History Manga / TheKindaichiCaseFiles

12th Aug '16 12:18:09 AM wentesur
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* ComicBookTime: As a long-running series, Kindaichi certainly suffers from this trope. It was obscured by the fact that it seldom explicitly tells you when those cases happen and the series never have a distinct plot to begin with. To take an example, they celebrated Christmas twice; one in the main case ''Santa's Slaying'' and one in short case where Fumi made her debut but as far as the story concerns, Kindaichi and Miyuki are still in high school (mind you, the start of the series begin with them in their second years)

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* ComicBookTime: As a long-running series, Kindaichi certainly suffers from this trope.trope since year used in one case was from the tankoubon's publish year. It was obscured by the fact that it seldom explicitly tells you when those cases happen and the series never have a distinct plot to begin with. To take an example, they celebrated Christmas twice; one in the main case ''Santa's Slaying'' and one in short case where Fumi made her debut but as far as the story concerns, Kindaichi and Miyuki are still in high school (mind you, the start of the series begin with them in their second years)



* FloatingTimeline: Cases take place in the year it was published. So it's really odd to see Hajime using a [[TechnologyMarchesOn pager]] in one case then suddenly has a smartphone in his possession and barely aged a year.
* FrameUp: A lot of murder rely on this. This was even done by [[spoiler:Kindaichi, ]]of all people!

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* FloatingTimeline: Cases take place in the year it was published. So it's really odd to see Hajime using a [[TechnologyMarchesOn pager]] in one case then suddenly has a smartphone in his possession and barely aged a year.
* FrameUp: A lot of murder rely on this. This was even done by [[spoiler:Kindaichi, [[spoiler:Kindaichi (albeit, not a murder case), ]]of all people!
11th Aug '16 11:29:36 PM wentesur
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Several cases happened to have this during MotiveRant. [[spoiler:Two killers from different cases assumed identity of dead individual who committed suicide (but nobody knew said dead people disappeared) to start second life, but had to kill in their new life.]] There's also one for mystery purpose, in which the culprits were more than one.



%%* ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.

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%%* * ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.Akechi is a very talented violinist. He managed to flawlessly play a score he saw for the first time and impress four talented musician from Todai when he was ''still in high school''.
10th Jul '16 1:31:40 PM wentesur
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* NeverOneMurder: The main series follow a [[StrictlyFormula strict formula]] that murder victims will almost always be more than one except certain occasion; "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping" becomes an aversion with and witout considering the twist [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] and subversion in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].

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* NeverOneMurder: The main Main cases in the series follow a [[StrictlyFormula strict formula]] that murder victims will almost always be more than one except certain occasion; "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping" becomes an aversion with and witout considering the twist [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] [[spoiler:since it was actually a murder plan disguised as kidnapping]] and subversion in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].Case because 3 corpse pieces found actually belonged to one person]].



* StrictlyFormula: The mysteries, while for the most part are genuinely well written, can be a little paint by numbers. (Here's a typical mystery: Hajime and Miyuki are invited to/stumble upon a gathering of people hiding a DarkAndTroubledPast; as dead bodies start piling up Hajime declares that he'll solve the mystery in the name of his grandfather, but it usually takes a few more deaths and a EurekaMoment before Kindaichi figures things out, sets a trap for the murderer, and then makes a long, long summation of all of the evidence against the murderer; eventually, the murderer breaks down and confesses with a MotiveRant, but Kindaichi says "ShutUpHannibal", and an arrest is made.)
%%* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.
* SummationGathering: Almost all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it. Notable aversions are Yukikage Village Murder Case and Drifting Firefox Murder Case.

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* StrictlyFormula: The mysteries, while for the most part are genuinely well written, can be a little paint by numbers. (Here's a typical mystery: Hajime and Miyuki are invited to/stumble upon a gathering of people hiding a DarkAndTroubledPast; as dead bodies start piling up Hajime declares that he'll solve the mystery in the name of his grandfather, but it usually takes a few more deaths and a EurekaMoment before Kindaichi figures things out, sets a trap for the murderer, and then makes a long, long summation [[TheSummation summation]] of all of the evidence against the murderer; eventually, the murderer breaks down and confesses with a MotiveRant, but Kindaichi says "ShutUpHannibal", and an arrest is made.)
%%* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.
* SummationGathering: Almost all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it. Notable aversions are Yukikage manga version of ''Yukikage Village Murder Case Case'' and Drifting all versions of ''Drifting Firefox Murder Case.Case''; Kindaichi confronted the killer directly.
10th Jul '16 1:23:09 PM wentesur
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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.

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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kindaichi lampshades in one case that killers would disguise themselves as goody-two-shoes to hide their murderous intent.



*** Heck, some other people had also borrowed the catch phrase; Akechi, Kenmochi...



* ComicBookTime: As a long-running series, Kindaichi certainly suffers from this trope. It was obscured by the fact that it seldom explicitly tells you when those cases happen and the series never have a distinct plot to begin with. To take an example, they celebrated Christmas twice; one in the main case ''Santa's Slaying'' and one in short case where Fumi made her debut but as far as the story concerns, Kindaichi and Miyuki are still in high school (mind you, the start of the series begin with them in their second years)
** LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: As a series that has lasted for more than 20 years (the first manga released in around 1992), this trope is inevitable. For comparison, look at ''Smoke and Mirror'' where wapro[=/=]Word processor was still used, ''Kindaichi the Killer'' when Kindaichi only had pager as his portable communication device, ''Snow Goblin Legend Murder Case'' where one of the participants had both laptop and smartphone, and ''Black Spirit Hotel'' when Kindaichi received Reika's message through [[BlandNameProduct Liso]], a parody of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_(application) Line]]
*** Even more egregious example is Takato spin-off manga; one of the victims confronted the killer by saying they had a proof showing the identity of the killer; fingerprints on computer used to send mass e-mail to magic club members' flip-phone. In case you don't remember, this case happened when Akechi was still a sophomore in Todai, look above for when the main series start, and do the math to estimate in what year it took place.



%%* NeverOneMurder: Averted "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
%%* OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nonetheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.

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%%* * NeverOneMurder: Averted The main series follow a [[StrictlyFormula strict formula]] that murder victims will almost always be more than one except certain occasion; "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", Kidnapping" becomes an aversion with and witout considering the twist [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted and subversion in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
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OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nonetheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.



%%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.

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%%* * UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.



%%* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.

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%%* * WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.Butterflies. And the first victim, no less!
12th Jun '16 8:00:50 PM Adept
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* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.

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* %%* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.



* DyingClue: Quite often left in some form of code.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.

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* %%* DyingClue: Quite often left in some form of code.
* %%* ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.



* IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''

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* %%* IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
* %%* InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''



* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
* IWillWaitForYou: Ocasionally the killer has a loved one who states that he/she will be waiting when the killer is released from prison.

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* %%* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
* IWillWaitForYou: Ocasionally Occasionally the killer has a loved one who states that he/she will be waiting when the killer is released from prison.



* JerkassFacade: Some of the supposed [[AssholeVictim asshole victims]] turn to be this trope. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone from the killers.

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* %%* JerkassFacade: Some of the supposed [[AssholeVictim asshole victims]] turn to be this trope. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone from the killers.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Many a killer has experienced this after the case has been solved when Kindaichi presents them with information that makes them realize how misguided their actions were.
* NeverOneMurder: Averted "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
* OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nontheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.

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* %%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Many a killer has experienced this after the case has been solved when Kindaichi presents them with information that makes them realize how misguided their actions were.
* %%* NeverOneMurder: Averted "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
* %%* OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nontheless nonetheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Yes, ghosts do exist in Kindachi's universe. [[spoiler:One of the suspects in "House of Wax" is even implied to be the ghost of Elizabeth Báthory.]]

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* %%* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Yes, ghosts do exist in Kindachi's universe. [[spoiler:One of the suspects in "House of Wax" is even implied to be the ghost of Elizabeth Báthory.]]



* PullTheThread

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* %%* PullTheThread



** A more deliberate example is in [[spoiler:"Midnight Castle Murder Case"]]



* SharedUnusualTrait: Two heretofore otherwise apparently unrelated characters will be hinted at having a connection (that Kindaichi will expound on during TheReveal) by shared physical traits and/or personal habits.

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* %%* SharedUnusualTrait: Two heretofore otherwise apparently unrelated characters will be hinted at having a connection (that Kindaichi will expound on during TheReveal) by shared physical traits and/or personal habits.



* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.

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* %%* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.



* ThemeInitials: A major part of "The Legend of Lake Hiren"

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* %%* ThemeInitials: A major part of "The Legend of Lake Hiren"



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.

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* %%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.



* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.

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* %%* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.
8th Jun '16 3:29:10 AM wentesur
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* FallingChandelierOfDoom: This manga really, ''really'' likes to drop light sources at some victims. There are four cases up until now that did this to one of the victims; one case uses a heavy stage light while the remaining three uses real chandelier. Coincidentally, three of the 4 murders appear in cases with similar ScoobyDooHoax disguise, Phantom of the Opera.
31st May '16 10:20:31 AM wentesur
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* JapaneseSchoolClub: Sometimes cases in Kindaichi Universe will involve Fudou High's school clubs (notable example is the first case; It happens to the school's drama club members). Kindaichi and Miyuki themselves join the school's mystery club.
29th May '16 9:58:30 PM wentesur
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* SummationGathering: Also all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it.

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* SummationGathering: Also Almost all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it. Notable aversions are Yukikage Village Murder Case and Drifting Firefox Murder Case.



* TeacherStudentRomance: The discovery of such a relationship kicks off the plot of "The Mummy's Curse"; the AssholeVictims of "No Noose is Good Noose" accidentally killed the student half of a pair of lovers.

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* TeacherStudentRomance: The discovery of such a relationship kicks off the plot of "The Mummy's Curse"; Curse" [[spoiler: The teacher's fake substitute though, and it was merely for revenge.]]; the AssholeVictims of "No Noose is Good Noose" accidentally killed the student half of a pair of lovers.lovers. This also present in [[spoiler:"Who Killed the Goddess" short story]] and [[spoiler:Fudou High Festival Murder Case]].
19th May '16 12:51:06 PM wentesur
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* FakingTheDead: Done several times in he franchise. [[spoiler: There were three bullies who drove a guy to suicide. Two of them are murdered and when the supposed killer (the guy's sister) was caught, the third one was murdered too. It turns the real killer was the second victim who had faked his death. He had planned killing himself after, though.]]
** [[spoiler:Legend of Broken Heart Lake]] is also this. The killer [[spoiler:faked their guilt as an excuse to go seeking help with a boat everyone's too scared to go with (''All'' of them are hydrophobic except the killer). They went to kill a target who were representd by Kindaichi and Miyuki, and the target's corpse was used as their own corpse. The fact that the [[JackTheRipoff Modus Operandi]] involved dismembering the victims' face helps.]]
** [[spoiler: The killer]] in [[spoiler:Takato spin-off manga]] also did the same concept. Bonus point that they're [[spoiler:found as the second victim, similar with the above example!]]
** [[spoiler:Takato]] also did this in Cas series' finale.

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* FakingTheDead: Done several times in he the franchise. [[spoiler: There were three bullies who drove a guy to suicide. Two of them are murdered and when the supposed killer (the guy's sister) was caught, the third one was murdered too. It turns the real killer was the second victim who had faked his death. He had planned killing himself after, though.]]
** [[spoiler:Legend of Broken Heart Lake]] is also this. The [[spoiler:The killer [[spoiler:faked faked their guilt as an excuse to go seeking help with a boat everyone's too scared to go with (''All'' of them are hydrophobic except the killer). killer and Kindaichi and Kindaichi had to take care of Miyuki). They went to kill a target who were representd by Kindaichi and Miyuki, and the target's corpse was used to pose as their own the killer's corpse. The fact that the [[JackTheRipoff Modus Operandi]] involved dismembering the victims' face helps.]]
** [[spoiler: The killer]] in [[spoiler:Takato spin-off manga]] also did the same concept. Bonus point that they're [[spoiler:found as the second victim, similar with the above first example!]]
** [[spoiler:Takato]] also did this in Cas Case series' finale.


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* InventedIndividual: Done several times.
** [[spoiler:Akanuma Saburo in Headless Samurai]] is this. The character was described as someone's child and when said person died, blood test revealed that it was not true. [[spoiler:It was actually done to camouflage the killer's "child" in order to be identified as the said dead invented character. In fact, the "child" was not really the killer's. The plan was created such in order to hide this fact]].
** [[spoiler:Two members of writer group "Persona Doll" in Hitogata Island Murder Case are also this. The core member of the group, the real writer, decided to stage a fake murder plan in order to erase their existence. However, the writer didn't know that someone used this plan in order to kill said writer.]]


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* RightBehindMe: Kindaichi, Miyuki and Saki was discussing Superintendent Fuwa behind her back after she went about her stiff demeanor. This naturally happens.
-->''Saki'': I know someone/something just like her!
-->''Miyuki'': Really? Who/what?
-->''Kindaichi'': Haha, I see! An ugly snake-haired gorgon which can turn people into stone just by her gaze!
-->''Saki'': If [[SempaiKohai sempai]] don't want to turn into stone, I suggest you don't turn around!
-->''Kindaichi'': Eh?
-->''Supt. Fuwa'': [=WHO=] is this snake-haired gorgon, you say? *smirking, with snake hair imagery*
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* CherryBlossoms: Yukikage village, the place where Kindaichi spent his 2-week holidays with his mother, is famous for its "Snow blossoms", an unusual phenomena which only happens in that village. Snow and Cherry blossoms falls down simultaneusly for 5 days in the morning.
** One village also has its own Cherry blossom legend tied with Japanese myth about death: A group of Ccerry blossom trees' petals turn bloody red after one deranged doctor mutilated his patients and buried the corpse under the tree as if the tree sucked the victims' blood, thus the name "Vampire/Bloodthirsty Cherry Blossom".

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* CherryBlossoms: Yukikage village, the place where Kindaichi spent his 2-week holidays with his mother, is famous for its "Snow blossoms", an unusual phenomena which only happens in that village. Snow and Cherry where for 300 years the last snow falling along with cherry blossoms falls down simultaneusly for 5 days blooming in the morning.
5 days. Not really tied with cherry blossom but it's there.
** One village also has its own Cherry blossom legend tied with Japanese myth about death: A group of Ccerry blossom trees' petals turn bloody red after one deranged doctor mutilated his patients and buried the corpse under the tree as if the tree sucked the victims' blood, thus the name "Vampire/Bloodthirsty "Vampire/Blood-drinking Cherry Blossom".
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