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Detective Conan: Japanese Sherlock Holmes

Indicating preferences in the anime genre, I can state that I really like anime representation of literary works. A rare exception, in that regard, can be seen through the anime Detective Conan -Case Closed in the American Market. The exception is in that it’s not really an adaptation of a literary work, but rather an inspired rethinking of several detective characters in literature. Such rethinking makes the series unique, original, and enjoyable to watch, and that’s why the present article will be talking about this popular anime series.
Detective Conan started airing in Japan since 1996, while the latest officially announced episode is planned to be shown on the 30th of October 2010. The plot, despite its orientation toward detective stories, contains a mysterious element as a premise. Basically, the story revolves around a 17 year old detectiveJimmy Kudo, who was transformed into a 10 year old after he was forced to take a poison that was supposed to kill him. Kudo, under the name Conan, starts investigating the reason for this transformation, solving criminal cases along the way. Here comes the similarity with detective stories such as Sherlock Holmes, where each episode represents a certain case, in which Conan using his deductive thinking solves or helps in solving. Composing several college research paper and custom term paper writing on detectives in literature, I found many allusions to such characters as Arcen Lupen and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Each episode is enjoyable to watch, and thus, can be recommended to a wide target audience.


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