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Ryoko's Case File

Alt titles: Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo

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Ryoko Yakushiji is the gifted and beautiful Superintendent of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police; no matter what the problem – science gone wrong or supernatural monsters – it seems there is nothing she cannot solve. With her new partner, the mild mannered Junichiro Izumida, she sets about tackling some of Tokyo's most terrible crimes. However, as Izumida quickly discovers, Ryoko's talent comes with a big ego and some strange personal baggage; cleaning up the streets of Tokyo becomes not just a matter of finding the bad guys, but trying to survive Ryoko's attitude problem as well!

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Junichiro TANIGUCHI Character Design
Tarou IWASAKI Director
Yoshiki TANAKA Original Manga Creator

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Ryoko's Case File mariprosa 6.5/10 Oct 15, 2008
Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo mariprosa 6.5/10 Oct 15, 2008

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Ryoko's Case File roriconfan 4/10 Aug 21, 2012
Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo roriconfan 4/10 Aug 21, 2012
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MalteseFalcon

I can't quite say exactly why Mnemosyne and Ryoko's Case File seem similar. Sure they both involve investigation, and there is the supernatural nature of both of them, but it goes beyond that.

It was while watching the later half of Ryoko's case files that I most felt the similarity, specifically regarding the type of plot and the overall story arc.

I'm fairly certain if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.

wolfangel87

As strong female characters in Mnemosyne and Ryoko’s Case File investigate bizarre and supernatural events they are also trying to find love along the way.  While Mnemosyne involves more explicit content the stories are quite similar in attitude and feel.

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JAhU

What connects those two anime are the main characters and their interactions (Rock and Revy in BL and Ryoko and Izumida in RCF). If you found the pair entertaining in one show, the other one should entertain you as well.

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MalteseFalcon

The early episodes of Ryoko's Case Files reminds me a lot of City Hunter. A lot of the episodes have the same formula. Additionally, the main characters are somewhat similar (though their roles reversed and the context of their business is quite different).

City Hunter is more comedic that Ryoko's Case Files, but if you enjoyed Ryoko's Case Files, I would recommend trying out a few episodes of City Hunter.

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Fireaxe

First, be warned that Ryoko's Case File and Ga-Rei -Zero- aren't exactly the same kind of shows, the first one being a slightly episodic series about law and order, while Ga-Rei -Zero- is more of an intense horror thriller. Still, they do share a lot of similarities in terms of settings. Both are set in modern Japan, but with a slight twist, supernatural cases pop up every now and then, and it's the main characters job to solve those. Weird mosters, mysterious apparitions, paranormal phenomenons, you'll find those in both series.

Like I said, those two shows are still quite different. You'll laugh during Ryoko's Case File, and you'll cry during Ga-Rei Zero. The storylines may not have anything in common, these two series are extremely similar in terms of style and setting. If you liked any of them, I'm positive you'll also like the other!

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hellonavi

Hataraki Man and Ryoko's Case Files have different types of plot, but both feature a very strong female lead who is fighting for her career.  If you like capable, sophisticated, red-head lead ladies in an office setting, you may want to check out these two titles.