Ever since I realized it’ll be a long time until I can experience more Kindaichi Case Files (an awesome murder mystery series) I’ve been seeking other mystery manga/anime series to fill the void. I watched this series a few months ago, so I’m a bit fuzzy on some of the details. When I selected this series I knew it was a murder mystery genre and the manga ran for 4 years in Shonen Jump, and that’s certainly no easy task. So I started watching Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro with a lot of hope that it would equal or top Kindaichi.
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Shinichi is in high school and is already a renowned genuis detective. One day he takes his childhood friend (Ran) to the amusement park to celebrate her winning her Karate competition and a murder occurs on one of the rides. Shinichi solves the case in front of everyone but is suspicious of two men dressed in black with murderous eyes that also happened to be on the ride. Later he follows them and watches one of them involved in the middle of a dirty deal. However, the other man sneaks up from behind and knocks him out. Since they recognize him as the detective from before they attempt to dispose of him by giving him a new experimental poison that doesn’t leave any traces of the body. However, instead of dying Shinichi’s body is shrunk to the point where he looks like a kid. Shinichi plans to get close to those men and their organization so that he can get a sample of that poison to make an antidote. In order to do so he goes to live with Ran and her father disguised as a relative of one of their friends. Ran’s father is also a detective, and if Shinichi sticks close to him and improves his reputation there is a chance he may get a case that relates to those men and their organization. He has to keep his identity a secret because the organization will surely try to hunt him down and silence him.