May 4, 2013
This Magic file enlightens you about the story that led to Ran karate-kicking a football in the past and Shinichi's inappropriate comment (as mentioned in the Eleventh Striker). Unlike some of the other Magic files, you can enjoy this one without having watched the movie.
It's set in the time when Shinichi and Ran were in middle school. Like the movie, the overall theme is football (a.k.a. soccer if you're not European). It starts with Shinichi loosing his football championship in a very close match. Shortly after the game the football team discovers that someone broke in their club house and wrote a critique about
every player on the blackboard. Shinichi starts investigating the case.
As usual with the side stories, it adds more depth to the characters and their relationship to each other. This one highlights Shinichi's gentlemanly personality traits and his feelings for Ran.
I found this magic file very sweet and fun to watch. The pacing is good, you won't get bored although there isn't a proper case with someone being murdered or kidnapped or whatever (haha!). It blends in with the original manga style. It feels like that it could be a one shot done by Aoyama-sensei.
I would recommend it to anyone who loves the characters of DC and likes to know more about their past.
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