Well, since I finally closed the gaps in both the Pandora Hearts and Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga series, one can probably say that the book reviews for January are now done, unless I get more books or choose to read more before the month ends. Anyway, I have to keep going on with my promise to regularly cover the Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime. So far, I have covered 35 episodes (36 according to FUNimation's count) and only 88 remain (94 according to FUNimation's count). Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 37 (Detective Conan episode 36).
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.
Amy is supposed to have her tooth pulled by the dentist and she is not too excited. However, that is not all that happened that day. A man has been dead inside his condo and there is only one suspect, who is Amy's dentist and she seems to have an airtight alibi. Now, it is up Jimmy to either find the flaw in her alibi or find the real murderer.
I enjoyed this episode. This is probably one of the fewest that really has not disappointed, especially since it is an anime filler episode, according to Detective Conan World. In fact, I have to say that this was one of the best filler episodes I have seen. The case was setup very well and was easy to follow. As there was only one suspect, I cannot that the culprit obvious, but not too obvious. After all, the case was mainly dealing with verifying the alibi of the suspect. I also liked how Jimmy brought up how guilty people would try to come up with the perfect alibi. The trick present here though was an interesting take on using place as an alibi. Normally, as Jimmy states, the place is somewhere else and they use only that location. Here, however, the culprit made two different look exactly alike. I am not sure about you guys, but I never encountered such a trick before seeing this episode. The best part though was Jimmy's deduction. The proof was pretty obvious, but that moment was intense. The fact that this was a great case and the alibi trick seemed unique to the kind of usual things used to fake alibis made this a great episode.
Although I enjoyed this episode, there are certainly some problems. However, since nothing comes my mind, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.
Considering that this is one of the best filler cases I have seen, this is definitely worth watching. I recommend this to fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), because the trick dealing with place as an alibi seemed unique. As for everyone else, this is a good introduction to the series, as well as the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres in general.
What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 37? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.
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