Thursday, July 27, 2017

Manga Review: Case Closed, Volume 63, by Gosho Aoyama

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Volumes: 92+
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 1. 61. 64.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Can Detective Conan crack the case while trapped in a kid s body?
Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he's looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they're with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.
At a revolving sushi restaurant, a food critic is poisoned. Who slipped cyanide into the buffet? Something s fishy about this crime, but Conan is on hand to serve up justice!
Then a man dies at a strange contest for men who share the same last name...and the chief suspect is George s dad! And Conan joins the hunt for a drag racer called the Silver Witch who literally drives people to their deaths..."


The beginning of this volume really makes me wish that I had read the previous one. Because Conan is actually Jimmy, for a very short time. Ugh, I seriously love him and Rachel, and it depresses me how short their time together is.
The brief moment we had here, though, was very teasingly sweet.
After that, we go back to normal Conan detective-ing. We get a sushi shop murder, and then car racing hijinx that have resulted in some accident. The last one ended up being a misguided attempt at teaching people a lesson. There's also a tv competition that ends in a surprising murder, with a tricky clue for Conan to decode. Only, one of Conan's friends' father is in the competition.
These mysteries are always fun, but they do get a bit boring after a while. Even saying that, I enjoy following Conan, and I want more of the character relationships.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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