I mentioned this before on an earlier post, where I included a mystery detective series on my list. So here it is. My reviews are getting late. 😦
The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba’s worries, he volunteers to be Akechi’s assistant. (Source: MyAnimeList.net)
Rampo Kitan, is an anime based on Rampo Edogawa’s detective series on Akechi Kogoro.
The first part, basically episode 1 & 2, is about the Human Chair, whereas the criminal turn its victim into a chair. This case is similar to an episode in Psycho-pass where Rikako Oryo turns her victim into a work of art.
Our protagonist, Yoshio Kobayashi (Rie Takahashi), got involved in the case where he became the suspect in killing their classroom adviser.
About him, I am surprised that Kobayashi was a “guy”. Despite on how he looks and just everything he shows, is somewhat feminine. Another trap, like in Aoharu x Kikanjuu’s Hotaru, but Kobayashi would not be on my trap list.
Following characters, Kagami (Katsuyuki Konishi) and Nakamura (Cho) are those who interrogated Kobayashi of the incident. Souji Hashiba (Daiki Yamashita), Kobayashi’s friend. Akechi Kogorou (Takahiro Sakurai), our detective protagonist of the series. And Hanabishi (Mai Nakahara), their new classroom adviser in replace of their dead adviser.
Kobayashi, despite being a suspect on the case, he was rather calm and showing excitement. Who would do such a thing? Anyway, he showed his true nature, where he was indeed interested and requested to be Akechi’s assistant. For him, the incident gave him a reason for something fun to do. And Akechi challenged him if Kobayashi can solve his own case.
As the story continues, Kobayashi was detained by the police when he went to Akechi’s place. But then, he seek helped in Hashiba to know the real culprit. Hashiba cooperated with their classroom adviser for Kobayashi’s request.
In successful, Kobayashi was able to analyze that the real culprit was one of their classmates. I don’t really have sense nor my brain works when it comes to solving mystery, so I just watch and see what will happen next. haha.
Kobayashi, successfully solving his own case, Akechi acknowledged Kobayashi and gave him access.
This anime, which based on a mystery novel, though we commonly had the same type of anime, they just don’t get old. It is only a matter on how these mysteries are made and solved. I don’t know much about Edogawa Rampo’s novels, but I believe that in our first look of this anime, this case is indeed portrayed right. We hope to see a lot more better and harder cases to solve.