A man identifies himself as “Kizoku” ("Aristocrat") and works as a private detective for a hobby. Nobody knows his age, address or anything about his family. The actual deductions and investigations are carried out by his employees including his butler, maid, and chauffeur. He only has a good time talking to the women involved in the cases.
Meanwhile, Takatoku Aika works as a private detective. She competes with the Aristocrat Detective to solve cases.
~Based on the novel "Kizoku Tantei" by Yutaka Maya
Cast & Credits
The Noble Detective seemed very unlikable and the female detective seemed almost too human in comparison.
But once you finish the first episode it's actually enjoyable to watch. You have to be open for a bit of humor and strange characters (for example the servants of the Noble Detective).
This Drama has actually a nice way of solving mysteries: Takatoku Aika is always enthusiastic and tries her best, but is often wrong in her conclusions. Her deductions are pretty obvious and it reminds me of “hobby detectives”, like we, the viewers, are. The Noble Detective, in comparison, doesn't seem to do much, but is always right. Well, that's not quite right. His servants take the active role in solving crimes (… right? Who knows... maybe to put on a show? Hehe).
Kizoku Tantei is easy to watch. That's it. It's not a masterpiece, because the mysteries are not very ingenious, but it has it's own cute charm.
One point is a bit unfortunate: the cast is almost too splendid for such a light stoyline.
To be honest I dislike this style of detective show (both I have dropped are of this format Meitantei no Okite and MONSTERS not even Matsuda and Yamapi could make me finish them). If you like this sort of thing though the the acting is well done and the music is Arashi so of course its good.