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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.
  • Balloon Belly: Often the result of overeating.
  • Bee Afraid: The four main girls are all stung by bees in Episode 1 of TD.
  • Berserk Button: Don't destroy their garden, or you'll be begging for your life. Rat, Stoneriver, and Twenty learned this the hard way.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: They temporarily regain their Toys in the last two episodes of Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Failure Hero: All the heroes are constantly failing to stop the Gentleman Thieves. What's worse is that every loss is a major humiliation that's supposed to be funny.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: They will never get their Toys back unless it's important to the plot, and even then, it's only temporary. Their exam in episode 10 season is impossible to complete without the use of their Toys.
  • 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).
  • Hero with an F in Good: You'd think that magical girls with an England Detective motif would be... smarter. Powers or not, they fail at EVERY basic detective trial, student exam, and blatantly easy spot check for the first two seasons, resulting in an entire city's worth of building damage and accidentally allying with the villains because they can't tell the difference between an upstanding citizen and a wacky mad scientist / royal usurper / clinically insane teenage thieves.
  • Idiot Hero: The first two seasons of the anime present them as individuals who are incapable of doing anything without their Toys. They are far less idiotic in Futari wa and TD.
  • Gender Flip: Male versions of the four appear as eyecatches in season 2.
  • 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.
  • Worthy Opponent: Henriette was willing to put Milky Holmes through all that trouble to return and strengthen their Toys so she could face them on equal footing.

Sherlock Shellingford

Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori

An energetic yet incredibly dimwitted girl who is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes. Her Toys gives her the power of telekinesis... or at least it did.

  • The Ditz: Her thinking process can be... a little strange.
  • Genki Girl: Almost nothing ever faze her genki-ness.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A pair which form a loop.
  • Hair Decorations: A ribbon shaped like a rabbit's ears, which she wears when not on detective duty.

Nero Yuzurizaki

Voiced by: Sora Tokui

A brash and tomboyish girl who is a descendant of Nero Wolfe. Her Toys gives her the power to control and manipulate machines... at least in theory.

  • Technopath: Her Toys also allows her to sense bioelectricity.

Hercule Barton

Voiced by: Mikoi Sasaki

A shy and soft-spoken girl who is a descendant of Hercule Barton. Her Toys gives (gave) her superhuman strength.

Cordelia Glauca

Voiced by: Izumi Kitta

A sensitive and sisterly girl who is a descendant of Cordelia Gray. Her Toys gave her superhuman senses, at least before she lost it.

Opera Kobayashi

Voiced by: Shuuta Morishima

Ellery Himeyuri

Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori

  • People Puppets: Her Toys controls other Toys, including making them use it, and how it's used.
  • Power Incontinence: Played with: Not only does she have power incontinence, her toys causes it in other people.
  • Power Nullifier: Her Toys also grants her the ability to turn off others' Toys.
  • Tsundere: Parodied: Kobayashi imagines Ellery as a tsundere maid at one point. One could also argue that she's a Type B due to the fact that the only person she treats like that is Kobayashi.

    Gentlemen Thieves 

Common tropes

  • Berserk Button: Stoneriver hates being called a coward, Twenty hates being called ugly, and Rat hates being called Rabbit.
  • Oh, Crap!: Their 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

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit as Arsene doesn't bother to cover that much skin.
  • Affably Evil: For all that she is the greatest thief ever and the eternal nemesis of both Milky Holmes and G4, Henriette generally comes off as a very nice girl, who's using tough love to help Milky Holmes get their Toys back.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: She arrives to Milky Holmes' aid to take down Buta's Lard Icarus form.

Stoneriver/Souseki Ishinagare

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima

  • Evil Weapon: In the game, subverted. The sheath of the "evil sword" was filled with the gas that temporarily confused the wielder as he unsheathed it.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Wields a katana as his Weapon of Choice.
  • Real Men Cook: Works undercover in Holmes Detective Academy as, in addition to being a janitor, a chef.

Twenty/Kai Nijuuri

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio

  • Camp Straight: A flamboyant Gentleman Thief who shamelessly loves to flash his nipples at any given moment.
  • Cassandra Truth: In his first scene at the school Twenty outright states that he's a gentleman thief. One of his pupils responds that she doesn't know what he's talking about.
  • Master of Disguise: His Toys.
  • Shirtless Scene: Twenty just can't keep his shirt on, despite being the girls' teacher.
    Twenty: You girls are just like my shirt, pathetic.

Rat/Jiro Nezu

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

Cagliostro/Josephine Mystere

Voiced by: Asami Sanada

    Genius 4 (G4) 

Common tropes

  • Demoted to Extra: They play a much less important role in Futari wa Milky Holmes, with Kokoro being the only member of G4 to play a significant role.
  • The Worf Effect: They (and the rest of the Yokohama detectives) are easily defeated by the Thieves Empire in episode 11.

Kokoro Akechi

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo

The leader of G4, who consistently claims to boast a massive IQ.

  • Barrier Warrior: Her Toys allows her to create a golden shield. So that's where the golden mask she smacks Sherlock with comes from...
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her "Kokoro-chan" unless you want to be whacked.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Episode 10, of all people. It's not all that unexpected; it's her job to guard the area.
  • Catchphrase: "Don't call me Kokoro-chan!"
  • Dumb Blonde: Defied; not only does she claim to boast a massive IQ, she also claims to have graduated from Harvard when she was only 13.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She doesn't like it when she is addressed as "Kokoro-chan" by Sheryl.
  • Flipping the Bird: She insults the Toy-less Milky Holmes on TV by giving them the middle finger. It's mosaiced, too.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A pair of twin drills, to be exact.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of black scrunchies, which hold up her twintails.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Ever since the museum episode, Kokoro can pull a golden mask out of nowhere and uses it to hit Sherlock whenever she calls her "Kokoro-chan".
  • Idol Singer: In the Summer Special. She quickly gives it up when she sees G4 and Milky Holmes need her.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses a Golden Buddha Face to scold Sheryl.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: One of the most (if not the most) exaggerated examples, where she claims to boast a massive IQ, adding a zero every time she states her IQ. She eventually goes as high as 1.4 centillion (ten to the power of 600, to be exact). Temporarily inverted to Improbably Low IQ after Buta drained her of her lard.
  • Improbably Low IQ: Temporarily inverted from Improbably High I.Q. after she is drained of her lard by Buta, and also an exaggeration; she claims to boast an IQ of only 1 in 10,000,000,000,000.
  • Inflationary Dialogue: Every time she mentions her IQ, adding an additional zero for every instance.
  • Jerkass: Often spends her screen time bragging about her IQ, complaining, mocking everyone (especially when they are down), and hitting Sherlock after she calls her Kokoro-chan. The Sick Episode is all thanks to her.
  • The Leader: Of Genius 4.
  • The Napoleon: She's petite, and she'll whack you if you address her as "Kokoro-chan".
  • Ojou Ringlets: Her Girlish Pigtails sport this look.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Something serious is going on if she ignores Sheryl's "Kokoro-chan".

Tsugiko Zenigata

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

  • Team Mom: Is this to G4 in the game. She watches out for the other members of her team and is always the first in line to discipline Kokoro whenever she gets out of line.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Has a raspy voice.

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. It helps that his name is also Japanese for "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!"
  • 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: Has a literal pig's snout for a nose, ends his sentences with "buu", and his name is Japanese for "pig".
  • 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, full stop.


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.

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