Characters / Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

A list of characters appearing in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. Work in progress.

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    Milky Holmes 

Common tropes

  • 10-Minute Retirement: After being expelled from the school, Milky Holmes gives up. Or would have, if it wasn't for Sherlock's utter refusal to accept defeat.
  • Ax-Crazy: In Season 2, after the Phantom Thief Empire destroys their garden.
  • Bee Afraid: The four main girls are all stung by bees in Episode 1 of TD.
  • Failure Hero: All the heroes are constantly failing to stop the Gentleman Thieves. What's worse is that every lose is a major humiliation that's supposed to be funny.
  • Flanderization: Zigzagged. Due to the... interesting approach of the IP holders, there are effectively two versions of Milky Holmes:
    • The competent version can be found in the PSP game, some of the OVA, and the spin-off Futari wa Milky Holmes where they are mentors to the Feathers.
    • The ridiculous version can be found in the first two televised series, this is the version known to most people (e.g. the ones that makes Milky Holmes synonymous with So Bad, It's Good).
  • Insane Troll Logic: This is part of what led Milky Holmes to their Darkest Hour. Seriously, any sane human will have the Face Palm of their lives watching Sherlock's line of thought.
  • Kid Detective: The four girls, who look to be in their mid-teens.
  • Nice Hat: All the girls have one in their Milky Holmes outfits, but Nero and sometimes Sherlock keep wearing it outside that.
  • No Sell: They are the only individuals in Yokohama to not be affected by Buta's Toys of Uselessness.
  • Tomboyish Name: Our heroine "Sherlock" is just one of many, since the girls tend to have names that reference famous (male) detectives.

Sherlock Shellinford

Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori

Nero Yuzurizaki

Voiced by: Sora Tokui

Hercule Barton

Voiced by: Mikoi Sasaki

Cordelia Glauca

Voiced by: Izumi Kitta

Opera Kobayashi

Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima

Ellery Himeyuri

Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori

    Gentleman Thieves 

Common tropes

  • Oh, Crap!: The Phantom Thieves' reaction to a psycho Milky Holmes after the former destroyed the latter's garden.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Thieves, in their civilian identities, make no attempt at disguising themselves or acting any differently. Milky Holmes hasn't caught on.
    • Taken to an extreme when Henrietta falls ill. They find the Arsene costume in her closet, put it on her, and apparently even style her hair to match. Their conclusion? Henrietta cosplays.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Arsene and her three followers show off how much more powerful they are in Season 2 when they fight. Arsene wins.

Arsene/Henriette Mystere

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka

Stoneriver/Souseki Ishinagare

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima

Twenty/Kai Nijuuri

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio

Rat/Jiro Nezu

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

Cagliostro/Josephine Mystere

Voiced by: Asami Sanada

    Genius 4 

Kokoro Akechi

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo

The leader of G4. She claims to boast a massive IQ.

Tsugiko Zenigata

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Hirano Hasegawa

Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani

Saku Tooyama

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

Rei Kamitsu

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba



Voiced by: Shintaro Oohata, Rikiya Koyama (Handsome Version)

A fat, pig-like boy with an obsession for lard.

  • Animal Motifs: A pig.
  • Bishōnen: He sports a handsome look after absorbing Yokohama of its lard.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: As God of Lard, he doesn't take kindly to being addressed condescendingly.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Greasy.
  • Evil Laugh: "Buuuu bu bu bu bu bu!"
  • Fat Bastard: After Milky pushes him too far and he absorbs the Gentleman Thieves' Toys.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: A minor character used only for gags up that point, becomes the greatest threat to all of Yokohama in late Season Two. His desire for lard threatens to drain the life out of the whole city, and eventually the world.
  • A God Am I: Views himself as the god of lard.
  • Gonk: Probably the biggest standout of all characters in the series; he even has a pig's snout for a nose.
  • Gratuitous English: As God of Lard, he tends to drop these, from "Rise of the Planet of the Lard", to "Go to Eden of Lard!".
  • Invocation: "Lard Time!"
  • Japanese Pronouns: Uses "boku". As God of Lard, he uses "watashi".
  • Lean and Mean: He is much skinner as the God of Lard.
  • Odd Job Gods: God of Lard, to be exact.
  • One-Winged Angel: First into his Bishonen form. Then into his Lard Icarus form.
  • Pig Man: Well, he does have a pig's snout for a nose, for one.
  • Serious Business: Lard.
  • Stupidity-Inducing Attack: Gains the Toys of Uselessness in Episode 10 of Season Two.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: LARD!!!!!
  • Verbal Tic: Ends his sentences with "buu" (Japanese onomatopoeia for "oink").
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He has power over lard. Doesn't sound threatening until he sucks out the lard from everything, makes everyone who isn't pathetic into complete losers incapable of doing anything, creates objects from it, and can cover the entire world in it.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Lard, lard, lard... did we mention lard?

Characters introduced in Futari wa Milky Holmes


Kazumi Tokiwa

A student of Holmes Detective Academy. Inspired by the heroism of Milky Holmes, she set up the vigilante duo Feathers with Alice. Her Toys creates magical bow and arrows, seemingly made of pure energy.

  • Archer Archetype: Her Toys.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Joins Color the Phantom due to her inferiority complex.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She notices that she's lacking versatility in using her Toys. It's exacerbated by the fact that other people notice that Alice is simply better than her though it's probably because Alice is a Visconti.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy with Alice.
  • Vigilante Girl: Bring criminals (read: Color the Phantom) down to their knees so they can be easily arrested by the police force (read: Kokoro). In the story, this is something that is borderline illegal, as only detectives and the police can arrest.

Alice Myojingawa

Kazumi's best friend and the other half of Feathers. Her Toys create a magical shield. If Kazumi's arrows pass through it, their power will be amplified. Unbeknownst to her, her family come from a lineage of Gentlemen Thieves, the Visconti.

    Color the Phantom 

A group of Gentleman Thief with color-themed codename. They are strongly motivated to enforce the distinction between Thieves and Detectives. Their names are Violet Shadow, Hansel, Gretel, Crimson Lion, Yellow Black Hole, and Blue Hunter. Kokoro Akechi has been personally notified to stop their crime.


The Myojingawa Family

Alice's big happy family. They consists of her dad, her mom, and her somewhat overly-protective big brother Shion.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Shion objects to Alice having anything to do with the Detective world. In a twist, this is because the Myojingawa is a lineage of Gentleman Thief, not because she's unfit.
  • Bishounen: Shion. All-around nice and good-looking guy.
  • Gentleman Thief: All three of them. Though Madam Visconti is not exactly in the best shape.
  • Mystical White Hair: It's implied that Shion has Toys of his own since he's Violet Shadow. Episode 11 reveals that he doesn't have Toys. The final episode reveals he never activated his toys.
  • Power Gives You Wings/Winged Humanoid: Shion.

Keiko Totsugawa

Kokoro's new assistant, since Kokoro doesn't bring the G4 with her.

Characters introduced in Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD

    Marine Amagi 

Marine Amagi

Voiced by: Emi Nitta

An Idol Singer who possesses a miraculous singing voice composed of seven Elements.

  • Idol Singer: She's a member of the idol group BKT10000.