Covering a show like Detective Conan was always going to be hard. This is an anime that has run for half of my life and, as such, finding representative episodes was always going to be a bit of a headache. So, I just opted to watch episodes from the collections that I found on Netflix and Crunchyroll. I guess that’s just my way of saying that this was a swing and a miss for me.
In the end, this list of anime isn’t meant to be the best but a way to watch a selection of classic and influential shows – so Detective Conan very much deserves it’s place. I mean, you don’t run for over 950 episodes without being popular. The core idea is interesting as well, a genius detective trapped in the body of a child who solves mysteries. However, with him being a child, that means the rest of the show becomes similarly child-friendly and I was hoping for something with a bit more bite.
If these were in English, this would be one of those shows that would make for perfect show to have on in the background when updating Play That Game or whilst I am cooking. However, if I am going to be giving my undivided to a show there needs to be more going on than there was in Detective Conan. Still though, I’m glad to have given it a shot.
Well, we’re off on holiday again in two weeks, so I probably won’t be starting new anime until I am back since I have a lot of back episodes of my currently watching shows to catch up on. Technically I am still watching the Dragon Ball anime, but I’m waiting until a good point before I do a write up for that.