more comedic root, Neuro has a definite dark side. Playing along and trying to guess the murderer is what keeps these shows fun, so if you enjoy one, you're sure to appreciate the other.
Fudou Academy's Hajime Kindaichi is the grandson of the famous detective Kousuke Kindaichi. Though he often appears to be lazy in school and clumsy, he is actually a modern-day genius with an IQ of 180. Together with his childhood friend Miyuki, Hajime solves the most unsolvable murder mysteries with ease and grace. From missing students to wax museums, there's no case that Hajime Kindaichi can't solve!
Both animes Detective Academy Q and Files of Kindachi focuses on solving mysterious like a bunch of detectives. Both animes have a strong element of mystery in them which makes these animes so unique and special to watch. You can also train your logic thinking by solving the cases with them.
Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
Mysteries, various adventures, smiles, friens, hopes, and yeat more mysteries! Detective Academy Q and Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief share the same feel of mystery surrounding the main heroes and you can be sure that almost anything that comes in mind is possible. The twists these shows deliver may not be so much of intence ones, but know that sometimes you may take notice of yourself being too close to the screen waiting for the next thing to happen! Will Kyuu from Tantei Gakuen Q and Chiko from Nijuu-Mensou no Musume succeed in finding the one their are looking for? Or will they stop in the middle of the way, unable to continue their adventures?
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.
Arguably very different series. However, I think if a person really liked Ghost Hunt, that person may also like Detective Academy Q. I feel the same way for the reverse case. Although the two series are not significantly scary, I think they have the same level of potential of being a little creepy. The use of blood, murder, and mystery have been restrained to a very non-explicit or gory anime. That is, both series seem to welcome a younger audience as well. Other similar features include the character dynamic. Both anime include a group of school-aged people who are relied on for their whichever specialty. Also, the two series usually follows the direction of: a problem/mystery, the investigation, and the answer being discovered by an intelligent character. Ghost Hunt is different through its supernatural consequences and heavier level on horror while Detective Academy Q seems more set on quizzing the audience through its mystery. Both are great anime!
In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?
These series may not seem similar at first glance, due to one being a detective mystery and the other about superheroes. However, there are similarities that go outside the genre. The genres in themselves are not that different from each other after giving it some thought, both featuring gifted individuals dealing with criminals and bringing about justice. They both have fairly large ensemble casts, and while the episodes focus on two main characters, there are episodes that deal with each member of that main ensemble. Detective Academy Q isn't exactly a competition in the way that Tiger & Bunny is, but there is a spirit of competition with the main characters, not to mention the rival class from Detective Academy Q that tries to 'outsolve' the protagonists. While most episodes of both series deal with different crimes that are wrapped up in a matter of episodes, they both have a larger mystery that is ever present throughout the series.