Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 8

August 19, 2012


Well, as I am still waiting on the arrival of some more books, I am still watching the Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime. Today, I am going to review Detective Conan (Case Closed) episode 8.

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


One night, while on duty, museum security guards are startled by a suit of armor that seemingly moves about on its own. When Rachel receives news about it, she thinks that it would be interesting to visit that said museum, but neither Richard nor Jimmy are interested. After being forced by Rachel, they do end up going anyway and get bored. However, while they are looking through the last exhibit, Rachel finds a dead body behind the group. Now, Jimmy and the gang must find out who the culprit is before somebody is possibly framed for the killing.


I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. It certainly is an improvement from episode 6, just as much as the previous episode certainly improved the show. The only thing obvious about this case was the fact that Jimmy found a retracted pen at the crime scene, which certainly leaves tons of questions, even when taking into account the camera footage they viewed. Jimmy was already paying attention to a lot things before the case even started too. It is nice that Jimmy did notice stuff early on, but I did not think much was important about what he did notice. Not much was funny but there were things to be found. For example, when Jimmy and Richard originally said they were not interested, Rachel destroyed a nearby desk and asked again. It was not so much as her doing that was funny as much as the reactions that Richard and Jimmy expressed. Just be glad that few, if any, women are capable of doing that, otherwise, crimes where women are the assailants and men are victims would be more prevalent in more than just murder and robbery. Then again, we do not get to know about all of the cases that law enforcement deals with. I also found it funny that almost nobody realized any pen marks on the piece of paper. At the same, the audience does not see them either, which certainly signifies, as I already stated, not much was obvious. I also was certainly misled to believe that Meguire was certainly on the right track. Even though the security footage was shown, not all the events that transpired at the crime scene were displayed that first time. Jimmy even did a good job to make the culprit reveal him or herself. Who would expect a kid to use the excuse of needing the restroom to entrap somebody? I certainly would not expect that. There is also the fact that people let their guards down because they think children are so innocent. On the other hand, if even kids were suspected of such trickery, I doubt that this society of ours would instinctively try to protect children. The case here truly was a mystery with very few things being obvious at first sight, unlike episode 6, and certainly gives a positive light on this episode.


Even though I enjoyed the episode, I know that nothing is perfect. At the same time, I cannot really think of anything that I did not like or that was wrong with the episode. Because of that fact, I will have to say that there is not anything worth mentioning.

Considering that things were not so obvious, thus giving off a true mystery, I can say that this one was worth watching. I would recommend this to fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed). As for everyone else, this certainly would be a good introduction to the series and the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 8? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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