Things seem to be going pretty smoothly. So far, I have covered 21 episodes (22, according to FUNimation's count) of Detective Conan (Case Closed), and only 4 remain (5, according to FUNimation's count). Because of this fact, I will try covering the episodes a bit quicker than usual, like I did with the first season. Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 75 (Detective Conan episode 73).
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.
While on a trip, Jimmy, Rachel, and the Junior Detective league meet a couple who offers to give them a lift back to the beach.
However, their relaxing trip is ruined when Jimmy and the Junior Detective league find an SOS message, which one of the two they met tries to downplay the matter. Now, Jimmy and the gang must risk their lives to not only find the sender, but also find out the truth that their acquaintance is trying to hide.
I am not too sure about this one. The case was somewhat setup well. The only thing obvious that I could see was that one of the people Jimmy net was trying to hide something. I liked how Jimmy's skill of observation was helpful in getting out of his situation successfully. There were also some funny parts, but nothing seemed to stand out. Outside of that I cannot really think of anything else that I liked. The fact that only one thing was obvious, as well as the fact that Jimmy's observation skills helped getting out of trouble, did make this somewhat decent.
Although there was some good, this episode certainly had some issues. However, only one thing came to my mind. This case was not that interesting. Time and again, I have said that fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction want cases that are actually interesting. However, this one does not really fit the bill for what would be. Since this is a filler episode, according to Detective Conan World, the only ones that can be blamed are the Japanese. They have come up with pretty decent cases before, but this case is one that makes me want to go through Gosho Aoyama's dullest cases, as they seem to give me much more satisfaction than this one. The only bit of excitement, in fact, was the very end. The fact that we have yet another dull case makes this one of the worst I have seen.
Despite the good it had, the fact that the case was dull made this a waste of time. I recommend fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed), to skip this episode. As for everyone else, this would not serve as a good introduction to the series, nor would it serve as a good introduction to the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres in general.
What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 75? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.
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