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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Alt titles: Psychic Detective Yakumo

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Saitou Yakumo is a young man with a very special gift: he can see the souls of the dead and communicate with them. When the aloof student isn’t duping his fellow classmates out of their money with fake card tricks, he takes on paranormal cases that pique his interest. Making use of his unique abilities, logical mind and his contacts within the police, Yakumo strives to solve each supernatural case he takes on and bring those responsible to justice. But when the youthful detective becomes the target of a sinister duo can he get to the bottom of their scheme before he is dragged into a world of darkness and hatred?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Light Novel) 2004 TBD
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo 2009 Original Manga
Name Role
Manamu AMASAKI Character Design
Tomoyuki KUROKAWA Director
Manabu KAMINAGA Original Manga Creator
Ken SUEKAWA Producer

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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo cassiesheepgirl 4.9/10 Mar 28, 2011
Psychic Detective Yakumo cassiesheepgirl 4.9/10 Mar 28, 2011

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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Saberr 5.5/10 Oct 20, 2012
Psychic Detective Yakumo Saberr 5.5/10 Oct 20, 2012
Psychic Detective Yakumo Shinsengumi367 9.5/10 Aug 24, 2012
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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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These are both similar animes in that the main characters are a boy and girl, the boy is kind of taciturn and the girl is warmer and gets him to kind of open up a bit. The plots are also not very different, being that the two main characters and others are solving supernatural mysteries together. I'd say if you liked one you'll like the other.


Ghost Hunt and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo are very similar in style and content, with an aloof, arrogant bishounen and his down-to-earth female sidekick solving supernatural mysteries together and bonding in the process. Both shows share horror themes and a prickly sort of sexual tension between the leads. If you liked one you will probably like the other, though if you only watch one I would recommend Ghost Hunt for its superior storylines, animation, and supporting characters.


Both series deals with ghosts or the supernatural. Also they are alike because of the two main characters, which include the bishounen cold sort of guy and the confident down to earth typer of girl. In both series the main guy holds up a front about not caring about the main girl, but throughout both of the series you can tell he does. So all in all, if you enjoyed one of the series you will enjoy the other.


Both animes have a detective who tries to solve a mystery involving ghosts or supernatural things. Also both have a cold, arrogant guy and a cheerful girl as a main portagonist. If you liked one you'd like the other one.


Like Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, Ghost Hunt has an young, rude, concided, and smart mouth male lead who has a sweet, naive, and always perky female side kick who is constantly being verbally abused by him.  In both series the the pair solve many supernatural crimes, however  Ghost Hunt is more supsenseful and the crimes tend to be a little more graphic in nature. Both series take the viewer on a journey into the supernatural world. If you like one you will like the other.


Both have your awesome, mystery, and sweet from the inside guy as the main guys. And the caring, funny, cute girl as the main girls . If you enjoyed one, definitely you'll like the other . With their thrill, exiting, scary, sad, and of course the funny moment they have along in the anime .


Both Ghost Hunt and Psychic Detective Yakumo have amazing plots and have to deal with ghosts. If you liked one, im sure you'll like the other.


Both has horror Genre. And some light comedy. Both deals with solving ghost related crimes. Ghost hunt is pretty scary in comparison to shinrei tantei Yakumo. But both has similar kinda feeling, the main charecter is a bit anti social and they both has a girl tagging along with them.


Both shows have a similar premise and plot progression.  Both are about a spunky girl who meets a blunt guy with mysterious powers, and the many adventures and people they meet along the way, while their own connection starts to grow.

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In post-war Japan, the nation remains unsettled and crime is as big a problem as ever. Despite his sharp mind and keen deductions, "Defeated Detective" Shinjurou Yuuki frequently loses out to his rival, Rinroku Kaishou, whose information network has previously aided many police investigations. However, in spite of his poor reputation, Shinjurou continues to work on every case he's recruited to with his mysterious assistant Inga. With Inga's power to transform into a being capable of forcing any person to truthfully answer one question put to them, the pair uses everything at their disposal to get to the bottom of each crime and reveal the true culprit – even if the reality of who solved the case never reaches the public...

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Both shows are about male detectives and have a very supernatural air to them. Both have an underlying plot to them but are still episodic enough to enjoy any episode for the thrill of mystery. Yakumo is not nearly as interesting or awesome as Un-Go is but you would appreciate one if you enjoyed the other.


These series each focus around a detective wrapped in a mystery that involves a great number of supernatural elements. Also, each series starts off somewhat episodic and becomes less so as they progress. This makes each series a good fit with the other.


Both focus around a male lead with some supernatural ability to help him solve his cases without fail. Both really focus around the whodunnit of it all.

If you liked one, check out the other.

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Both are really good animes, both have a very HQ art and the tone and theme are pretty much similar, the protagonist's personalities are also similar.

Both are Great. [Take In Mind I only watched two episodes of Yakumo.


If you liked either Death Note or Psychic Detective Yakumo, you should try other. They're both based on a detective playing the protagonist who is trying to catch the antagonist. 

The art style of both animes is smiliar too, the dark themes in both animes are quite obvious. 

There's also a lot of deaths in both of them (of course, more in Death Note) and they are both focused on bringing people to justice.

The two main characters (Light and Yakumo) are a lot a like too, although the story-lines and characters are very unique in their own ways.

The sound tracks are also really good and I couldn't tear myself away when I watched either of them. They're both great animes and they would be first on my list if I were recommending to a friend.

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The mystery of "The Blade Children" is a secret which has remained well-hidden, and has cost some their lives. After Narumi Ayumu's brother disappears in a search for the answer, Narumi is forced to unravel this mystery for himself. Join him in his investigation which will lead him to the secrets of the Blade Children, and to tests of skill which may prove to be fatal.

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Although Spiral focuses more around the "Blade Children" (actual people, rather than spirits), the main characters' attitudes are very similar. They are both intelligent, although somewhat unmotivated, and they both use this intellect to "investigate" cases and solve problems.


I agree with shadowcast, both of these anime's feature male leads that appear confident and sure of themselves but are battling something bigger.  Both use their intellect to solve puzzles or mysteries as well.  If you like one, I'm sure you'd like the other.



Sakura Sakurakouji may seem like a frail and demure girl, but in reality she’s a powerful martial artist with an unmatched sense of justice. One day, on her way home from school, she witnesses a boy murdering several people with bright blue flames. That boy is Rei Ogami, a merciless assassin known as a "Code Breaker", and the latest student to join Sakura’s class! While Rei appears to be the perfect gentleman at school, in truth he lives by the principle of "an eye for an eye" and is hired to target and dispose of criminals who have escaped the law. With everyone oblivious to his true nature, only Sakura knows what he really is and his remorseless feelings towards what he does. But despite his icy heart and his threat to burn Sakura and everyone around her should she reveal his secret, the righteous teen can’t help but feel that there’s more to Rei than meets the eye...

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I think Code:Breaker and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo are alike because both have the following in common. First they both have main male characters with a special power. Second they both have a female character who doesn't give up or quit after main male character is rude, cold hearted, and generally tsundere against her. Third they are alike because both characters use their power to do what they have to do but aren't thrilled to have to do the task at hand. Fourth, I think the characters are kind of similar in appearance.

I think if you liked the supernatural aspect of Code:Breaker you would enjoy Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (and vice versa)

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