Although I cannot watch the paid channels, I found that ファミリー劇場 shows Kindaichi Case Files. (I wish that I could watch those shows on free channels. But the most of good shows are on the paid channels…) It reminds me of the text on http://2chnull.info/r/rcomic/1301140232/505 . So I translated it for showing a friend on the net.
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I watched Kurosagi and a movie of Detective Conan on Sunday. And this movie reminds me of Nodame Cantabile, as I posted an entry. So I link these 13 websites about them.
I watched Kurosagi the movie (映画 クロサギ) today, too.
Kurosagi is originally a manga serialization by Kuromaru and Takeshi Natsuhara on Weekly Young Sunday (週刊ヤングサンデー). It was made into a TV drama from 14 Apr. to 23 Jun. in 2006 and the movie is the sequel of the drama.
Kurosaki, the hero of it is a swingler burning up only cons. In TV shows, he has clients in all cases but in the original, not in all. In the original, as he does in TV shows, he buys information from Katsura, the fixer of swingler society. Katsura is the planner of fraud leading Kurosaki’s father to family suicide. So Kurosaki, himself is a victim of fraud and he’s become one for revenge on all cons but he needs Katsura.
In all versions, Kurosagi looks a sort of Mission Impossible since all episodes show interesting tricks. The episode of Kurosagi the movie, too. It is based on the original serialization, too, as the all episodes of the TV drama version. One swingler’s con smashed up many corporations to damage Japanese economy itself. So Katsura whip him by Kurosaki.
I’d read the original episode when I watched the movie but probably you can enjoy much more without reading it.
Today, I watched Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (名探偵コナン 戦慄の楽譜), which is the movie of Detective Conan in 2008, this year. Detective Conan is originally a mystery manga serialization by Gosho Aoyama (青山剛晶) on Shonen Sunday (少年サンデー) and the anime based on it. I like mystery. So I watch every movie of Detective Conan.
One big theme of the movie is classical music. So it reminds me of Nodame Cantable (のだめカンタービレ), the live drama based on the honomymous manga by Tomoko Ninomiya (二宮知子) since it was a drama about classical music on air in 2006. I watched its repeat several times in 2007. I hear that it influenced the popularity of classical music in Japan. So I felt the possibility that it influenced Detective Conan, too.
“Case Closed” is the American title of “Detective Conan”, the most famous Japanese mystery manga and animation of Japan. Its first season was on air in USA. So it had the official website.
Seeing that, the names of characters are changed in the American version. Shinichi Kudo is Jimmy Kudo in it and Ran Mouri is Rachel Moore. What do you think of it?
And I hear that it was on air at night since the anime includes many homicides in context. So children there couldn’t watch it.