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*So what did I think about Tantei Team. Well I thought that it was very good for a short anime. First of all, because of the episodes being 9 minutes each, there’s plenty of room to actually tell a decent story in contrary to a lot of other short anime’s that are only 2 minutes per episode. The arcs that were written around the different cases were interesting and had enough development to stay interesting.

*And actually a lot of things in this short anime were well done for a short anime. The animation was really good although the character design was a bit special and it took me a few episodes to get used to. The comedy was decent and usually at the wright time. And to balance the comedy there were also some more dramatical moments. Mostly revolving around Aya’s personality and doubts but it was the clearest in the final episodes were the drama was more abundant than the comedy. 

*In these final episodes we also get some romantical development. It’s unfortunate that we don’t get a final conclusion on the romance and I don’t know if that was because of that it happens a lot further in the original novel or that this adaptation just was cut short. I personally think the first because the end of Tantei Team felt like a decent end for this short anime.


So as a conclusion this was a very good short anime. It’s one of the best short anime’s I’ve seen so far. The story was good, the comedy-drama balance decent and the animation more than acceptable. And that’s why I’m going to rate Tantei Team KZ: Jiken Note at 3,5 stars. I would have loved to see Tantei Team as a full anime, that would have worked out even better than this short anime. So it was a very nice addition to my fall/winter schedule.

7.5/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.1/10 overall
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