kentasaiba wrote:What if Asaka is REALLY Rum? There might be no mysterious shogi-piece with a hidden message. If Rumi really comes out to be Rum, she just could be attacked by Mary or Tsutomu, who also had connections to Kohji. With Amuro the solution was really simple, so maybe this is the case too.
Well... then this simply would be a straight story.
Did Gosho ever had an arc without a (atleast from his estimated perspective) kind of "big" twist?
I would say no.
Vermouth arc -> Jodie isnt Vermouth, but Araide
Kir -> Kir is from the CIA and a mole
Bourbon -> Subaru isnt Bourbon
So if everything is as it is presented to us (Rumi or Kuroda = Rum, Asaka = Rum), then this would break the pattern.
From a criminal-literature-perspective it wouldnt be a good runout aswell, because of the missing twists.
Anyways the whole "17-years-ago-story" is so full of questions and blanks, that there for sure will be some kind of twist.
Most likely Asaka in fact isnt Rum + the dying message is sth else.
It's a possibility yes, as we have seen this in many regular cases throughout the series. When Amuro first appeared you can say he's a red herring. The reason is he is shown to be a good detective and with the way he talks it clearly seemed like he tricked people into doing whatever for him. His appearance fits what Kir said before, "this member is good at info gathering". People think it was too easy to conclude that Amuro is Bourbon, so then I know a lot of others have chosen more complex routes in determining Bourbon's identity...like Subaru being Bourbon, or Sera...all those have been possibilities brought to the table.
Really? How many regular cases had the pattern "clues and focus pretty much only on one person" and this person actually turned out to be the culprit?
Atleast I cant remember that many (movie 9 for example).
I dont know how the meta was here by that time, but I guess from the standard-reader-perspective
Subaru was by far the top-candidate for Bourbon.
I mean Gosho even made sure to let him drink a glass of bourbon right before the big finale to smash it in our faces.
Given that thought Rei was the clear Nr. 2 pick at that time (atleast from a superstraightforward-thinking perspective).
And Sera wouldnt fit the "info gathering" -description?
She failed as much as Rei in his first appereance-case and got as close as him to Kogoro and friends.
And now we have Rumi as the superstraightforward pick and I would add Kuroda as one too.
In Bourbon-arc we didnt even had such a extensive face-to-face confrontation as we had with Kuroda/Rumi in the woods.
Every freakin time Kuroda meets Conan Gosho choses to draw Conan with a superfrightened face.
Even his intro was one big punch towards "this guy is a top notch Rum-candidate".
Given the fact that this is most likely the second last arc I really doubt that Gosho would present us a straightforward arc/Rum-pick.