Woodpecker Detective's Office (Kitsutsuki Tantei-dokoro)


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    Title: Woodpecker Detective's Office (啄木鳥探偵處, Kitsutsuki Tantei-dokoro)
    Volumes: 1
    Complete: Yes
    Manga: Not that I know of
    Anime: Yes
    Publisher: Tokyo Sogensha

    Description: It is the end of the Meiji Era. The genius poet Ishikawa Takuboku, who’s struggling financially, starts a detective business out of his lodging in response to a certain murder case. He calls it the Woodpecker Detective’s Office. "The ghosts of the Twelve-Story Tower in Asakusa," "the man-eating figure who wanders the streets on snowy nights"... Takuboku involves himself in one bizarre case after another with his hometown acquaintance, Kindaichi Kyosuke, as his assistant. (Copied from Crunchyroll)

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    This is probably a long shot as it’s not a light novel but a regular mystery novel, but it recently had an anime adaption which I really enjoyed. The premise is famous Japanese authors solving mysteries. The character names should be familiar from Bungo Stray Dogs or Bungo to Alchemist, but it’s not supernatural or fantasy.


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