Kindaichi Case Files

Kindaichi Case Files (金田一少年の事件簿, Kindaichi Shounen 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. They are written by Yōzaburō Kanari or Seimaru Amagi (depending on series) and illustrated by Fumiya Satō. The Kindaichi series, which started serialization in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 1992, is one of the earliest works in the mystery manga genre. In 1995, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen. The series has also been animated by Toei Animation, a television series for 148 episodes from 1997 to 2000. A new anime television series adaptation, titled Kindaichi Case Files R (Returns), began airing on April 5, 2014 and concluded on September 27, 2014. A second season aired in October 2015.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (The Movie, Dec 14, 1996)
[Dec 04, 1996] Ending Theme: “Mystery of Sound” by Tsuburaya Yuuko
[Dec 18, 1996] Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (The Movie) OST

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (1997 – 2000)
[Apr 16, 1997] ED#01: “2人 (Futari)” by Rie Tomosaka (eps 1-17)
[May 28, 1997] OP#1: “Confused Memories” by Yuko Tsuburaya (eps 1-23)
[Aug 20, 1997] ED#02: “Boo Bee Magic” by Sarina Suzuki (eps 18-29)
[Aug 27, 1997] Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo OST 1 Music to be Murdered
[Nov 12, 1997] OP#2: “meet again” by Laputa (eps 24-42)
[Jan 28, 1998] ED#03: “Mysterious Night” by R-Orange (eps 30-42)
[Mar 18, 1998] Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo OST 2 The Mephist Suit
[May 13, 1998] ED#04: “White Page” by Platinum Pepper Family (eps 43-62)
[May 20, 1998] OP#3: “Kimi ga iru kara..” by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 43-69)
[July 15, 1998] Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Orginal Sound File
[Oct 07, 1998] ED#05: “ジーンズ (Jeans)” by Ryoko Hirosue (eps 63-73)
[Feb 10, 1999] OP#4: “Brave” by Grass Arcade (eps 70-83)
[Feb 24, 1999] ED#06: “Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita” by Yui Nishiwaki (eps 74-87) [WPD7-10002]
[May 12, 1999] OP#5: “Justice” by Miru Takayama with TWO-MIX (eps 84-105)
[July 07, 1999] ED#07: “Believe Myself” by New Cinema Tokage (eps 88-98)
[July 28, 1999] Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Theme Song Collection
[Aug 25, 1999] ED#08: “Sink” by Plastic Tree (eps 99-110)
[Nov 25, 1999] OP#06: “Why? (Funky Version)” by Color (eps 106-138)
[Jan 26, 2000] ED#09: “コングラッチェ (Congrats)” by Cascade (eps 111-128)
[May 15, 2000] ED#10: “Ultrider” by PENICILLIN (eps 129-147) [AMCM-4474]
[Aug 09, 2000] OP#7: “Never Say Why, Never Say No” by 566 featuring Sayuri Nakano (eps 139-148)
[Feb 21, 2001] PENICILLIN – Singles (include ED10: Ultrider)

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Satsuriku no Deep Blue (1999)
[Aug 18, 1999] Ending Theme: “Justice For True Love” by The Alfee
[Sept 08, 1999] Kindaichi Satsuriku no Deep Blue Original Soundtrack

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns (2014)
[June 04, 2014] ED#1: “Passcode 4854” by Rei Yasuda
[June 11, 2014] OP#1: “BRAND NEW STORY” by TPD
[July 23, 2014] Kindaichi: R Original Soundtrack
[July 30, 2014] ED#2: “Start Line (スタートライン)” by 7!!
[Sep 10, 2014] OP#2: “Yue ni, Matenrou” by MUCC

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2nd Season (2015)
[Nov 25, 2015] OP1. “Yonjuushi (四銃士)” by NEWS
[Dec 16, 2015] ED1. “Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way” by Flower
[Feb 10, 2016] OP2. “Tragedy” by KAT-TUN
[Mar 02, 2016] ED2. Akatsuki Rin – Ketsui no Tsubasa

Last Modified: Aug 28, 2017

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