Anime review: Trickster

Okay, this anime stopped in the middle of the season, probably preparing more episodes. I didn’t really get the whole story and I forgot it after a while that it existed until it updated again. So not much background information, because it is an original and I didn’t really dig deep into this anime. Let’s go to the story.

Story:Trickster theme 1

Kogorou Akechi is the founder of a private investigation firm known as the Boy Detectives’ Club. Together, this group takes on cases both great and small. One of their junior members, Kensuke Hanasaki, is out solving a case one day when he happens upon Yoshio Kobayashi, a mysterious amnesiac boy with an inability to die. After seeing his abilities in action, Kensuke offers Yoshio a deal: join the Boy Detectives’ Club and help them solve cases, and in exchange he will find a way to help Yoshio die.

The apathetic Yoshio accepts this deal begrudgingly, unaware of how different his life will become. Although he does not have much use for people, he gradually begins to acknowledge the group as he spends more time with them while solving cases with his will to wanting to die.

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” yori follows Akechi and the rest of the Boy Detectives’ Club as they solve the various cases they are given, all while combating a hidden threat from the shadows—”The Fiend with Twenty Faces.”

Trickster theme 2

So, there will probably be spoilers, but I can’t care about that this time. Some things to say about it that are really bad.
1. Wtf is it with the hidden shounen ai between the people here?!
My hopes for it were already blown away after episode 12. I don’t even get it why I actually completely watched it. Maybe so I can trash it. First case of shounen ai: Kobayashi and Hanasaki. They were so like weird. At the end, the unnecessary drama about sacrificing, while it reminds you about a drama or something. They weren’t that bad, I mean they were one of the main characters. I can accept that between them, but the second case is so weird. The second case: Akechi and Twenty Faces. I really was like: you guys hunt each other and love each other in a very twisted way. And Twenty Faces is apparently a main character, while he barely comes in the series. I think his name is mentioned more than he actually appears in the whole series.
2. Why those stupid background stories of characters I don’t care about?!
They were talking about the backgrounds of some people I feel like: Are they really that important for making those episodes? My answer is no. Some background information was so irrelevant, that I considered this was a different anime or something.
3. This anime could have been much faster.
If you erased some background information and hold the main story without actions that only extend the series, I think you could half the whole series and it would be a bit better I guess
4. Hanasaki’s character development was so disappointing.
He became so sacrificing and he became one of my least favorite characters, because of his background and attachments to his brother. I felt like he was more lame, stupid and not even to be pitied. His background is something I wouldn’t even care about.
To put it all together: Story was bad, many parts unnecessary and overall vague with much disappointment. I give this a 3/10. This was one of the worst. The 2 points come because of that Kobayashi was the best character of the whole story. I mean, his development wasn’t bad and his background is acceptable with his behaviour. One of the main reasons I watched this, because I wanted to know Kobayashi’s background.

That was it for this week. I really had to say about the Anime that was bad.

See you next week!

One thought on “Anime review: Trickster

  1. I ended up dropping this one at the mid-season point because I hadn’t been enjoying it for some time and I decided it didn’t matter that I didn’t know the answers yet.


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