Based on the manga “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo ” by Yozaburo Kanari / Seimaru Amagi / Fumiya Sato originally published by KODANSHA. LTD. ©NTV
Since its sensational debut as a manga series in 1992, The Files of Young Kindaichi have become a classic mystery favorite with over 90 million copies printed domestically. The TV shows which include both drama series and one-off specials have also become a viewer-favorite with its legacy beginning in 1995. Now the cast from the award-winning "Lost in Kowloon" and the "Jungle School Murder Mystery" specials returns again for another exciting drama series of Kindaichi, 13 years after its last season. Continuing his established role from the previous one-off specials, Ryosuke Yamada is HAJIME, the grandson of the famous detective who has a skill of solving mysteries, and Daiki Arioka is SAKI, Hajime's trustworthy friend. Both Ryosuke Yamada and Daiki Arioka are members of Hey! Say! JUMP, a pop idol group that has garnered a No.1 ranking for every single and album on the week of release. Haruna Kawaguchi will play Hajime's crush, MIYUKI, and for the first time, comedian and actor, Tomomitsu Yamaguchi will play the role of KENMOCHI, the homicide police inspector who has full trust in Kindaichi.
Always bringing in a new look, style, and mystery, the Kindaichi series never fail to surprise its viewers. This time, a light comedy school drama touch will mix with mind-twisting mysteries enhanced with tricks like never before. The Files of Young Kindaichi Neo features episodes of a murder mystery that occur at the school's movie club, a house of games, and much more! Viewers will enjoy taking part in the "whodunnit?" plots as well as getting to know some of Kindaichi's new and compelling friends and foes.