Kudo Shinichi Aquarium Case
"So Aoyama-sensei, what is Shinichi's first line of dialogue going to be for this case?"
"The first of line of dialogue will be Ran flashing back to Shinichi saying "The Smell.""
I have to say, thank god for a creative setting. I am just so sick of "LOCKED ROOM APARTMENT!!11!1!" cases. Even by the standards of generic settings it has become so boring...
"It hasn't been a year", sadly the rest of that sentence wasn't "but it feels like it's been 20." :V
Oh yeah, minor thing, but I think my Ran thread would've been harsher had they not at least stopped with Ran being ignorant/in denial of Shinichi's feelings. Unless done really well, I'm really sick of that trope in anime. ...and then I remember "flashback case". God dammit.
Ok, I have a feeling this might not be a popular opinion, but I absolutely loved Shinichi's incredible deduction about Ran. I think that's just about the most over-the-top Shinichi has ever gotten about this sort of deduction based entirely on how someone looks and acts. I mean, yeah, part of me thinks that makes no sense how he figured THAT MUCH out that quickly, even by normal standards. But I just think it went so far that it went past "too smart to be interesting" and into "too smart to not being entertaining."
That being said, I would've preferred if this was a "put Ran's parents back together" plan. I've always liked that part of her character and it annoys me since she genuinely would try crazy schemes like this and wouldn't make it up if she didn't intend to try that. Hopefully the rest of the case does something with that.
I love how he basically says "you're awful at taking videos! Good job!"
YES! The shark opening his mouth facing the camera right before going to credits! That was great. XD
"I'm sure nothing will happen at an amusement park." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
You know, despite the cliches of it, that ending was actually pretty funny. It was just so...descriptive. :p
I did like this case. Wasn't amazing but it didn't have the slowness a lot of recent cases have during the investigation part. Much more interested in figuring out what was going on than a lot of cases too. Also, better setting and I did like the trick, even if it required some unique circumstances. PHONE IN HAT.
Number of songs from 2007 soundtrack: 7