History Manga / MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro

17th May '16 3:29:07 AM anza_sb
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Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (“Demon Detective Neuro Nougami” but popularly [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolsey’d]] into “Private Evil Eye Neuro Nougami”), created by YuuseiMatsui, is a supernatural detective manga and later anime that follows Neuro, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin demon]] who literally ''eats'' mysteries. Having eaten all of the mysteries in Hell he goes to Earth in search of the ultimate mystery. There he meets Yako Katsuragi, a schoolgirl whose father was recently murdered. In order to keep his identity as a demon secret Neuro sets up a detective agency under Yako’s name, pretending that she is a brilliant schoolgirl detective and he her assistant. With the aid of his [[SwissArmyWeapon 777 Tools of Hell]] Neuro spends his time solving the murders he deems interesting while, naturally, [[KidSidekick dragging Yako along with him]].

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Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (“Demon Detective Neuro Nougami” but popularly [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolsey’d]] into “Private Evil Eye Neuro Nougami”), created by YuuseiMatsui, Creator/YuuseiMatsui, is a supernatural detective manga and later anime that follows Neuro, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin demon]] who literally ''eats'' mysteries. Having eaten all of the mysteries in Hell he goes to Earth in search of the ultimate mystery. There he meets Yako Katsuragi, a schoolgirl whose father was recently murdered. In order to keep his identity as a demon secret Neuro sets up a detective agency under Yako’s name, pretending that she is a brilliant schoolgirl detective and he her assistant. With the aid of his [[SwissArmyWeapon 777 Tools of Hell]] Neuro spends his time solving the murders he deems interesting while, naturally, [[KidSidekick dragging Yako along with him]].
6th Feb '16 3:51:30 AM Spritle101
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* CerebusSyndrome: Mid manga, where the anime simply ends, the series drops it's goofy mystery mood & things start getting dark, serious, & violent.
12th Apr '15 8:30:18 PM Thunderforge
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* OnePasswordAttemptEver: There is only one chance to give the password needed to gain control of HAL, an AI brainwashing people to cause destruction and give him access to other supercomputers.
18th Jan '15 12:24:45 PM Iwishtologin
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* [[AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale Abuse Is Okay When It Is Netherworld Detective On Unlucky Schoolgirl]]: And any person who has the misfortune to meet Neuro. Just ask Godai.
8th Jan '15 10:06:06 PM taikowolf
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** While she's not the true "brains" behind the operation, Yako slowly reveals superb talents at reading human intention that Neuro himself cannot match.

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** While she's not the true "brains" behind the operation, Yako slowly reveals superb talents at reading human intention that Neuro himself cannot match. For a start, without her, Godai wouldn't have stuck around.
8th Jan '15 8:32:39 PM pommykun
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* AntiHero: Neuro is a very strong NominalHero if not outright VillainProtagonist, while Sasazuka is an AntiHero [[spoiler: after his arguable FaceHeelTurn]]

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* AntiHero: The road to Neuro solving the mystery of the day is a very strong NominalHero if not outright VillainProtagonist, while Sasazuka is an AntiHero [[spoiler: after paved with torturing Yako and Goudai, respecting Sasazuka, and breaking down crimials. For better, [[DisproportionateRetribution for worse]]. A '''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill lot]]''' worse.
** [[spoiler:Sasazuka also becomes one right before
his arguable FaceHeelTurn]]untimely death, but then again, he was attacking Sicks.]]



* ButtMonkey: Ishigaki. To a lesser extent, Yako and Godai for Neuro.

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* ButtMonkey: Ishigaki. To a lesser extent, anyone forced to work under Neuro (like Yako and Godai for Neuro.Godai) that isn't Sasazuka.



* CluelessMystery: A big user of this trope.

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* CluelessMystery: A big user of this trope. Neuro solves everything off-screen, leading the series to focus more on morality and why a person would kill another.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: At the end of HAL arc, Higuchi is forced to [[spoiler: watch 12 hours worth of etiquette training CD]].
** And then it happened again but this time with [[spoiler: 24 hours of tapes.]]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: At the end of HAL arc, Higuchi is forced to [[spoiler: watch 12 hours worth of etiquette training CD]].
CD]], complete with perfect, enforced reactions.
** And then it happened again but this time with [[spoiler: 24 hours of tapes.tapes after a second try.]]



** Only in the anime. In the manga, his body was pincushioned with knives. And in the manga the police don't think it's suicide, obviously.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Neuro makes a few comments on how human society is different from his own.

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** Only in the anime. In the manga, his body was pincushioned with knives. And in the manga the police don't think it's suicide, obviously.
obviously, but consider ruling it as such since there isn't any evidence of a killer.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Neuro makes a few comments on how human society is different from his own. See NotSoDifferent in his character page.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the concept that villains are always GoodAllAlong and/or have a FreudianExcuse for their actions, especially in the New Bloodline arc.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the concept that The three arc villains are always each do this:
** X: X regularly tries to act out NotSoDifferent by trying to find someone with "similar insides" to him in hope he can understand himself. When challenged with Neuro, he uses this said trope to justify wanting to kill Neuro in hopes that they will be similar. Others end up enforcing it for him: Yako, specifically, attempts to reason with him that he is human due to a few traits he has. There's also a large theme of LossOfIdentity, as X can't remember who he was and when he inevitably recalls who he is, [[spoiler: it's only because he's brainwashed into it or on the verge of losing everything again.]]
** HAL: HAL, using his electronic drug, forces the evil out of people and turns them into criminals:
GoodAllAlong and/or have crosses over with lacking a FreudianExcuse or motive for their actions, especially something Yako notices early on. [[spoiler: And as it ends up, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman is brought into and raises this question: Can an A.I copied after someone, down to neurons in the New Bloodline arc.brain, really be them?]]
** [[spoiler: And Sicks? You're better off just reading his character page.]]



* TheDeterminator: Detective Sasazuko spends over 10 years searching for the perpetrator who killed his family. Averted with [[spoiler: X (Sai)]], who kills people in order to search for his identity.

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* TheDeterminator: Detective Sasazuko spends over 10 years searching for the perpetrator who killed his family. Averted with [[spoiler: X (Sai)]], who kills people in order to search for his identity.identity and just seems mildly placid with everything.



** In the manga, although the trope doesn't quite come up, it should be noted that it's ''Americans'' that bring in a '''battle cruiser carrying nuclear weapons''' and that they all have crooked, beak-like noses like the above example.



* EvilMentor: Neuro to Yako, also Aya Asia to Yako. And those two mafia guys... Yako has a lot of these.
* EvilVersusEvil: Neuro vs. all of the villains, with Sicks being the most extreme
* EvilVersusOblivion: Neuro vs. Sicks, one wants humanity to survive so he can continue to feed off of their evil intent as well as [[{{Troll}} mess with them]], Sicks just wants humanity extinct for his New Bloodline

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* EvilMentor: Neuro to Yako, also Aya Asia to Yako. And those the Hayasakas. And two mafia guys...of the three arc villains at one point each. And Godai at some points. And... Yako has a lot of these.
* EvilVersusEvil: Neuro vs. all of the villains, with Sicks being the most extreme
extreme.
* EvilVersusOblivion: Neuro vs. Sicks, one wants humanity to survive so he can continue to feed off of their evil intent as well as [[{{Troll}} mess with them]], Sicks just wants humanity extinct for his New Bloodlineto force natural selection and exterminate weaker bloodlines of the human race.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Sasazuka in the latest chapters partially performs one of these, changing from a hero to a not-quite-villainous, but significantly more ruthless VillainProtagonist , in order to seek revenge against Sicks for the murder of his family. He doesn't get to enjoy it for long, though, as the confrontation ends in his FamilyUnfriendlyDeath ]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Sasazuka in the latest his last chapters partially performs one of these, changing from a hero to a not-quite-villainous, but significantly more ruthless VillainProtagonist , in order to seek revenge against Sicks for the murder of his family. He doesn't get to enjoy it for long, though, as the confrontation ends in his FamilyUnfriendlyDeath FamilyUnfriendlyDeath.]]



* {{Fetish}}: The page image [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neurota8.jpg linked here if it's been changed.]]

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* {{Fetish}}: The page image image, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/neurota8.jpg linked here if it's been changed.]]



** Averted with Higuchi, though he doesn't always wear his glasses and instead keeps them up on his forehead most of the time.

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** Averted with Higuchi, though as he doesn't always wear his glasses and instead keeps them up on his forehead most of only becomes this when he [[spoiler: is 50% infected by the time.Electronic Drug]].



* GenreShift: Somehow we started with a detective anime, led into the computer-focused HAL arc, and then... Yakazuka Mayans? [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs What?]]
** In the manga, instead of that last part, it turns into an action series with Neuro facing against a group called The New Bloodline. However, the series manages to go about it in a completely different way than most other action anime and manga, with, among other things, Neuro actually growing weaker as the series goes on, and the regular humans even managing to take out two of them by themselves.

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* GenreShift: Anime: Somehow we started with a detective anime, led into the computer-focused HAL arc, and then... Yakazuka Mayans? [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs What?]]
** In the manga, instead Manga: Mystery series grounded in (some) reality about a demon forcing a girl to work under him becomes a slowly, more fantastical tale of that last part, it turns a demon preventing deaths by fighting a shapeshifter and an artificial intelligence; then this concept ''catches fire and spirals'' beautifully into an action series with Neuro about two kinds of humanity facing against a group called The New Bloodline. However, the series manages to go about off. All of it in a completely different way than most other action anime spiced with {{Deconstruction}} and manga, with, among other things, Neuro actually growing weaker morality talks as the series goes on, and the regular humans even managing to take out two of them by themselves.well as discussions on why people commit murder.



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Sasazuka.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Sasazuka.[[spoiler:Sasazuka, HAL, and X.]]



* HotSpringsEpisode: And poor Yako does not even get to enjoy the hot springs because one of Neuro's devilish creatures was set loose on the water.

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* HotSpringsEpisode: And Averted. Not only did a murder happen, making it a typical adventure of the show, but poor Yako does not even get to enjoy the hot springs because one of Neuro's devilish creatures was set loose on the water.



* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: HAL]]

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* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: HAL]]HAL; he has to give Yako the prompt to uninstall him just to be killed off.]]



* LeftHanging: The anime ends with Neuro promising Yako that he would solve her father's murder, something she had reminisced over the course of the series. What makes this decision confusing however is that in the manga, not only was Yako's father's murder solved, it was Neuro's ''second case'', the gratitude and peace Yako felt from this case is what made Yako decide to be Neuro's willing cover (though the threats Neuro imposed at the time helped too). The fact that the murderer was one of the police force also meant that the police were more lenient with her solving their cases at the start.
* LethalChef: Yako's mother in the manga. Part of Yako's talent with cooking is to enable her to eat anything handy and the other part is allow her to have anything safe to eat. Her mother's food has both resulted in nitro-glycerin and radioactivity.

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* LeftHanging: The anime ends with Neuro promising Yako that he would solve her father's murder, something she had reminisced over the course of the series. What makes this decision confusing however is that in the manga, not only was Yako's father's murder solved, it was Neuro's ''second case'', case and solved within three chapters of the story opening'', and the gratitude and peace Yako felt from this case is what made Yako decide to be Neuro's willing cover (though the threats Neuro imposed at the time helped too). The fact that the murderer was one of the police force also meant that the police were more lenient with her solving their cases at the start.
start, helped by Sasazuka going easy on her because [[spoiler: she's around the same age as his sister was when she died]] and that it was ''his'' partner who committed the murder.
* LethalChef: Yako's mother in the manga. Part of Yako's talent with cooking is to enable her to eat anything handy and the other part is allow her to have anything safe to eat. Her mother's food has both resulted in nitro-glycerin and radioactivity.radioactivity as well as food poisoning on about four occasions.



* MadBomber: "Histerrier"

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* MadBomber: "Histerrier""Histerrier".



* {{Meitantei}}: Subverted: it may seem like Yako is a brilliant detective, but she's really a dense, and easily manipulated girl who owes Neuro a big favour.

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* {{Meitantei}}: Subverted: it may seem like Yako is a brilliant detective, but she's really a dense, dense and easily manipulated girl who owes Neuro a big favour.favor.



* MotiveRant: Happens with every single villain.

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* MotiveRant: Happens with every single villain.villain, but averted with four people: [[spoiler: the three college kids working under HAL were simply doing it because HAL gave them the ability to do so (as they were all fascinated by a way of killing people, but held it back and never acted upon it). Possessed-by-the-Electronic-Drug Higuchi, meantime, has a similar motive and also goes on a rant about an [[TroubledBackstoryFlashback entirely different issue]].]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Neuro acts like a puppet of Yako and speaks with a friendly accent in front of suspects... just before turning into a bird-headed monster that eats mysteries.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Neuro acts like Enforced. Neuro, as Yako's "assistant", is a puppet of Yako meek man who constantly says aloud what "sensei" is talking about and speaks is prone to admitting "his teacher abuses him" or something along the lines. He only drops the act when no one's paying attention to him besides Yako, he's abusing Godai, or when he's actually communicating with a friendly accent in front of suspects... just before turning into a bird-headed monster that eats mysteries.murders or Sasazuka.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: For one thing, demons find the human world extremely hazardous to their health, being destroyed completely after a few days. However, Neuro was able to live in the human world due to his AuthorityEqualsAsskicking trait
* OxygenMeter: Earth's atmosphere is poisonous to Neuro, constantly draining his health. He tries to breathe in miasma when he can, at the hot springs and [[spoiler:the village where Sai kidnaps Yako.]]
* ParasolOfPain: [=HIME=] in the anime
* PlayfulHacker: Higuchi who hacked into the Metropolitan Police Department's computers...and transformed their website into a department store website complete with replacing all of the departments and personal with lookalike shops and employees.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: For one thing, demons find the human world extremely hazardous to their health, being destroyed completely after a few days. However, Neuro was able to live in the human world due to his AuthorityEqualsAsskicking trait
trait.
* OxygenMeter: Earth's atmosphere is poisonous to Neuro, constantly draining his health. He tries to breathe in miasma when he can, at the hot springs and [[spoiler:the village where Sai X kidnaps Yako.]]
* ParasolOfPain: [=HIME=] [=Hime=] in the anime
* PlayfulHacker: Higuchi Higuchi, who hacked into the Metropolitan Police Department's computers...and transformed their website into a department store website complete with replacing all of the departments and personal with lookalike shops and employees. The investigative department, where Sasazuka and Jun work, was turned into a Fundoshi store. And the site stayed like this for three days.
8th Nov '14 11:45:18 AM taikowolf
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* LeftHanging: The anime ends with Neuro promising Yako that he would solve her father's murder, something she had reminisced over the course of the series. What makes this decision confusing however is that in the manga, not only was Yako's father's murder solved, it was Neuro's ''second case'', the gratitude and peace Yako felt from this case is what made Yako decide to be Neuro's willing cover (though the threats Neuro imposed at the time helped too). The fact that the murderer was one of the police force also meant that the police were more lenient with her solving their cases at the start.
8th Oct '14 5:51:27 AM SayaAensland
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*** Though it's put into question when he states that he's lived two weeks on nothing but beer, sunlight, and salt, and acting like [[spoiler: coughing up blood]] is nothing to be jumpy about. He even encourages Yako to [[spoiler: visit him in the hospital after having just coughed up blood.]]

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*** ** Though it's put into question when he states that he's lived two weeks on nothing but beer, sunlight, and salt, and acting like [[spoiler: coughing up blood]] is nothing to be jumpy about. He even encourages Yako to [[spoiler: visit him in the hospital after having just coughed up blood.]]
15th Jun '14 7:31:20 PM MsDevin92
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* WhamLine: "Mister, [[spoiler:why'd you lie to me]]?" Just when it looked like there would be a light moment after [[spoiler: Sasazuka's death]]...
24th May '14 12:07:33 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* NoExportForYou: Though the anime was aired on Viz, it was not dubbed. The manga has also failed to come out in English.



* PlayingAgainstType: Well... sort of. But come on - hearing Kana Ueda (who played serious [[{{Tsundere}} Rin Tohsaka]] in FateStayNight) play confused and victimized Yako is just plain hilarious.
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