Tantei Jinguuji Saburou (探偵神宮寺三郎 Tantei Jingūji Saburō?, Detective Saburou Jinguuji) is a mystery-adventure game series originally developed by Data East, and later developed by WorkJam and other companies. Despite its popularity in Japan, only one of its games have been released overseas: Tantei Jinguuji Saburou DS: Inishie no Kioku was retitled and released in North America on June 11, 2008 by Aksys Games as Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles. The game was rereleased on May 26, 2009 as Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past, which contains the original three cases with new translations to improve the original game content, plus three new cases, and a large number of unlockables including comics.
The first game of the series, Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken (Shinjuku Central Park Murder Mystery) was released in 1987 by Data East for the Famicom Disk System. Numerous sequels have been released since then, and the series marked its 20th anniversary in 2007 by releasing a new title for the Nintendo DS. According to Enterbrain, the franchise has sold over 2,220,000 copies in total, making it one of the longest standing and best-selling Japanese adventure game series in history.
The main character of the series is Jinguuji Saburou (神宮寺三郎 Saburō Jingūji?), a 32 year-old private detective who operates a detective agency with Yoko Misono in Shinjuku, Tokyo. He was born as the third son of a wealthy business enterprise owner, and traveled to New York during his youth to work as an assistant detective. He is a heavy smoker, and often assembles his thoughts while smoking a Marlboro cigarette. According to his in-game profile, his favorite alcoholic beverage is cognac, and he drives a green Mini Cooper. Other recurring characters include: Yoko Misono (御苑洋子?), Jinguuji's assistant, and Sanzou Kumano (熊野参造?), the police inspector of the Shinjuku Yodobashi Police Agency.
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