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Meitantei Conan
(Detective Conan)

Akai Satsui no Nocturn (Kouhen)

[ production info ]

Length: 23 minutes
Rating: NR, Parental Guidance Advised
Format: Japanese Language

[ plot summary ]

Gerald Tenma has been killed and the most likely suspect is Kana Yoshinori. Did Yoshinori kill Gerald or is he innocent as he insists? As Conan searches the room, we find more clues reminiscent of the attack on Kana Misaki. Could it be that Misaki's stalker is the same person who killed Gerald?

How was Gerald Tenma killed, and by whom? If in fact Yoshinori didn't murder him, he'll need all of Conan's help to prove his innocence. It certain doesn't help that Yoshinori didn't see the murderer either.

[ capsule review ]

Once again, we see that Conan is given free reign when it comes to being in and around a crime scene. A definite weak point to this series; afterall one wouldn't expect that the police would be blind to a 6 or 7 year old child wandering around a crime scene.

Another weakness to the story is that given the clues which abound in the murder, it seems strange that the police would ignore the evidence of how the murder must have happened and still accuse a person who could not possibly physically carry out the murder as seen. However, the revealing of facts hold the viewers interest as we watch the characters relationships develop and the motive for the murder becomes clear.

[ café rating ]

Original: Subbed: Dubbed:
Story: 3 stars N/A N/A
Direction: 4 stars N/A N/A
Acting: 4 stars N/A N/A
Animation: 3 stars N/A N/A
Music: 4 stars N/A N/A
Translation: N/A N/A N/A
Overall Rating: 3 stars N/A N/A

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