Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (with 金田一少年の事件簿 meaning Kindaichi Case Files) is an ongoing manga series that began in 1992 with over 65 volumes divided into several titles
- File series, 27 volumes from 92-97
- Short series, 6 volumes from 97-00 (total 33)
- Case series, 10 volumes from 98-01 (total 43)
- New series, 14 volumes from 04-11 (total 57)
- 20thA series, 5 volumes from 12-13 (total 62)
- Return "R" series, 4 volumes from 13+ (total 66)
From 1994 to 2001 these were adapted into a series of 9 light novels.
An anime film was released in 1996, followed by a 148-episode anime TV series from April 1997 to December 2000. There was also a live film in December 1997.
A second manga series called Akechi Case Files was released 1998 to 2000 (overlapping with "Short Files" and "Case") and compiled into 2 volumes.
A second anime film called Satsuriku no Deep Blue was released in 1999.
Three anime TV specials were also released as supplement to the TV series in November 2007.
A 2-part OVA series called Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen meaning The Black Magic Murders was released 2012-2013.
A third manga series called Takato Case Files was released 2013-2014 and compiled into a single volume.
A second TV anime series called Kindaichi Case Files R released April to September 2014.
Kindaichi Case Files (manga)
Miyuki Nanase attempts to take a Bath in the Clawfoot Bathtub in her hotel room at the opera house but sees that her ceiling is leaking and afterwards everyone finds out that it was coming from Natsuyo Ogata's room where she is seen dead in a Blood Bath inside of a clawfoot bathtub that was still running. It was a set-up to make it look like she drowned in the bath but she was really beaten to death and put into the bath naked to cover up the murder into looking like an accident.
Kindaichi Case Files (anime film)
- 14 December 1996
Kindaichi Case Files (anime)
There is an Onsen scene.
Kindaichi Case Files R
- 2 August 2014