That was generally considered one of the best AOs back in the day, and I tend to agree. It's just a really interesting, well handled mystery that's from when AOs could somewhat regularly be confused for actual Gosho cases in quality.k11chi wrote: ↑July 7th, 2020, 9:44 amYou know, now that I'm older I've gained newfound appreciation towards The Cursed Mask Coldly Laughs (EP184). So much so that I'll be willing to say it has quite possibly the greatest locked room murder trick in anime and manga ever due to how daringly it handles the visual clues. It's all in front of your nose but even when the trick is shown it's quite impressive. It's a trick that cannot work well outside of the visual medium.
Episode 959: The Poodle and the Shotgun (Part Two)
-Maybe it's just me, but that feels like that hit wouldn't have knocked him out like that. It was a bit too slow.
-Well of course, someone else had to die so we can have three suspects.
-Conveniently timed evidence dog.
-Ok, its pretty funny how he did the normal wacky, falling asleep suddenly noises Kogoro always does, and then when he's leaning on the chair looking cool he suddenly lets out a cool "hm" in an entirely different tone of voice. Such a simple, quick joke, but I am amused.
-Get away from that child's face, you weird woman
-"We emptied it" Well that's just an anti-climax. Like even for doing just that
-"I can't believe my plans were ruined by a poodle"
This sure was a case. Tbh, I'm finding some of the modern AOs to have a particular problem of being interesting in the 2nd half. Like they have a decent case premise, and the follow up to get to the Sleeping Kogoro stuff is...competent but boring. I'm not sure why, but its been a somewhat regular problem for a while.
Number of songs from 2007 soundtrack: 7