Psychic Detective Yakumo

Psychic Detective Yakumo Series

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In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. At first Haruka is skeptical, but she comes to believe him when he conveys messages from her older sister, who died when she was a child. Together, they work to shed light on the terrifying events happening at their university. But this is only the prologue of what's to come...

(Source: ANN)

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Weskalia's Psychic Detective Yakumo Tv Review

Rated: 6

Yakumo isn't a great horror, supernatural series, or for that matter a great series period. Thirteen episodes do seem long enough to cover Yakumo's painful past, the plot was decent but it was poorly executed. This mechanical rendition of a supernatural mystery moves listlessly from one scene to the next, the producers clearly bored out of their minds because they know that you know what's coming. If the production staff didn't bother to put much effort in it, then it shouldn't bother you to watch it. If you like to flex your sleuthing muscles and to see a similar concept in a much better rendition, you may want to give Ghost Hunt or even Madhouse's superior Death Note and Monster a whirl instead.

Suspense is a delicate thing.

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LenoreDiKaat LenoreDiKaat

I'm watching this right now and, although the anime changes a lot of things from the manga, I'm really enjoying it. The art in the animated version is nowhere close to Suzuka Oda's wonderful work, but at least we got a pretty amazing seiyuu to voice Yakumo: Daisuke Ono. I'd recommend more to read the manga first and then watch the anime so you can really appreciate the differences between both.

aureawolf aureawolf

Interesting story and proposal, I mean, the secondary characters attract almost my full attention (specially Gotou-san, Ishiin-san and Nao-chan <3). But I do think that it's kinda rush, so the main characters and the main plot (the relationship between Yakumo, his father and Haruka) are pretty feable because there's barely no time to settle them. From time to time, Yakumo reminded me of Constantine, but with a blurry personality and background. It's a good series, no doubt, but it lacks of important elements (for my personal taste) for it to be excellent.

chiara chiara

I can say finally a good mystery story appears again. I found the manga by pure chance and liked it a lot but was sad that there was not much reading material and later on I discovered that there exists two different versions (an older and a newer one). I was truly very surprised to see it animated but made me also very happy and excited. Even if the theme of the different eye color with powers is often used, if its implementation is good I don't mind how often exactly :). I also quite like the idea to be able to sea and speak with the ghosts/spirits but can't actually do any other things besides that. Normally I'm pretty annoyed with the girls actions at some point of the story but the interaction between Yakumo and Haruka is really good. I like his cold, distant attitude and how Haruka tries to understand him more but don't get discouraged or some silly thoughts, stands up and truly thinks and knows how to handle Yakumos attitude. The shown cases are interesting, some sweet and some sad. I really enjoyed watching it but only 13 eps are too short ;)

Hellkite-Blacklion Hellkite-Blacklion

Anime "Psychic Detective Yakumo" is terrific.
Manga "Psychic Detective Yakumo" is better than Anime.
Novel "Psychic Detective Yakumo" (original) is better than Manga.
So, Original(novel) is the Best. XD

Aiira Aiira

The love story between Yakumo and Haruka was a bit dull, but in the end it was shown really well. What I did not expect was the death of a certain person [will not mention as it is a major spoiler]. Not a rare anime about a person seeing a ghosts, but a certain doctor is a exception. During one of the episodes, it was twisted really well, that you would not think she was the culprit. A well written anime if I say so myself, I was just a bit disappointed on how Haruka's character just hid behind Yakumo for the duration of the anime. During the end, I was really satisfied on how Yakumo accepted himself. Overall a great anime and is a must watched.

ghost945 ghost945

story unfolded nicely. rather touching in the end. appreciated production team effort converting a short manga into one season in length anime. well done. seiyuu performance better than initial thought. would like to see more depth and development in characters though since this anime isn't really focusing on solving crime nor was it about psychic power.

Rhed Rhed

really really good story.. yakumo is so cool with his red eye.. when i happen to know someone like him, i would surely fall for him..kyaaa. anyways, with yakumo's ability, he is great! and the girl (i forgot her name), she's perfect for him..

Rufusek Rufusek

It is not so rare anime to be about ghost, and special guy who can see them, but ultimately Yakumo is interesting character and the plot surpirises you and keeps entrertained. Yakumo remind me of two other awesome characters: Raito as well as Lelouch, he wasn't really like any of them but had something from both of them. Yakumo can see ghosts and here begins his strory, as he talks to ghost and solves mysteries behind murder cases or try to free people from cluthes of ghosts.

InfiniteSky InfiniteSky

It's actually pretty interesting! There are a lot of "ghost" stories but you realize the humanity of it all. Plus Yakumo is a pretty awesome character himself. Since the anime didn't really give any closure, I guess I'll have to look for more resources


Attracted to this anime by the main male character, Yakumo, who without doubt is so similar to Naru in Ghost Hunt! And the main girl character too, is so similar to Mai. Moreover the plot for both series all focus around spirits and all the psychic stuff (which I like) but that doesn't matter!! I love Ghost Hunt and I love this series too. Who cares if they're similar? It just means I have more that I love to watch~

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