In celebration of watching over 700 episodes of the anime and the comic being published for over 20 years now (20th anniversary was on February 2nd, 2014) I thought I should write about this show and comic I love so dearly. As there are at the time 18 films, 12 OVAs, specials, a light novel, the spin-off Magic Kaito and several games that could be accounted for except for the anime and original work, this will cover the comic and anime in general.
Shinichi Kudou (CV: Kappei Yamaguchi) is a 17-year-old living in Tokyo. His father is the mystery novelist Yuusaku Kudou (CV: Hideyuki Tanaka) and his mother is the retired star actress Yukiko Kudou (CV: Sumi Shimamoto). But Shinichi himself is famous too. He’s the famous high school detective that even the police trusts. After promising his childhood friend Ran Mouri (CV: Wakana Yamazaki) to take her to Tropical Land if she wins a tournament, the two of them end up in a murder case where a person was beheaded during the roller coaster ride they were on. On this ride were two men in black and – after he figured out the case and the perpetrator was taken to the police – Shinichi spots one of them being suspicious. He follows them while telling Ran to wait for him. The boy has stumbled upon a new case. But the other man in black noticed him and knocks him out cold before giving him a poison to kill him.
Left to die on the ground a police finds him and his taken to the police station where he’s wound from being hit is treated and he realizes he has turned small. He hurries home where he meets his neighbour, professor Hiroshi Agasa (CV: Kenichi Ogata) who – after a bit of deduction from Shinichi – learns about what happens. Professor Agasa manages to get Ran to take in Shinichi – who introduces himself and Conan Edogawa (CV: Minami Takayama) – to live with her and her father, a lousy detective called Kogorou Mouri (CV: Akira Kamiya (episodes 1-548), Rikiya Koyama (episodes 549 forwards) and with the help from the professor, Shinichi (or Conan) tries to find a way to turn back to his actual size. Continue reading →
One day when Kagome Higurashi (CV: Satsuki Yukino) is going to get what she thinks is the at out of the well in a shrine at her house, she is moved through time to feudal Japan. There she meet a half-demon called Inuyasha (CV: Kappei Yamaguchi) who awakens from being sealed to a tree by a priestess named Kikyou (CV: Noriko Hidaka). Kagome is told she’s the reincarnation of this priestess and she has to protect Shikon no Tama – The Jewel of Four Souls – from the demons in Japan. However, in order to save a child from a demon crow, she accidentally breaks it and together with Inuyasha they now travel Japan in search for the shards, while learning the truth of what really happened 50 years before Kagome appeared… Continue reading →
I know a post just came out before this (like 10 minutes ago), but this post is a special post which I’m publishing immediately unlike others which are published according to a schedule. This is because the .hack series in its whole is very dear to me. This, of course, means I will be very biased in my judgement. But ain’t I always biased? That’s the kind of blog this is… right?
Sora Yuuki (CV: Nanami Sakuraba) is one of the very few who isn’t playing the game called The World, even though she is curious about it when all her friends are playing it. When she learns her grandfather Takefu (CV: Kenichi Ogata) nothing is really holding her back to try the game out, so hesitantly she does. After walking around for a while, she sees a ghost-like character and something black which attacks her. The ghost character gives Sora something before disappearing. It doesn’t really affect Sora in any way, except it’s a little weird and as her friends teaches her about the game, she eventually asks her two friends Tomohiko Okano (CV: Kei Tanaka) and Kakeru Tanaka (CV: Toori Matsuzaka) about it. Continue reading →