Unlike any other old manga that I bought in the past, Detective School Q happens to be one of the manga that I didn’t buy beyond the first volume.
Why is that? Is the manga so bad that I refuse to spend any more of my money?
For some, yes. But that’s not the case for Detective School Q.
The reason why I didn’t buy the manga beyond the first volume was simply because I didn’t have enough budget to add this manga into the list.
When I was in high school, I was buying a lot of manga. But with the money that I had on a weekly basis, it wasn’t enough for me to cover all the manga that I wanted to buy.
As a result, I didn’t continue to buy the manga.
It was only years later that I decided to pick the manga once again.
My collection for this manga wasn’t complete since I was still missing a few volumes here and there. But I did manage to buy almost everything that I came across until the final volume.
I even got myself Detective School Q Premium too which is a sequel to the series.
When I read the manga again, I realized how much fun I’ve been missing all this year.
Sure, it may take me awhile to get back into this manga. But I sure am regretting for not buying the manga when it came out a long time ago.
What Detective School Q is all about
Here’s the book description that I got from Wikipedia.
Detective School Q is the story of a group of young students from Class Q of Dan Detective School (DDS), a prestigious and renowned detective academy founded by Morihiko Dan, the most famous detective in Japan, and the adventures and mysteries they unfold and solve together. They eventually work against Pluto, a mysterious organization which creates almost fool-proof plans that only a handful of detectives can solve.
What got me to read this manga
Okay, how can I say no to this manga when the manga itself is by the same people behind Kindaichi Case Files?
And the fact that it’s another detective manga also got me to give this manga a try too.
As you can see, I love reading detective manga. So, it’s hard to say no when this manga is just as good as other detective manga such as Psychometrer Eiji and Detective Conan.
Okay, I know that Psychometrer Eiji isn’t a detective manga. But the fact that it was one of the mystery manga that came out at that time also deserved to be mentioned alongside the rest of the detective manga too.
Wondering what other manga I enjoy reading besides detective manga? You can learn about my preference right here.
What makes Detective School Q worth reading
If you’re familiar with Kindaichi Case Files, then you can say that Detective School Q isn’t that much different at least concept-wise.
After all, both of these series are still about solving complex murder cases that only a handful of detectives can solve.
That is as far as the similarity between Detective School Q and Kindaichi Case Files is concerned.
But what makes Detective School Q different is that the manga also offers more than just about solving the murder cases.
For one, you get to know Dan Morihiko’s past, who is Kyu’s dad and Ryu’s mysterious background.
What’s more, you get to know so many characters with all sorts of skillset such as Kazuma who is a tech whiz and Nanami who is a master in disguise.
Sure, it’s different than Kindaichi Case Files. But it’s still a fascinating read considering that the cases in this manga is just as complex as the one you see in Kindaichi Case Files.
What I didn’t expect when I read the manga
Unlike Kindaichi Case Files, the atmosphere in Detective School Q is a bit lighter, though.
This is something that I don’t expect at all considering that having a fixed enemy like Pluto will make the atmosphere even more intense.
But it turns out to be it’s the opposite instead.
Who should be reading this manga
I’m going to go out of a limb to say here that the manga can feel a bit different or perhaps strange if you’re used to reading Kindaichi Case Files.
So, you may not like this manga even if the manga is by the same people behind Kindaichi Case Files.
But if you don’t mind with the slight different vibe, then by all means give this manga a try.
Where to buy Detective School Q manga
Unfortunately, the manga is no longer available for sale anymore. Same goes for the Japanese version of the manga too.
Whether you like it or not, you may have to resort yourself to reading scanlations if you’d like to give this manga a try.
Over to you
What do you think about Detective School Q? Are you interested in giving this manga a try after reading about it on my blog? Let me know in the comment below.