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So here we go; another movie in the LONG, LONG, LONG, oh and did I mention LONG, running Detective Conan series. So let's see how this stacks up to the rest of the 15 movies that came before.
Kogoro's detective agency receives a mysterious phone call. Someone on the other end warns about a bomb and leaves behind a code, "The Boy in Blue and The Blue Zebra, the rain from above ..." If Conan can decipher the riddle, he can stop the bomb. An adventure begins for Conan and the Detective Boys, taking place at a soccer match between Hideo Akagi of the Tokyo Spirits and Ryusuke Higo of Big Osaka.
The story, as mentioned above involves a bomb at a soccer stadium and Conan's attempt to catch the culprit. The plot is bare-bones, as in it is stuff we have seen before. Soccer fans/players might get it before others. The mystery starts to lose it's luster around the second half of the movie, where it becomes predictable and the motive of the culprit is weak and doesn't make much sense. Like the movie before it, this does not expand the story further, so don't expect it to.
As before, the voice actors and animation are still up to par with the rest of the series, good and neat looking. The sound track is a mixed bag, it hits some nice tunes with the soccer parts and falters in others, it is all a matter of perspective.
In short, this movie is a decent entry in the Detective Conan franchise. It has a nice start, but falters as it goes along, the motive behind the culprit doesn't make much sense and is stupid. Voice acting and animation is the same. If you're a Detective Conan, then you may find some enjoyment in this. If not, then don't bother with this.
- Good first half.
- Voice acting and animation still good.
- Story loses "luster" at second half.
- Motive of criminal not good.
- Nothing new here, nor does this advance story of DC.
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