In the late Meiji era, best friends and fictionalized versions of tanka poet Takuboku Ishikawa and linguist Kyousuke Kindaichi form Woodpecker’s Detective Office, teaming up to investigate various deadly mysteries.
Haru Katou works in a section of the police department that could only be described as deadbeat, assigned to looking out for wayward children when he’d clearly rather be out there cleaning up crime and looked upon as a real police officer. His office is thrown into disarray when Daisuke Kanbe, a detective with both God-like assets and a God-like attitude, enters the picture.
A boy called Bam (Yoru?) has spent nearly all his life beneath a huge tower, with only his friend and rescuer, Rachel (Rahel?), by his side. When Rachel/Rahel decides she wants to climb to the top of the tower and disappears, Bam/Yoru manages to follow her inside, where he is faced with a number of deadly challenges at each level on his quest to find her again.
It sure has been an interesting decade for anime. I don’t just mean in terms of new trends or the anime industry in general (although I’m sure the same could be said for these aspects as well), but rather in terms of my personal anime viewing experience. Having spent over half the decade living in…
We here at Glorio routinely subject ourselves to a lot of crap on a yearly basis so other people don’t have to. We’re like the garbagemen of seasonal anime.
Otonomiya Saku is a transfer student with an apparently amazing vocal range, and who the Singing Club at his new school are excited about for his potential to perform the song they plan on using for an upcoming competition. Meanwhile, some kind of mysterious force or beings known as the “white shadows” are making themselves known, not only to Saku but also to some of the teachers at the school, who seem to want to use its/their power in some way for an as yet unknown purpose.
Seiji Nanatsuki is a rookie police officer fresh out of the academy, and an idealist determined to fight crime and seek justice for all. In a world where humans live alongside elves, dwarves and vampires though, that might be a bit more complicated than it sounds – especially as Seiji himself may not be as normal as he appears.