Looks like some good progress has been made. Little by little, each episode of Detective Conan (Case Closed) has been covered until two remain in FUNimation's first season, which leaves only 100 remaining overall (106 according to FUNimation's count). Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 25 (Detective Conan episode 24).
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over again.
A criminal who was captured, thanks to the efforts of Jimmy using his voice-changing bowtie, has now escaped and Rachel is worried that Richard's life may be threaten. When coming back home from the racetrack, Jimmy, Richard, and Rachel encounter a woman who collapses into the trio even though she looks too healthy to collapse. However, this woman just does not seem to be somebody ordinary, when things start happening when the trio are with her. Now, they must find out who she is and why so many strange things keep happening.
I kind of liked the episode. If Richard is not enough of an idiot, he does not really take the words of the person the news said he locked up, even though Jimmy was the one who cornered him, seriously, so much for prior experience before becoming a detective, which we find out about numerous times in the series. It was also nice that somebody actually did not get taken in peacefully. After all, most of the criminals up to this point, and even in future cases just seem to give up whenever they are figured out. Honestly, things would be a bit better in our society if things were like that, but that is not how reality works. Also, things concerning the woman truly were mysterious up to a certain, since like Richard and Jimmy, we are led to believe that she is being targeted for some reason. Even though this is another anime filler according to Detective Conan World, I have to say that the people behind the anime are getting better at writing mysteries, since everyone has to know by now, especially with my constant mentioning, how bad episode 6 was. However, I cannot say that they come up with as many interesting cases as Gosho Aoyama, even though he throws out a dull case on occasion. I also thought that this was a nice break from the usual murder case too, since much of the mystery concerns the woman Jimmy, Richard, and Rachel found, instead of the usual corpse at every corner. Because of the fact that the anime filler is getting better in quality, as well as the fact that we get a somewhat different kind of case than the usual murder and kidnapping, certainly makes this episode look good.
Although I thought the episode was good, there were certainly some issues. In almost every case up to this point, I find a few instances that are actually funny. However, here I only really found one part funny, which was Richard's statement before the woman falls into Jimmy, Rachel, and him. I will give the show credit that comedy is not the only thing the show is categorized as, which explains why I never really graded it negatively for amount of humor before. Due to this fact, I will pretty much consider it a minor annoyance. Also, Richard did not seem to notice something was strange with the woman they found. I guess he is even more inept than we thought, if he cannot tell how people would normally dodge in life threatening situations, which Jimmy noticed right after the first incident. The biggest issue I have though is that Jimmy was kind of slow on the uptake. After he saw the scars on her hands and what she pulled out during what seemed like the second attempt on her life, it becomes obvious of who she really is. However, I will give him credit that he figured out her objective pretty quickly and that he admitted that he did not notice things sooner. At the same time, everything did not come to light until the end, unlike episode 6, where we knew right from the beginning due to how much was obvious. However, considering that not everything is obvious right away about the woman, I will put it down to a minor annoyance. Because there were not really any issues, just annoyances, I do not really think there is anything that makes too great of a dent, unless they bother more than a few people.
Considering that the anime fillers are getting better in quality and I could only think of minor annoyances, I would say that this was a decent episode. I recommend this to fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed). As for fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, I would recommend this, unless any of the two annoyances I found bugs you. As for everyone else, this is a good introduction to the series, but maybe not detective fiction, since everyone is kind of slow here, including Jimmy.
What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 25? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.
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