Anime Review: Case Closed Episode 93

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Things are certainly not looking so great. Even though, progression through the new episodes that premiered in FUNimation's fourth season of Detective Conan (Case Closed) has been going smoothly, it looks like I made a mistake in my last episode review, when I looked through my own episode list, which is confirmed by MagicBox's episode list. I stated that there were only 8 episodes left, when there were actually 12.

While I do have to apologize for yet another mistake, I am glad that I do not consider myself, nor anyone else, perfect.

Anyway, right now, I have covered 9 of the 19 episodes (22, according to FUNimation's count) and only 10 remain (13, according to FUNimation's count). Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episode 93 (Detective Conan episode 90).

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

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Jimmy, Richard, and Rachel have gone to see a flower show, though Richard was called to work on case.

However, before the entertainment can begin, one of the biggest sponsors is found dead. Now, Jimmy and the gang must find the culprit before anyone else falls victim to the killer's trick.

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I am not too sure about this one. The case was somewhat setup well. I also liked how the trick was a bit different from what I have seen. Normally, in situations where anesthetics are used on only a single target, one would normally see something like a cloth being used. However, here, it was something contained inside the flowers given to the guests. I know something similar was done in episode 76 (Japanese count), where Kaito Kuroba made his debut in the anime, so it should not be a complete surprise, but that was done to cause a panic among a group, whereas it targeted a single individual at a time here. I also liked seeing how Richard was almost kicked out for not having an invitation. I really hate how everyone's attitude, at least in highly populated areas, seem to treat Richard much better when he introduces himself. At the same time, I would not really expect Richard to rely on anything but the celebrity status that Jimmy helped him obtain, since he has not been suspicious of being knocked out recently. There were some funny parts too, but other than when Richard almost gets kicked out, nothing really stood out to me. Outside of that, I cannot really think of anything else that I really liked. The fact that the method in which anesthetic seemed interesting and Richard getting kicked out made this somewhat enjoyable.

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Although there were some things that I liked, there are certainly some issues. First, the case was not really that interesting. The details of the case seemed like it would make a decent case, but when things played out, I did not really have any interest in trying to figure things out myself. Seeing that this is anime filler, according to Detective Conan World, it looks like I have to blame Japan. It seems like they are improving the quality of their cases a bit, but it still falls short of how good episodes 61 & 62 (Japanese count) were. I also did not like that there was only one suspect until the end of the case. Now, that in of itself is not necessarily bad because it can make the answer surprising. Here, on the other hand, it just makes the case worse. Ever since the beginning, there were two suspects and Jimmy only suspected the more obvious, at the time, of the two. As good as Jimmy is, he should have suspected both of the suspects. Then again, I can understand this because we all, including myself, can overlook the obvious very easily. Another thing that I did not like, and is somewhat related to my last complaint, is that things were a bit too obvious. Yes, episode 6 was more obvious than this case, but the trick behind the deaths was more obvious than I would have liked. In the episode, we clearly see that the guest all have flowers that bloomed, while the victim was the only one that had a flower that did not bloom until around his time of death. Another thing that was obvious was that out of the two suspects only one was putting flowers on the guests. Considering that the victim's flower was not one that bloomed, that was a dead giveaway as to who had killed the victim. Of course, that was not as obvious as the very words the culprit said about the secret behind the performer's own trick for her show. While this does make a whole lot obvious, the only thing that saved this from being as terrible as episode 6 is that we did not know the culprit's entire plan, like we did in episode 6. Since the people behind the anime have made more than 50 episodes by this point, because this was the 90th episode, I expect the Japanese to know how much the obvious can ruin a case that seemed like it would be decent. This, however, marks a sharper downslide than the rest of the cases that they created. Other than that, the only other problems I noticed was the same issues that plagued other episodes in the season set. The fact that the case was not too interesting and that it was almost as obvious as the case in episode 6 ruined an otherwise decent episode.

Despite the good things about this episode, the negative outweighed it enough to make it a waste of time. I recommend that everyone, including fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed) to skip this episode, because the case was a bit too obvious and one of the obvious suspects was ignored until the end.

What are your thoughts on Case Closed episode 93? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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