Sunday, 9 March 2014

[Anime Review] Detective Conan the Movie: Quarter of Silence (2011)

Anime Title      : Detective Conan the Movie: Quarter of Silence
Directed by     : Yasuichiro Yamamoto and Kobun Shizuno
Produced by    : Michihiko Suwa
Written by      : Kazunari Kochi
Distributed by : Toho
My Rating       : 5 of 5


Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence 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 fifteenth movie which tells about an explosion during the opening ceremony of a new train line for the Tokyo Metro. Conan manages to prevent too many damages. Then, Conan and friends travel to Kitanosawa. Not long after that, one of the visitors there was murdered. Conan investigates more, and finds out that there is a connection between several cases which have happened – a car accident which murdered a girl, a boy who fell down a cliff and lost consciousness for the past eight years, a robbery in Tokyo, the train line explosion, and an old village which was sunk for the building of a dam. He then figures out the real plan of the culprit – exploding the dam. He tries to stop him, but it happens anyway, so all Conan can do is stopping the flood caused by the dam explosion. In the end, he saves the day one more time.
As usual, it’s a happy ending, like most of mystery movies. There is a mystery, but it’s there to be solved, so it always leads to a happy ending. But there is always a moment when the lead character is cornered, building suspense to the audience. This movie has it, too, and I’m always terrified of what might happen. Thank God it always ends happily. Even so, the ending is never predictable. There were things I could guess, but never the whole point. How come someone could come up with such brilliant ideas? Adore him/her/them. And Haibara Ai shows more ‘expression’ throughout the movies. Most of them are triggered by Conan a.k.a. Shinichi. She could show fear when something happens to Conan. How cute! If I were Conan/Shinichi, I would’ve not known whom to choose – Ran or Ai? Can I have both? Lol, I mean, can he have both? Hihihi.

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