N. Burg had Kaito Kid in mind while creating Super Detective.
#1 New Berlin
New Berlin has been created out of nowhere as a small “colony” for diplomats working for the World Government. It was intended as a small and cozy place for people to enjoy life next to the sea. Most of the time, it is a harmless and quiet town with no crime and friendly people. Until it got discovered as a hot spot for people to surf. This sprawling scene brought skaters, then street artists, then start ups, and is now a sprawling city the size of San Francisco.
It has a population count of 670.740 citizens and is known for a specialty called White Tea, which is a genetically engineered version of green tea. The sights are plenty and many draw a lot of tourists and visitors to the city. The Hillsight View, a lookout above the city, has the greatest amount of visitors are year. But there is also the Singer’s Swing, an open mic cafe in Vill Street. And the Ally Alley, a place for street artists to paint a piece and then being removed three weeks later for the next artist to place.
All good, but it also has a dark side. A serial killer named the Powder Killer took a powder to knock someone out, rob them and then killing them. He killed a total amount of 7 people before World’s Greatest Detectives could stop them. While many thought it was an heroic act, the agency itself, wailed itself in pity and self-hate. They could not accept this failure and indicted many new policies to become better. One detective got known and stalked, hence they installed a code name system.
But there were also good times. Once there was a surfer festival called Soul’s Out, where people surfed and had a great BBQ accompanied by DJs and other live music. But citizens condemned the dirt and loudness, and since no one could get it under control, they had to cancel it. There is now a small festival called Surf and Throw, where people enjoy a BBQ on a special ground that could be easily cleaned up and be purged shortly after the festival was done.
The current mayor is a Japanese-American woman named Hikari ‘Kari’ Kaito. She was elected with 54% of the votes. Her opponent, a Republican woman named Chelsey Running lost. Kari, so called by her family and fans alike, is part of the Neutral Democratic Party America. Which is a global party with many branches in many Local Governments around the globe. Kari’s agenda is summed up by her with the words: Democracy. Safety. Diversity. “And freedom!” as a popular chant finishes the slogan.
Apropos diversity. New Berlin has a sprawling community from people around the globe, but also a small niche of white supremacists which terrorize from time to time. Due to global law, they can express their opinion, but racism and assaults are considered crime. In the end, they are only people who think they are better than others. Which they are not. For the rest of the citizens it is clear: We tolerate. They may not like each other, but they accept and respect people as what they are: People. No one chose their skin color or eye form, no one chose their hair or eye color. We have to accept others like God intended: diverse.
In the end, New Berlin is a happy place. It is not perfect, but people are working on it. It is a place people enjoy to be. Even when they have no idea what madness would unfold over the course of the next few years. Some pretend to saw it coming. Some pretend to ignore it. But all agreed: It is nuts.
The story of Super Detective unfolds. And it all began of one man, and his ambition to be the World’s Greatest Detective. Now one saw it coming. But some wish they did.