Psychic Detective Yakumo
Based on novel by Kaminaga Manabu. Shinrei tantei yakumo aka psychic detective yakumo tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo who born with different eye colors. His red left eye gave him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply by eliminating that 'cause' will those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, together they began the investigation.
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Alternative Names: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Adapted from the novel, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. Also adapted into TV series, stage play. Also adapted into the manga, Psychic Detective Yakumo.
Touchi Hiroki as Gotou Kazutoshi, Kawashima Tokuyoshi as Ishii Yuutarou, Fujimura Ayumi as Ozawa Haruka, Takase Akimitsu as Saitou Yakumo, Naya Rokurou as Hata Hideyoshi, Toyoguchi Megumi as Hijikata Makoto, Yuzuki Ryouka as Nanase Miyuki, Ono Daisuke as Saitou Isshin, Seki Toshihiko as Saitou Unkai
It was a very interesting story. The characters were very likeable. The premise including chosts is kind of over used but it was a great show from a first impression.
Decent start, moody. Sitting on top of a burning (school) house for a bit of exposition was a bit silly though. I am curious to see more, as it's a little moer serious than everything else we're watching now.
This has the making of a bit of a gloom fest, but I'd watch it again to see if the characters go in an interesting direction.
Being our closest meeting to Halloween, we had to have something creepy. The question on how well the studio in bringing that 'creepiness' to this show is in doubt. It seem a little flat in the delivery. In some ways, a feel-good creepiness which just would not wash with the true horror fan. For Bishonen fans, this does have some appeal. It might be better to read the manga when it's available.
The basic premise has been done before (Ghost Whisperer), but the ending of the episode suggests that something of a dark nature is afoot. I would like to see where this series will go.
fairly conventional premise & stoyline, but well executed. worth following up.
Date Reviewed: Oct 24th 2010
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