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Armed Detective Agency
Company poster
Company Information
Kanji

武装探偵社

Rōmaji

Busō Tantei-sha

Leader

Fukuzawa Yukichi

Members

Dazai Osamu
Nakajima Atsushi
Kunikida Doppo
Edogawa Ranpo
Tanizaki Junichirou
Miyazawa Kenji
Yosano Akiko
Tanizaki Naomi
Haruno Kirako
Izumi Kyouka
Katai Tayama (former)

Base of Operations

Yokohama, Japan

Debut
Manga

Chapter 1

Anime

Episode 1

Light Novel

Dazai's Entrance Exam

The Armed Detective Agency (武装探偵社, Busō Tantei-sha?) is a group focused on solving crimes which are considered too violent or difficult for the Military Police to handle. Often, these crimes are of a supernatural origin. Nearly all of the detectives within the company have their own special powers known as Abilities.

The Agency has an entrance exam for new employees, to assess if they possess qualities that make them worthy to join the Agency. The test usually consists of their qualities as a detective and their emotions of whether they are willing to risk their lives to save people.

Admission

In order to join the agency, the candidate must take a test that evaluates their righteousness, prowess, wisdom, morality[1] and genuiness of spirit[2]. The examiner sets up a situation that the candidate needs to solve. If the testee passes the exam, only then will they become an official member.

As the current Director of the Agency is Fukuzawa Yukichi, all people that are official members are affected by his Ability: All Men Are Equal.

Plot

Osamu Dazai's Entrance Exam (light novel)

After two years of laying low following his defection from the Port Mafia, Dazai was introduced and recommended for employment to Fukuzawa by Chief Taneda, Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Special Ability Department. Fukuzawa put Kunikida in charge of Dazai and his Entrance Exam. Kunikida decided that solving the Serial Disappearance of Yokohama's Visitors case would be Dazai's Entrance Exam.

Atsushi Nakajima's Entrance Exam

Shortly after meeting Dazai and his partner Kunikida, Atsushi is manipulated into joining the Agency against his wishes. Atsushi unknowingly undergoes the entrance exam, and passes it.

Members

President

Name Ability Status
Yukichi Fukuzawa All Men Are Equal Alive

Detectives

Name Ability Status
Osamu Dazai No Longer Human Alive
Ranpo Edogawa 'Super Deduction' Alive
Kyōka Izumi Demon Snow Alive
Doppo Kunikida Lone Poet Alive
Kenji Miyazawa Undefeated by the Rain Alive
Atsushi Nakajima Beast Beneath the Moonlight Alive
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki Light Snow Alive
Akiko Yosano Thou Shalt Not Die Alive

Clerks

Name Ability Status
Kirako Haruno None Alive
Naomi Tanizaki None Alive

Defected Members

Name Ability Status
Katai Tayama Futon Alive

References

  1. The Untold Story of the Founding of the Detective Agency
  2. Dazai Osamu's Entrance Exam

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