Well Look’s like a got a cute one to start this season off with. How Evil are the first two episodes of Holmes of Kyoto?
Holmes, a young man whose family runs an antique shop in Kyoto, has the unique ability to read people and instantly distinguish genuine and high-value antiques. When a local high school student, Aoi Maki, starts working alongside Holmes, together they begin to unravel the many mysteries surrounding the antiques brought to the shop. –Crunchyroll
I will agree with this description this time. I’m liking what I’ve seen so far, that might change but with the way this show is I don’t see me hating this any time soon. Don’t quote me on that though I’ve been terribly wrong about that kind of thing before. Anyway, this show does start out kind of slow the first episode set up for something that is most likely being saved for the end and there wasn’t really a mystery thankfully the second episode had one. Okay, let’s get into this.
Just a warning I will not be taking the events in the order that the episode showed them in. I will, of course, be covering them in chronological order so please stay with me. The flashbacks in the episode show us how Holmes and Aoi meet. Aoi stole her families treasures so that she cold sell them and use the money to tell of her ex and she used to be the best friend that he dumped her for. She was just a little out of her mind with grief and rage no problems here. Holmes is able to read why she is there just by looking at her and he’s creepily accurate. He also informs her that he can’t buy from anyone under 20.
Holmes does appraise the treasures she has brought and then he offers her a part-time job to help get the money she needs to confront her former friend and ex. Now to the present, Holmes has been teaching Aoi about the shops stock and how to spot a fake. As if on cue a man walks into the shop to get a pot appraised. Aoi and Holmes see that it’s a fake almost instantly and then Holmes uses his godly deduction skills to reveal that this man is part of a counterfiting organization which turns out to be dead on. The episode ends with a shadowy figure vowing vengeance on Holmes.
In the next episode, we get out the first case. A local girl has earned a prestigious part in a festival and now she is getting nasty letters telling her to not take part. Hey, It’s the start of the show It’s not going to be a grand mystery until later if it gets that far. Anyway, Holmes and Aoi find out that the client has been bullied at school after the announcement of her position in the parade for the festival. So naturally, they check out the bullies first.
During the investigation, they find that the bullies motives are way to out in the open. This leads Holmes to meet with the client and her family to close the case. Holmes points out that it was both the client and her sister that wrote the letters. No, I’m not just making this up. The clients younger sister did this to try and save their families money as their business is failing. The client only did it to get the bullies to be her friends again…
Yeah, that was the weakest this episode got. Overall these episodes were about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). It’s not a bad start but it could be better. If nothing else it’s charming and that’s never a bad thing. Looks like this season is starting on a strong note let’s hope it stays that way. If you want something with a bit more action, check out CVoyage’s reviews for Black Clover. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
If you’re interested Holmes of Kyoto Simulcast on Mondays 2:35pm EDT
Keep It Classy,