TIME OF THE SEASON XX – Winter 2020: The CASE Files of JEWELER Richard

The last time I watched something that involved jewelry, it got tense and everybody was talking on top of each other and I think I saw Adam Sandler fighting The Weeknd at a club.

Yes, I just throw in references from Uncut Gems even though that doesn’t have shit to do with this anime.

This is The Case Files of Jeweler Richard.

Director: Tarou Iwasaki

Series Composition: Mariko Kunisawa

Music: Nobuko Toda

Original creator: Nanako Tsujimura

Original Character Design: Utako Yukihiro

Character Design: Natsuko Kondou

Art Director: Mio Isshiki

Chief Animation Director: Natsuko Kondou

Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama

Director of Photography: Tomoyuki Shiokawa

 

Animation Production: Shuka

 

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Plot Summary: One night, a college student with a strong sense of justice, Seigi Nakata, saved a gorgeous foreigner, Richard, who was being harassed by some drunks. When Seigi found out that Richard was a jeweler, he asked for an appraisal on a ring with a shady history; one which his grandmother had kept secret until she died. The appraisal had revealed her past, truth, and desire. It led Seigi to work as a part-time employee for Richard’s jewelry store, the “Jewelry Etranger” in Ginza. While solving various “mysteries” introduced to the Jewelry Etranger, the relationship between Richard and Seigi gradually changes. However, each of them has secrets they have not told anyone.

First Thoughts: I watched this episode twice mainly because when I saw 8 new shows (counting the two I already did) premiering, I had to slow it down and yet I went with this one and it’s a fine show. It’s very low-key in its presentation and I like what the storytelling of this jewel that Seigi’s grandmother had until her death. However, the show can make or break if you mind dialogue for 23 minutes because if not, then you might find this to be a slog and if that happens to the next episodes, it could go downhill from here.

 

For now, it gets a MEDIUM PRIORITY WATCH.

 

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and hopefully this show with someone named Justice won’t suck ass.

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