Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

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Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Original title 心 霊 探 偵 八 雲
Light novel
country JapanJapan Japan
author Manabu Kaminaga
illustrator Akatsuki Kato
publishing company Nihon Bungeisha
First publication 2004 - ...
expenditure 8 + 1
Television series
Original title Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Country of production Japan
original language Japanese
year 2006
Episodes 13
First broadcast March 3, 2006 - June 26, 2006 on TV Tokyo
country JapanJapan Japan
author Manabu Kaminaga
Illustrator Ritsu Miyako
publishing company Hakusensha
magazine Hana to Yume
First publication 2007 - 2008
expenditure 2
Light novel
country JapanJapan Japan
author Manabu Kaminaga
illustrator Yasushi Suzuki
publishing company Kadokawa Shoten
First publication 2008 - ...
expenditure 6 + 1
title Psychic Detective Yakumo
Original title 心 霊 探 偵 八 雲
transcription Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
country JapanJapan Japan
author Manabu Kaminaga
Illustrator Suzuka Oda
publishing company Kadokawa Shoten
magazine Asuka
First publication 2009 - ...
expenditure 13
Anime television series
Country of production JapanJapan Japan
original language Japanese
year 2010
Studio Bee train
length 24 minutes
Episodes 13
Director Tomoyuki Kurokawa
music R ・ O ・ N
First broadcast October 3 - December 26, 2010 on NHK BS2

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo ( Japanese 心 霊 探 偵 八 雲 , Eng. "Ghost Detective Yakumo") is a light novel series by the author Manabu Kaminaga and the illustrator Akatsuki Katō , which has been published in Japan since 2004. She has been adapted in several television series, manga and other novels and is also known under her international title Psychic Detective Yakumo .


The student Yakumo Saitō was born with a special ability: his red left eye gives him the ability to see ghosts. Although this is often a burden for him, he has accepted it as his task to redeem the souls and to help them to find their rest. By talking to the spirits, Yakumo wants to find out why they are among the living and thus help them.

Yakumo usually hides his red eye behind a contact lens and has little contact with others. When fellow student Haruka Ozawa asks him to take care of a girlfriend who is obsessed, Yakumo is faced with more and more supernatural challenges.

Release history

The light novel series has been published in Japan by Nihon Bungeisha since 2004 . It now comprises eight volumes. In 2007 a special volume was also published by the same authors under the title Secret Files Kizuna .

An adaptation as a light novel has been published by Kadokawa Shoten's imprint Kadokawa Bunko since 2008 in seven volumes, also under the title Shinrei Tantei Yakumo . It is also written by Manabu Kaminaga, but the illustrations are by Yasushi Suzuki . A special volume for this series called Secret Files Kizuna was also published in 2009.


watch TV

The book series was first adapted for television in 2006, as a dorama . Kiyoshi Yamamoto and Kōtarō Terauchi directed the production of the 13 episodes. TV Tokyo aired the series from March 3 to June 26, 2006 in Japan.

An adaptation as an anime series by Studio Bee Train followed in 2010 . This was from October 3 to December 26, 2010 on NHK BS2 in the program block Eisei Anime Gekijō ( 衛星 ア ニ メ 劇場 ) broadcast.


A first manga in the series was published by Hakusensha in the magazine Hana to Yume from 2007 to 2008 . The author was again Manabu Kaminaga and the drawings were by Ritsu Miyako . The chapters were published in two anthologies and also translated into Chinese.

A second manga adaptation has been published by Kadokawa Shoten in Asuka magazine since 2009 . Manabu Kaminaga's story is translated by Suzuka Oda . In April 2015, the Mangaka announced that the series would be paused indefinitely because Oda is taking maternity leave . In June 2016 the last chapter of the manga was finally published. So far, the chapters have been summarized in 13 edited volumes. Volume 13 sold about 27,000 copies in Japan in the first two weeks.

In Tokyopop manga is published in German in twelve volumes so far in July 2011th A Portuguese translation was published by Panini Comics in Brazil.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Oda's Psychic Detective Yakumo Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus. Anime News Network , April 21, 2015, accessed July 25, 2016 .
  2. Suzuka Oda's Psychic Detective Yakumo Manga Ends. Anime New Network, June 25, 2016, accessed July 25, 2016 .