It has been a while since I have been able cover Detective Conan (Case Closed).
Fortunately, I do not have any more books to cover, so I can continue doing so.
Currently, out of the 19 (22, according to FUNimation's count) episodes that premiered in the FUNimation's fourth season set, 11 have been covered and only 8 remain. Today, I will be reviewing Case Closed episodes 95 & 96 (Detective Conan episodes 92 & 93).
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.
Richard receives a client that asks him to capture an assassin that the client hired to him.
While this seems like it will be a simple case, because they know where the assassin will be, things become troublesome when two people are found dead.
Now, Jimmy, who is accompanying Richard along with Rachel, and the gang must find out the assassin's identity before more bodies turn up.
I kind of liked this one. Even though it was a filler case, according to Detective Conan World, it seemed much better than the previous episode, which came from the manga. The case seemed to be setup pretty well and not a whole lot was obvious, unless one has experience experience mountain climbing. Each person seemed to be equally guilty as well, which is something that I should expect from cases like these. It look like the people behind the anime have shown that they could make a good case after, though it still is not the best one I have seen from them. I also liked how there was a murder attempt. Normally, the cases seem to be mundane things brought in by clients or the trio that we normally follow just happens to encounter another case. As a result, things do not seem to get interesting until something happens. Here, however, since somebody shot through Richard's window, things become quite interesting from the start because we think that the assassin is already on the move. I wonder if this scene was the inspiration for the attack on Richard that happens in volume 49, which contains the latter portion of the manga counterpart of episode 425 (Japanese count), according to Detective Conan World. Of course, the only thing that I can see that would support that is these episodes originally premiered in 1998 and volume 49 was released in Japan in 2005, according to the links I already provided. Then again, this is not the first time I had this kind of feeling, since the events of episodes 39 and 40 (Japanese count) reminded me of something that happened in the second movie. There were also some funny parts, but only one thing stood out to me. While at the place where the assassin is supposed to appear, Rachel wants to take some pictures and Richard replies that she should not be bugging him while he works and that world-class detectives are always working. I am not sure that I can agree with that. True, I do not have actual experience as a private investigator or police investigator or FBI agent, but even if detectives are always working, they have to appear not to be, in order to avoid being noticed. The way Richard is acting sure does not seem to be like somebody that is there to have a good time. What makes it even funnier is that Rachel calls it a game of cops and robbers. That is usually what people accuse Jimmy, who everyone now calls Conan, of doing, since he is in a kid's body. Outside of that, I cannot think of anything else that I particularly liked.
Although I did like the case, there are certainly some issues. However, aside from the usual issues plaguing the episodes in the fourth season set, nothing bugged me. Due to that fact, I will have to say that there is nothing worth mentioning.
Considering that this was actually a decent filler case, this was definitely worth watching. I recommend this to fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, as well as fans of Detective Conan (Case Closed). As for everyone else, this seems like it would be a good introduction to the series, and even the detective, mystery, and crime fiction genres in general.
What are your thoughts on Case Closed episodes 95 & 96? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.
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