History Literature / PsychicDetectiveYakumo

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Yakumo, when he has his contact lens on. Haruka in the Ritsu/Suzuka mangas and in the novels, but not the anime.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Yakumo, when he has his contact lens on. Haruka in the Ritsu/Suzuka both mangas and in the novels, but not the anime.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: In the very first chapter, Yakumo reveals that his own mother tried to kill him when he was younger. As the series progresses, further details are described, including that [[spoiler:he's a ChildByRape and that his almost-step-father was murdered by his biological father]], among other things. To make things worse, most people [[FreakinessShame are terrified, disgusted, or show pity or a strong aversion if they see his left eye.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: In the very first chapter, Yakumo reveals that his own mother tried to kill him when he was younger. As the series progresses, further details are described, including that [[spoiler:he's a ChildByRape and that his almost-step-father was murdered by his biological father]], among other things. To make things worse, most people [[FreakinessShame are terrified, disgusted, or show pity or a strong aversion if they see his left eye.]] Not to mention [[BlessedWithSuck all the fun of always seeing the dead.]]
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* Tsundere: Yakumo seems to be incapable of being honest about being close to people and thus ends up this way.

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* Tsundere: {{Tsundere}}: Yakumo seems to be incapable of being honest about being close to people and thus ends up this way.
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* ShipTease: This goes on with Yakumo and Haruka.

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* ShipTease: This goes on with Yakumo and Haruka.Haruka to almost WillTheyOrWontThey levels.



* UnkemptBeauty: Yakumo has constant bedhead due to sloppiness, this does not interfere with him being TallDarkAndHandsome.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: The anime does not show what happened to [[spoiler:Tatsuya]] in the end of third episode, but it can be assumed he'd been arrested for the hit-and-run, as in the other versions he appears in.
* WrongGenreSavvy: In the Ritsu adaptation and in the novels, Tatsuya thinks Yakumo dislikes him because he's [[GreenEyedMonster "close friends"]] with Haruka. Yakumo just ''doesn't'' like him (especially after Tatsuya unintentionally "disrespected the dead" in Yakumo's perspective by thinking a ghost was killing people in a discriminable way).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The anime does not show what happened to [[spoiler:Tatsuya]] in the end of third episode, but it can be assumed he'd been arrested for the hit-and-run, as in the other versions he appears in.
* WrongGenreSavvy: In the Ritsu adaptation and in the novels, Tatsuya thinks Yakumo dislikes him because he's [[GreenEyedMonster "close friends"]] [[SelectiveObliviousness with Haruka. Haruka]]. Yakumo just ''doesn't'' like him (especially after the guy, and every single thing Tatsuya unintentionally "disrespected the dead" in does makes Yakumo's perspective by thinking a ghost was killing people in a discriminable way).dislike deepen. Haruka doesn't like the guy either.
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* YouWakeUpInARoom: When [[spoiler:Takaoka-sensei or Yuuichi (depending on the version)]] ''thinks'' he killed Yuri after hitting her a little too hard, he hides her body in the basement. Turns out she wasn't dead after all. Until she either suffocated or starved to death while trying to ''claw her way out'' of the room]].

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* YouWakeUpInARoom: When [[spoiler:Takaoka-sensei or Yuuichi (depending on the version)]] ''thinks'' he killed Yuri [[spoiler:Yuri]] after hitting her a little too hard, he hides her body in the a basement. Turns [[spoiler:Turns out she wasn't dead after all. Until she either suffocated or starved to death while trying to ''claw her way out'' of the room]].
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* AnimalMotifs: Yakumo resembling a cat when he's sleeping (and a caterpillar when he's in his sleeping bag), and Gotou resembling a bear.

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* AnimalMotifs: Yakumo resembling is compared to a cat especially when he's sleeping (and a caterpillar when he's in his sleeping bag), and bag). Gotou resembling is often compared to a bear.bear, especially by Yakumo.



* BreakTheCutie: This is what happened to [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother]], who was revealed to have been kidnapped by [[spoiler:the man with two red eyes]] and was raped and impregnated by him. It is also implied that this was taken further leading to [[spoiler:her attempted murder of Yakumo]]. Multiple antagonists attempt to do this to [[spoiler:Haruka]] in order to "break" Yakumo.
* BrilliantButLazy: Considering the amount of time the guy spends asleep and cutting classes, you'd never think that he's a deductive genius.

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* BreakTheCutie: This is what happened to [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother]], who was revealed to have been kidnapped by [[spoiler:the man with two red eyes]] and was raped and impregnated by him. It is also implied that this was taken further leading to [[spoiler:her attempted murder of Yakumo]]. Multiple antagonists attempt to do this to [[spoiler:Haruka]] in order to "break" Yakumo, sometimes they are more direct about breaking Yakumo.
* BrilliantButLazy: Considering the amount of time the guy spends asleep and cutting classes, you'd never think that he's Yakumo is a deductive genius.



* TheCoroner: Hata is a necrophile, but an otherwise good coroner (this is lampshaded in the novels and in the Sazuka manga).



* DamselInDistress: Haruka is an ordinary person, so when being attacked by murderers and the like, she tends not to fair very well. This is justified by [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] designating her as a target to get at Yakumo, and downplayed by her sometimes figuring that it would not be a good idea to provoke her captors, or by being drugged. At other times, Haruka manages to be a DefiantCaptive or even a DamselOutOfDistress by misleading her violent captors, and provoking them.

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* DamselInDistress: Haruka is an ordinary person, so when being attacked by murderers and the like, she tends not to fair very well. This is justified by [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] designating her as a target to get at Yakumo, Yakumo and downplayed by her sometimes figuring that it would not be a good idea to provoke her captors, captors or by being drugged. At other times, Haruka manages to be a DefiantCaptive DefiantCaptive, or even a DamselOutOfDistress DamselOutOfDistress, by misleading her violent captors, captors and provoking them.



* DisappearedDad / MissingMom: These seem to be very common in the Saitou family (partially a case of [[spoiler: DeceasedParentsAreTheBest]], with one exception). There is also a case where a child's father became abusive after his wife walked out on them.

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* DisappearedDad / MissingMom: These seem to be very common in the Saitou family (partially a case of [[spoiler: DeceasedParentsAreTheBest]], with [[ArchnemesisDad one exception).exception]]). There is also a case where a child's father became abusive after his wife walked out on them.



* FriendOnTheForce: Gotou and Ishii.

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* FriendOnTheForce: Gotou and Ishii. Hata to a lesser extent.



* ISeeDeadPeople: The English title is actually something a misnomer to Yakumo: he isn't psychic, he has the ''physical'' ability to see ghosts.[[note]] The Japanese title uses the word "''shinrei''" which specifically refers to seeing disembodied souls.[[/note]] Not only can he see them, he can communicate with them and can show an image of them to others [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (only in the Locked Room case).]]

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* ISeeDeadPeople: The English title is actually something a misnomer to Yakumo: he isn't psychic, he has the ''physical'' ability to see ghosts.[[note]] The Japanese title uses the word "''shinrei''" which specifically refers to seeing disembodied souls.[[/note]] Not only can he see them, he can [[TalkingToTheDead communicate with them them]] and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness can show an image of them to others [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (only in the Locked Room case).]]
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BadassInDistress: During the "Connected Feelings" case, Yakumo is held captive by [[spoiler:his DeadAllAlong father]], and is saved by [[spoiler:Haruka's arrival and his mother's ghost]].

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* BadassInDistress: During the "Connected Feelings" case, Yakumo is held captive by [[spoiler:his DeadAllAlong father]], and is saved by [[spoiler:Haruka's arrival and his mother's ghost]].



* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: [[spoiler: Aside from the red eye and seeing ghosts, Yakumo's personality is the polar opposite of his biological father]], and this is lampshaded by the "son."



* LukeIAmYourFather: Oddly zigzagged. It turns out that [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] is [[spoiler:Yakumo]]'s father, he refuses to acknowledge it (an inversion of LukeYouAreMyFather, being "Luke, You Are Not My Father"), as a ChildByRape.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Oddly zigzagged. It turns out that [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] is [[spoiler:Yakumo]]'s father, he the latter [[YouAreNotMyFather refuses to acknowledge it (an inversion of LukeYouAreMyFather, being "Luke, You Are Not My Father"), it]] as a ChildByRape.



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:After attempting to strangle him]], Yakumo's mother disappeared. We also don't know what happened to his father. In the anime, his father [[spoiler:turns out to be the silver haired antagonist that's been trying to provoke Yakumo, and his mother is revealed to have been DeadAllAlong]]. Meanwhile, in the novel and in the Sazuka manga, it turns out that [[spoiler:both of his parents and his biological father]] are all revealed to have been DeadAllAlong, the former two, due to the latter's machinations.
* ParentalSubstitute: Yakumo's uncle Saitou Isshin, this would cross into HappilyAdopted territory, if Yakumo would allow it.

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:After attempting to strangle him]], Yakumo's mother disappeared. We also [[MissingMom disappeared;]] we don't know [[DisappearedDad what happened to his father. father.]] In the anime, his father [[spoiler:turns out to be the silver haired antagonist that's been trying to provoke Yakumo, and his mother is revealed to have been DeadAllAlong]]. Meanwhile, in the novel and in the Sazuka manga, it turns out that [[spoiler:both of his parents and his biological father]] are all revealed to have been DeadAllAlong, the former two, due to the latter's machinations.
* ParentalSubstitute: Yakumo's uncle uncle, Saitou Isshin, this would cross into HappilyAdopted territory, if Yakumo would allow it.



* UnfinishedBusiness: This is why ghosts are attached to the human world and cannot move on. They cling onto feelings, whether it's the desire to be avenged, to the desire to live, to have their bodies found and cared for, or genuine feelings for a living person.

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* UnfinishedBusiness: This is why ghosts are attached to the human world and cannot move on. They cling onto are left behind clumps of feelings, whether it's the desire to be avenged, to the desire to live, to have their bodies found and cared for, or genuine feelings for a living person.
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BadassInDistress: During the "Connected Feelings" case, Yakumo is held captive by [[spoiler:his DeadAllAlong father]], and is saved by [[spoiler:Haruka's arrival and his mother's ghost]].



* BookDump: For a detective, Gotou is far from well-read. For example, a discussion about adipocere has him asking "who is this Eddy Poser you keep talking about?"

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* BookDump: BookDumb: For a detective, Gotou is far ''far'' from well-read. For example, a discussion about adipocere has him asking "who is this Eddy Poser guy you keep talking about?"about?!"



* DamselInDistress: Haruka is an ordinary person, so when being attacked by murderers and the like, she tends not to fair very well. This is justified by [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] designating her as a target to get at Yakumo, and downplayed by her sometimes figuring that it would not be a good idea to provoke her captors, or by being drugged. At other times, Haruka manages to be a DefiantCaptive or even a DamselOutOfDistress by misleading her violent captors, and provoking them.



* DisappearedDad / MissingMom: These seem to be very common in the Saitou family. There is also a case where a child's father became abusive after his wife walked out on them.

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* DisappearedDad / MissingMom: These seem to be very common in the Saitou family.family (partially a case of [[spoiler: DeceasedParentsAreTheBest]], with one exception). There is also a case where a child's father became abusive after his wife walked out on them.



* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Me]]: Tatsuya. According to Yakumo, he's inconsiderate for always only thinking of himself and what solely affects him. And if anything doesn't go his way, [[SelectiveObliviousness he'll just laugh it off]]. As it turns out, Yakumo is ''completely right''.

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* [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Me]]: ItsAllAboutMe: Tatsuya. According to Yakumo, he's inconsiderate for always only thinking of himself and what solely affects him. And if anything doesn't go his way, [[SelectiveObliviousness he'll just laugh it off]]. As it turns out, Yakumo is ''completely right''.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Oddly zigzagged. It turns out that [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] is [[spoiler:Yakumo]]'s father, he refuses to acknowledge it, as a ChildByRape.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Oddly zigzagged. It turns out that [[spoiler:the red-eyed man]] is [[spoiler:Yakumo]]'s father, he refuses to acknowledge it, it (an inversion of LukeYouAreMyFather, being "Luke, You Are Not My Father"), as a ChildByRape.



* ParentalSubstitute: Yakumo's uncle Saitou Isshin.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Yakumo's uncle Saitou Isshin.Isshin, this would cross into HappilyAdopted territory, if Yakumo would allow it.



* TheReveal: The red-eyed man turns out to be [[spoiler:Yakumo's father]], and Shinsuke Takeda is [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother's fiancé]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Nanase Miyuki]], who hides behind multiple identities.

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* TheReveal: The red-eyed man turns out to be [[spoiler:Yakumo's father]], [[spoiler:[[ArchnemesisDad Yakumo's father]]]], and Shinsuke Takeda is [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother's fiancé]]. Then there's [[spoiler:Nanase Miyuki]], who hides behind multiple identities.
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''Psychic Detective Yakumo'' (or in Japanese ''Shinrei Tantei Yakumo'', or 心霊探偵八雲 ) is a series of novels by Manabu Kaminaga.

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''Psychic Detective Yakumo'' (or in Japanese ''Shinrei Tantei Yakumo'', or 心霊探偵八雲 ) is a series of novels by Manabu Kaminaga. \n The series has been running since 2004 and spans fifteen volumes as of December 2017 (ten belong to the main series, four to side-stories, and one to Yakumo's youth).



The series has spawned two completed manga series: one by Miyako Ritsu, subtitled ''Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru'' (''The Red Eye Has a Clue''), and the other by Oda Suzuka, who is the character designer for the {{anime}} as well. It has also inspired a live-action drama, a stage play, and a ThirteenEpisodeAnime series by Creator/BeeTrain which aired on NHK in Fall 2010.

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The series has spawned two completed manga series: one by Miyako Ritsu, subtitled ''Akai Hitomi wa Shitteiru'' (''The Red Eye Has a Clue''), and the other by Oda Suzuka, who is the character designer for the {{anime}} as well. It has also inspired a live-action drama, a stage play, and a ThirteenEpisodeAnime series by Creator/BeeTrain which aired on NHK in Fall 2010. Manabu Kaminaga has also written a prequel spin-off called ''Ukikumo Shinrei Kitan -- Sekigan no Kotowari'' (or, in English, ''Strange Talk of Psychic Ukikumo -- Truth of the Red Eye'') set in the Edo period.


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* TheStoic: Yakumo usually has indifference plastered on to his face, even when he's being more expressive, which is lampshaded more than once. As he [[DefrostingIceKing opens up]], Yakumo shows a few cases of being NotSoStoic (usually in worry), as well as a few instances of being plain-old expressive.


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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: This happens a lot in the series, usually Haruka is somehow connected to some other occurrence, sometimes this is [[JustifiedTrope due to]] the machinations of the mysterious red-eyed man, other times, not so much.
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* BadassBookworm: Although not a bookworm, Yakumo is apparently very well-read and does not appear physically imposing, but he is actually both moderately strong and good a figuring out what needs to be done in a crisis.



* BreakTheCutie: This is what happened to [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother]], who was revealed to have been kidnapped by [[spoiler:the man with two red eyes]] and was raped and impregnated by him. It is also implied that this was taken further leading to [[spoiler:her attempted murder of Yakumo]]. Multiple antagonists attempt to do this to [[spoiler:Haruka]] in order to break Yakumo.

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* BookDump: For a detective, Gotou is far from well-read. For example, a discussion about adipocere has him asking "who is this Eddy Poser you keep talking about?"
* BreakTheCutie: This is what happened to [[spoiler:Yakumo's mother]], who was revealed to have been kidnapped by [[spoiler:the man with two red eyes]] and was raped and impregnated by him. It is also implied that this was taken further leading to [[spoiler:her attempted murder of Yakumo]]. Multiple antagonists attempt to do this to [[spoiler:Haruka]] in order to break Yakumo."break" Yakumo.
* BrilliantButLazy: Considering the amount of time the guy spends asleep and cutting classes, you'd never think that he's a deductive genius.



** Haruka tends just to say what ever she thinks, while it sometimes gets her into trouble, it is usually harmless, and on occasion it is even beneficial (for Yakumo, at least).



* CreepyChild / TheFaceless: The ghost of the boy from The Dark Tunnel arc.

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* CreepyChild / TheFaceless: CreepyChild: The ghost of the boy from The Dark Tunnel arc.


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* DefrostingIceKing: Thanks to Haruka, Yakumo starts to open up in his snarky, stoic way. This is lampshaded by Isshin in both manga series and Gotou in the novel and the Sazuka manga.


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* FamilyEyeResemblance: Turns out that [[spoiler:the ghost-seeing red eye]] is a family trait. This is part of TheReveal, and is also a plot point in a spin-off, ''Ukikumo Shinrei Kitan''.


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* OddFriendship: Age aside, the athletic and dramatic Gotou and the lazy and stoic Yakumo have an odd yet solid friendship. As an energetic idealist, Haruka also seems like an odd match with Yakumo (possibly also a case of OppositesAttract, depending on the ultimate state of their ShipTease).
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** Most of the characters are given [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair otherworldly hair colours]] in the anime, including, purple, green, and pink.


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* AngstySurvivingTwin: Haruka blames herself for the death of her twin sister, Ayaka, when they were seven. Yakumo helps her get over it in during the first case, but she still suffers from this to a lesser extent, and only much later in the story has she begun to move forward.


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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Yakumo is by far the most [[HyperAwareness observant and perceptive]] character in the series. What is still more impressive is the way he puts things together, sometimes reaching SherlockScan heights.


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* BrokenBird: Yakumo fits this to a T (see DarkAndTroubledPast).
* BrutalHonesty: Yakumo never sugar-coats anything, which usually ends up being reassuring rather than infuriating (probably because he knows when to shut up, among other things). A certain middle-school principal, on the other hand...


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* TheCynic: This is one of Yakumo's defining characteristics.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In the very first chapter, Yakumo reveals that his own mother tried to kill him when he was younger. As the series progresses, further details are described, including that [[spoiler:he's a ChildByRape and that his almost-step-father was murdered by his biological father]], among other things. To make things worse, most people [[FreakinessShame are terrified, disgusted, or show pity or a strong aversion if they see his left eye.]]
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