Anime Title : Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths
Directed by : Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Produced by : Michihiko Suwa
Written by : Kazunari Kochi
Distributed by : Toho
My Rating : 5 of 5
Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths is a Japanese animated feature film based on the Detective Conan manga series about Shinichi Kudo, a high school detective who is accidentally transformed back into a kid and named himself Conan Edogawa. This is the ninth movie which sets sail on a luxurious cruise, where Conan and friends are invited. On the second day of the cruise, the CEO is found murdered in her room. Later, her father, the President of the group who built the ship is also found thrown off into the ocean. Earlier, the husband of the CEO, who is thought to have a heart-attack and drive his car down a cliff, is apparently murdered, seemingly by the same person. When Conan and the rest figure out who the culprit is, bombs are exploding and drowning the ship. When Conan thinks he has captured the real culprit, Ran’s father reveals another culprit – the one who was behind everything.
This one is different, since it’s not only Conan who saves the day. Ran’s father, who is usually lost in all cases, miraculously figures out everything. He is pretty cool! And another unique thing, we know – or we think we know, who the culprit is from the beginning, but there’s also twist in the end, as always. Shinichi a.k.a. Conan, Ran, and Ai are getting cooler and cooler! And I’m starting to like other characters, too. They are all lovable! It’s a sinking ship, and kind of romantic, but so different from Titanic. Much cooler, to be honest!