On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy. Different countries' intelligence agencies—such as England's MI6, Germany's BND, and America's CIA—as well as the FBI's secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers lead by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes. The spy and Amuro are then locked in a dead heat on the highway, and just as it is about to cause an accident with multiple cars, the spy's car is hit by FBI agent Shuichi Akai's rifle bullet and falls of the roadway.
The next day, Conan and his friends go to a newly-remodeled aquarium in Tokyo. Under the main attraction, a Ferris wheel, Conan finds an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors.
But the woman is in a state of amnesia where she doesn't even remember her own name, and the cellphone she's carrying is broken. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her.
Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, "It's as planned, Gin."
Anime Review: Detective Conan Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare
The long-running detective series embarks on its 20th film adventure with “Detective Conan Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare”. A tale of intrigue, suspense, and action, wrapped up neatly in the familiar charm of the Detective Conan world.
After a mysterious and dangerous black spy escapes from a secret government organization, a man goes unconscious in the middle of a street with a serious head injury. The man in question, having lost all memories, is found by Conan and his friends at Beika City Theme Park. He doesn’t recall anything except for one crucial piece of information: he is a secret agent. As events unravel, a slew of murders tied to the spy inevitably draws Conan and his friends into a deadly conspiracy that threatens the peace of Tokyo and their very lives.
Spin, Twists, and Intrigues:
“Detective Conan Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare” surprises with a complex story, drawing you into its narrative web from the very first minute. The plot is layered and intricate, so be sure to keep your detective cap on tight. Coupled with this, the action sequences are both thrilling and intense, a testament to the cinematic quality of not just the animation, but also the direction.
Characters and Relationships:
The characters stay true to their counterparts in the main series, which is always a plus point. The relationships forged, the friendships tested, and the bonds strengthened all add a layer of emotional depth to an already complex narrative. This movie delivers on the promise of character development, ensuring an enthralling experience even for those not familiar with the anime.
Art and Animation:
The animation is top-notch – as expected from a franchise with a strong animation pedigree. The film is a feast for the eyes, with well-detailed backgrounds and fluid character movements. Each frame is filled with care, ensuring that the visuals keep pace with the impressive narrative.
Music and Voice Acting:
The score underscores the tense action and heartfelt moments flawlessly. Alongside, the voice acting deserves high praise, bringing the characters to life with an authentic expression of emotion that amplifies the storytelling.
“Detective Conan Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare” is a must-watch for both fans of the franchise and casual anime viewers. The plot, while requiring some investment, rewards the viewer with a captivating narrative, character development, stunning animation, and an immersive musical score.
Whether you plan to rent, buy, or stream it, this movie is an excellent addition to your anime list. Just prepare your detective cap and enjoy the ride! My Anime Critic rating? A solid 8.5 out of 10 – definitely worth your time.
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