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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.
In order to join the agency, the candidate must take a test that evaluates his/her righteousness, prowess, wisdom, morality and genuiness of spirit. The examiner sets up a situation that the candidate needs to solve. If the testee passes the exam, only then will he/she 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.
Dazai Osamu's Entrance Exam (light novel)
After 2 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.
Nakajima Atsushi's Entrance Exam
- Fukuzawa Yukichi
- Agency president; Ability: All Men Are Equal
- Nakajima Atsushi
- Ability: Beast Beneath the Moonlight
- Dazai Osamu
- former member of the Mafia; Ability: No Longer Human
- Kunikida Doppo
- Ability: Doppo Poetry
- Edogawa Ranpo
- Has no Ability, but believes to have an Ability called Super Deduction
- Tanizaki Junichirou
- Ability: Light Snow
- Miyazawa Kenji
- Ability: Undefeated by the Rain
- Yosano Akiko
- Ability: Thou Shalt Not Die
- Tanizaki Naomi
- Agency clerk; Tanizaki's younger sister; has no Ability
- Haruno Kirako
- Agency clerk; has no Ability
- Izumi Kyouka
- former member of the Mafia; Ability: Demon Snow
- Katai Tayama
- Ability: Futon