Here we are, the last part of my Conan Town series! And I just realized, I forgot to tell you why Conan is so important to me. It’s the only anime I watch, so what makes it so special?
My interest in Japan is all thanks to Conan, that’s what it is! If I had never watched Conan, I may not have become interested in Japan at all… Before I watched Conan, my ex-boyfriend made me watch another anime (Death Note) and though it was okay, I didn’t like it all that much. Two years later, after tagging along to some Japanese events (but still not interested), we broke up and with so much free time all of a sudden, I decided to give anime another chance. I looked for something I would like (I think I even specifically looked for the term ‘detective’) and found Detective Conan! I was absorbed in it from the very first episode, and in just a month and a half, I had watched all 500+ episodes up to then. I started wondering about cultural things I saw in the anime, and as I’m one of those people who just needs to know the answers to all her questions, I started researching. Bit by bit I also starting picking up words and phrases… Almost 400 episodes later, I’m still watching and I’ve been to Japan 4 times!
So yeah, I’m grateful to Conan! ^^
But my favourite character is Hattori Heiji, the high school detective from Osaka (mainly because he speaks the Osaka dialect).
This picture has nothing to do with Conan, but I though it was both funny and ‘going too far’ that they actually have to ban these things. I mean, isn’t it terrible that people don’t even have enough common sense to not use these things where it’s dangerous?