Ranpo Kitan is apparently commemorating the 50th year since the passing of Edogawa Ranpo; a famous Japanese mystery writer. I'm saying apparently because I hope that the guy never wrote anything as bad as this. I've only seen https://trakt.tv/movies/rampo-noir-2005 that was based on stories of his which lead me to believe that they were all a lot more grotesque (having ero guro influences) but this show is probably more a nod to his detective stories.I honestly would be hard pressed to find any praise for the show*... The build up mysteries were sort of tolerable but it is really the main arc involving an alias called "Twenty-faces" bringing "Justice" to alleged criminals that is really bad. In addition to that most of the characters are shallow or caricatures like the main character being maximum autistic and a trap for no reason or a imprisoned female thief that helps with intel who is keeping her submissive slaves in her cell for on-demand whipping. Airing in the Noitamina the show does things slightly different visually like shading out people until they're relevant to the story and doing theatrical stage sets for exposition. While I usually like these sort of things it has that weird subpar Lerche look like on Danganronpa or AssClass. Certainly doesn't help to set the mood when something looks silly.I'm cutting short here with a simple tip: don't watch this.
*Okey, the opening and ending songs are good fits ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Great show, like last summer, we have a police thriller! Could it be better than Zankyou no Terror?