Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 74

June 1, 2013


I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Things seem to be progressing nicely on this end. After having covered 20 episodes of Detective Conan (Case Closed), there are now only 5 (6, according to FUNimation's count) episodes remaining in FUNimation's third season. Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 74 (Detective Conan episode 72).

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


Jimmy, Rachel, and Serena have gone on a trip to one of Serena's villas, where Serena's sister will meet the family of her fiancé.

However, the time celebration ends when Jimmy and the girls watch as the future father-in-law is murdered before their eyes.

While they think it was the fiancè at first, the group suddenly becomes confused by the fact that the suspect's brothers look the same as him. Now, Jimmy must determine which of the triplets killed their father.


I kind of liked this one. The case was setup pretty well. Not a whole lot was obvious, especially the culprit. Unlike most other whodunits, which I am familiar with, where each character is pretty distinct in appearance, we only see the top portion of the culprit's face and all suspects look the same in that aspect. That fact alone made this pretty interesting. I also liked how Yokomizo noticed the inconsistencies in one or more of the suspects' alibis. It really reminded me of a parody of episode 9 posted to YouTube, where he accused practically everyone of lying. Likewise, in this episode, Yokomizo practically accuses each of the three suspects. It looks like Yokomizo is probably one of the best people working for the police, since Meguire does not seem to catch as much as Yokomizo does. On other hand, I cannot really say that he is as observant as Jimmy or Kaito Kuroba, otherwise known as KID. Another thing that was pretty nice was that this was fairly faithful to its manga counterpart, with only a few omissions or changes, such as the culprit's motive being a mix of money, by framing another suspect, and revenge, instead of writer's block, and it takes Jimmy three attempts to knock out Serena because neither she nor Rachel could figure out the true culprit after Jimmy's second attempt. There were also some funny parts, but seeing as the part I found the funniest scene was omitted from the anime adaptation of this case, I do not think that anything really stands out. The fact that each of the suspects share a similar appearance, as we only saw the top portion of the killer's face, and that Yokomizo's actions reminded me of a parody, as well as the fact this was fairly faithful to its manga counterpart, made this episode look pretty good.


Although I did like the case, there are certainly some issues. However, since nothing negative really comes to my mind, I will have to say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering the fact that there was nothing bad, this was definitely worth. I recommend this to fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), because mistaken identity whodunits do not seem to be common. As for everyone else, I think that this would be a good introduction to series, as well as the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres in general.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 74? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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