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The first cover of the File series

The Kindaichi Case Files manga has been running in some form since 1992. It is illustrated by Fumiya Sato and written by Yōzaburō Kanari and Seimaru Amagi.

The manga consists of a number of different series. See below for more information on these series.

Phase I[edit]

File series[edit]

The Kindaichi Case Files, often referred to using the subtitle File series, is the original series of the manga. It ran from 1992 to 1997, consisting of 19 cases.

List of cases from File Series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 The Opera House Murder Case 6 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
2 Western Village Murder Case 11 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️
3 The Yukiyasha Legend Murder Case 11 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
4 Academy's Seven Mysteries Murder Case 10 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
5 Isle of Hidden Treasure Murder Case 10 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
6 Legend of Lake Hiren Murder Case 10 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
7 Western Hotel Murder Case 12 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
8 Head Hanging School Murder Case 12 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️
9 Hida Trick House Murder Case 12 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
10 Kindaichi the Killer 14 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
11 Tarot Lodge Murder Case 14 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
12 Wax Doll Castle Murder Case 13 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
13 Gentleman Thief Murder Case 13 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
14 Graveyard Island Murder Case 11 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
15 Magical Express Murder Case 12 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️ ✔️
16 Black Butterfly Murder Case 13 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️ ✔️
17 French Silver Coins Murder Case 14 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️ ✔️
18 Demon God Ruins Murder Case 12 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️
19 The Kidnapping of Reika Hayami Murder Case 9 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️ ✔️

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Case series[edit]

Case series is the 2nd series of the manga. It ran from 1998 to 2001, consisting of 7 cases.

List of cases from Case series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Murder in the Forest of the Demon Dog 10 chapters Yōzaburō Kanari ✔️ ✔️
2 Demon Killer of the Silver Screen 9 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
3 Amakusa Treasure Legend Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
4 Yukikage Village Murder Case 9 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
5 Russian Dolls Murder Case 15 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
6 Murder in the Bizarre Circus 9 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
7 The Death March of Young Kindaichi 16 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️

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Short File series[edit]

Short File series is a spin-off series of the manga. It ran from 1997 to 2000, consisting of 20 short cases.

List of cases from Short File series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Murderous Intent Below -15 °C 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
2 Who Killed the Goddess? 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
3 Superintendent Akechi's Case File 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
4 1/2 Murderer 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
5 Murder on Christmas Eve 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
6 Superintendent Akechi's Case File 2 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
7 Murder in Mirror Labyrinth 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
8 Fumi Kindaichi Kidnapping Case 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
9 Young Akechi's Magnificent Case File 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
10 Fumi Kindaichi's Adventure 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
11 The Ransom that Disappeared in the Snow 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
12 The Alibi in the Film 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
13 Murder Restaurant 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
14 Blood-stained Pool Murder Case 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
15 Haunted School Murder Case 5 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
16 The Mystery of the Instant Disappearance 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
17 Magic Sabre Poisonous Bee Murder Case 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi
18 A Challenge from the Gentleman Thief 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
19 Gunshot at 4:40 AM 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
20 A Female Physician's Bizarre Plan 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️

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Akechi File series[edit]

Akechi File series (Akechi Fileシリーズ) is a spin-off series of the manga. It ran from 1998 to 2000, consisting of 7 short cases. Not to be confused with The Case Files of Inspector Akechi, which ran from 2014 to 2016.

List of cases from Akechi File series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 The First Case of Young Akechi 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
2 Akechi, the Perfect Violinist 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
3 Ghost Swordsman Murder Case 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
4 Testimony Puzzle 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
5 Unlucky Men in the Rain 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
6 Akechi, the Great Chess Player 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
7 Ghost Hotel Murder Case 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi

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Phase II[edit]

New series[edit]

New series is the 3rd series of the manga. It ran from 2004 to 2011, consisting of 8 full length cases and 6 short cases.

List of cases from New series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Vampire Legend Murder Case 8 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
2 Opera House: The Third Murders 15 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
3 Prison Prep School Murder Case 15 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
4 Snow Spirit Legend Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi
5 Reika Hayami and the Uninvited Guest 2 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
6 Blood Pool Hall Murder Case 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
7 Fudo High School Festival Murder Case 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi
8 Black Magic Murder Case 8 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
9 Inspector Kenmochi the Killer 12 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
10 Junior High School: Evil Spirit of the Diving Pool 1 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
11 Junior High School: The Campground "Ghost" Case 1 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
12 Alchemy Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
13 Murder at 10,000 Meters 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
14 Game Mansion Murder Case 8 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️

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20th Anniversary series[edit]

20th Anniversary series is the 4th series of the manga. It ran from 2012 to 2013, consisting of 3 full length cases and 1 short case.

List of cases from 20th Anniversary series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Cannibal Laboratory Murder Case 11 chapters Seimaru Amagi
2 The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case 12 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️ ✔️
3 Dark Castle Murder Case 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi
4 Rosenkreuz Mansion Murder Case 14 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️

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Returns series[edit]

The Kindaichi Case Files R: Returns Series is the 5th series of the manga. It ran from 2013 to 2017, consisting of 10 full length cases and 3 short cases.

List of cases from Returns series[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Snow Goblin Legend Murder Case 11 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
2 The Ghost School Building Murders 12 chapters Seimaru Amagi
3 Drifting Kitsunebi Murder Case 11 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
4 Student Kengo Akechi Case Files 4 chapters Seimaru Amagi
5 Antlion Trench Murder Case 11 chapters Seimaru Amagi
6 Bloodthirsty Cherry Blossom Murder Case 12 chapters Seimaru Amagi
7 Why Was The Fireplace Burning? 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi
8 Doll Island Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi
9 Sommelier Kengo Akechi Case Files 3 chapters Seimaru Amagi
10 Black Spirit Hotel Murder Case 6 chapters Seimaru Amagi
11 White Snake Brewery Murder Case 11 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
12 Siren Island Murder Case 15 chapters Seimaru Amagi ✔️
13 Fumi Kindaichi Kidnapping Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi

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The 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files[edit]

The 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files is the 6th series of the manga. It started in 2018 and is currently serialised in the adult manga magazine Evening.

Set 20 years after the previous manga series, Kindaichi is now a regular office worker after having left his life of crime solving. However, when he comes face to face with a series of murders, he slips right back into his detective ways.

List of cases from 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Uta Island Resort Murder Case 15 chapters Seimaru Amagi
2 Tower Mansion Madam Murder Case 10 chapters Seimaru Amagi
3 Kyoto Beauty Florist Murder Case 14 chapters Seimaru Amagi
4 Hotel Europa: The New Murders 14 chapters Seimaru Amagi
5 Poltergeist Mansion Murder Case 13 chapters Seimaru Amagi
6 Ayase Serial Murder Case 16 chapters Seimaru Amagi
7 The Killer with Twenty Faces 14 chapters Seimaru Amagi

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The Kindaichi Case Files 30th[edit]

The Kindaichi Case Files 30th is the 7th series of the manga. It started in 2022 and is currently serialised in the adult manga magazine Evening.

It features a return to the teenage era Kindaichi, where he yet again solves cases alongside Miyiki, with the help of trusty Inspector Kenmochi.

List of cases from The Kindaichi Case Files 30th[edit]

# Title Length Author Anime adaption? Live-action adaption?
1 Yatagarasu Village Murder Case 14 chapters Seimaru Amagi
2 Tomb of the Lion Festival Murder Case ? chapters Seimaru Amagi

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Spin-off works[edit]

The Case Files of Young Takato[edit]

The Case Files of Young Takato (高遠少年の事件簿) is a spin-off series of the manga. It ran from 2013 to 2014, consisting of 7 chapters, published as 1 manga volume.

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The Case Files of Inspector Akechi[edit]

The Case Files of Inspector Akechi (明智警部の事件簿) is a spin-off series of the manga. It ran from 2014 to 2016, consisting of 5 manga volumes.

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See also[edit]