Case Closed: Volume 63 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
July 16, 2017 - 12:22

Viz Media
Writer(s): Gosho Aoyama Tetsuichiro Miyaki
Artist(s): Gosho Aoyama
Letterer(s): Freeman Wong
ISBN: 978-1-4215-9444-6
$9.99 U.S., $12.99 CAN, £6.99 UK, 184pp, B&W, paperback
Rating: T+ (Teen Plus)

Case Closed Volume 63 cover image

Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”

Jimmy Kudo was trailing two suspicious men in black (Gin and Vodka).  The nefarious duo attacked the ace high school detective and administered a mysterious substance that physically transformed the teen into a first grader.  While searching for a cure, Jimmy adopts a new identity, becoming elementary school student, Conan Edogawa.  Acting alone and sometimes with his friends, the Junior Detective League (JDL), Jimmy/Conan continues to solve criminal cases and mysteries.

Case Closed, Vol. 63 (“Conan Dreams of Sushi”) finds that Jimmy Kudo is back!  It is all thanks to a formula that can temporarily make Conan become a teenager again.  Jimmy has joined “the other greatest teen detective in Japan,” Harley Hartwell, to solve the case of a man who was killed inside a locked car.  Next, Dr. Herschel Agasa takes Conan and the Junior Detective League to a “revolving sushi” restaurant, “Senpuken,” where they end up in a murder case after a customer is poisoned.  Then, Conan tries to solve the case of the ghostly drag racer, “the Silver Witch.”

THE LOWDOWN:  You know this already, if you are a regular reader of my reviews.  I love the Case Closed manga, which is known as Detective Conan in Japan.  I can't wait to read new volumes of this long-running cozy mystery manga will cozy up to any mystery fan.

Case Closed Volume 63 offers two delightful mysteries involving cars, with one of them being an automotive version of a “locked room” mystery.  “Revolving sushi” is something new to me, but I was impressed with the mystery Case Closed creator Gosho Aoyama fashioned from that type of restaurant.  There is also a weird contest to round things out, and it is as good a reason for me to once again highly recommend Case Closed.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Readers looking for fun mystery fiction will want to investigate the “Shonen Sunday” detective manga, Case Closed.

9 out of 10

Rating: 9/10

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