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WO Examines: Kamisama no Memouchou

Being an eccentric detective is nothing new in the world of entertainment. In fact, it's almost a staple of the mystery genre; and as it stands, socially awkward and reclusive detectives are likewise nothing new—a-la, Death Note.

What is a breath of fresh air is the unique marriage of kawaii and crime in the mystery detective anime, Kamisama no Memochou (Heaven's Note Pad). It's a show that features a young N.E.E.T detective, who solves crimes from her own personal shut-in world, and while being surrounded by her personal army of the unemployed.

The show stars main protagonist, Narumi Fujishima; a high school student who's life gets upended when he inadvertently becomes the assistant to the reclusive N.E.E.T. detective Alice, and begins to take on assignments that involve, prostitution, organized crime, and thievery. It may be a show that features an amazingly cute girl as a detective, but it manages to undertake some pretty mature themes as well, with a fine blend.