Japan is about to celebrate the world's largest sports festival, "WSG-World Sports Games", in Tokyo. In line with the opening ceremony, it is announced that the world's first "Vacuum Superconducting Linear" train, boasting a maximum speed of 1,000 km/h which combined all of Japan's technologies, will be opened to the public between Shin-Nagoya Station and Shibahama Station and established in Tokyo. As the world's attention is garnered, an incident occurs at a party venue where famous tournament sponsors are gathered, leading to an abnormal situation where top dogs of companies are kidnapped one after another. Behind the scenes are Shuichi Akai who monitors the incident, and the FBI who waits for orders from Akai.
Conan's reasoning reveals the relevance of the apocalyptic WSG kidnapping incident that occurred in Boston, USA, fifteen years ago, and that the incident was also under the jurisdiction of the FBI. Is this a coincidence? What is going to happen in Japan, where many types of people from all over the world are gathered?
(Source: Detective Conan World)
Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet: Anime Review
The city of Tokyo is abuzz preparing for the grand World Sports Games (WSG), eagerly anticipated by all. This event is set to be the biggest and most remarkable occasion hosted by Japan, expected to be nothing short of a spectacle. Amidst the fervor, the high-speed bullet train, which Japan proudly developed, the ‘Bell Tree First,’ is all set for its operational debut. It’s poised to carry passengers from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes.
Simultaneously, in the shadows, a sinister plot is brewing. The sponsor executives of the WSG start disappearing one by one. The thrilling circumstances hint towards a ‘kidnapping at high-speed,’ eerily mirroring a case that took place 15 years ago. Right in the midst of these strange disturbances, our beloved high school detective, Shinichi Kudo a.k.a. Conan Edogawa, gets drawn into the mystery.
Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet delivers a gripping journey abundant with mystery, suspense and adventure. The plot utilizes the ‘Race against Time’ trope effectively, making you eager to unravel the mystery as Conan does. The writers have skillfully combined features like high-speed bullet trains and international sports events to create an interesting and intense atmosphere. With the nostalgic nod to a past case, the narrative swiftly goes back and forth between the past and the present, keeping you at the edge of your seat.
Art & Animation
The art quality is also praiseworthy, managing to maintain the classic Conan style while enhancing the overall visual experience. The afternoon hues of Tokyo and the enchanting night-time scenes in Nagoya are beautifully illustrated. The action scenes are well-coordinated and fluid, making the chase sequences thrilling to watch.
The characters remain true to their roots, and it’s incredibly satisfying to see them unravel the increasingly enigmatic mystery. Conan, with his razor-sharp intellect and endearing stubbornness to pursue the truth, continues to be the engaging protagonist we all adore. The support characters also shine through, each character eloquently projecting individual strengths towards solving the mystery.
Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet is a promising addition to the series. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer looking for a thrilling ride, it’s definitely worth a watch. As for whether to rent, buy or stream, it’s safe to say the movie is a worthy addition to your collection. If you’re a fan, you’ll no doubt want to replay Conan’s adventure and savor the suspense again. However, if you’re a casual viewer, you’ll still get your money’s worth with just a single watch. Either way, you’re in for a treat!
In conclusion, with its engaging plot, beautiful animation, and well-rounded characters, Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet fires on all cylinders to deliver an entertaining and satisfactory episode in the beloved detective’s series. Consider my detective senses tingling!
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