(Originally formatted and published for Livejournal on 3/6/11)
Detective Conan OVA: Kid in Trap Island
What this is about: I made the promise that I would review every new subtitled anime show (excluding blatant yaoi and/or porn) released during the Spring, Summer and Fall 2010 seasons, so now I am going back to review a handful of shows that I missed over the past few months for one reason or another. This time around, it’s Kid in Trap Island, the tenth original video animation for Detective Conan released in March 2010.
tl;dr review: Kid Kaitou steals gem on resort island; ends up baby-sitting kids instead.
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Episode Summary: Kid Kaitou steals the precious Artemis Drop from a hotel resort, but ends up getting “shot” out of the sky by the Detective Kids, who happen to also be on the island for the hotel’s anniversary. Mistaken for Shinichi Kudo, he ends up trying to cross the island on foot with the kids, and ultimately uncovers a plot to have the gem stolen with the help of Conan.
My Thoughts: Well, it’s yet another Detective Conan story, this time an OVA (the tenth!) that focuses on Kid Kaitou, who had a one-shot special that I did review positively earlier in 2010. There was also the Detective Conan movie (the 14th) as well as the sequel “Magic File” (the 4th), that I did a split decision on. As for this show, it is another basic Detective Conan story in both concept, style and plot. Which means if you like Detective Conan to begin with, you’re going to like this as well. On the other hand, if you’re not a fan going into the show, there’s not much here to grab the neophyte viewer and drag them in. Nothing wrong with the show itself, just very meh.
What’s Up Next: Final thoughts and final grades on Psychic Detective Yakumo, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, Katanagatari, Sora no Woto, Durarara, Darker than Black: Gaiden, and Time of Eve.