Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 21

October 2, 2012


Well, cutting the episode reviews of the Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime down to every 3-5 days have certainly helped out. Instead of having to add 25 or so posts to the archive, I only needed to add 12. However, considering that the end of what FUNimation considers the first season is approaching, with only six remaining, I will probably be ignoring the 3-5 day waiting period on the final four episodes. Fortunately, we have two more episodes before that happens. Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 21 (Detective Conan episode 20).

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


Amy has found a haunted house and wants Jimmy to come with her and George to explore it. Of course, Jimmy is not that interested, as is Mitch. However, the entire Junior Detective League still ends up going. When they think it is just a ghost hunting expedition, Jimmy and the Junior Detective League get wrapped up in a murder case that had gone cold. In order to make sure the Junior Detective League makes it out, Jimmy must determine which of two suspects was responsible for the murder that occurred years ago.


I enjoyed this episode. Even though this case was aired after the case in episode 4, I have to say that it was adapted from its manga counterpart pretty well, unlike episode 10. There were certainly some changes made, but nothing too drastic. The fact that the Junior Detective got frightened and the actions they took were certainly funny, which made this a fun episode. I also liked how Jimmy did not overlook the obvious, which he definitely should not because he is the oldest of the group, even though the Junior Detective League thinks that he is just a kid genius named Conan. Jimmy even came to the same conclusions that I would have made concerning the case. Also, for a Junior Detective League case, this seems like the second most interesting one they had. Outside of those, I cannot really think of much else I enjoyed. Even though this case occurred later in the anime than the manga, the fact that it was adapted fairly well from the manga counterpart and the humor, as well as the fact that Jimmy did not overlook the obvious, certainly make this a good episode.


Although I enjoyed the episode, there were certainly a few issues. However, since nothing comes to my mind, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that the case was fairly faithful to its manga counterpart and Jimmy did not overlook the obvious, I would have to say that this episode was definitely worth watching. I recommend this to fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), unless you hatred over the Junior Detective League will not allow even an episode with them, as well as fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction. As for everyone else, I think that this serves as a good introduction to the series, as well as the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 21? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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