Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 10

August 25, 2012


Well, it looks like the wait is on for my new order from Barnes & Noble. While waiting, I am going to try covering more episodes from the Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime. Today, I am going to review Detective Conan (Case Closed) episode 10.

As I gave a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.


After hanging out with the Junior Detective League, Jimmy heads back to Richard's office. When he gets there, he sees a girl standing outside the door and tells her to go inside. She claims that she came to Richard in order to find her missing boyfriend. The boyfriend is supposedly Jimmy Kudo, but Jimmy does not recognize her. Rachel, on the other hand, believes her story, so she and Jimmy go over to her place. However, it seems finding Jimmy was not her reason for seeking help, and figures out that it is a kidnapping case, but Rachel may cause some interference. Now, Jimmy must not only find out where the missing person is, as well as keep Rachel from finding out that Jimmy and Conan are the same person.


I am not too sure about this episode. I did suspect that she was not at Richard's to find Jimmy from the beginning, which was quite obvious. However, Rachel trying to find Jimmy was quite funny. After all, unlike episode 7, where she suspected Conan was Jimmy, Jimmy made some stupid mistakes to have her start searching for him. Of course, Rachel does not seem quite observant of the situation, because she focuses on the fact that the client turned on a television instead of talking to her. Kidnapping was also quite obvious, so the only mystery was where the missing person was. The best part that was funny was when Rachel finally did confront Jimmy. At this point, he is in a corner where he could be a jerk or reveal his true identity, but luckily Agasa saves him. However, when Jimmy, finally does say something to Rachel, Agasa tells her that he ran away with his face all red. Apparently, Agasa was not much help. I also liked how Jimmy knew that the room was in a worse mess than if the missing person really did struggle. Although the funny parts were good, I do not really think that it makes it any better than how the episode really was, which definitely puts a damper.


If you guys have not figured it out yet, I did not really enjoy this episode much. Too much was obvious, like the messy room and the fact that the client was not really looking for Jimmy. The client's action when Rachel was sitting with her made it even more obvious that this was a kidnapping case. I thought that episode 2 had a better kidnapping case than this one. Things especially were not that great when the kidnapping ended up not really being a kidnapping. If this is how the police feel when they receive calls that are not really emergencies, then I sympathize with them. After all, even I hate dealing with computer issues where the answer it too simple or the problem is an ID10T error. At the same time, those cannot be determined without details about the system and its user. If that is not bad enjoy, MagicBox has a whole host of things to complain about as well, like some of the cast being out-of-character, so unlike episode 6, I am not one of the only ones who hate this episode. In fact, out-of-character issues are a major issue in making stories, even if it is done for the sake of comedy. I will admit that I have had some issues with this in my own stories, but not very many people have complained about it. However, when a character does not act like they normally do, it can cause quite a bit of confusion. Overall, the case was just too uninteresting with too many obvious things concerning it. The fact that the case was not too interesting, in addition to how much was obvious, I can safely that this is the second worst episode I encountered in the first season alone.

Despite the fact that there were some funny scenes, I felt that this episode was just a waste of time. I recommend that fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of the Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga, skip this episode. However, if you enjoyed the case in its manga counterpart, which MagicBox says is way better anyway, you will probably like the anime version too. As for everyone else, I do not think this is a good place to start watching the series or even serve as a good introduction to detective, mystery, and crime fiction.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 10? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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