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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.
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!
"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!
Both series revolve around a single character in particular that is exceptional at solving mysteries. In Hyou-ka, the mysteries are far more mundane, but have just as complex solutions that Tantei Gakuen Q has, though those mysteries typically involve murder. Another similarity is the school setting. Tantei Gakuen Q focuses on a class that solves mysteries, while Hyou-ka features a school club that solves mysteries. The ensemble casts have some similarities, but Hyou-ka revolves more on one main character. If you liked Tantei Gakuen Q, you will no doubt enjoy Hyou-ka for the far more stylized approach. If you like Hyou-ka, you will no doubt notice the similarity in the logic behind deducing the solutions to the mysteries. Both series have a similar tone, especially in regard to the way each mystery is taken seriously. They also both have their fair share of amusing moments.
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.