Case Closed redirects here. For the doujinshi, see Case Closed (Sherlock Holmes doujinshi).
|Name:||Meitantei Conan |
|Date(s):||1994 – ongoing (manga)|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Detective Conan is a shonen manga series by Aoyama Gosho that follows teenage sleuth Kudo Shinichi as he solves mysteries. In many countries, the series is also known as Case Closed, though most stories explaining why are debated and a bit apocryphal.
The manga, published by Shogakukan, began in 1994 and is ongoing. As of June 2015, it had reached 86 volumes. The anime, produced by TMS Entertainment, began in 1996 and is also ongoing; as of June 2015 774 episodes have aired.
In addition, 19 non-serial movies that are considered technically non-canon have been released so far, along with a crossover movie with Lupin III and 22 OVAs. Finally, a thirteen-episode live action television series and a four-part live action TV special were released in the 2010's.
The North American release of the manga by Viz Entertainment is significantly behind the Japanese release--as of June 2015, up to Volume 55 is available in English. The Funimation English release is likewise only partially available; the DVD sets only go up to Episode 150 and movie 6. Crunchyroll recently started streaming subtitled episodes in the 700's.
Detective Conan is a shonen manga series by Aoyama Gosho that follows teenage sleuth Kudo Shinichi as he solves mysteries. In many countries, the series is also known as Case Closed. After an encounter with a mysterious criminal organization, he is dosed with a drug that was supposed to be fatal but instead has the unexpected result of shrinking him to a seven-year-old. Using the alias Edogawa Conan, he moves in with his childhood friend and crush Mouri Ran, without telling her who he is, and attempts to find a cure, keep the mysterious organization (referred to variously as the Syndicate, the Black Organization, or simply ''Them) from realizing that he isn't dead, and continue to solve mysteries. The series boasts a large supporting cast, and typically focuses on self-contained mysteries, many of them murders.
It crosses over with Magic Kaito, an earlier series by the same author that stars a criminal with noble motivations.
Subs vs. Dubs
An example of an early Funimation adaptation, the Case Closed English dub was intended for Cartoon Network and featured localized names, including "Jimmy Kudo" rather than "Kudo Shinichi" and "Rachel Moore" instead of "Mouri Ran." These changes were and remain controversial, especially with fans hoping for a faithful adaptation of the source material.
However, this dub is not without its support. Because many people did first find the series as children when watching it on Cartoon Network, they are accustomed to the Funimation dub's naming. Save Case Closed, a group dedicated to bringing back the Funimation dub of the series, does have members who would like to keep the dub's naming conventions in place.
- Poirot Cafe: A fanfiction-oriented forum site.
- Save Case Closed: A community of fans who share the goal of convincing Funimation to continue the English dub of the series.
- Detective Conan Yaoi LiveJournal Community: The title is self-explanatory.