Oct 14, 2015

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Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

I saw this anime short and I was immediately reminded of Bakuman. In one of the Bakuman arcs there was a project that the boys were working on called “Perfect Crime Party” I believe. This anime short resembles that a lot. I don’t like that.

Tantei Team KZ Jiken NoteThe artwork is somewhat acceptable for an anime short. I have seen a whole lot worse. No idea which studio(s) made it though.

The story is a problem for me. It just looks too much like one of Bakuman’s little side stories. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe one of the characters’ names might be similar or exactly the same as those in Bakuman.

Either way; I won’t be watching it. Not only do I hate rip-offs, this is simply far too childish for me to enjoy. I might recommend this to a much younger audience, sure, but not for teenagers or older.

Plot Summary: Aya Tachibana is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the “Tantei Team KZ” with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake, the mysterious “expert of personal relationships” Takakazu Kuroki, the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi, and the sweet-hearted Kazuhiko Kozuka who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the “language expert.” “Tantei Team KZ” gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.

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