Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Tokumei Tantei Season 2 Eps 1-4

In season 2 of Tokumei Tantei, the fanservice element has really been stripped down to the point that it feels a lot more like any other generic detective series instead of a hard boiled detective comedy. The comedic fan service running jokes from Tadano Hitoshi were stripped down in season 1 and now they barely exist at all.

Takahashi Katsunori has gone from sleeping with a beautiful woman every episode of Tandano Hitoshi for information complete with dick jokes to getting whipped by Miura Reiko in Tokumei Tantai season 1 and now he doesn't even get close to a love hotel in season 2.

I know fanservice isn't the end all be all but its what separated this series from the rest and was part of the detective's character. Also part of the appeal was that the show could go places where your generic family friendly detective shows would not dare to tread. Now the not funny running jokes are the detective going for a basic massage and visiting the barber.

So far, season 2 of Tokumei Tantei feels tired and generic. Its still watchable, just not as fun. Hopefully it picks up soon.


Sonna~ said...

I haven't even watched the second ep, I was so disappointed. I wonder if they got a lot of complaints about the first season? Him being a lover of ladies was what it was all about. The silly buru-buru women, the fact that he kept not getting paid, his landlady who was into S&M... that's what really made the first season.

Akiramike said...

No idea why they made Tokumei Tantei even more family friendly but check out Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi if you haven't.