Case Closed

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Case Closed
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A junior at Titan High School, Jimmy Kudo is no ordinary teenager. Jimmy has developed a celebrity status as a world-class detective, solving crimes that leave the city's top law enforcement officials stumped and the nation cheering. One day, while at an amusement park with his girlfriend, Rachel Moore, Jimmy unwittingly finds himself at the scene of a sinister crime. Undaunted by the severity of the situation, Jimmy employs his keen deductive powers to skillfully locate the trail of the suspects. However, just as Jimmy stands poised to solve the case, he is captured by two members of a mysterious organization that operate under the darkest veil of corruption. In an effort to permanently silence the young detective, these shadowy men force Jimmy to drink a newly developed poison. One that "can't be detected in an autopsy". Miraculously, Jimmy escapes death, only to find that the toxin has reduced his 17-year-old body to the size of a 2nd grader! Distraught about his pint-sized appearance, Jimmy resolves to discover the whereabouts of these evil perpetrators. He enlists the help of his eccentric neighbor, a scientist and an inventor named Dr. Agasa. Dr. Agasa's first suggestion is that Jimmy keep his identity secret, even from his girlfriend Rachel, fearing that if anyone found out, the dangerous killers would certainly come back. The doctor's second suggestion isn't as easy – to live with Richard Moore, a washed up private detective that also happens to be his girlfriend's father! Disguising his true identity by adopting the name "Conan Edogawa", Jimmy begins a series of intricate cases, cracking puzzling and sinister crimes, in a quest to unravel the secrets behind his attack and the poison that shrunk him. Case Closed is also known as Meitantei Conan (Japanese) -n- Detective Conan :] Animation By: Tokyo Movie Shinsha Broadcasted By: Nippon TV (JAPAN) Broadcasted By: Cartoon Network (USA) Copywrited By: Shogakukan YTV~TMS (JAPAN) Licensed By: FUNimation Productions, LTD. (USA) Original Creator: Gosha Aoyama Directed By: Kenji Kodama & Yasuichiro Yamamotomoreless
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  • im new but want to watchthis soooo bad

    1.0
    why can i watch it now????
  • I enjoy watching it.

    10
    Unlike scoobydoo there are real suspects to pick from, real meaning full and to top it off thrill and exitement. First of all it is a fun show if you like guessing the culpret of the crime and getting it right it make people feel like a detective and you can feel good about your self. You also can learn some cool thing for example the sealed room trick, how to get a key in a dead body's pocket. Sometimes they show you the culpret commiting the crime but they have a air tight alaby whatching Jimmy solve the case is fantastic. I highly recomend looking in to this show more.moreless
  • case close was the bomb!

    10
    Case closed was really awsome. They said they took it off air because there wasn't that many people watchin it,and i also think it was because of the timing, becase i had to wait until 3:00am, well i also hope they put it back on air. i give case close a perfect 10/10.
  • With sophisticated writing that's leagues above most shows and a cast of some of the most likeable characters ever conceited in an anime, Detective Conan is a great series.

    8.5
    Where do I begin with this flat out brilliant series. It started in 1996 and has so far reached 19 seasons with nearly 600 episodes produced, 14 movies and still going strong, what makes Detective Conan such a popular series? A number of things. First, the series has wide appeal and I would say it is the only anime I have seen that transcends age barriers with such ease, this is a series that plays to adults just as well, if not more so than to children. The Detective Boys mysteries have the "Home Alone" factor, kids love seeing other kids outsmarting grown up villains, and the occasional awesome action scene is sure to captivate this demographic, that being said, it can be very brutal and violent at times.



    Make no mistake about it, just because kids are often featured and the main protagonist is trapped in the body of a child, does not mean every episode is appropriate for young children. There are child murderers, decapitations, drugs and overall gory deaths, That being said, I think it rarely crosses the line to become grotesque or needlessly gruesome. I must say that some scenes, such as those depicting bad guys pointing guns at children's heads do upset me a bit, but the violence helps the adult audience into taking it seriously. Of course, very young kids should stick to Scooby-Doo for mysteries, I like Scooby-Doo, but this is in a whole 'nother ballpark. The writing is absolutely brilliant, easily the most sophisticated, clever animated program that targets children. I would say it even beats the bejeezus out of any CSI show.



    But what would the show be without it's colorful cast of characters? Not much, they are the main reason I watch the series, they are likeable, charming, funny, in short, the best characters I have ever seen in an anime series. Again, I have a hard time getting into shows and anime in particular, and an even harder time caring for characters in general, I love many of these characters. Even the romantic elements, something I usually do not care for in the slightest, is interesting, though a bit too sugary sometimes, some episodes and OVA's play more like high school dramas. But really, if the show doesn't end with Shinichi and Ran getting together, I'm going to be seriously upset. Conan/Shinichi is mostly a likeable guy, as a kid mind you, as an adult he's just too full of himself and acts like a bit of a jerk, his compassion for others and sharp mind makes him a good protagonist though, but again, he's a lot more compelling as a kid, the whole "teenager trapped in the body of a child" is a stroke of genius, though not exactly new, also it helps ease the violence a bit, every time Conan is pummeled and about to be stabbed or whatever, we remember that he's not really a kid.



    The two other most prominent characters, Ran and Kogoro are equally great, if not better with Kogoro being one of my favorites, he also brings laughs to the stories, which is sometimes much appreciated in the more bloody cases. The Detective Boys, Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko are great as well, really just adorable and funny, Ayumi's crush on Conan is also sweet, though obviously they will never, ever become a couple, sorry to all you Conan/Ayumi fans. Haibara is probably my favorite character, her attitude and gloomy personality is a nice contrast to the other kids. If there is one recurring character I don't like it's Kaito Kid, but then I think we're supposed to have a love/hate relationship to him, how dare he try to kiss Ran? And that smug smirk of his, okay, Conan has that smirk every now and then as well, not to mention Hattori Heiji. Did you see movie 10? Halfway through it turns into a smug conference. I hate when Conan and Hattori seem to compete in who can act the coolest when there's a bunch of real serious stuff going on, like people being killed or about to be killed, like in the aforementioned movie 10, oh never mind the kids that are about to be blown to pieces, just take your time and act cool in front of the others while wearing that smug smirk. Anyway, where were we?



    Most of the characters are indeed fantastic, but great characters are more or less worthless if they don't have anything interesting or exciting happen to them. This show mixes it up every now and then, there's always some sort of mystery or hidden detail, the typical "whodunit" or murder mystery is the most regular plot, but there are other stories such as stopping burglars, surviving in the wild and such. The cases are consistently fascinating and varied enough, though some are beyond elaborate and implausable. And some of the "detective work" is borderline "psychic work". I like the series, the series of movies is a bit more uneven, some are absolutely amazing such as "Countdown to Heaven", "The 14th Target", "The Phantom of Baker Street", while others are pretty lousy, such as "The Last Magician of the Century", "Magician of the Silver Sky" and "Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure". They all, with the exception of the first one, have raked in the dough and placed highly on the list of top grossing anime movies each year, and with a fifteenth movie coming 2011, it seems we won't see the last of Conan or a resolution to the series anytime soon, though I am ready for a conclusion, I do like the show, but it has become a bit stale and there's little to no progress for the main story involving the Black Organization.



    The series have lasted for 14 years and still is tremendously popular so it must be doing something right. I have a bit of a hard time understanding why it didn't become a huge hit in the US, more or less every single week it ranks in the Top 10 highest rated animated shows in Japan, how it failed in the US, I'll never know. It appears the English dub has been discontinued and there won't be anymore DVDs anytime soon, a shame. Regardless, Detective Conan is unquestionably a great anime, I strongly urge you to check it out.moreless
  • WHOAH!Thank-you Comcast On Demand!

    9.5
    Alright,where to begin,where to begin. This is an anime about about a yeenager named Jimmy Kudo who has been turned into a little kid, then taking the alias of Conan -insert last name here-. Now,if you ask "why did you not give this a perfect score being the god of awesomeness you are?"well,beings this is a good, and twisty anime, sometimes you may be confused,but thats the ONLY thing that makes this a 9.5.He (secretly) helps a detective named Richard Moore,also hanging out with his daughter,Rachel(sp?)moore.Oh,did I mention that rachel was Jimmys GF before he got turned into a kid?yeah,thats kind of important lol :P.and that was me saying,you should definately watch this!moreless
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