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Old 2004-02-05, 08:33   Link #1
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Detective Conan

I'm always on the lookout to watch some classic anime that i have not seen.

I came across a an anime called Detective Conan the other day. I was amazed that it was up to 365 episodes or somthing, but i wanted to know, is it actually any good ?
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Old 2004-02-05, 10:37   Link #2
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Ep 349 just aired on Monday Feb. 2.

The show is very good, it's been on for the past 8 years, and shows up in the top 10 most watched anime programs weekly in Japan. It's one of the best type of Detective genre shows out there (not like the crap that was Spiral and Tantei Gakuen Q).
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Old 2004-02-05, 11:51   Link #3
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I love Detective Conan also. Unfortunately, when I first started really getting into it, it became licensed. I read somewhere it was supposed to be shown on the Fox Family Channel. Does anyone one know if this has happened? or if it's on TV in the states yet? I'd really like to see it again, even if it is with the crappy american dub I'm sure they'll put on it.

Anyway, I highly reccommend the show. It's really surprising how good it is.
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Old 2004-02-05, 12:17   Link #4
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I love Detective Conan also. Unfortunately, when I first started really getting into it, it became licensed. I read somewhere it was supposed to be shown on the Fox Family Channel. Does anyone one know if this has happened? or if it's on TV in the states yet? I'd really like to see it again, even if it is with the crappy american dub I'm sure they'll put on it.

Anyway, I highly reccommend the show. It's really surprising how good it is.
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And as for Adult Swim: April 5, at 12:30 AM Eastern will be the debut of the popular murder/mystery series, Detective Conan! Then, April 24 at 11:00 PM Eastern will see the start of Wolf's Rain, Bandai's moody new drama series.
As for me, I really like Conan as well, but the lack of any forward movement in the overall plot:
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...slightly puts a damper on things. Overall, if you like the first few episodes, chances are you'll find yourself hooked like the rest of us.
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Old 2004-02-05, 12:37   Link #5
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Detective Conan licensed by Funimation.

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Old 2004-02-05, 18:53   Link #6
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Some recent news about DC. It's name will be changed to Case Closed. The name had to be changed due to legal considerations. Here's the website with a little summary of the show a FAQ http://www.caseclosed.com
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Old 2004-02-05, 19:42   Link #7
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Some recent news about DC. It's name will be changed to Case Closed. The name had to be changed due to legal considerations. Here's the website with a little summary of the show a FAQ http://www.caseclosed.com
AHH!!! That's awful! Jimmy Kudo and Rachel Moore?! AUUUUGGGH!!!!! *head explodes*

As if the North American audience wouldn't be able to handle hearing Shinichi Kudo... God, I hope they do reversible covers on the DVDs too. I don't want "Case Closed" smeared on the front of my "DETECTIVE CONAN" DVDs. Geez. As the pull to get more and more anime on TV moves forward, companies get more and more ridiculous with their '"localization"...

Hmph...
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Old 2004-02-05, 19:51   Link #8
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Interesting news to hear! Since I don't know what "Adult Swim" is, does that mean Meitantei Conan will be shoved onto an obscure cable channel and shown late at night...?

hmm...kinda interesting how here it is shown in the "golden timeslot" on Monday at 7:30PM

Probably has to do with all the murder scenes?
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Old 2004-02-05, 20:27   Link #9
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Interesting news to hear! Since I don't know what "Adult Swim" is, does that mean Meitantei Conan will be shoved onto an obscure cable channel and shown late at night...?

hmm...kinda interesting how here it is shown in the "golden timeslot" on Monday at 7:30PM

Probably has to do with all the murder scenes?
Adult Swim is the name of the block that aims animation at adults on Cartoon Network. The blocks starts at 11 pm eastern time.


What an surprising name change. I wonder what legal issues caused the name change?
Interesting they are keeping his name
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Disguising his true identity by adopting the name “Conan Edogawa”

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Old 2004-02-05, 20:47   Link #10
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One thing I'm kind of confused with is what they say for the results of the name changes, they worked with their Japanese partners. Does that mean that they worked with the Japanese company of it for picking the names?
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Old 2004-02-05, 22:19   Link #11
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hmm...kinda interesting how here it is shown in the "golden timeslot" on Monday at 7:30PM

Probably has to do with all the murder scenes?
Yeah, it's horribly bizarre. Whereas here in Japan, Conan is considered to be mainly geared towards a younger audience, but in the U.S., simply because of the violence, it will be pitched to an older crowd. I have a feeling though that an edited version will be released in the afternoon block eventually after they see how it does on Adult Swim. I can't honestly see how it's going to be all that popular in the 12:00 A.M. time slot they're giving it.
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Old 2004-02-05, 22:55   Link #12
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Does that mean that they worked with the Japanese company of it for picking the names?

Indeed they likely did, as they chose the new title for the show with them.

So you can't lay the blame for this fully on Funimation's shoulders, the Japanese have a hand in it too. In fact, a lot of really stupid changes in R1 releases are directly caused by licensing demands from the Japanese.

As Mike Toole said, "No one screws up anime better than the Japanese."
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Old 2004-02-05, 23:47   Link #13
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Yeah, it's horribly bizarre. Whereas here in Japan, Conan is considered to be mainly geared towards a younger audience, but in the U.S., simply because of the violence, it will be pitched to an older crowd. I have a feeling though that an edited version will be released in the afternoon block eventually after they see how it does on Adult Swim. I can't honestly see how it's going to be all that popular in the 12:00 A.M. time slot they're giving it.
the 12 o'clock block is the starting point for the anime portion of adult swim. FLCL and other anime succeeded at that time. Anime is not the top draw of AS anyway.
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Old 2004-02-06, 00:48   Link #14
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I sincerely hope there will be reversible DVD covers with the proper name of the show....
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Old 2004-02-06, 01:43   Link #15
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I sincerely hope there will be reversible DVD covers with the proper name of the show....
I doubt it, since it's a legal reason for changing the name. At least you're getting an uneditted subbed version on dvd too. Certain other companies wouldn't even do that...
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Anime is not the top draw of AS anyway.
I was under the impression that Cowboy Bebop was the top draw, until everyone saw it 100 times, as they keep running it over and over. Maybe if they got the tv rights to more series so they'd have new stuff to show, anime would get higher ratings on AS.
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Old 2004-02-06, 01:57   Link #16
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I was under the impression that Cowboy Bebop was the top draw, until everyone saw it 100 times, as they keep running it over and over. Maybe if they got the tv rights to more series so they'd have new stuff to show, anime would get higher ratings on AS.
Cowboy Bebop averaged around .5 for its run on Saturdays. This is compared to the comedy shows that average around a 2.0. Anime is still not as accepted as american animation especially with the name recognition they have.
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Old 2004-02-06, 02:34   Link #17
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If they screw with the video stream though in the subbed version on the DVD, there'll be hell to pay. I don't want to see some replaced logo in there.
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Old 2004-02-06, 02:55   Link #18
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If they screw with the video stream though in the subbed version on the DVD, there'll be hell to pay.
Yeah, suuure there'll be. What'll you do, throw a temper tantrum? Yeah, that'll really show 'em.
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Old 2004-02-06, 05:31   Link #19
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the "conan the barbarian" people own the trademarks for just plain "conan" in relation to ongoing animated television programs, comic books, videos, and merchandise. FUNimation had no choice.

The character names are another matter though.
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Old 2004-02-06, 23:48   Link #20
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Why do you suppse they did that? It's not being aimed at children...will this really "increase the appeal"?
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