History Literature / TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Banzo continuously gets Moriyama's name wrong in episode nine when he's trying to set himself up as a main character in his SpinOff, starting off with names that are slightly similar that get more and more random. [[spoiler:Justified because it isn't the real Banzo]].

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Banzo continuously gets Moriyama's name wrong in episode nine when he's trying to set himself up as a main character in his SpinOff, starting off with names that are slightly similar that get more and more random. [[spoiler:Justified because it isn't the real Banzo]].Banzo.]]



** In one episode, a man and his female cousin are played by the same actor, and it takes a long time for anybody to accept that she's really a woman. [[spoiler:Justified because she isn't a woman and it's the man in disguise]].
** [[spoiler: Kimura Yuichi, Banzo's actor, also plays Kaneda (who pretends to be Banzo throughout episode nine)]].

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** In one episode, a man and his female cousin are played by the same actor, and it takes a long time for anybody to accept that she's really a woman. [[spoiler:Justified because she isn't a woman and it's the man in disguise]].
disguise.]]
** [[spoiler: Kimura Yuichi, Banzo's actor, also plays Kaneda (who pretends to be Banzo throughout episode nine)]].nine).]]



* AlwaysMurder: Lampshaded. [[spoiler:But not necessarily true as Seichiro's death in the second episode was an accident]].

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* AlwaysMurder: Lampshaded. [[spoiler:But not necessarily true as Seichiro's death in the second episode was an accident]].accident.]]



* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: They now solve crimes in space]].

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* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: They AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:They now solve crimes in space]].space.]]



* AttemptedRape: In the first episode, [[spoiler:Reika tries to rape Tatsuya while he's unconscious so she can have his child, but he's fortunately rescued by Kimiko, his fiancee]].

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* AttemptedRape: In the first episode, [[spoiler:Reika tries to rape Tatsuya while he's unconscious so she can have his child, but he's fortunately rescued by Kimiko, his fiancee]].fiancee.]]



** Ousama, in the third episode, was extremely disliked and nobody was upset when he died. [[spoiler:Subverted (slightly) when it turns out he did love his family but he was bad at expressing his love and they didn't want to listen]].

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** Ousama, in the third episode, was extremely disliked and nobody was upset when he died. [[spoiler:Subverted (slightly) when it turns out he did love his family but he was bad at expressing his love and they didn't want to listen]].listen.]]



* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Banzo and Tenkaichi in the ending scene]].

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* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Banzo BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Banzo and Tenkaichi in the ending scene]].scene.]]



* DayInTheLimeLight: Fujii gets her own episode, including her own opening credits, theme song and title.
* [[spoiler:DeadHatShot: When Tenkaichi dies]].
* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:Seichiro's accidental death in the second episode, when his femur broke and stabbed his hand and his chest]].

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* DayInTheLimeLight: CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Rumi-chan]], though the crossdressing isn't portrayed as creepy.
* ADayInTheLimelight:
Fujii gets her own episode, including her own opening credits, theme song and title.
* [[spoiler:DeadHatShot: When DeadHatShot: [[spoiler:When Tenkaichi dies]].
dies.]]
* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:Seichiro's accidental death in the second episode, when his femur broke and stabbed his hand and his chest]].chest.]]



** [[spoiler:Subverted when it looks like Banzo murdered two people, when it was actually his old friend, Kaneda, who looks exactly like him and frames him]].

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** [[spoiler:Subverted when it looks like Banzo murdered two people, when it was actually his old friend, Kaneda, who looks exactly like him and frames him]].him.]]



** [[spoiler: In one episode, a woman disguises herself as her husband so he has an alibi while he pretends to be a woman who he planned on framing for the murder]].

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** [[spoiler: In one episode, a woman disguises herself as her husband so he has an alibi while he pretends to be a woman who he planned on framing for the murder]].murder]]



** In the first episode, [[spoiler:Kimiko didn't commit suicide but was murdered by Saeko, who did kill herself after she knew she would get caught]].
** [[spoiler: Banzo's daughter, Hanako, commited suicide after the father of her fiance, Jiro, forced him to dump her and marry another woman. This is why Kaneda (while pretending to be Banzo) murders the two of them as revenge]].

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** In the first episode, [[spoiler:Kimiko didn't commit suicide but was murdered by Saeko, who did kill herself after she knew she would get caught]].
caught.]]
** [[spoiler: Banzo's daughter, Hanako, commited committed suicide after the father of her fiance, Jiro, forced him to dump her and marry another woman. This is why Kaneda (while pretending to be Banzo) murders the two of them as revenge]].revenge.]]



** Eventually one turns up that says [[spoiler:Ryuichi (Korosu) Kill]] and Tenkaichi throws it away because it ruined the "mysterious mood". It was actually [[spoiler:a note left by the maid after Ryuichi called to say what he wanted for dinner and the maid only wrote certain syllabels as he spoke fast]].

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** Eventually one turns up that says [[spoiler:Ryuichi (Korosu) Kill]] and Tenkaichi throws it away because it ruined the "mysterious mood". It was actually [[spoiler:a note left by the maid after Ryuichi called to say what he wanted for dinner and the maid only wrote certain syllabels syllables as he spoke fast]].



** Banzo and Tenkaichi become a little depressed throughout the episode because they know they'll never see each other again afterwards. [[spoiler:Subverted when this was all a trick from the author because the series hasn't actually ended and they now solve crimes in space]].
* EurekaMoment: OnceAnEpisode to help Tenkaichi solve each case. They usually have little to do with the situation at all.

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** Banzo and Tenkaichi become a little depressed throughout the episode because they know they'll never see each other again afterwards. [[spoiler:Subverted when this was all a trick from the author because the series hasn't actually ended and they now solve crimes in space]].
space.]]
* EurekaMoment: OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode to help Tenkaichi solve each case. They usually have little to do with the situation at all.



* EverybodyDidIt: Discussed and dismissed as a possibility in episode four as Tenkaichi said it was an over-used plot. [[spoiler:Nobody did it]].

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* EverybodyDidIt: Discussed and dismissed as a possibility in episode four as Tenkaichi said it was an over-used plot. [[spoiler:Nobody did it]].it.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:The murderer in the final episode, Shijou]].
* FalseConfession: Episode Two: [[spoiler:Osuma confesses to Seichiro's murder (which was actually an accident) after Banzo convinces him to so Tenkaichi wouldn't be seen as making a mistake. Banzo promises that he'll go free after TheSummation]].
* FanService: InUniverse during the HotSpringsEpisode to "raise male viewership". When Fujii refuses to take part, because she's busy solving a murder, Moriyama goes in instead.
* FemmeFatale: Subverted with Saeko in the first episode who, while strict on her step-son, was a kind woman- who merely looked and acted like a femme fatale on the outside. [[spoiler:Double subverted since she has a dark past, murdered her blackmailer and murdered the woman trying to steal the inheritence]].

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:The murderer in the final episode, Shijou]].
Shijou.]]
* FalseConfession: Episode Two: [[spoiler:Osuma confesses to Seichiro's murder (which was actually an accident) after Banzo convinces him to so Tenkaichi wouldn't be seen as making a mistake. Banzo promises that he'll go free after TheSummation]].
TheSummation.]]
* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: InUniverse during the HotSpringsEpisode to "raise male viewership". When Fujii refuses to take part, because she's busy solving a murder, Moriyama goes in instead.
* FemmeFatale: Subverted with Saeko in the first episode who, while strict on her step-son, stepson, was a kind woman- who merely looked and acted like a femme fatale on the outside. [[spoiler:Double subverted since she has a dark past, murdered her blackmailer and murdered the woman trying to steal the inheritence]].inheritance.]]



** [[spoiler:Banzo frames Jiro for his father's murder and fakes a suicide, then it's subverted when it's revealed that it's somebody else pretending to be Banzo, knowing Tenkaichi would see through the original trick, to frame him]].
** [[spoiler:Shijou planned to have Tenkaichi framed for the murder of all of the amateur detectives and then kill him]].

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** [[spoiler:Banzo frames Jiro for his father's murder and fakes a suicide, then it's subverted when it's revealed that it's somebody else pretending to be Banzo, knowing Tenkaichi would see through the original trick, to frame him]].
him.]]
** [[spoiler:Shijou planned to have Tenkaichi framed for the murder of all of the amateur detectives and then kill him]].him.]]



* FunWithAcronyms: Tenkaichi refers to wills as "ODA" meaning "Official Dying Message" - it's "DA" because of the pronounciation of "dying". Fujii points out the flaw in the acronym (and the pointlessness of it), Tenkaichi instantly changes it to "ODM" and when Fujii calls him out on it, he refuses to continue TheSummation.
* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: Banzo dies trying to save Tenkaichi, who then dies saving Fujii and after Tenkaichi's book series disappears (because the main character dies) Fujii wakes up on a space station solving murders with Tenkaichi and Banzo, who are both alive]].

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* FunWithAcronyms: Tenkaichi refers to wills as "ODA" meaning "Official Dying Message" - it's "DA" because of the pronounciation pronunciation of "dying". Fujii points out the flaw in the acronym (and the pointlessness of it), Tenkaichi instantly changes it to "ODM" and when Fujii calls him out on it, he refuses to continue TheSummation.
* [[spoiler:GainaxEnding: Banzo GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Banzo dies trying to save Tenkaichi, who then dies saving Fujii and after Tenkaichi's book series disappears (because the main character dies) Fujii wakes up on a space station solving murders with Tenkaichi and Banzo, who are both alive]].alive.]]



** In the first episode, [[spoiler:Kimiko and this is the reason Saeko murders her]].

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** In the first episode, [[spoiler:Kimiko and this is the reason Saeko murders her]].her.]]



** In the first episode, [[spoiler:a fake letter is left to cover Kimiko's murder as a suicide]].

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** In the first episode, [[spoiler:a fake letter is left to cover Kimiko's murder as a suicide]]. suicide.]]



* GrandFinale: The theme of the final episode as it's both the ending of ''The Conditions Of Great Detectives'' and the ''Tenkaichi'' series itself. [[spoiler:Subverted when it isn't the end of the ''Tenkaichi'' series]].

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* GrandFinale: The theme of the final episode as it's both the ending of ''The Conditions Of Great Detectives'' and the ''Tenkaichi'' series itself. [[spoiler:Subverted when it isn't the end of the ''Tenkaichi'' series]].series.]]



* HandWave: An OnceAnEpisode occurance, which are always lampshaded and shrugged away - justified as the characters are aware they're in a fictional world and sometimes these things just happen. For example: when Fujii doesn't know the reason behind the suicide note in her own episode, a couple of men hold out the answer on a piece of paper for her. There's no explanation as to who they are or why they know the answer; Fujii is ordered just to get on with it.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Tatsuya]] from the first episode, [[spoiler:as Saeko was only fifteen when he was born and his adoptive parents had just had a stillborn child the situation was rather perfect]].
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Tenkaichi pushes Shijou, who has a bomb strapped to his chest, out of the building Fujii is in and they both get blown up (and Fujii is safe). Then his book series disappears as he, the main character, is dead. Subverted when he comes back in the sequel-in-space]].

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* HandWave: An OnceAnEpisode occurance, A OncePerEpisode occurrence, which are always lampshaded and shrugged away - justified as the characters are aware they're in a fictional world and sometimes these things just happen. For example: when Fujii doesn't know the reason behind the suicide note in her own episode, a couple of men hold out the answer on a piece of paper for her. There's no explanation as to who they are or why they know the answer; Fujii is ordered just to get on with it.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Tatsuya]] from the first episode, [[spoiler:as Saeko was only fifteen when he was born and his adoptive parents had just had a stillborn child the situation was rather perfect]].
perfect.]]
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Tenkaichi TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Tenkaichi pushes Shijou, who has a bomb strapped to his chest, out of the building Fujii is in and they both get blown up (and Fujii is safe). Then his book series disappears as he, the main character, is dead. Subverted when he comes back in the sequel-in-space]].sequel-in-space.]]



** [[spoiler:Banzo takes numerous bullets for Tenkaichi so he can conclude the series and then Tenkaichi wrestles with Shijou (who has a bomb on him) outside so Fujii doesn't get blown up]].

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** [[spoiler:Banzo takes numerous bullets for Tenkaichi so he can conclude the series and then Tenkaichi wrestles with Shijou (who has a bomb on him) outside so Fujii doesn't get blown up]].up.]]



* HotSpringsEpisode: Merged with Fujii's DayInTheLimeLight episode, as Banzo and Tenkaichi point out this is the "Two-Hour Suspense" episode aimed at middle-aged women who want to see luxury. Mid-way through Fujii is told to use the onsen to keep viewers from changing the channel, but she refuses. Moriyama goes in her place.

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* HotSpringsEpisode: Merged with Fujii's DayInTheLimeLight [[ADayInTheLimelight Day in the Limelight]] episode, as Banzo and Tenkaichi point out this is the "Two-Hour Suspense" episode aimed at middle-aged women who want to see luxury. Mid-way through Fujii is told to use the onsen to keep viewers from changing the channel, but she refuses. Moriyama goes in her place.



* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:Banzo looks the exact same as his old friend, Kaneda (though they didn't look the same when they were younger)]].
* IdiotBall: In the first episode, [[spoiler:Saeko had concrete evidence that Kimiko was cheating on Tatsuya and treating him as a MealTicket. Instead of simply telling Tatsuya, she decides to murder her and eventually get caught]].

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* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:Banzo looks the exact same as his old friend, Kaneda (though they didn't look the same when they were younger)]].
younger).]]
* IdiotBall: In the first episode, [[spoiler:Saeko had concrete evidence that Kimiko was cheating on Tatsuya and treating him as a MealTicket. Instead of simply telling Tatsuya, she decides to murder her and eventually get caught]].caught.]]



* LittleNo: Episode Two: [[spoiler:After Tenkaichi accuses Osuma as being the murderer, Seichiro's death is discovered as an accident but as Tenkaichi isn't allowed to be wrong Banzo (after explaining the "conditions") asks Osuma to fake a confession. Osuma refuses with a small no]].

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* LittleNo: Episode Two: [[spoiler:After Tenkaichi accuses Osuma as being the murderer, Seichiro's death is discovered as an accident but as Tenkaichi isn't allowed to be wrong Banzo (after explaining the "conditions") asks Osuma to fake a confession. Osuma refuses with a small no]].no.]]



* [[spoiler:LyingCreator]]: InUniverse and lampshaded in the final episode. [[spoiler:When the creator of the ''Tenkaichi'' series said it was the final episode, when in fact it wasn't - which means that Banzo's and Tenkaichi's deaths are not permanent]].
* MamaBear: In episode one, [[spoiler:Saeko is the real mother of her step-son, Tatsuya. When she finds out his fiancee, Kimiko, is a GoldDigger Saeko murders her to protect him]].

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* [[spoiler:LyingCreator]]: InUniverse and lampshaded in the final episode. [[spoiler:When the creator of the ''Tenkaichi'' series said it was the final episode, when in fact it wasn't - which means that Banzo's and Tenkaichi's deaths are not permanent]].
permanent.]]
* MamaBear: In episode one, [[spoiler:Saeko is the real mother of her step-son, Tatsuya. When she finds out his fiancee, Kimiko, is a GoldDigger Saeko murders her to protect him]].him.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Ogawara from the very beginning, then subverted in various occasions.

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* PoliceAreUseless: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Ogawara from the very beginning, then subverted in various occasions.



* [[spoiler:RecycledInSpace: The ending. After Banzo and Tenkaichi die, Fujii wakes up on a spaceship where the three of them solve murders because it wasn't really the final episode and this is the sequel]].

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* [[spoiler:RecycledInSpace: The RecycledINSPACE: [[spoiler:The ending. After Banzo and Tenkaichi die, Fujii wakes up on a spaceship where the three of them solve murders because it wasn't really the final episode and this is the sequel]].sequel.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Sequel}}: The ''Tenkaichi'' series has one set in space]].

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* [[spoiler:{{Sequel}}: The {{Sequel}}: [[spoiler:The ''Tenkaichi'' series has one set in space]].space.]]



** The openings include a silhouette of SherlockHolmes.

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** The openings include a silhouette of SherlockHolmes.Franchise/SherlockHolmes.



* TheSummation[=/=]SummationGathering: OnceAnEpisode. Fuji messes up collecting enough people in the room in the first episode (seeing that there's no point in having people present who are obviously not the murderer or unrelated to the case). Tenkaichi demands certain things for his summation to be perfect: having enough people and for the murderer not to confess before he can say who it was.

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* TheSummation[=/=]SummationGathering: OnceAnEpisode.OncePerEpisode. Fuji messes up collecting enough people in the room in the first episode (seeing that there's no point in having people present who are obviously not the murderer or unrelated to the case). Tenkaichi demands certain things for his summation to be perfect: having enough people and for the murderer not to confess before he can say who it was.



* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:In a flashback, Banzo said he stole a girl's cheerleading uniform to protect his friend - this in fact works in his favour as she's happy he felt so passionately about her that he felt the need to do such a thing]].

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* TakingTheHeat: [[spoiler:In a flashback, Banzo said he stole a girl's cheerleading uniform to protect his friend - this in fact works in his favour as she's happy he felt so passionately about her that he felt the need to do such a thing]].thing.]]



* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Rumi-chan]], though the crossdressing isn't protrayed as creepy.
* WigDressAccent: In episode seven, [[spoiler:Machiko pretends to be her husband so he has an alibi while he kills Jirou. Yaichiro also dones these three to act as Rumi]].

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* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Rumi-chan]], though the crossdressing isn't protrayed as creepy.
* WigDressAccent: In episode seven, [[spoiler:Machiko pretends to be her husband so he has an alibi while he kills Jirou. Yaichiro also dones these three to act as Rumi]].Rumi.]]
7th Jul '16 9:57:23 AM gewunomox
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** In one episode, Fujii dones a forensic officer's uniform while TheWho [[Series/{{CSI}} plays over the top]].

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** In one episode, Fujii dones a forensic officer's uniform while TheWho Music/TheWho [[Series/{{CSI}} plays over the top]].
19th Apr '16 4:17:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Tenkaichi is played by Shota Matsuda, who played Akiyama in the Live-Action adaptation of ''Manga/LiarGame''.
29th Jun '15 7:59:33 AM narm00
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Knowing they live in a fictional series allows them to enter a "backstage" room that only they can see to discuss the story and the "conditions" within the Tenkaichi Series while standing outside of it. Each episode evolves around a different murder mystery theme/trope and discussing and playing with all the tropes that come along with it.

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Knowing they live in a fictional series allows them to enter a "backstage" room that only they can see to discuss the story and the "conditions" within the Tenkaichi Series series while standing outside of it. Each episode evolves revolves around a different murder mystery theme/trope and discussing and playing with all the tropes that come along with it.



* HotSpringsEpisode: Merged with Fujii's DayInTheLimeLight episode, as Banzo and Tenkaichi point out this is the "Two-Hour Suspense" episode aimed at middle-aged women who want to see luxary. Mid-way through Fujii is told to use the onsen to keep viewers from changing the channel, but she refuses. Moriyama goes in her place.

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* HotSpringsEpisode: Merged with Fujii's DayInTheLimeLight episode, as Banzo and Tenkaichi point out this is the "Two-Hour Suspense" episode aimed at middle-aged women who want to see luxary.luxury. Mid-way through Fujii is told to use the onsen to keep viewers from changing the channel, but she refuses. Moriyama goes in her place.



-->'''Tenkaichi:''' "Exactly! How can the main character die before the solving the mystery? If I die like this it'll be a weird ending."

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-->'''Tenkaichi:''' "Exactly! How can the main character die before the solving the mystery? If I die like this it'll be a weird ending."



* {{Retcon}}: Parodied, as in the last episode Banzo's family is completely recreated. Originally he had an estranged Japanese wife and his teenage daughter, Hanako, [[spoiler:who killed herself]]; in the final episode he has a blonde non-Japanese wife and a child-aged daughter (also blonde) who has another name. Banzo lampshades the difference but accepts it.

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* {{Retcon}}: Parodied, as in the last episode Banzo's family is completely recreated. Originally he had an estranged Japanese wife and his a teenage daughter, Hanako, [[spoiler:who killed herself]]; in the final episode he has a blonde non-Japanese wife and a child-aged daughter (also blonde) who has another name. Banzo lampshades the difference but accepts it.
17th Apr '15 9:04:09 PM nombretomado
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** In one episode, Fujii dones a forensic officer's uniform while TheWho [[{{CSI}} plays over the top]].

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** In one episode, Fujii dones a forensic officer's uniform while TheWho [[{{CSI}} [[Series/{{CSI}} plays over the top]].
9th Mar '15 1:40:44 AM Murataku
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* ShipperOnDeck: As one of Fujii's conditions is that she fall in love with Tenkaichi, Ogawara is always willing to push them together whether she likes it or not. His efforts include leaving the room so the two can have a scene alone, and making sure to point out any hint of jealousy Fujii shows towards Tenkaichi. He's quite pleased when they start becoming closer of their own accord.
16th Sep '13 3:20:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Banzo continuously gets Moriyama's name wrong in episode nine when he's trying to set himself up as a main character in his SpinOff, starting off with names that are slightly similar that get more and more random. [[spoiler:Justified because it isn't the real Banzo]].



* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Banzo continuously gets Moriyama's name wrong in episode nine when he's trying to set himself up as a main character in his SpinOff, starting off with names that are slightly similar that get more and more random. [[spoiler:Justified because it isn't the real Banzo]].
29th Dec '12 11:17:36 AM lu127
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* {{Will}}: Tenkaichi refers to wills as "ODA" meaning "Official Dying Message". The "DA" meaning "dying message" because of the pronounciation.
12th Nov '12 5:54:25 PM GGGG
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* TheNameless: Various characters that Tenkaichi and Banzo deem unimportant but are there just to confuse the viewer such as A-san, B-san and C-san in the second episode.


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* NoNameGiven: Various characters that Tenkaichi and Banzo deem unimportant but are there just to confuse the viewer such as A-san, B-san and C-san in the second episode.
12th Nov '12 5:52:46 PM GGGG
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* MysteryMagnet: Discussed; whenever either of the main three go on a holiday: there will be a murder.



* MysteryMagnet: Discussed; whenever either of the main three go on a holiday: there will be a murder.
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