English Title: Holmes of Kyoto
Japanese Title: 京都寺町三条のホームズ — “Holmes at Kyoto Teramachi Sanjo”
Author: Mai Mochizuki — 望月麻衣
Translator: Minna Lin
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Slice of Life
Original Run: April 2015 – ongoing
English Run: September 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Futabasha
English Publisher: J-Novel Heart (J-Novel Club)
Volumes in Japanese: 15 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 3 (In Progress)
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: Half a year after moving to Kyoto, high school girl Aoi Mashiro brings her late grandfather’s old scrolls to Kura, an antique store nestled in Kyoto’s Teramachi-Sanjo shopping arcade, for an appraisal. One thing leads to another, and she winds up working there part-time. The manager’s son, Kiyotaka Yagashira—nicknamed the “Holmes of Kyoto”—is uncannily perceptive, and together, they solve strange cases relating to the antiques brought to them by clients.
Reviews of Holmes of Kyoto
MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired July 2018 – September 2018
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 4 of the light novel series
MAL Entry — (Japan) — Published October 2017 – ongoing (English) Not licensed
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