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Homonji Sharaku is the descendant of an esteemed, scholarly aristocratic family in Kita Kamakura where the line of eldest sons have had high IQ of 246 passed down from generation to generation. The present 89th head of the Homonji family, Homonji pursues nothing but knowledge. He is fond of saying, “I’ve nothing to do. I’ve nothing to do. Where’s a case that’s worth my while to solve?” One day, Wato Soko, a detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, is suddenly assigned to the First Investigative Division. However, she is given the mission to guard Homonji rather than investigate brutal crimes. It seems that everyone who was assigned resigned within a month Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 16, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 414 users)
  • Ranked: #6402
  • Popularity: #7750
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Erin
2 people found this review helpful
Jun 20, 2019
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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I watched this show mostly because the synopsis sounded interesting, and it is a very interesting show, however, it took me a few episodes to get me hooked. But that has nothing to do with the show, it's all my personal taste(s).

The cast was really well picked for this show, especially episode 5 because I'm a fan of Narimiya Hiroki. To be honest, I think they made a lot of things over exaggerated at some points or rushed at other points, and I really don't understand why one person had to be the "stupid commoner" scapegoat for the first few episodes, though I do realize that all of it was what made this show so interesting! Each story had an extremely difficult plot that was full of suspense and was thrilling to watch! Each character's personal story and growth was really amazing to see; it was like they became a different person altogether as the show continued through the episodes.

Though I was confused sometimes, it didn't last long and everything made sense toward the end of each episode and even more so toward the end of the show itself. I have to say this story is very unique to anything I have ever seen before, and as I continued watching I definitely grew more fond of the show as well!

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betun
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

A uniquely Japanese take on Sherlock!

In spite of the similarities in some situations, this is a different investigative show in its own right. I is neither slow nor fast paced. All characters go through their own development arc, even the antagonist. The bodyguard may seem irritating at first but I liked her antics as well and she was far from just comic relief, as can be seen in the final three episodes. Kense the butler (Dean Fujoka), is extraordinarily good-looking and plays the much needed action role when needed. Oda Yuji's style of Sherlock may seem too over the top but I feel that the eccentricity was on spot and expected for such geniuses and those used to Japanese shows may not even notice it as unusual. I liked the last few episodes the most though each mystery was enjoyable too. I wish that they said more about the Homonji family because that 'obligatory' flashback into past incidents which lets us know the origin story, never happened. The ending was really good and though I would have preferred a few more minutes, it was still very satisfying. However, I feel that the screenplay could have maintained more suspense regarding the murders in the first few episodes, because it made things a bit predictable for me. That, apart from the incomplete backstory is why I deduct 1 point.

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Details

  • Drama: IQ246: Kareinaru Jikenbo
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 16, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 414 users)
  • Ranked: #6402
  • Popularity: #7750
  • Watchers: 1,106

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