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Kindaichi Case Files (金田一少年の事件簿, Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo?) is a serialized Japanese mystery manga series based on the crime solving adventures of a high school student, Hajime Kindaichi, the supposed grandson of the famous (fictional) private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. They are written by Yozaburo Kanari or Seimaru Amagi (depending on series) and illustrated by Fumiya Sato. In 1995, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen. The collected stories are published in English by Tokyopop with the title The Kindaichi Case Files.

Kindaichi has also been adapted as an anime television series with 148 episodes, 2 anime movies, a live-action movie, and three live-action series. Toei animation handled the anime adaption of the Kindaichi series.

Currently, the series has been restarted with four additional cases. The writers plan to restart Kindaichi but not on a regular basis. The fourth case started in January 2007. Only the first 19 cases (the first series) have been licensed by Tokyopop; the rest are unlikely to see print in the United States unless their relatively poor sales improve.

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