Conan, the man whose body was shrunk to that of a child's after being forced to ingest an experimental poison, is approaching his birthday. He receives an invitation from a famous architect... but the invitation is addressed to Shinichi - his adult self - and so Conan sends Ran and Mori in his place instead. Soon afterwards, his adult self also receives a challenge: the wager is the city itself - bombs have been planted everywhere! Conan must now find the bombs and discover the mystery behind the perpetrator using his top notch skills of deduction!
Before you think "oh god, am I going to have to watch 800+ episodes to understand this movie?" Don't worry. The main plot points are explained in the first 10 minutes. So, feel free to enjoy the movie as a stand alone. Story: The plot twist reveal was visible way too early. Especially compared to some of the episodes of the TV show. However, there are smaller bits, such as placement of the explosives, that showcase the detective skills of Conan. I liked the storyline overall, just wanted a tad more mystery. Animation: The animation style definitely dates this to the late 90's. Still, the style is very enjoyable to watch. Sound: The sound affects for this movie, as well as the voice acting, were very well done. There were no points where I thought a noise was out of place. Characters: I won't discuss the main cast of Case Clsed, since they are established in the series. The new characters to the film were given decent background and expose, and seemed well developed. Overall, this was an enjoyable mystery movie.
After 1 year of airing on TV, Detective Conan would finally get his chance to shine on the big screen. In 1997, the first ever Detective Conan movie, The Time-Bombed Skyscraper, was released to the public and became every fans' favorite movie. Despite its shortcomings, this movie is still very fun to watch to this day. Throughout the movie, Conan has to find bombs spread throughout the city before they blow up. Seeing him chase down and deduce the location of these bombs is one of the highlights of this movie. Another thing is how much Ran plays an active role in the finale. In later films, she would rarely be allowed to be any more than a damsel in distress. Speaking of finale, everything done there is just so good, it has to be seen to be believed. On the other hand, I do want to say that the culprit isn't that hard to figure out. Because of that, many people may get bored as they wait for Conan to finally catch up with them. Also, The version that I saw had some pretty shabby subtitles. While the translation itself was great, the editing and formatting was nonexistent. Characters' dialogue keeps getting mixed with title cards and song lyrics. While there are many better subtitled versions out there, the one I reviewed is quite literally a mess. With all that said, this movie still has some charm going for it. Despite being nearly 25 years old, the art style is so well done that people can still enjoy it. If you have just started watching Detective Conan, then definitely watch this movie when you can. It's definitely a very good first impression!
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