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Case Closed Season One Box Set

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

The Case Closed Season One DVD box set is a four-disc set that contains the first 26 episodes of the Case Closed anime series. The first two discs have seven episodes, the third disc has six episodes, and the fourth disc has six episodes and the bonus features. On the discs, you have the option to watch the series with the English dub or with the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Shinichi, known as Jimmy in the English dub, is a high school student prodigy and detective; he can find the clues that the police and professional detectives miss, and he can crack cases before the professionals. One day, when he goes to an amusement park with his friend Ran (Rachel in the English dub), Shinichi stumbles upon a blackmailing in progress. Unfortunately for him, the members of the crime syndicate involved in the case discover him, beat him up, and force him to take an experimental poison.

When Shinichi awakens, he discovers that instead of dying, he has shrunk back down to his seven-year-old self. In order to hide his identity and investigate the syndicate, he takes on the pseudonym of Conan Edogawa and has to hide what has happened to him from Ran. He ends up having to move in with Ran and her father (an incompetent private investigator). Ran's father begins getting more cases, but his success comes from the help that Conan subtly gives him.

Case Closed is a mystery series done in a "whodunit" style, and a number of the episodes on this set focus on murder mysteries. The mysteries are really well done, and the viewer is usually left guessing who the guilty party is until neat the end of the episode.

There are only three bonus features included on the fourth disc. The first is a "Character Spotlight" for Conan Edogawa; this is one screen of text with a picture of the character to accompany it. The second is "Conan's Gadgets," which is one screen describing Conan's Super Sneakers; this is accompanied by a picture of Conan wearing the sneakers. The final extra is a page with a menu for trailers. The trailers included on this disc are for Sasami, Tsubasa, School Rumble, xxxHOLiC, One Piece, Ragnarok, Dragon Ball Z, and Case Closed. I was a little underwhelmed by the bonus features, but knowing that Case Closed didn't perform all that well for FUNimation, I can understand why the company didn't go to a lot of effort when it came to bonus features for this set.

The Case Closed Season One box set is a decent release, and is worth adding to your DVD library if you're a fan of the Case Closed anime series.

I wrote this review after watching a copy of this DVD box set that my husband gave me as a gift.


Disc 1
Disc 2
The Big Shrink
The Kidnapped Debutante
Beware Of Idols
Fish Marks the Spot
The Time Bomb Express
Tragic Valentine
The Case of the Mysterious Gifts
The Art Museum Murder Case
Festival Fiasco
Deadly Game
The Moonlight Sonata Murder Case Part 1
The Moonlight Sonata Murder Case Part 2
Kidnapped: Amy
Mystery Mastermind


Disc 3
Disc 4
The Shooter
The Two Faced Brother
A Loan Repaid
The Case of the Hi-Jacked Department Store
Wedding Day Blues
Fashion Sense


The Disappearing Act
Lights, Camera... Murder
Smooth Sailing Part 1
Smooth Sailing Part 2
Better Off Forgotten
The Counterfeit Ransom Kidnapping

Bonus Features
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Content copyright © 2014 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Brenda Chen for details.

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