Kaitou Kid announces to the police that he intends to steal the Russian Imperial Easter Egg, which is currently being held in Osaka. As Conan pursues his rival, he discovers that there's more to this case then simply stopping a robbery.
Considered as the 3rd movie of the highly known Meitantei Conan, the Last Wizard of The Century is a blockbuster in its era.
The most notable thing in detective movie is the mystery element. Be prepare to found an amazing movie with a lot of mysteries hidden with it. You will be blinded by one of the most well-produced mystery. While the individual elements of the story done well, the plot is decent and manage to balance the story up. With historical value within this film, Last Wizard of The Century have a + sign for them and did a fairly good job in the
It is easily accessible, the movie is a perfect example of enjoying the series at its best without having to watch all of Meitantei Conan episodes.
The animation is quite old if we compared it with our era now, but in general, it's decent. The sound settings are also decent as well.
The characters came out from everywhere, almost all of the main cast appear in the screen.
Kaitou Kid is the omniscient and overpowered character while our hero Conan is analytical and smart. Although omniscient is not a good thing, but the character did their roles pretty well.
Overall, if you are a fan of Meitantei Conan, don't miss this. Also, if you a fan of detective and mystery settings is quite recommended for you.
This is the third movie in the Detective Conan Series. Which Unlike the other two before it is more of a historical mystery then a serial muder mystery. Even though there is quite a few murder victims.
As you should know Edogawa Conan is Shinichi after being poisoned by the mysterious Black Organisation.
The story starts with Conan, Ran and Mouri going to Osaka, under the request of Ran's Best friend in order to protect their family's Fabergé egg, which is under threat of being stolen by Katiou Kid (A new Character in the series which appears around 120 episodes).
The plot revoles around the mystery of
the Fabergé egg and the history and secrets it holds. The uniqueness of the plot is how it accounts for Tsar and its family including the history of the russian revolution. After Kaitou Manages to steal the egg from the police that were guarding it. He is shot down by a mysterious character, all that was left was his broken moncle and an injured white dove.
With Kaitou mysteriously disappearing, The owner of the egg decides to go and make sure the egg is undamged after the incident. During this time someone who claims the egg belongs to their ancestors arrive. with the orginal designs for the egg. Only to discover from the drawings that there is two eggs.
As the characters begin to relax and let loose and the other parties begin to fight over buying the egg, a murder takes place. Which leads Conan to believe the murderer is the same person who took down Kaitou. Therefore calling up Proffessor Agase. To check up the interpol wanted list. and found his suspected murder "Scorpion"
All in all this movie involves probably the largest array of the Conan characters, practically everyone makes an appearence. From Inspector Meguri to Conan's Fellow high School Detective Hattori Heiji.
I enjoyed this movie mainly cause there was more mystery then the first two. But at the same time it felt more story watching then challening you to try to solve the murders and the mystery. But I still enjoyed the twist at the end of the moive. ^_^
At first the story starts off getting to the real point of the whole thing. Kito Kid is in this, and he is a magician, so he must of course be the Last Wizard of the Century, which is the title of the movie, no? I mean, it is three years away from the change of the century to two thousand when this is movie is made. This might be something that one might want to keep in mind to the end.
The ideas and the concepts in the movie run through in a way that one might think one thing at the begining and
be possibly blinded by them, but as one gets furthur along in the movie and more historical facts are revealed to the audience, one becomes less and less mystified and begin to put the facts together. The information presented about hte Russian tzar and his family is fairly accurate from what I can tell.
As always, Detective Conan's animation is good, expessully for the time frame that it comes from. And some of the details on things, like the egg that Sonoko's family owns are amazingly detailed. I would go more into this, but the one problem is, if I do... I'll give away a story line that is really good and that isn't the point of a review.
The musical score for the soundtrack reminds me of the soundtrack for the Disney Movie Anastasia. It was released two years after Disney released it's movie, so it is an actual possibility that one movie may have influenced this movie. That really is up to you the viewer to decide, not me.
We get to see the unprofessional acting cops who are after Kito again, which is histarical, though they don't play as big of a humor role in this. In fact, there are a lot of characters that rather show up in this movie, the cast isn't limited. Also, not only is this a Kito Kid movie, it gives depth into the theif magician's character.
At first I was, for the first ten to twenty mintutes, not exactly thrilled with the movie. Most of the good stuff happens later on. Then again, Detective Conan movies are some of the few that will actually go and give a synopsis of what has happened so far for him, which might have been part of my problem, as I kind of feel that I know that allready.
I am a major fan of the history and mystery surrounding the tzar's family and their deaths. So when I found, or more of figured that this played a good role in this movie, I was thrilled. And I might admit... biased because of it. From the historical point of view, they handled the historical facts quite well.
If you are a fan of Detective Conan, or of the tzars story, this is worth the watch of someone to watch, whether it is only one or not. It is put together in a way that is craftmanship.
An overall enjoyable Conan movie to watch, but there were a number of issues that keep this movie from being a particularly great or noteworthy film, in my view:
- The movie features basically all the Conan characters we know, but I asked myself whether this was really necessary. It doesn't really serve the story to have a parade of all the well-known characters just for the sake of saying: "Look, here's another beloved character you know!".
- This also relates to a second issue: In my opinion, the movie lacked a bit of focus sometimes. It starts out as a story about catching the infamous
thief Kaito Kid, but then derails into the actual story of finding another thief/killer who enters the scene, while at the same time discovering some historic family secret during a treasure hunt in a castle. All quite enjoyable to watch, but if I were to compare it to some other Conan movies, I would simply argue that the scriptwriting could have been more concise and focussed.
- Third, all the Conan stories involve a lot of puzzle solving, of course. But there are those riddles that really only allow for one possible solution that Conan is able to cleverly deduct from available evidence & context, while there are some riddles that seem so abstract & arbitrary that you find yourself thinking: "Ok, but why on earth is this particular interpretation of xyz the true interpretation of this message and not sth else?". It feels a bit like looking into a newspaper article, finding some accidental pattern among the letters and then claim that this must be a message!...This movie features a couple of the latter kind of riddles where Conan seems to discover the meaning of a message out of relatively thin air.
Moreover, one of the major clues within the story is introduced very randomly as if the authors didn't know how they could resolve the story otherwise. (Minor Spoiler: I'm talking about the Russian phrase that one of the main characters remembers from childhood)
- Fourth, this movie plays with the idea that Ran might discover Conan's real identity. I don't think that it is wise to do this lightheartedly, because once serious suspicions are raised, they don't go away so easily. Furthermore, even if suspicions are extinguished, it doesn't really help the story if the "solution" to the problem makes Shinichi look like an asshole for playing with Ran's feelings.
All in all, it is nonetheless another good Conan story, but I don't think it really stands out as a particularly special movie.