Music

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The Music of The Kindaichi Case Files series has taken the form of opening themes, ending themes and original soundtracks. You can find information about all of these releases below.

General information[edit]

All of the animated installments in The Kindaichi Case Files series have featured soundtracks composed by Kaoru Wada. Wada first composed the soundtrack to the 1996 anime film, and has subsequently been asked to return for the 1997 TV anime and the 2014 TV anime revival series among many others.

For the opening and ending themes, pop songs are chosen rather than ones composed by Kaoru Wada.

Opening themes[edit]

# Episodes Song title Artist Release date
The Kindaichi Case Files (1997 TV anime)
1 1 - 23 Confused Memories Yūko Tsuburaya 28 May 1997
2 24 - 42 meet again Laputa 12 November 1997
3 43 - 69 Kimi ga Iru Kara... Yui Nishiwaki 20 May 1998
4 70 - 83 Brave Grass Arcade 10 February 1999
5 84 - 105 JUSTICE ~Future Mystery~ MIRU TAKAYAMA with TWO-MIX 12 May 1999
6 106 - 138 Why? (Funky Version) Color 25 November 1999
7 139 - 148 Never Say Why, Never Say No 566 feat. SAYURI NAKANO 9 August 2000
The Kindaichi Case Files R Season 1 (2014 TV anime)
1 1 - 14 BRAND NEW STORY Shinsei Tokyo Performance Doll 11 June 2014
1 15 - 25 Yue ni, Matenrou MUCC 10 September 2014
The Kindaichi Case Files R Season 2 (2015 TV anime)
1 1 - 12 Yonjuushi NEWS 25 November 2015
1 13 - 22 Tragedy KAT-TUN 10 February 2016

Ending themes[edit]

# Episodes Song title Artist Release date
The Kindaichi Case Files (1997 TV anime)
1 1 - 17 Futari Rie Tomosaka 16 May 1997
2 18 - 29 Boo Bee MAGIC Sarina Suzuki 20 August 1997
3 30 - 42 Mysterious Night R-ORANGE 28 January 1998
4 43 - 62 White Page Platinum Pepper Family 13 May 1998
5 63 - 73 Jeans Ryōko Hirosue 7 October 1998
6 74 - 87 Hateshinaku Aoi Sora wo Mita Yui Nishiwaki 24 February 1999
7 88 - 98 Believe myself NEW CINEMA TOKAGE 7 July 1999
8 99 - 110 Sink Plastic Tree 25 August 1999
9 111 - 128 Congrats Cascade 26 January 2000
10 129 - 148 Ultrider PENICILLIN 17 May 2000
The Kindaichi Case Files R Season 1 (2014 TV anime)
1 1 - 14 Passcode 4854 Rei Yasuda 4 June 2014
1 15 - 25 Start Line 7!! 30 July 2014
The Kindaichi Case Files R Season 2 (2015 TV anime)
1 1 - 12 Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way Flower 16 December 2015
1 13 - 22 Ketsui no Tsubasa Rin Akatsuki 2 March 2016

Anime soundtracks[edit]

Album title For Artist Release date CD number
The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack 1996 anime film Kaoru Wada 18 December 1996 TOCT-9789
The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack FILE:1 - Music to be Murdered by 1997 TV anime Kaoru Wada 27 August 1997 TOCT-9918
The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack 2 FILE:2 The Mephist Suit Murder & Other Stories 1997 TV anime Kaoru Wada 18 March 1998 TOCT-10208
The Kindaichi Case Files Original Sound File 1997 TV anime Kaoru Wada 15 July 1998 WPC6-8458
The Kindaichi Case Files 2: Deep Blue Massacre Original Soundtrack Deep Blue Massacre Kaoru Wada 8 September 1999 TOCT-24229
The Kindaichi Case Files R Original Soundtrack The Kindaichi Case Files R Kaoru Wada 23 July 2014 SMCL-343