R to L (Japanese Style). The Kaido Kid GameLong ago, Sunset Manor was the site of a gruesome massacre...and an unsolved mystery. Now six master detectives have been invited to the manor to play a deadly game hosted by Japan's greatest phantom thief. A lost treasure, an impossible poisoning, a message in blood, ominous images of crows; it's all part of a puzzle not even the sleuths can solve, especially after they start turning on each other. The only one who can win the game and stop the deaths from piling up is the uninvited seventh detective: Conan!
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
By now, if one has been reading all the volumes up to now, no one should be surprised of the convoluted nature and manner of the crime that was committed in each storyarc. However, the first two arcs of volume 30 seems to win the prize of the 'take 3 rights instead of a left' method of committing a murder, where a crime is so convoluted that it almost seems counterproductive. With 30 volumes, I'm getting the feeling that Aoyama is running out of material and is basically either scraping the bottom of the creativity bowl, or he drinks Kool-Aid with each chapter for inspiration. Though, the fact that he's currently around volume 66 in Japan may disprove my theory.