Anime Review


Trickster, also known as Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” yori, runs from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 with 24 episodes. For any show that is 24 episodes long, we can expect the plot to be somewhat well planned and interesting so that the series can last for 24 episodes.

After spending 24 weeks of patience finishing the whole series, all I can say is that, Tricksters has all the potential to become a great anime with amazing art, beautiful songs, background stories of characters are appealing. However, the series fails desperately with bland characters and plot development.


The time is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys’ Detective Team is assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who has an undying body because of an “unidentified fog,” wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the “Fiend with Twenty Faces” and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move…

Genre: Mystery, detective and supernatural

The anime starts with Hanasaki on his mission from detective Kogorou Akechi firm, discovering Kobayashi’s special ability.

Kobayashi is a great character to begin with. He wants to die but his super power prevents him from death so he can do all the amazing thing like jumping off from the roof a high building or jumping into an explosion. His past is unknown; his family is mysterious and his power is inexplicable. His characteristic is intriguing. He seems callous, cynical and inconsiderate. He acts like he does not care, acting as if nothing has a meaning but in the end, he is always there to help.

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