Well, this is some good news. This year, I have been covering the episodes featured in FUNimation’s season 2, covering them at a rate of one or two episodes at a time, and I have reached the final five episodes of the season. Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 48 (Detective Conan episode 47).
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.
Jimmy, Richard, and Rachel have gone to try out a new gym that would be opening relatively soon.
Even though the day was peaceful, except for a few incidents, their evening is disturbed by a call from Meguire, who tells them he found the corpse of a well-known diving professional.
Everyone suspects an accidental death, but Jimmy is convinced otherwise. Now, he must find must the party responsible before the case can officially be closed.
I am not too sure about this. The case was setup okay. If anything, episode 36 (Japanese count) was definitely much better setup. Outside of the two main suspects, there was not a whole lot that was obvious. I did like how it showed that witnesses are not infallible. During investigations of any kind, especially in terms of troubleshooting computers and networks, gathering data from others is important. Of course, essential data does differ between those investigating crime and those trying to solve computer problems. In this case, since the police are trying to find witnesses, they find a witness who makes assumptions like everyone else in our society does. At first, the victim tells the police that he saw the victim take a dive off the board. However, when Jimmy questions him, the witness says the lights were out and the scene was magnificent, with the moon being in the background. Memories will eventually fade and details are not very clear, when they start to fade. That is why such things need to be written down, not just soaked in. Another thing that was nice was there was quite of bit things that were funny throughout most of the episode, more so than the case itself. The funniest though was after the case, Richard looks down and notices that the pool is quite a ways down. Out of all the places for Richard to find himself, this has got to be funniest. Yes, falling from great heights can kill a person, though it would be impact with ground caused it and not the fall itself, but it was still funny nonetheless. Aside from that, I cannot really think of that was particularly that great, aside from the usual fact that Jimmy notices more than others do. The fact that there was one hilarious scene, as well as the fact that it showed that witnesses were not infallible, certainly made this somewhat enjoyable.
Although there was certainly some good, there are certainly some issues. However, there is only one thing that comes to mind. Like most of the filler cases, which this episode is according to Detective Conan World, this just was not that interesting. It is not the worst episode out there, which goes to episode 6, but there did not really seem to be anything that great. As I have said before, fans of detective, mystery, and crime all want cases that interesting, otherwise there would be no reason to read or watch more. Knowing this, I am kind of glad that I did not see this on television. Of course, seeing as how I originally watched this series around the first time Adult Swim aired it, I want to say that this is one of three episodes that were never broadcasted, though the only real thing that supports that claim is Detective Conan World’s episode list, which features both the original Japanese and US air dates. However, if it was shown, like some people have claimed, though this is the Internet where anybody can put up what they want, I can probably say that I did not miss a thing. The fact that this case was not very interesting, to the point where I am glad I that never saw it before its DVD release, does not make this look that great, but it sure is not the worst.
Despite the fact that the case was not that interesting, the fact that it does show that witness are not infallible does make it worth watching once. I recommend that fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), to skip this because the case was quite dull and the only useful thing about is not news to anyone of either group. As for everyone else, this is a somewhat decent introduction to the series, as well as a good introduction to the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres in general because it is important to know that witnesses do not get everything right.
What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 48? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.