Archive for May, 2014

Double Digits, Baby!

On this day (May 24th) ten years ago (2004), at 12:30 AM, the very first episode of Detective Conan aired on American televisions as “Case Closed.”  Happy tenth birthday, Conan!  Celebrating a franchise’s anniversary is a little bittersweet when the franchise you’re celebrating is pretty much dead in America, but I still wanted to throw a little party.  I thought about typing up a little retrospective about the series’ ten years in America, but I decided that a recap of things we already know wouldn’t have been very interesting.  Instead, I decided to write about a few obscure Case Closed things you might not have ever heard about.

Conan 101-08

First, check out Case Closed 101, a “special preview” of the series starring Colleen Clinkenbeard that was only released on now-rare promotional DVDs in 2006.  It includes a summary of the proceedings along with my own personal thoughts.

Pierre Bernard 01

After that, jump over to Conan On Conan: “Pierre Bernard’s Recliner Of Rage,” where I talk about the series’ short appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien.  It’s about as strange as it sounds.

I hope you guys enjoy them!  More comparisons are on the way!  Here’s to another ten years!  I guess?  If something exciting actually happens?

– MagicBox

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