Young Miss Holmes

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Young Miss Holmes
クリスティ ハイテンション
(Kurisuti Hai Tenshon)
GenreMystery
Manga
Written byKaoru Shintani
Published byMedia Factory
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComic Flapper
Original runAugust 2006September 2011
Volumes7
Manga
Christie London Massive
Written byKaoru Shintani
Published byMedia Factory
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComic Flapper
Original runNovember 2011 – present
Volumes4
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Young Miss Holmes, known in Japan as Christie High Tension (Japanese: クリスティ ハイテンション, Hepburn: Kurisuti Hai Tenshon) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kaoru Shintani. It was serialized in Comic Flapper from 2007 to 2011, with the chapters collected into 7 tankōbon volumes by Media Factory. Young Miss Holmes is a mystery series following Crystal "Christie" Margaret Hope, the 10-year-old niece of Sherlock Holmes who has inherited his skills of deduction and logical reasoning, as she partakes in some of Holmes' most famous cases. In 2011 Seven Seas Entertainment announced that had acquired the rights to the series and that they would release it in omnibus editions.[1] The series was followed up with a sequel series titled Christie London Massive (Japanese: クリスティ・ロンドンマッシブ).

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows Christie, the niece of Sherlock Holmes. She's shown to be incredibly clever and inquisitive, much to the chagrin of those close to her.

Reception[edit]

The School Library Journal wrote a mixed review for the first omnibus release, as they enjoyed the story and characters but criticized it for being marked as "all ages" given the inclusion of a crossover with Dance in the Vampire Bund, which the company played up as a feature. They commented that "it wouldn’t be a problem here if Seven Seas had either promoted the crossover elements but rated Young Miss Holmes Teen/13+ so as to have less of an abrupt change between it and Dance or if Seven Seas had kept Young Miss Holmes at a lower rating but downplayed the crossover as much as possible, so as to keep the young audience for Young Miss Holmes separated from the more mature audience of Dance."[2] Anime News Network was more positive, writing that it was "Fairly faithful to Holmesian literature in general and the period, detailed art, interesting characters" and that the "Crossover with Dance in the Vampire Bund is nicely executed."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manga News: Seven Seas Picks Up "Young Miss Holmes" ("Christie High Tension")". MTV News. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. ^ "Review: Young Miss Holmes, casebook 1-2 — Good Comics for Kids". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  3. ^ "Young Miss Holmes GN 1-2". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-01-28.