After coming back from a nice relaxing weekend at my Dad's place and not even giving a flying fuck about the Oscars, I think it's about time for a blog post! In addition, I just finished my first week back at school and so the illustrious life of a community college student still living at home is once again mine to live. Hello ladies and gents, I'm John Cortez and this is my fourteenth post for...The Broken Infinite.
So, when you're an anime fan for...about ten or so years you tend to run into a lot of different series and you tend to know what you like if you still like anime after ten years. During that time you inevitably come across long runners, series that can last anywhere between 100 and 800 episodes with no signs of stopping any time soon. Now I know people out there who can't stand long runners and...to be honest it's not hard to understand why. Long runners are...well looooooooooong. They require time, energy and a great deal of devotion to keep going episode after episode in a series that's not quite ready to end yet...or at any point in the near future. Now some series like InuYasha and Naruto can become particularly aggravating after a certain period of time while others like One Piece seem to benefit from the fact that they just go on forever and ever. Today we're going to look at my personal favorite long runner besides One Piece, Detective Conan!
So...yeah, I really like this series. It's the single shonen long runner besides One Piece and Yugioh I find myself capable of marathoning, though in the future I'd like to add more series like it. But before we get down into the good and the bad, lets get into how it looks and sounds! The art of Detective Conan is actually rather good. It starts off looking decent in the earlier seasons but later on it begins looking great which just goes to show how loooooooooooong it's been running. The voice acting is amazing and there's so much music attached to this series it'd be mind blowing but then you realize that series like Bleach also have lots of music attached to it, again because of how long it's been running..
So...if Detective Conan really suffers from anything, I'd say it's repetition and overall length. The show, running for a length of 600+ episodes and 800+ chapters is prone to reusing murders frequently as well as being prone to filler episodes but for the most part even the regular canon cases can be counted as filler to an extent. They do very little to move the ongoing plot along and while each season does have episodes that move the plot along, they're few and far between so if you're looking for an anime with an advancing plot line each episode, you're looking in the wrong place with this series. Another "flaw" of the series might be episodes or chapters focusing on the little kids the Detecetive Boys.
But if you can get past those you'll see that this is a really good series. The majority of the characters are unique and interesting, the murders are creative and the culprits are, more often than not, well justified in their murders or just victims of circumstance and poor communication. Since the series is a long runner, it takes full advantage of that and is made to be an overall episodic series with plot important episodes thrown in every now and then. We don't get too much or too little, just the perfect amount.
Well that's it from me this week. I'll probably update this more over the course of this week but I've got go to bed early so I can wake up even earlier! Night all! Thanks for joining me! DaWaRou~!