History Manga / TheKindaichiCaseFiles

10th Feb '17 1:59:25 AM ergeis
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* TheAce: Detective Akechi. He is a former straight-A student, Todai graduate, amateur chess player (who ranks somewhere among the world's best amateur players), trained violinist (who can play for a professional quartet), capable fencer (who once beat the national champion) and can pilot planes too. Most of these exploits can be found in his seperate series, Akechi Files series, as pretext for the murder cases happening prior to his apperance in the main series.

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* TheAce: Detective Akechi. He is a former straight-A student, Todai graduate, amateur chess player (who ranks somewhere among the world's best amateur players), trained violinist (who can play for a professional quartet), capable fencer (who once beat the national champion) and champion), can pilot planes too.and has a high enough reputation that he was once requested for a case in America. Most of these exploits can be found in his seperate series, Akechi Files series, as pretext for the murder cases happening prior to his apperance in the main series.
17th Jan '17 1:39:48 PM wentesur
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* DarknessEqualDeath: There's one short case made to commemorate Kindaichi's 20th Anniversary with this setting. The murder happens in a recreational spot made to experience blindness and deafness by entering a room with complete darkness called "Midnight Castle". Even in such setting, the culprit is still able to find and kill the target.


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* LightsOffSomebodyDies: Kindaichi Returns case "Black Spirit Hotel Murder Case" combines this trope with FallingChandelierOfDoom. In the middle of making a horror film, a chandelier falls down after a blackout occurs and kills an actress sitting below it, making people believe that the culprit is someone not present during the shoot. [[spoiler: In reality, the killer replaced the screws holding the chandelier up with an electromagnet. This way said chandelier will surely fall when blackout occurs.]]
12th Dec '16 12:10:12 AM wentesur
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* AssholeVictim : Most of the murder victims are callous jerks who caused the death of an innocent over some petty reasons. Revenge for that dead loved ones is the reason why they are targeted by the killers.

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* AssholeVictim : Most of the murder victims are callous callous, [[ItsAllABoutMe egoistical]] jerks who caused the death of an innocent over some petty reasons. Revenge for that dead loved ones is the reason why they are targeted by the killers.



** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to his reputation as a detective, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation or part-time work.
** Kenmochi got this in his first appearance in the series, having stayed at the Opera House hotel for a vacation.

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** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to by his reputation as a detective, assosciates because of his skills, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation or part-time work.
** Kenmochi got this in his first appearance in the series, having stayed at the Opera House hotel for a vacation. He also encounters cases in his free time if Kindaichi is around.



%%* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
20th Nov '16 3:29:39 PM foxley
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* MagicianDetective: Kindaichi counts although it's more of "Detective who knows some magic tricks". This knowledge is very useful in solving several impossible crimes since several tricks uses similar basic concepts as how magic performance Works.
** Yoichi Takato, Kindaichi's ArchNemesis is a unique subversion of this. He's an aspiring magician [[spoiler:who learned a few magic tricks from his mother and a lot more from his teacher abroad who became a murderer after finding out that his mother had been killed by her greedy disciples]]. After his debut, he created a lot of impossible murder cases which confuse Kindaichi and police. A straighter example comes from a spin-off ''Takato Shōnen no Jikenbo'' where he had to solve a murder case when he was in high school. In this time, he was shown giving street magic performance in a public park.
1st Nov '16 6:14:01 AM wentesur
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** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to his reputation as a detective, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation.

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** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to his reputation as a detective, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation.vacation or part-time work.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Izumi Sakura from Gentleman Thief case]] delivered this to Kindaichi before finally dying from stab wound she inflicted on herself.



-->''Saki'': If [[SempaiKohai sempai]] don't want to turn into stone, I suggest you don't turn around!

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-->''Saki'': If [[SempaiKohai sempai]] don't doesn't want to turn into stone, I suggest you don't turn around!



-->''Supt. Fuwa'': [=WHO=] is this snake-haired gorgon, you say? *smirking, with snake hair imagery*

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-->''Supt. Fuwa'': [=WHO=] is this snake-haired gorgon, you say? hm? *smirking, with snake hair imagery*



* SneezeCut: As a part of Comedy, this becomes relatively frequent.

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* SneezeCut: As a part of Comedy, comedy, this becomes relatively frequent.
26th Aug '16 12:11:01 PM wentesur
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* ContinuitySnarl: The book was first written by Yōzaburō Kanari (File and Case series or earlier series) who was later changed into Seimaru Amagi in later series so small inconsistencies can be found. One example is that in earlier series Miyuki became the Mystery Club's new president. But then comes "Blood-sucking Cherry Blossom Murder Case" when suddenly Makoto Makabe, a minor character, took charge as if he's the leader.
25th Aug '16 1:55:00 PM 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.

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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 appeared in cases with similar ScoobyDooHoax disguise, disguise; Phantom of the Opera. Opera.
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:Reika's father and Takamori Masumi]] were forced to kill by the cases' real culprit for the same reason: [[spoiler:Blackmail.]]



* RealityEnsues: In "Kindaichi the Killer," Kindaichi gets framed for a murder. Akechi falls for the framup, and says that if Kindaichi's a murderer it'd explain why he's been present when so many other murder cases took place.

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* RealityEnsues: In "Kindaichi the Killer," Kindaichi gets framed for a murder. Akechi falls for the framup, frameup, and says that if Kindaichi's a murderer it'd explain why he's been present when so many other murder cases took place.



* SneezeCut: Happened in Burial Franc.

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* SneezeCut: As a part of Comedy, this becomes relatively frequent.
** Kindaichi's grand introduction in manga is this.
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Happened in Burial Franc.



* SuspectExistenceFailure: Once happens in "Opera House Third Murder Case". All evidence pointed at a certain person, and thus that person was locked with the key on constant watch. In the next day, that person was found murdered. It was deliberately set up by the real killer especially to create this locked-room murder.

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* SuspectExistenceFailure: Once happens in "Opera House Third Murder Case". All evidence pointed at a certain person, and thus that person was locked with the key on constant watch. In the next day, that person was found murdered. It was deliberately set up by the real killer especially to create this locked-room murder.situation.
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.
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