I really love the manga series to begin with. I’m happy that Kamenashi get to play Kindaichi at one point. I’ve seen like almost all the stuff he’s in now. And there’s Ueno Juri, who plays Miyuki. I’ve wanted to see her in other stuff.
In the school scene at the beginning… Two guys running on the track field. I’ve seen them before.. Tanaka Koki and Nakamaru Yuuichi!!! “OH MY GOD! What are they doing here?!!” <–My thought at that time. This special is getting more fun! Too bad they don’t appear often..
This case is about the murder involving a vampire legend. A friend of Miyuki invites her to see an abandon village, Ruin. She asks Kindaichi and others to go with her. Kindaichi thinks her friend would be good-looking so he agrees to go. (A familiar personality, haha.) On the day of the trip, TaNaka’s characters cancel the plan at the last minute.
This special is like the start of the series, so Kindaichi doesn’t help solve the murder case at the beginning. He agrees to help after Miyuki got injured. But in one point, everyone expects him to solve the case because he’s the grandson of a famous detective, which makes him angry and decides to leave. After a talk with a detective, he stays. This part seems different from the Kindaichi I know from the series, I think.. I don’t remember if he needs so much persuasion to make him change his mind to solve the case. Well, at least he has a character depth.
It’s nice to see Ueno Juri in another series. Miyuki is totally different from Nodame, so I’m able see different sides of Ueno. As usual, Miyuki gets injured at the middle of the case. In addition, she gets framed for the murder.
Like in the original, there’s one detective in the place. I sort of remember the actor from Anego. So he has worked with Kame and Akanishi.. The relationship between the detective and Kindaichi is funny! They had a bad start when they first met. Their relationship gets better later on.
I love the cases in Kindaichi. They are always interesting. In this one, it’s neat of the way that the killer manage to get two people up on the second floor with the small elevator. Kinda freaky, but still neat. And the reason behind the killings is usually touching.