Fat Shounen Sundays (Weekly Manga Review) : Detective Conan (Cased Closed)

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter everybody! I hope you’re all stuffing yourself with lots of chocolates and other treats! I can’t cos’ I’m dieting :( NAWWWWW SCREW IT!! NOM NOM NOM!!! Hahaha!

This week I have the honor of reviewing an old series that started in 1994 but still ongoing called Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan in Japanese). Due to copyright reasons, It was renamed ‘Case Closed’ for the western release of the series.

When I started reading this manga, I was still a primary school kid, a lot of the concepts within the manga was hard for me to grasp, but when I reread them recently, I had a mental orgasmed! LOL!

What amazes me about this manga is the idea/plots of the murders and the complexity of within each murder. This manga has kept me on the edge at every case (chapter), and I bet it will for you too. Anyways! Synopsis time!

Detective Conan is a manga about a 17 year old high school kid by the name Kudou Shinichi. Even though he is only a teenager, he is a prodigy detective, incredible at solving cases. Combining his brilliant intellectual level, sense of judgment and extreme attention to details, it allowed him to solve extremely difficult cases even the detective from the police department couldn’t solve, hence he often assist the detective with cases.

One day during an investigation Shinichi was attacted by two wanted criminal smuggling a new type of drug for the ‘Black Organisation’ (Syndicate?). They force fed the sample drug to Shinichi and the drug which was suppose to kill him, had a rare side-effect on Shinichi which in the end shrinked his body and turned him back into grade school kid. He needed to find a way to get back into his former self and the only way to do that is to find those guys who did this to him. He renamed himself as Edogawa Conan in doing so to hide his identity as a child so he won’t get caught by the ‘Black Org’n’. Shinichi or Conan ends up living with his classmate Mori Ran, who has a romantic interest for Shinichi, but he has to hide his identity even to her! So in the series, there were many cases where his identity almost got exposed by Ran.

 

So I’m assuming we all have our Easter break right now! If you haven’t checked out the manga I reviewed last week, then start with this one! It will keep your break occupied! 75 volume guys! GET CRACKING! ^^

Manga by Aoyama Gosho

Genre: Shounen, Thriller,

Released Date: Feb 2 1994 ~ ongoing

Volumes: 75

Story: 10/10

Art: 10/10

Over all: 10/10

Thank again yall! See you all next week  Ciao~

Fat Jenga signing out!

 

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