Case File nº221: Kabukicho

Discussion in 'Specific Anime Discussion' started by Damias, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Damias

    Damias Database Moderator

    Posted by Damias on Jul 18, 2019
  2. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Jul 18, 2019
    I thought it was cute girls being Sherlock and shit, but I'll accept this. Even if they had to be in Shinjuku instead of old timey London with a dub of British accents.
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  3. Franconator

    Franconator Well-Known Member

    I think this show had a different poster before, but what the hell, I'm interested, I'd watch it, maybe.
  4. EgregiousGorgon

    EgregiousGorgon New Member

    Production I.G. does stuff other than ghost in the shell? Who knew?
  5. daisicles

    daisicles Well-Known Member

    Why'd Funi retitle this for their release? Is overtly mentioning Sherlock Holmes in the title of a show about Sherlock Holmes (however far removed from the books) somehow a no-go in English? I can't even remember the English title, it's too long and not memorable and I can't be bothered, so Kabukicho Sherlock it's gonna be.

    Ep 1:
    I might could be bothered to remember the new title if this ep were more enjoyable, but as it was, it wasn't nearly as fun as I was hoping it'd be. Lot of tropes that make me cringe unless they're handled carefully, which I see no signs of happening, and no interesting mystery bits at all. I was still all on board to watch the next ep, but the final gag hit on a particularly prudish vein in me and it turned me off a lot bc I'm pretty sure it means a lot of the humor absolutely won't be for me.

    That said, if they promise to give me Holmes detective-monologuing in the form of bad rakugo while Watson stands there all wtf is this? every week, I might be convinced to give it another go bc that was legit funny. I'm absolutely game for all future detective-monologuing on all the crime shows to take place on an inexplicably appearing stage and conveyed via some traditional Japanese theatrical form.
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  6. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Yup, the same reason all of Jojo's Stands get renamed in western releases. It's easier to just change the name than try to figure out license holders and all that.
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  7. StarsMine

    StarsMine Database Moderator

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  8. bishonenlover

    bishonenlover Active Member

    Yess first episode was so good. Can't wait for the next!!!!
    it was worth the wait
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  9. daisicles

    daisicles Well-Known Member

    Even with the definitive public domain thing, I could understand if maybe they didn't want to risk running up against the BBC or something for their show, even if it's a bit of a stretch that anyone could genuinely could confuse the two for longer than a single glance at an episode. But I still think it's a bit silly.
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  10. StarsMine

    StarsMine Database Moderator

    That's a huge stretch, I dont buy that argument for a millisecond.
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  11. BaagaJB15

    BaagaJB15 New Member

    First was okay but hope it gets better
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  12. daisicles

    daisicles Well-Known Member

    I don't buy it either. I'd be marginally more inclined to think they could maybe possibly be worried about HBO and their Japanese Sherlock Holmes fanfic show, but the fact that I can sit here and come up with multiple pieces of SH-related media with direct use of either Sherlock or Holmes in their titles from multiple countries just off the top of my head is pretty telling on its own. So I'd like to know if they were actually worried about something in particular or just got exceedingly overcautious.
  13. StarsMine

    StarsMine Database Moderator

    I dont think it was either worry or caution. At most it was just to distinguish themselves.
    To be honest, the old title Kabukicho Sherlock is not a great title. Half JP, half english, and does not make you think of the British Sherlock. I know I sure didnt connect the two.

    Case file n221 makes you at least know its a detective show, though Kabukicho means nothing in English. There is no good English translation of that, its a specific red light district.
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  14. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I don't know how it could sound more generic than Case File N 221. At least Kabukicho Sherlock is eye catching.
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Oct 13, 2019
    Sometimes I really wish I had higher standards... but I dont.
    Found the first episode quite entertaining to be honest.
  16. AgentAndrew0

    AgentAndrew0 New Member

    Oh my gosh, the second episode is based on the red hair society. I love that one.
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  17. cosmia

    cosmia Active Member

    came for the mystery, stayed for bar pipe cat
    im enjoying this anime! i like the whole vibe of it :D
    peaches and fried rice tho
    who would have thought
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  18. Cobaltseas

    Cobaltseas New Member

    IDK- as someone who grew up reading Conan Doyle's original Sherlock this Sherlock is nothing like. I mean the actual character. In some way I would have thought it would have served the character better to be itself with its own name, since I like it and think it rather colorful and unique in its own right. Personally I feel all the characters being named after Sherlock Holmes figures is actually more intrusive to the setting. They could still have based the plots based around the Sherlock Holmes stories as a subtle homage and left it to the audience to see if they recognized the references.
    I do enjoy the wacky and weird offbeat approach in general, but I'm not so sure I really enjoy this heavy handed Holmesian stuff just for the sake of it.
  19. crayzeemike

    crayzeemike New Member

    Anybody know why it's saying there's only 2 episodes when animelab has had the third episode for a couple of days?
  20. Origo

    Origo Member

    Posted by Origo on Nov 1, 2019
    1. I wasn't expecting that. Like any of that. I don't even know what I'm feeling at the moment. I had high hopes for this one but I honestly don't know if this met them or not. I just.. I just wasn't expecting this.

    Ep 2. I really, really should've checked the characters before watching.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019

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