Detective Conan – Clash of Red and Black Arc
After 11 years of Detective Conan I am pretty sure that many are tired of watching it or tired of waiting for some sort of progress in the plot of the show.
And finally a major move forward in the plot, the ‘Clash of Red and Black’ arc. This arc spans across 13 episodes (ep 491-504). Within the arc we are showed 2 murder cases with the constant presence of Hondou Eisuke and the participation of the FBI. Huge revelations, deaths, as well as more of the ‘organization’, it sure is a pretty exciting arc. Though as far as exciting action scenes goes, this was nothing big or great, but don’t forget that this is a kids show and it is not very ‘detective conan-like’ if it was filled with too much action scene.
The outwitting done by the characters does not leave you with your jaw open like that in Death Note but neither was it boring. The action? Well as i said, it is more than the usual but it is not as much as some of the other arcs in DC.
Hondou Eisuke is on a mission, he is out to find out about his sister and his family. Carrying on from the previous eps of Eisuke’s dad working for the ‘company’ and his sister looking exactly like the news reporter who works for the black organization, this arc gives us some answers (finally!).
- Hondou’s sister is infact really the news reporter aka Mizunashi Rena aka Kir who works for the black organization.
He found out this fact after Conan told him about Hondou having leukemia when he was a kid and his sister had given him her bone marrow and thus changing his blood types from O to AB. (why is it important? The whole reason why they were certain that Mizunashi Rena was not Eisuke’s sister was because she had once given Eisuke blood and Eisuke’s blood type was suppose to be O. An O blood type is unable to receive from AB.)
- Mizunashi Rena is actually working for the CIA, the same goes with Hondou’s father.
- Haibara’s sister used to date Shuuichi Akai(FBI), this got Haibara’s sister killed.
- Akai was an undercover agent, NOC (non official cover), in the black organization.
- Akai dies towards the end of the arc and was killed by Rena.
- Its seems like Conan had told Akai about who he really is (i am not certain on this though)
This is a really good arc, i think that this is one of the largest arc in DC anime so far. I still cannot believe that it took them 11 years to get this far, i hope that they would bring on the next arc soon and not another decade later because honestly, i am getting any younger and i dont think that i can wait that long. I just wish that the manga for DC will come to an end soon and the anime would come to an end soon and everything would be great. Of course part of me wants this to drag on for another decade because DC is such fun to watch, but i am sure they can come up with an alternate story line like Heiji and (a fully grown) Shinichi working together or something.
But nevertheless, this was a great arc and now we know that the CIA has got its clutches on the black organization too. I just dont know why the FBI and CIA are not working together.
Furthermore, am i the only one happy to see conan not being treated totally like a kid in this arc. I get really frustrated when he is being treated like a kid and gets ignored by his peers.
Another thing that gets on my nerves is… my lord, how many winters has it been and is that anime in the twilight zone where characters never age?
Other than that, it was a really good arc and i can’t wait to see more progression in the plot, like i said, i hope it does not take the script writers too long to get to that.
Posted on July 13, 2008, in Detective Conan and tagged Action, Adventure, Anime, case closed, clash of red and black, Comedy, Detective Conan, Drama, Horror, Mystery, review. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.