The Kindaichi Case Files

The Kindaichi Case Files (Japanese: 金田一少年の事件簿, Hepburn: Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo) is a Japanese mystery manga series based on the crime solving adventures of a high school student, Hajime Kindaichi, the supposed grandson of the famous (fictional) private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. Written by Yōzaburō Kanari or Seimaru Amagi (depending on series) and illustrated by Fumiya Satō. The Kindaichi series was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 1992 to October 2017, spanning a total of 76 tankōbon volumes. It is one of the earliest works in the mystery manga genre.

The Kindaichi Case Files
KindaishiCaseFiles vol1 Cover.jpg
Cover of The Kindaichi Case Files tankōbon volume 1, featuring Hajime Kindaichi.
金田一少年の事件簿
(Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo)
GenreMystery[1]
Manga
Written by
Illustrated byFumiya Satō
Published byKodansha
English publisher
Magazine
DemographicShōnen, seinen
Original runOctober 28, 1992 – present
Volumes84 (List of volumes)
Series titles
  1. File (1992–1997, 27 volumes)
  2. Short File (1997–2000, 6 volumes)
  3. Case (1998–2001, 10 volumes)
  4. New (2004–2011, 14 volumes)
  5. 20th Anniversary (2012–2013, 5 volumes)
  6. Return "R" (2013–2017, 14 volumes)
  7. 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files (2018–present, 8 volumes)
Light novel
Written bySeimaru Amagi
Illustrated byFumiya Satō
Published byKodansha
Original runSeptember 22, 1994April 20, 2001
Volumes9 (List of volumes)
Television drama
Directed by
Written by
Original networkNippon TV
Original run July 15, 1995 September 16, 1995
Episodes8
Anime film
Operazakan - Aratanaru Satsujin
Directed byDaisuke Nishio
Written byMichiru Shimada
Music byKaoru Wada
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedDecember 14, 1996
Runtime94 minutes[2]
Anime television series
The File of Young Kindaichi
Directed byDaisuke Nishio
Music byKaoru Wada
StudioToei Animation
Original networkYomiuri TV, Chūkyō TV, Nippon TV
English network
Original run TV series
April 7, 1997
September 11, 2000
TV specials
November 12, 2007 –
November 19, 2007
Episodes148 + 3 (TV specials) (List of episodes)
Live-action film
Directed byYukihiko Tsutsumi
ReleasedDecember 13, 1997
Manga
Akechi Case Files
Written bySeimaru Amagi
Illustrated byFumiya Satō
Published byKodansha
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runAugust 13, 1997May 17, 2000
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Anime film
Satsuriku no Deep Blue
Music byKaoru Wada
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedAugust 21, 1999
Runtime91 minutes[3]
Original video animation
The Black Magic Murders
Directed byToshiaki Komura
Written byIsao Murayama
Music byKaoru Wada
StudioToei Animation
Released December 17, 2012 March 15, 2013
Episodes2 (List of episodes)
Manga
Takato Case Files
Written bySeimaru Amagi
Illustrated byFumiya Satō
Published byKodansha
MagazineManga Box
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 4, 2013April 2, 2014
Volumes1 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
The Kindaichi Case Files R
Directed by
  • Yutaka Tsuchida (season 1)
  • Yoko Ikeda (season 2)
Produced by
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Shinji Shimizu
Written by
  • Atsuhiro Tomioka
  • Miyuki Kishimoto
  • Takuya Matsumoto
  • Yoshifumi Fukushima
Music byKaoru Wada
StudioToei Animation
Original networkYomiuri TV, Chūkyō TV, Nippon TV
English network
Animax Asia[4]
Original run April 5, 2014 March 26, 2016
Episodes47 + 1 (TV specials) (List of episodes)
Television drama
The File of Young Kindaichi Neo
Directed by
Written byYuya Takahashi
Original networkNippon TV
Original run July 19, 2014 September 20, 2014
Episodes9
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

The series has been adapted by Toei Animation first as a feature film in 1996 and then a 148-episode anime television series broadcast from 1997 to 2000, and there has since been a live-action film, four live-action drama series, three live-action television specials and further animated features for cinema and television. A new anime television series adaptation, titled The Kindaichi Case Files R (Returns), began airing on April 5, 2014 and concluded on September 27, 2014. A second season began airing on October 3, 2015.

In North America, the series was published in English by Tokyopop with the title The Kindaichi Case Files. Only the first 17 volumes (the first series) have been released by Tokyopop.

A new series, 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files, began in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Evening in January 2018 and is set 20 years later, in which Hajime graduates high school, and becomes a manager of a PR firm, but is swung back into mysteries, despite quitting detective work.

In 1995, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen. As of June 2019, the manga had over 100 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.

OverviewEdit

Kindaichi mysteries are whodunnit stories featuring (usually multiple) gruesome murders, often with a supernatural tinge. Frequently features a locked room mystery or other crimes,[5] such as a murder occurring when all surviving suspects have (apparently) airtight alibis.

A notable distinction of The Kindaichi Case Files is that the killers are not depicted as psychopathic murderers and the murders are never committed for financial reasons alone. The identified killers all have deep rooted problems, often involving great emotional trauma through the greed or thoughtlessness of others, as their reasons for committing the murder(s). Thus the killers are often portrayed as sympathetic figures, as opposed to cold, calculating killers in some other mystery series.

In addition to this, after being revealed the criminal usually attempts suicide.[6]

CharactersEdit

Hajime Kindaichi (金田一 一, Kindaichi Hajime)
Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno,[7] Kappei Yamaguchi (Anime film #1 only)[8]
Portrayed by: Tsuyoshi Domoto (1995 show), Jun Matsumoto (2001 show), Kazuya Kamenashi, Ryosuke Yamada
17-year-old Fudo High School student Hajime Kindaichi is unmotivated, lazy, and a little lecherous, much to the exasperation of childhood friend Miyuki Nanase. However, only a few people see his great intelligence and deductive prowess by his -180 IQ, possibly inherited from his grandfather, private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. He is also an accomplished sleight of hand artist. Despite his clumsiness and myriad other flaws, he is a loyal friend and a first-rate detective.
20 years later, he became a PR firm manager, quitting detective work. But crimes never retire. So he was stuck into a case he solved many years ago.
Miyuki Nanase (七瀬 美雪, Nanase Miyuki)
Voiced by: Akiko Nakagawa[7]
Portrayed by: Rie Tomosaka (1995 show), Anne Suzuki (2001 show), Juri Ueno, Haruna Kawaguchi
The childhood best friend and next door neighbor of Hajime; many question why a model student like Miyuki is friends with a slacker like him. Deep down inside, Miyuki feels Hajime is not an idiot, and they seem to have a love that neither has yet fully expressed. She possesses remarkable logic and perception, although she is obviously not as gifted as he is. Miyuki is the president of Fudo High's student council.
20 years later, she became a flight attendant. She connects to Hajime via cellphone.
Isamu Kenmochi (剣持 勇, Kenmochi Isamu)
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi,[7] Isao Natsuyagi (Anime film only)
Portrayed by: Masato Furuoya (1995 show), Masaya Kato, Tomomitsu Yamaguchi
A Tokyo homicide police inspector who met Kindaichi on his first case, and was so impressed that he has lent the youngster his unquestioning support ever since. He is often the investigating officer on Kindaichi's cases, and provides the official stamp of approval Kindaichi often needs to pursue his investigations. He believes fully in Kindaichi's ability.
20 years later, he retired, but had contact with Hajime.
Kengo Akechi (明智 健悟, Akechi Kengo)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[7]
Portrayed by: Mansaku Ikeuchi
An extremely intelligent, elite-level police detective (superintendent), who is Kenmochi's supervisor. He is an arrogant and snobbish character that becomes a rival to Kindaichi in crime-solving. However, Akechi (indeliberately) not only helped Kindaichi solve the case, but also aided him out of trouble. His relationship to Kindaichi is abrasive at the least, but they have an unspoken mutual respect for each other's abilities. He often compares the crimes in Japan to his experience in Los Angeles. He is proficient in English and French.
20 years later, he became a Police Commissioner.
Ryuta Saki (佐木 竜太, Saki Ryūta) and Ryuji Saki (佐木 竜二, Saki Ryūji)
Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Ryuta Saki)
Portrayed by: Tomohiro Hara (1995 show), Jun Hasegawa (2001 show) (Ryuta Saki)
Portrayed by: Daiki Arioka (Ryuji Saki)
He is obsessed with filming through a V8 camera. He basically shoots everywhere at any time. His tape helped Kindaichi solved the case. In "The Santa Slayings", his tape recorded a critical piece of evidence and he was killed for this. In "Kindaichi the Killer", his younger brother, Ryuji Saki, who very much resembled his elder brother, approached Kindaichi at a party, telling him his elder brother told him in a dream that Kindaichi would be in trouble. Soon after, Ryuji helped Kindaichi avoid a murder trap. Afterwards, Ryuji claims himself as Kindaichi's assistant and sometimes really helps Kindaichi in solving cases. In the anime series, Ryuta survived the attack in "The Santa Slayings" story arc and Ryuji did not appear later on.
Reika Hayami (速水 玲香, Hayami Reika)
Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka
A famous actress and singer, first appearing in "Death TV", who initially appeared to be arrogant but turned out to be weak and desperate for protection. After this case, Reika has had a crush on Kindaichi and sent her only Valentine's Day gift, a heart-shaped chocolate, to him without revealing her name. Since then, she and Miyuki seem to be rivals over Kindaichi. In "Playing the Fool", Reika's past, that even she lost memory of, was revealed. In "Reika's Kidnapping", it was revealed that Reika's real mother is veteran actress Keiko Mitamura, but throughout the series Reika never knew it, and it was a secret that only Keiko and Kindaichi know.
Fumi Kindaichi (金田一 二三, Kindaichi Fumi)
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa
Kindaichi's cousin. First appeared in "Saint Valentine's Murders" in manga and "The Undying Butterflies" in the anime television series, and later became a regular character appearing in the majority of cases for an extended period. Fumi has good reasoning skills (although not as good as Kindaichi), she even solves a few mysteries on her own. She sometimes pokes fun at Kindaichi when nobody else is around. Inspector Kenmochi nicknames her "Chibikin" (meaning little Kindaichi).
Yoichi Takato (高遠 遙一, Takatō Yōichi)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono
Portrayed by: Hiroki Narimiya
Kindaichi's nemesis, also known as "The Puppeteer From Hell" (地獄の傀儡師, Jigoku no Kugutsushi). He is known to be extremely intelligent, considers himself to be the evil twin of Kindaichi, and describes their relationship as parallel lines. He is the only son of Reiko Chikamiya, an internationally known magician, who in turn drove Takato to be a magician himself. What he uncovered about the murder of his mother triggered what he is today. A twisted, cold-hearted magician who considers his devilish setups for the perfect crime as masterpieces, and tolerates no mistakes from the people he uses as his puppets.
20 years later, he called the trio on his cell.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

The Kindaichi Case Files is written by Yōzaburō Kanari (File and Case series) and Seimaru Amagi (other series) and illustrated by Fumiya Satō. The series started in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on October 28, 1992.[9] It is divided into six main series. File series (FILEシリーズ, Fairu Shirīzu) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1992 and 1997, and compiled into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes.[10][11] Short File series (Short Fileシリーズ, Shōto Fairu Shirīzu) was published into six tankōbon volumes between 1997 and 2000.[12][13] Case series (Caseシリーズ, Kēsu Shirīzu) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1998 and 2001, and compiled into ten tankōbon volumes.[14][15] New series (新シリーズ, Shinshirīzu) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 2004 and 2011, and compiled into fourteen tankōbon volumes.[16][17] 20th Anniversary series (20周年記念シリーズ, Nijū Shūnenkinen Shirīzu) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 2012 and 2013, and compiled into five tankōbon volumes.[18][19] Return "R" series (金田一少年の事件簿R, Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 2013 and 2017,[20][21] and compiled into fourteen tankōbon volumes.[22][23]

In North America, Tokyopop licensed the series in 2003.[24] 17 volumes have been published in North America from October 6, 2003 to May 13, 2008,[25][26] before Tokyopop ceased the series' publication in July 2008.[27]

Another series, titled 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files (金田一37歳の事件簿, Kindaichi 37-sai no Jikenbo), set 20 years later, started in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Evening on January 23, 2018.[28] The first tankōbon volume was released on June 15, 2018.[29] As of October 23, 2020, the series has been compiled into eight tankōbon volumes.[30]

Other seriesEdit

Akechi File series (Akechi Fileシリーズ, Akechi Fairu Shirīzu) was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1998 and 2000, and compiled into two tankōbon volumes.[31][32] Takato Case Files (高遠少年の事件簿, Takatō Shōnen no Jikenbo) started on Manga Box app in 2013 and finished in 2014,[33][34] and compiled into one tankōbon volume published on May 9, 2014.[35]

A spin-off manga Kindaichi Case Files: The Mini-Vacation was released on April 23, 2014.[34] Kindaichi Case Files Spinoff: Criminal Case Files, written and illustrated by Shinpei Funatsu, was published from July 2017 to March 2020 and compiled into eight tankōbon volumes.[36]

Light novelsEdit

The novels were written by Seimaru Amagi and illustrated by Fumiya Satō. 9 volumes were released in Japan between September 22, 1994[37] and April 20, 2001.[38]

AnimeEdit

Produced by Toei Animation and directed by Daisuke Nishio, the anime adaptation of the original manga aired on Nippon Television between April 7, 1997 and September 11, 2000,[39] spanning 148 episodes plus one special episode. In addition, two animated films were released on December 14, 1996 and August 21, 1999 respectively. Seven years after the conclusion of the TV anime, two new animated episodes were aired in Japan on November 12, 2007 and November 19, 2007 respectively.[40]

On April 6, 2007, DVD collector's box of Kindaichi was released by Warner Home Video to mark the 10th anniversary of airing of the original TV anime.[41]

The series aired on Animax Asia as The File of Young Kindaichi in Japanese with English subtitles.[42]

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the series, two special episodes based on "The Black Magic Murders" were released on DVDs in November 2012 and February 2013.

A revival of the anime television series, The File of Young Kindaichi Returns aired from April 5 to 27 September 2014.[43] A second season aired from October 3, 2015 to March 26, 2016.[44] They were streamed on Crunchyroll during their original broadcast,[45] but are no longer available on the website.

Video gamesEdit

7 Kindaichi video games were released as of September 17, 2009. All of them were released in Japan only. Many of the game voice actors differ from those in the anime version.

No. Title Platform Release Date
1 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Hihō Island: The New Tragedy" (金田一少年の事件簿 悲報島 新たなる惨劇, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Hihōtō Arata Naru Sangeki") Windows, PlayStation November 29, 1996[46]
2 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Star Viewing Island: Sad Demon of Revenge" (金田一少年の事件簿 星見島 悲しみの復讐鬼, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Hoshimitō Kanashimi no Fukushūki") Sega Saturn (Hudson Soft) January 15, 1998[47]
3 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Hell Park Murder Case" (金田一少年の事件簿 地獄遊園殺人事件, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Jigoku Yūen Satsujin Jiken") PlayStation March 26, 1998[48]
4 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Azure Dragon Legend Murder Case" (金田一少年の事件簿 青龍伝説殺人事件, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Seiryū Densetsu Satsujin Jiken") PlayStation August 5, 1999[49]
5 "The Kindaichi Case Files: 10th Year's Invitation" (金田一少年の事件簿 10年目の招待状, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Jūnenme no Shōtaijō") Game Boy Color December 16, 2000[50]
6 "Detective Conan & The Kindaichi Case Files: The Meeting of the Two Famous Detectives" (名探偵コナン&金田一少年の事件簿 めぐりあう2人の名探偵, "Meitantei Konan to Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Meguri Au Futari no Meitantei") Nintendo DS February 5, 2009[51][52]
7 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Devil's Killing Navigation" (金田一少年の事件簿 悪魔の殺人航海, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Akuma no Satsujin Kōkai") Nintendo DS September 17, 2009[53]

CD booksEdit

Kodansha released two CD books in 1996 and 1997 respectively. Both have been made into anime. However, nearly all CD books voice actors are not the same as those in the anime version.

No. Title Publisher Release Date
1 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Devil Suite Murder Case" (金田一少年の事件簿 悪魔組曲殺人事件, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Akuma Kumikyoku Satsujin Jiken") Kodansha January 17, 1996[54]
2 "The Kindaichi Case Files: Death God Hospital Murder Case" (金田一少年の事件簿 死神病院殺人事件, "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo Shinigami Byōin Satsujin Jiken") Kodansha April 21, 1997[55]

Live action seriesEdit

 
The first issue of the crossover series between Case Closed and The Kindaichi Case Files

NTV aired four live action series in 1995, 1996, 2001, and 2014.[56] Specials were aired in 2005,[57] 2013, and 2014.

Tsuyoshi Dōmoto of the Kinki Kids and Rie Tomosaka starred as Hajime Kindaichi and Miyuki Nanase in the first two series. In season 3, Jun Matsumoto of Arashi starred as Hajime Kindaichi and Suzuki Anne starred as Miyuki Nanase. In season 4, Ryosuke Yamada starred as Hajime Kindaichi while Haruna Kawaguchi portrayed Miyuki Nanase.

In 2005, a special based on "The Legendary Vampire Murders" was aired featuring Kazuya Kamenashi of KAT-TUN and Ueno Juri as Kindaichi and Miyuki Nanase.

In 2013, a special based on Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case was aired featuring Ryosuke Yamada and Daiki Arioka of Hey! Say! JUMP and Haruna Kawaguchi also with Vivian Hsu, Eric Tsang, Big Bang member Seungri, Rookies actor Kenta Kiritani and Taiwanese actor Chun Wu (in Japanese voice was Daisuke Namikawa, who also voiced Jellal from Fairy Tail).

In 2014, a special based on Gate of Jail Private School Murder Case was aired also featuring Ryosuke Yamada, Chun Wu who also played from the previous special also played again (this time in Japanese was Hiroki Touchi) and Haruna Kawaguchi also feature Nichkhun from 2PM.

Live action filmEdit

A live action film entitled Shanghai Mermaid Legend Murder Case, was released on December 13, 1997 in Japan. The film was directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and starring Tsuyoshi Dōmoto and Rie Tomosaka.[58][59] It is an adaptation of the Kindaichi novel of the same title.

Detective Conan & KindaichiEdit

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Shōnen Magazine, the two magazines collaborated to publish twelve biweekly magazines consisting of chapters from Weekly Shōnen Sunday's Case Closed and Weekly Shōnen Magazine's The Kindaichi Case Files.[60][61] The magazine ran between April 10, 2008 and September 25, 2008.[61]

ReceptionEdit

As of March February 2012, the manga had over 90 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.[62] As of June 2019, the manga had over 100 million copies in circulation.[63][64] Kindaichi tankōbon were ranked 2nd and 3rd in a Japanese Comic Ranking in October, 2009.[65]

In 1995, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category.[66]

Allen Divers of Anime News Network said that while The Kindaichi Case Files "presents some whoppers", the series also has mysteries that are very "familiar", calling it "the Japanese version of the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew."[67] In Manga: The Complete Guide Jason Thompson described the mystery scenarios as "inventive and intricate, offering genuine brain teasers", but criticised the artwork as "bland".[68]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manga + Comics : Kindaichi Case Files, The". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on September 16, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "YOUNG KINDAICHI'S CASE BOOK". Toei Animation. Archived from the original on October 20, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Animax Asia to Air , Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, Kindaichi R". Anime News Network. January 6, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Toei Anime Premium - The Kindaichi Case Files" (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  6. ^ Furukawa, Takuya; Gene, Tim (2008). The Case Closed Casebook: An Essential Guide. DH Publishing Inc. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-932-89730-2.
  7. ^ a b c d "Kindaichi Case Files Returns With Original Anime Cast". Anime News Network. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  8. ^ Loo, Egan. "The Case Files of Kindaichi Shounen". ex.org. Archived from the original on May 22, 1998. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  9. ^ 創刊時からの作品リスト (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  10. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  11. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿(27) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  12. ^ 「金田一少年の事件簿」短編集(1) 金田一少年の挑戦 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  13. ^ 「金田一少年の事件簿」短編集(6)金田一少年の回想 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  14. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿 Case1 魔犬の森の殺人 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  15. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿Case7 金田一少年の決死行(下) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  16. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿 吸血鬼伝説殺人事件 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  17. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿 ゲームの館殺人事件 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  18. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿 20周年記念シリーズ(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  19. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿 20周年記念シリーズ(5)<完> (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  20. ^ 「金田一少年の事件簿」ジッチャンの名にかけて新章が開幕. Natalie (in Japanese). November 27, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  21. ^ 「金田一少年の事件簿R」シリーズ完結、小林直己と天樹征丸が対談. Natalie (in Japanese). October 18, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  22. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿R(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  23. ^ 金田一少年の事件簿R(14) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  24. ^ Macdonald, Christopher (January 18, 2003). "Tokyopop Licenses Kindaichi Case Files Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  25. ^ "Kindaichi Case Files, The Volume 1". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on January 28, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  26. ^ "Kindaichi Case Files, The Volume 17". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  27. ^ Loo, Egan (July 11, 2008). "ADV, Tokyopop Discontinue DVD, Print Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  28. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 9, 2017). "'The File of Young Kindaichi Returns' Manga Gets New Manga With Kindaichi as Adult". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  29. ^ 金田一37歳の事件簿(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  30. ^ 金田一37歳の事件簿(8) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  31. ^ 明智少年の華麗なる事件簿 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  32. ^ 明智警視の優雅なる事件簿 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  33. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee (December 4, 2013). "DeNA's Free Manga Box App Launches in English (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  34. ^ a b Loo, Egan (April 16, 2014). "Kindaichi Case Files Gets 2 More Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  35. ^ 高遠少年の事件簿 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  36. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (February 22, 2020). "Kindaichi Case Files Gaiden Spinoff Manga Ends Within Next Month (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  37. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files Novel No.1" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on November 28, 2005. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  38. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files Novel No.9" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  39. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files Anime" (in Japanese). Toei Animation. October 10, 2007. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  40. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files Anime Special" (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  41. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: DVD Collector's Box" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  42. ^ "THE FILE OF YOUNG KINDAICHI." Animax Asia. Retrieved on 8 June 2015.
  43. ^ "Detective Manga The Kindaichi Case Files Gets New TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  44. ^ "The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Manga Gets 2nd Anime Adaptation in October". Anime News Network. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  45. ^ "Crunchyroll to Simulcast Sequel to The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Anime Series for Fall 2015". Anime News Network. October 1, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  46. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: Hihō Island: The New Tragedy" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  47. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: Star Viewing Island: Sad Demon of Revenge" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  48. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: Hell Park Murder Case" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  49. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: Azure Dragon Legend Murder Case" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  50. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: 10th Year's Invitation" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved February 7, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  51. ^ "Detective Conan & The Kindaichi Case Files: The Meeting of the Two Famous Detectives" (in Japanese). Bandai. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  52. ^ "Detective Conan & The Kindaichi Case Files: The Meeting of the Two Famous Detectives" (in Japanese). Famitsu. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  53. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files: Devil's Killing Navigation" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  54. ^ The Kindaichi Case Files: Devil Suite Murder Case (in Japanese). ASIN 4063334023.
  55. ^ The Kindaichi Case Files: Death God Hospital Murder Case (in Japanese). ASIN 4063334066.
  56. ^ "NTV The Kindaichi Case Files series" (in Japanese). Nippon Television. Archived from the original on July 27, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  57. ^ "NTV The Kindaichi Case Files TV Special" (in Japanese). Nippon Television. Archived from the original on February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  58. ^ "The Kindaichi Case Files Movie Information" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Archived from the original on January 14, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  59. ^ "Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo: Shanghai Ningyo Densetsu". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  60. ^ "Shonen Magazine, Shonen Sunday Mark 50th Anniversary". Anime News Network. March 18, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  61. ^ a b 名探偵コナン&金田一少年の事件簿 [Detective Conan & The Kindaichi Case Files] (in Japanese). Aga-search.com. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  62. ^ "金田一少年の事件簿 : 誕生20周年で12年ぶり通年連載" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  63. ^ "【特報】祝・「金田一」シリーズ累計1億部突破!! この快挙を記念し「金田一1億部突破ポスター」のPDFデータを無料公開します!". Kodansha. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  64. ^ 『金田一少年の事件簿』シリーズ累計、1億部突破!!!最新シリーズ『金田一37歳の事件簿』連載中の雑誌「イブニング」で1億部突破キャンペーン、スタート!!!. Jiji Press (in Japanese). October 11, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  65. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  66. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on August 16, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2007.
  67. ^ Divers, Allen (February 11, 2004). "Tankobon Tower - and then, there was another column". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  68. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey. pp. 182–183. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.

External linksEdit