Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Divide and Conquer

While we tried to make a date to go in a group to see the new Detective Conan movie, the group kept growing and growing (last count was near the 1o) and everybody had different classes at different times, so in the end we decided to use the good old Scooby-Doo (TM) tactic of "Let's split up, gang!".

We had already held a general repetition last week when too many people crammed into my room to watch last year's Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser, so I was really looking forward to this year's Detective Conan: Lost Ship in the Sky.

Which was... difficult to classify. This time keywords are to be never eaten okonomiyaki, epic falling, skateboards, footballs and bandages and bio-terrorists, but the movie featured no real detecting (not even a murder!) and it was mostly like any hijack movie. It's still leagues ahead of Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure, but it lacks immensely in the detecting department. Well, I might as well say there is no detecting at all. Which is something you'd expect from a series called Detective Conan.

But Arsene Lupin-expy Kaitou KID also appears in the movie, and that just saves EVERYTHING . I was really all set to hate this movie, but somehow, the interactions of KID with the other character (especially Ran!) saved the movie. And this time there were no weird unsolved threads of plot.

Funny thing was the fact that there was almost nobody in the theater. Differences with last year are two days and the fact we went to the 15:00 viewing, but it was totally different from last year's packed Ikebukero experience. (C.f. with Liar Game - The Final Stage, which I also visited on a weekday, in the afternoon, which was packed). People here don't like Conan?

And damn you, Detective Conan Movie Committee! Now I'll have to come back next year again to catch the 15th movie...

Original Japanese title(s): 『名探偵コナン 天空の難破船(ロスとシップ)』


  1. How was the Liar Game movie? Was quite sad when I recently finished S2 and there still wasn't a conclusion to the series, but now I'm super excited for the movie! Except that I have to wait for the DVD release >_> .

  2. It's 'more of the same', but more of the same awesome-ness that was Liar Game, so no complaints here :D