Alternative title: Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri
Manga Adaptation by Diomedéa
Ron Kamonohashi has a perfect track record of solving crimes, yet he refuses to work and instead spends his days at home. A young investigator named Totomaru Isshiki succeeds in getting his assistance in an unresolved murder case, but she soon discovers why Ron feels he poses a risk to investigations.
Euri’s verdict: Sherlock has a Geass now
I haven’t watched anything that has made me wish I had liked it in a long, but here we are. Just to be clear, Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions isn’t a bad program either. However, the most important lesson from the first episode is that the two main characters are just incredibly unpleasant.
Early in the episode, Ron is assigned to work with Totomaru, an incompetent but well-intentioned investigator who is very much a “speak first, think later” kind of guy. Even though this is only the first episode, it becomes boring very soon to hear him make jokes in response to everything Ron says. It’s obviously meant to make you chuckle. Ron is the true Hot Sherlock; he looks into murders in an ostentatious, eccentric way, and he doesn’t really have a complex personality.
The fact that they gave Ron his own Geass is something you won’t see in a Sherlock episode, though. If this is a power at all, the show doesn’t really call it, but Ron can use his magic eyes to direct a killer to jump off a building using only his words. I guess that’s a fresh perspective on a detective story, but I hope they eventually utilize it to solve cases in entertaining ways. If it only appears at the conclusion of each investigation, it will be unfortunate since Totomaru will then have to rescue the life of the criminal they have apprehended.
Overall, if you’re usually interested in Sherlock-related television, it’s worth a watch; however, whether or not you enjoy Totomaru will depend on how much you can stand her.