Case Closed, Vol. 27

Case Closed, Vol. 27

by Gosho Aoyama

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Overview

When ace high school detective Jimmy Kudo is fed a mysterious substance by a pair of nefarious men in black—poof! He is physically tranformed into a first grader. Until Jimmy can find a cure for his miniature malady, he takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the cases that come his way.

Conan and his friends take a well-deserved break at a video arcade—until one unlucky gamer is found dead in the seat of a virtual-reality game. As Conan and Rachel investigate, they're joined by an unlikely new accomplice: Rachel's English teacher, Ms. Saintemillion. Outside the classroom, the fast-talking American turns out to have an itchy trigger finger—at least when it comes to video games—and a suspiciously keen interest in Conan. Has the shrunken sleuth stumbled upon a valuable new ally...or an enemy agent?

When ace high school detective Jimmy Kudo is fed a mysterious substance by a pair of nefarious men in black—poof! He is physically tranformed into a first grader. Until Jimmy can find a cure for his miniature malady, he takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the cases that come his way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421516790
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 01/20/2009
Series: Case Closed Series , #27
Edition description: Original
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 257,002
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gosho Aoyama, made his debut in 1992 with CHOTTO MATTE ("Wait a minute") which won Shogakukan's prestigious Shinjin Comic Taisho ("Newcomer's Award for Comics") and launched his career as a critically acclaimed, top-selling manga artist. In addition to DETECTIVE CONAN which won the Shogakukan Award for best Manga in 2001, Aoyama created the popular manga, YAIBA, which won Shogakukan's Award for Manga in 1992. Aoyama's manga is greatly influenced by his boyhood love for mystery, adventure, and baseball and he has cited the tales of Arsene Lupin, Sherlock Holmes, and the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa as some of his childhood favorites.

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Case Closed, Vol. 27 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
By now, most people know what to expect when reading a volume of Case Closed. Crime is committed, suspects are named, boy tranqs someone, and the case is solved. That in itself is not a mark against this series. My main problem after 27 or so volumes is the fact that this series is basically stuck in neutral, cranking volume after volume, without really making any serious progress to the core plot. It's like Heroes or Lost at season 2 where with the it initial popularity, made the networks go insane with trying to stretch that midas touch story into infinity if possible. Of course, Case Closed is different in that its structure is episodic in nature that can support such 'stretches' longer without much problem. But after 27 volumes, its really starting to feel its age and redundancy. Crimes are getting more absurd, evil criminals now are blatantly obvious (the sinister shifty eyes and pointed nose), while crimes of reason are getting less and less relevant (killed to protect hometown, killed to protect sister, killed to avenge family/finance/murder). At least with this volume, it looks like a new character is introduced that has some connections to the main plot. Even though she is filled with the usual stereotypes regarding Americans (blond, promiscuous, good with guns, and high praise of Japan). Still I read on, in hopes of the series making a big advancement in plot, and because it's easy for a short read :-)
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