Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 26

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Well, look at this. We have a pretty nice accomplishment. After covering 24 episodes (25 according to FUNimation's count), only one remains in the season. It is probably because I covered many of the episodes as I viewed them, instead of the 3-5 day waiting period, which the Detective Conan (Case Closed) episode reviews will go back to when this post is completed until the final four episodes of FUNimation's season 2.

However, before I review the episodes FUNimation's second season, I will be taking a break from reviewing the episodes, so I can continue on my next book and get some reading in. After all, I have been slacking off in writing stories because of this and playing The Sims 3, as well as other stuff.

Before that happens though, there will be at least one more post in the near future.

Anyway, today, I am going to review Case Closed episode 26 (Detective Conan episode 25), the last episode in FUNimation's first season of the series.

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

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A businessman's daughter has been kidnapped, and after having been disappointed by the police, he decides to hire Richard to get his daughter. However, things are not as they seem. Now, Jimmy must unravel the truth, even if he has to do it alone.

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I am not too sure about this one. When we are introduced to the case, not much is obvious. After all, we do not get very many details. That is what makes it so interesting. I also liked how Jimmy was not so slow in solving this case, like he was in episode 6, where anybody could solve it before Jimmy. I also thought it was nice what Jimmy said was the obvious outcome of seeking revenge in the end, but I cannot really go into detail because that would spoil too much. However, I cannot really think of anything else that I enjoyed. With the only really good things being that Jimmy was not slow in the uptake and that he knew the obvious consequence of seeking revenge, things are not really looking up.

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Considering that I do not have a whole lot good to say about this episode, there has certainly got to be issues. Even though this case was set up pretty well, it just seemed too simple to be satisfying. In fact, it was so simple that I had only one suspect. Now, I do remember this case, just like the case in episode 11, but I can tell that even if I did not things are just too obvious. The moment I saw only one set of diving equipment and heard about the speedboat, I knew the truth behind what happened with the van. However, the thing that made the culprit obvious was the actions that the only suspect made, which made her a suspect in the first place. In Crooked House, we are told what actions a murderer would likely take. Here, however, it is obvious what a kidnapper would likely do and such actions are taken in this case. As such, there really was not a mystery to be seen here. Really, I am glad that this was not in the manga, according to Detective Conan World, because of how obvious it was. Here I was, thinking that the anime filler has gotten better in quality, but it turns into another episode 6. Also, the only surprise in this episode was not really surprising. Usually, the kidnapped person ends up dead whether or not the ransom is paid, but the kidnaper has other plans for the businessman. Honestly, I could see that coming because of how little sympathy I felt for the guy. Why would somebody care more about their business than their own family? The guy absolutely deserved what he was about to get. At the same time, we cannot deliver our own justice because our greed will be buried even deeper inside us. I had some other things to complain about too, but when looking through the episode again, I could not find them, so I guess that is everything that I could find. The fact that the kidnapper was obvious, just like what occurred when the van went into the water, as well as the fact that Richard's client was one who did not deserve pity, I cannot say that damage was not done.

Despite the fact that the case was set up well, the fact that the case was too obvious and the client was not one I could feel pity for makes this episode seem like a waste of time. I recommend fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), as well as fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, to skip this episode, because of how much was obvious and the fact the case was too simple, which does not make a good season finale. As for everyone else, I do not think this is a good introduction to the series, or even the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 26? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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