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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
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Feb 25, 2010 12:21 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Great series must start somewhere.

And Kappei Yamaguchi and Ikue Ohtani starring in another long series, learn something everyday.
 
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May 24, 2010 5:56 PM

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Ok just watched the first episode and i am sold dude this is kick ass.I love the feel of the anime from the start I dont know what else to say i am going to enjoy this show and i have plenty to watch
 
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Jun 1, 2010 10:12 AM
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NinjaRudy said:
Ok just watched the first episode and i am sold dude this is kick ass.I love the feel of the anime from the start I dont know what else to say i am going to enjoy this show and i have plenty to watch


I completely agree with you.

I've been putting off starting this show (but also been craving it) for a long time since I was missing a lot of the episodes due to them not yet being subbed. After I was finally able to collect the first couple hundred episodes with subs I figured it was time to begin this wonderful anime, and I can't be more pleased with that decision. I know I will enjoy watching this show for a long time to come.
 
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I see, no one has created an episode 1 discussion.

Anyway, seems like an interesting show. 500+ episodes to catch up on.
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Jawaese said:
I see, no one has created an episode 1 discussion.

Anyway, seems like an interesting show. 500+ episodes to catch up on.

agreed lol.
 
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And here I go, starting to watch a show that spans 600 episodes and counting. Oh god, what am I getting myself into? lol

Leaving that aside, that was a pretty good first episode. I think I'm gonna enjoy this show, even if it takes years just to catch up on.
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Jul 7, 2011 12:33 PM
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Finally decided to start it...and dam do i have a long way to go to catch up,lol
English dub is great.Funimation did a good job there to bad they stoped dubbing it.
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Nov 30, 2011 7:57 PM

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Finally started watching the series. +600 episodes and counting. It Now Begins.
 
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Jun 7, 2012 9:38 PM

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TechDragon said:
Finally started watching the series. +600 episodes and counting. It Now Begins.

Yeah that's how I feel, I've started it a bunch of times and never gotten very far, let's get this party started!

P.S. His voice get's cute when he turns into a kid!
 
Aug 22, 2012 7:35 PM

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Stopped watching 2 minutes into it due to the subs I'm too set on the dubs
I'll pick up the dubs for now and hopefully be brave enough to watch the subs when I get to season 6.. hopefully.
 
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Ah I didn't find this thread when I wanted to post. XD I actually watched episode 1, around a week ago.
Anyways, I'm watching dubs for now. I find it equivalent to the subs in skill-wise and I'm more comfortable with English over Jap obviously...I'd rather just listen to the audio and focus on the video more. :)

I have to say, what a wonderful series! Even the beginning is great. :D

Threepwood said:
And here I go, starting to watch a show that spans 600 episodes and counting. Oh god, what am I getting myself into? lol

Same! LOL

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I recommend you guys (or should I say girls? :p) switch to english subs as quick as possible, especially if you don't plan on dropping it. It's not going to get dubbed over and I promise you'll get used to the subbed version very fast, probably within 5-10 episodes. The dub is kind of annoying because the english producers changed the names of the main characters. Also a lot of the tricks and puzzles are related directly to the Japanese language and the translation to English usually butchers them.
 
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giraffesyo said:
I recommend you guys (or should I say girls? :p) switch to english subs as quick as possible, especially if you don't plan on dropping it. It's not going to get dubbed over and I promise you'll get used to the subbed version very fast, probably within 5-10 episodes. The dub is kind of annoying because the english producers changed the names of the main characters. Also a lot of the tricks and puzzles are related directly to the Japanese language and the translation to English usually butchers them.


I agree. Most of detective conan cases have evidences or explanations that requires the japanese sub and can only be explained by it
 
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meepsheep said:
Ah I didn't find this thread when I wanted to post. XD I actually watched episode 1, around a week ago.
Anyways, I'm watching dubs for now. I find it equivalent to the subs in skill-wise and I'm more comfortable with English over Jap obviously...I'd rather just listen to the audio and focus on the video more. :)

I have to say, what a wonderful series! Even the beginning is great. :D

Threepwood said:
And here I go, starting to watch a show that spans 600 episodes and counting. Oh god, what am I getting myself into? lol

Same! LOL


the series really is great. the movies are aswell but they keep the romance stuff to a minimum level so it focuses in solving cases and hunting the black organization. as giraffesyo said we strongly recommend you switch to jap subs because to understand most cases and the evidence you need jap subs to explain stuff like kanji characters or when they note how two things sound the same but different meanings. you wont understand it with english dub. you'll get used to subs in 5-10 eps. but its just a recommendation so you can understand it alot better, you dont have to do it
 
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kusoatsui said:
meepsheep said:
Ah I didn't find this thread when I wanted to post. XD I actually watched episode 1, around a week ago.
Anyways, I'm watching dubs for now. I find it equivalent to the subs in skill-wise and I'm more comfortable with English over Jap obviously...I'd rather just listen to the audio and focus on the video more. :)

I have to say, what a wonderful series! Even the beginning is great. :D

Threepwood said:
And here I go, starting to watch a show that spans 600 episodes and counting. Oh god, what am I getting myself into? lol

Same! LOL


the series really is great. the movies are aswell but they keep the romance stuff to a minimum level so it focuses in solving cases and hunting the black organization. as giraffesyo said we strongly recommend you switch to jap subs because to understand most cases and the evidence you need jap subs to explain stuff like kanji characters or when they note how two things sound the same but different meanings. you wont understand it with english dub. you'll get used to subs in 5-10 eps. but its just a recommendation so you can understand it alot better, you dont have to do it

Alright. :) I'll give it a try! XD Thanks.
...And yeah, it's kinda annoying how all the names are um...Westernized. LOL

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May 22, 2013 6:12 PM

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Wow this is even more cliche than I remember it the first time. If she was able to hide the hook in her purse, why didn't she do the same with the wire.
 
Jun 1, 2013 6:08 AM

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This is my first long anime ever... I hope I'll be able to catch up somehow, someday...
 
Jul 30, 2013 7:14 PM

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My body is ready for the 700+ episodes that i still need to watch xD Looking like a good series so far.
 
Jan 10, 2014 3:44 PM

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Started today. I mean how long can it be.... What? over 700 episodes!! Plus OVAs and movies??!! oh. Meh might finish before I die. Anyhoo nice first episode. Used to watch the old Sherlock movies when I was a kid and this feels a bit like them.
 
Mar 22, 2014 7:12 AM

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Seems decent... wonder if I'll end up loving it.
 
Mar 23, 2014 1:46 AM

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Re-watching... Don't know where I've stopped...
Anyways... I know already it will be awesome! :D
 
Aug 28, 2014 9:47 AM

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1 down, only 749 (and more) to go! Better get cracking lol
 
Nov 19, 2014 3:18 PM

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:o
 
Nov 29, 2014 7:46 PM

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re-watching the anime... forgot what episode i've stopped. xD 757 to go!
 
Jan 10, 2015 9:37 AM

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this was the first anime i ever watched (that was before i even knew what anime was haha) so much more awesome now that i actually understand his backstory and all
 
May 18, 2015 1:41 PM

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Great first ep. Just Love this show. Seen most of the stuff until ep 300.
Can't wait to continue watching this show.
I just love Detektiv Conan

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

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May 18, 2015 1:48 PM

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Looks like I'll rewatch the first episode :p


 
Feb 15, 2016 1:03 PM

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Rewatching again! Conan is the best.
 
Mar 14, 2016 3:55 PM

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Couldn't resist the urge to rewatch as well!

Wow, that girl was crazy as hell for killing her ex-boyfriend just because he dumped her o_O
 
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Ah, here we are. The very first episode of probably the longest-running anime in history. It was a remastered version of the episode I had just watched. Good to see that the HD-upgrade has not taken away the awkward drawing of the characters from back then. Conan has taken a more realistic human shape nowadays, but classic character designs like these still retain their charm.

The episode opens with high school detective Kudo Shinichi confidently talking his way through a deduction. For much of the series, whenever this guy walks into a room, everyone will listen to him talk. That's just how shounen anime works, apparently. Never underestimate their plot-armor. But to be fair, the deductions adapted from the manga are often logical and convincing enough that Kudo could pass off as the "Heisei-era Sherlock Holmes" (or "the modern day Holmes of Japan"), as the press had labeled him.

Funny thing about Kudo and Holmes is that our hero often sung praises about Conan Doyle and his books, but this anime character was the one who got me interested in Holmes in the first place. "He's always calm and composed no matter the situation," said Kudo of Holmes, "and he's practically overflowing with intelligence and refinement! And his keen powers of observation and deduction are unparalleled!" It's almost like he's describing himself, as you'll come to see in the series. Kudo always has a kind of finesse that grabs everyone's attention in the room, and his observational skills are almost god-like that some parodies portrayed him as an overpowered psychic. ;D Like, seriously, he could see the dirt on your shoe and could tell that you've ran eight miles off the coast of Costa Rica or some s***. This guy's deductive skills would make Cumberbatch look bad in his own take of Sherlock.

Some time when the DC manga was released, other teenage detectives like him had appeared on the scene as well, including Kindaichi from the "Kindaichi Case Files", and the CLAMP detectives from "CLAMP School Detectives", both first published in '92. The good thing about these younger detectives is that you could pass these gentlemen off as snarky, sarcastic geniuses who make adults look bad and the hearts of young girls flutter. Oddly enough, none of these detectives I've mentioned were ever like that, even Kudo himself. While he can come off as a bit obnoxious in off-hours, when deducting, he's often serious, professional, and even pacifistic. In fact, he's so well-rounded as a person that over the years I began to treat him like a Gary-Stu, wishing that he had at least some flaws in his early days as a detective that made him look reckless and brash. While it was indeed his own carelessness that caused him to be shrunken into the body of a seven year old by the main antagonists of the series (more on that later), later flashbacks indicated that he was nowhere near obnoxious in his pre-shrinking days.

As mentioned earlier, I gained my interest in Holmes from watching the anime. Often in the show, Kudo would recite something from the books, like in this episode, when he mentions the first time Sherlock met his assistant, Watson, how he could tell he went to Afghanistan as a medic by merely shaking his hand. Kudo proceeded to demonstrate the same technique immediately to deduce the identity of a female gymnast - with the additional observation of some pressure marks on her thighs. Yeah, anime boys and their perviness. Don't ask.

The titular murder soon occurs in the now famous Tropical Land theme park that would be referenced multiple times later in the series as the last place Kudo took Ran to a date before he got turned into a small child. Speaking of Mouri Ran, don't pay too much heed to her Japanese name. I know it's a strange name in English, but being the purist that I am, I've always preferred it to the name of "Rachael Moore" they gave her in the American-licensed dub, which just sounds like another kind of weird in my book.

The classic "Roller Coaster Murder Case" is actually pretty simple for the series' pilot episode. Guy cheats on girl and girl gets revenge on guy by hooking the necklace he gave her onto his neck - during the roller coaster ride. Not a good way to go. Simple as it is, the effective delivery of the emotional background score (playing as the murdereress explains her motive) was enough to got me bawling nearly everytime. :'( ;D It's funny that I had got emotional over this despite having seen the same kind of revenge-killing so many times. Kudo mentions in this episode that he has no such problems as he's pretty much desensitized to the whole thing after so many cases. As mentioned, the element that strike an emotional chord in this show is the music orchestrated by the famous Katsuo Ono Band who will be scoring for pretty much the entire series. You might say it's emotionally-manipulative and, dare I say it, schmaltzy, but surprising enough, I was okay with the schmaltz here, probably because I grew up with it and became used to the dramatic tune that plays everytime something tragic happens in the show.

And honestly, the soundtrack is well-made enough that one should give it a listen, regardless of having seen or having interest in the show or not:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBFAB41DB241E8037

There are a few 'cliches' in the show that have already presented themselves in this episode. The first one is that the murderer/ess will almost always explain his motive after the deduction show. None of that interrogation at the station, nope. Straight off, after being exposed as the culprit, he just conveniently spills everything about why he did it to further the emotional impact. lol It might seem cheap, but it's effective in emphasizing the drama of the story, especially for bleeding-hearts like myself. The second cliche is that jerks will almost always die first, so don't be a jerk in this show.

As the episode comes to an end, our dear young Kudo eavesdrop on an illegal business deal going on with some men in black (no, not the Sonnenfeld kind) who are, as we later find out, part of a shadow organization conveniently named... you guessed it, "Black". Yep. That's anime naming for you. Of course, Kudo's carelessness made him miss the top dog of the organization, Gin himself, who sneaks up behind him and hits him on the head with a metal bat. Honestly, in real life, such a concussion would nearly kill you or cause brain damage. Gin then proceeds to force-feed him an experimental drug that finally turns him into the little seven year old boy we all now know and love.

Why create a drug that de-ages you? Why not? It's a fountain of youth.

4/5 (Not bad for a pilot)
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Oct 29, 2017 6:32 AM

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Rewatching this episode after a long time!
Last time I watched the anime was 4 or 5 years ago on TV.
I am going to watch it again.
 
Dec 2, 2018 11:13 PM

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I disliked how they censored the severed head and it's strange to see them introduce Conan's friends so early.
 
Jul 3, 2019 1:43 PM

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Well, Conan's personality is way different than I expected it to be. Really clever plot, loved it. Looking forward to this long long long anime.
 
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My memories with this anime goes back to 2003 T-T
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I like detective cona dont end it...
Make more suspense...make more bosses of organization...even though if revealed...make another boss of him
 
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