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Psychic Detective Yakumo: Complete Collection (2010/Section 23/Sentai Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+

Haruka was just a regular college girl until she and her friends visited a haunted house on a dare. Whomever enters the house is said to be cursed and will meet horrible ends, but when it does really happens, her only hope of removing the curse is Yakamo. Yakamo was born with one red eye which allows him to see, talk and speak with ghosts and spirits of the dead. Now she and Yakamo team up together to solve mysteries from beyond the grave in Psychic Detective Yakumo: Complete Collection (2010).

Yakamo is therefore, also a medium for the dead, he can see, talk and listen to ghost. Only downside is his red demon eye. Because of it, all his life Yakamo has been treated as social outcast, that others see him as a freak, but only Haruka accepts him as a friend after first meeting him. Hakara joins team Yakamo as he helps police detective Goto solve various cold cases (and literally dead cases). Goto is a hard boiled cop who is given the short end of the police stick with paranormal cases which no one can solve, but even when he solves them his superiors will never give any credit because the officially government doesn't admit the existence of ghosts (but as long as he gets results they'll keep him around). Yakamo, Haruka and Mr. Goto help the ghosts to either move one, finish their unresolved business or stop them from killing again, but can Yakamo hide his own darkness from inside his heart?

This was a paranormal anime murder mystery series. The series is basically says ghost are remnants of strong emotions with unfinished business. While the series is about ghosts and murders, it also has a more comical side with the relationship between all too serious psychic boy and one over-optimistic girl.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is a solid presentation, pretty consistent between episodes, if not stunning, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo mix lacks Pro Logic surrounds, can be uneven more often than expected, but hangs ion there. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.


The Forbidden Room - Haruka meets and hires Yakamo to help save her friends.

Curse of the White Fox - A fox spirit is haunting a construction site.

The Tunnel's Darkness - Yakamo investigates a tunnel where ghosts are said to appear and cause car accidents.

That Which Connects to the Spirits - Possession - High school girls are being targeted and murdered, Yakamo is asked to help solve these case to put the girls spirits at rest.

That Which Connest to the Spirits - Rebirth - Hakura gets kidnapped by the serial killer who wants her body for his dead daughter to possess.

Bargain Property - Haruka and Yakamo investigates a haunted apartment.

Sentiments that Bind - The Trap - Yakamo and Goto investigates a cold case from 15 years ago and get caught in a trap.

Sentiments that Bind - Fate - Haruka searches for Yakamo and discovers their past is connected.

Sentiments that Bind - Light - Haruka rescues Yakamo and learns of his past with his mother.

Beyond Despair - The Omen - Yakamo's Uncle is told by the doctor that he has less than one year to live.

Beyond Despair - Assassin's Blade - Yakamo's Uncle is attacked and sent to the hospital.

Beyond Despair - Animosity - Yakamo discovers who is behind the attack on his Uncle.

Beyond Despair - Eternity - Yakamo faces his father... problem is he's ghost that won't stay dead... And he wants Yakamo to give into his dark side so that he can possess his body.

- Ricky Chiang


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