The Mystery Behind Finishing Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

Detective Conan-demon style? Well, it’s something like that. Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro was interesting enough for me to finish all of its 25 episodes, and I think that already says a lot.

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This anime is about a demon named Nougami Neuro who ate all of hell’s mystery. In order to sate his hunger, he ascends to Earth to hunt for the ultimate mystery. Neuro employs Yoko as a cover since he can’t make it obvious that he is a demon. Yoko is a high school girl who agrees to work with Neuro because of the promise that he will help solve her father’s brutal murder. So as Yoko becomes more famous with each case they solve, the more delicious and complex cases they encounter, including clues to Yoko’s mystery.

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I started this series thinking that I will probably quit on the first episode, but low and behold, I ended up completing all twenty-five of them. What’s odd about it is that this anime wasn’t crazy interesting, nor did it really stimulate me to guess who the murder for each crime was. In actuality, the perpetrators were pretty obvious—to the point where some episodes would just blatantly show 90% of their face during their murderer act. Rather, the anime would focus on how the criminals executed their crime and their motivations. So what kept me watching? Honestly, I think it was because of how easy it was to understand what was going on. Also, I really liked the Neuro-Yoko combo, they provided great comic relief to balance the brutality that happens during every episode. Likewise, Neuro by himself was such a great character to watch; not to mention that he was pretty attractive…his human form anyways. And as usual, I would look forward to any sign of a romantic spark between Neuro and Yoko—if there was any.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 8.26.57 PM  Episode 19

I can’t say that I rate this anime high up in my list though. If anything, it’s a pretty mediocre series. There were some dull cases here and there, and I thought that Yoko’s mystery would have more presence during the show, but it wasn’t really until the last four episodes that it was addressed. Also, I found it a bit inane and repetitive that a lot of the suspects would start laughing as a soon as they were named the criminal and then they would show their true colours which would usually be in a demonic-looking form of their motivation. I guess it was a way to show a juxtaposition between the actual demon who was solving crimes and humans who gives in to their demons and commit the crimes.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 8.png Episode 18

Overall, I don’t know if I would recommend this series, but maybe if a pretty cool demon detective interests you, I think this might be worth the watch.

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5 thoughts on “The Mystery Behind Finishing Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

  1. So nostalgic. I watched this when I was in my teens. I remember enjoying it, although thinking back now, I don’t think that I’ll enjoy it as much as I did when I first watched it if I watch it again now. Nevertheless, it brings back good memories and I think that it’s worth a watch, just as long as people don’t have any high expectations of it. Anyway, good post. I totally understand how you feel about being amazed at actually finishing this show. I was like that, too.

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    • Thanks for reading! I’ve actually never heard of this series until I just came across it while searching for something random to watch. So you’re right, having no high expectations for this anime—and I think for any anime in general, contributed to how I finished this series and enjoyed it for all its worth.

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      • No problem. It caught my eye because it’s very rare that I see someone write a post about it. I think you’re only the third blogger that I saw with a post about this series in my entire blogging experience here on WordPress.

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      • That makes me kind of feel special haha. I really like discovering animes that aren’t as popular but I still end up enjoying, then writing about them. It’s like finding treasure!

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