This OVA takes place ten years in the future and chronicles the possible events if Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara do not take the antidote to APTX 4869 and grow up alongside their friends Genta, Mitsuhiko, and Ayumi, while still maintaining their detective endeavors.
Welcome everyone to another anime review by yours truly, “The Anime Critic”. Today we dive into the world of Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years… As with all my previous reviews, I’ll be unveiling only necessary facts about the plot, steering clear of spoilers.
Conan Edogawa, the pint-sized detective with the intellect of Sherlock Holmes, is back with another gripping mystery. Our OVA entitled “The Stranger in 10 Years” stirs up a whirlpool of feels as it showcases a future where Conan has grown into Shinichi Kudo, his original identity.
Frustratingly, Shinichi’s pursuit to restore his actual self is still in progress, buttons up another layer of suspense. He wakes up one day finding himself a decade older, engaged to Ran Mouri, his longtime crush. But with a few significant gaps in his memories and a fatal bullet found in their apartment, Shinichi finds him plunged into a mystery that is far more dangerous and personal than anything he’s come across to date.
Friends and fans of Detective Conan are bound to get emotional over this OVA, and why wouldn’t they? Visualizing their beloved protagonist back to his original form tugs at the heartstrings while the dense aura of thrill and intrigue raise anticipation in the viewers.
The animation is as fluid and visually appealing as any of the series’ most recent episodes. The brilliant art style complements the distinctive characters, creating an immersive world that is both modern and nostalgic in feel. Karasuma, Agasa, Ran… all are aged with such incredible detailing, it’s a treat to the senses!
The voice acting deserves applause as well. Kappei Yamaguchi as Shinichi has completely nailed the vocal shifts between his past and future selves.
Character development, an underlying beauty of Detective Conan series, becomes more poignant in this OVA. Seeing so many classic characters aged up adds an extra layer of depth and complexity. We are shown a glimpse of their potential futures, how their relationships have evolved, and this brings a sense of fulfillment and anticipation.
The plotlines in Detective Conan always leave room for the unexpected, and this OVA was no exception. While we’re dropped hints and clues throughout, the final reveal leaves you mind-blown. This OVA illustrates why Detective Conan is renowned for its engaging and challenging storyline – a true testament to Gosho Aoyama’s genius.
In one line, Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years” is a roller-coaster of an OVA, offering just the right mix of thrill, intrigue, and emotion to leave viewers on the edge of their seats, craving for more.
Should you rent, buy, or stream? For any hardcore Detective Conan fan, buying would definitely be a great choice due to the importance of this OVA for the overall storyline. Newcomers exploring the Detective Conan universe, streaming it first would be advisable. As for renting, this OVA has high re-watch value due to its dense plot and emotional payoff, making it a good choice for rental too.
In conclusion, there’s no denying the fact that Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years” is a must-watch. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newbie to the franchise, this is 100% going to leave you satisfied.
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