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Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン, Detective Conan, Case Closed), is a Japanese shonen manga written by Aoyama Gosho and published in the Shonen Sunday magazine. The manga is still running and currently has 96 volumes[1].

In 1996, the story was adapted into anime. It has been a very successful series and there are multiple movies that take place during and after the series.

In 2006, a special dorama was made starring Oguri Shun as Kudo Shinichi. A second episode followed in 2007. For the third series, the dorama and the fourth special, the role of Shinichi Kudo was recast to Mizobata Junpei.

The Story

Successful young detective Kudo Shinichi is involved in a very bad situation: gangsters transform his body from 16-year-old high school pupil to a 9-year-old elementary school student. He still has his genious intelligence, which allows him to solve even the most difficult criminal cases.

Characters

Main cast
Edogawa Conan who is actually...
Recurring cast
... Kudo Shinichi
Volume 1 Cover

Manga

Meitantei Conan was serialized in the Weekly Shounen Sunday, with the first chapter being printed in its fifth issue on January 19th, 1994. The manga has got great acceptance since then, and it's still being published to date.

With its more than 200 million sales, Meitantei Conan is the fourth best-selling manga series, with sales over 25 different countries.

Tankoubons

Volume 8 Cover
Volume 22 Cover
Volume 58 Cover

There have been 96 volumes released, and it's comprised of more than 1,000 chapters (called Files).

Meitantei Conan Volumes
# 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapters 1-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100
Japanese release June 18, 1994 July 18, 1994 October 18, 1994 February 18, 1995 April 18, 1995 July 18, 1995 November 18, 1995 December 9, 1995 January 18, 1996 April 18, 1996
English release September 7, 2004 November 3, 2004 January 4, 2005 March 1, 2005 May 5, 2005 July 5, 2005 September 8, 2005 November 15, 2005 January 17, 2006 March 21, 2006
# 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Chapters 101-110 111-120 121-130 131-140 141-150 151-160 161-170 171-180 181-190 191-200
Japanese release July 18, 1996 September 18, 1996 December 10, 1996 March 18, 1997 June 18, 1997 August 9, 1997 November 18, 1997 January 17, 1998 April 18, 1998 July 18, 1998
English release May 16, 2006 July 18, 2006 September 19, 2006 November 21, 2006 January 16, 2007 March 20, 2007 May 15, 2007 July 17, 2007 September 18, 2007 November 20, 2007
# 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Chapters 201-211 212-221 222-231 232-242 243-253 254-263 264-273 274-284 285-295 296-306
Japanese release October 17, 1998 February 18, 1999 April 17, 1999 July 17, 1999 October 18, 1999 February 18, 2000 April 18, 2000 July 18, 2000 September 18, 2000 December 18, 2000
English release January 15, 2008 March 18, 2008 May 20, 2008 July 15, 2008 September 16, 2008 November 18, 2008 January 20, 2009 March 17, 2009 May 19, 2009 July 21, 2009
# 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Chapters 307-317 318-328 329-339 340-350 351-361 362-372 373-382 383-392 393-403 404-413
Japanese release March 17, 2001 April 18, 2001 July 18, 2001 September 18, 2001 December 18, 2001 February 18, 2002 April 18, 2002 July 18, 2002 November 18, 2002 February 18, 2003
English release September 15, 2009 November 17, 2009 January 9, 2010 March 16, 2010 July 13, 2010 October 12, 2010 January 11, 2011 April 12, 2011 July 12, 2011 October 11, 2011
# 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Chapters 414-424 425-435 436-446 447-457 458-468 469-479 480-490 491-500 501-510 511-521
Japanese release April 9, 2003 July 18, 2003 October 18, 2003 January 17, 2004 April 5, 2004 July 16, 2004 October 18, 2004 January 14, 2005 April 6, 2005 July 15, 2005
English release January 10, 2012 April 10, 2012 July 10, 2012 October 9, 2012 January 8, 2013 April 9, 2013 July 9, 2013 October 8, 2013 January 14, 2014 April 8, 2014
# 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Chapters 522-532 533-543 544-553 554-564 565-575 576-586 587-597 598-608 609-619 620-630
Japanese release October 18, 2005 January 14, 2006 February 17, 2006 June 16, 2006 September 15, 2006 January 13, 2007 April 5, 2007 July 18, 2007 October 18, 2007 January 12, 2008
English release July 8, 2014 October 14, 2014 January 13, 2015 April 14, 2015 July 14, 2015 October 13, 2015 January 12, 2016 April 12, 2016 July 12, 2016 October 11, 2016
# 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
Chapters 631-641 642-652 653-663 664-674 675-685 686-696 697-707 708-718 719-729 730-740
Japanese release April 3, 2008 August 11, 2008 November 7, 2008 April 2, 2009 August 18, 2009 November 18, 2009 February 18, 2010 May 18, 2010 August 18, 2010 November 18, 2010
English release January 10, 2017 April 11, 2017 July 11, 2017 October 10, 2017 January 9, 2018 April 10, 2018 July 10, 2018 October 9, 2018 January 8, 2019 April 9, 2019
# 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
Chapters 741-751 752-762 763-773 774-784 785-795 796-806 807-817 818-828 829-839 840-850
Japanese release February 18, 2011 June 17, 2011 September 16, 2011 December 14, 2011 April 14, 2012 June 18, 2012 September 18, 2012 December 18, 2012 April 18, 2013 July 18, 2013
English release July 9, 2019 October 8, 2019 January 14, 2020 April 14, 2020 July 14, 2020 October 13, 2020 January 12, 2021 April 13, 2021 July 13, 2021 October 12, 2021
# 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
Chapters 851-861 862-872 873-882 883-893 894-904 905-915 916-926 927-937 938-948 949-959
Japanese release November 18, 2013 January 17, 2014 April 18, 2014 July 18, 2014 December 18, 2014 April 17, 2015 August 18, 2015 December 18, 2015 April 15, 2016 August 18, 2016
English release January 11, 2022 April 12, 2022 July 12, 2022 October 11, 2022 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
# 91 92 93 94 95 96
Chapters 960-970 971-981 982-992 993-1003 1004-1014 1015-1025
Japanese release December 16, 2016 April 12, 2017 July 18, 2017 December 18, 2017 October 18, 2018 April 10, 2019
English release TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Special Volumes

Special Volume 1 Cover

There have been several volumes aside from the main story, drawn mainly by Aoyama Gosho's assistants. The series is set aside from the main story, and thus does not affect its plot or timeline. These stories have not been released in any other language.

Meitantei Conan Special Volumes
# 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapters 1-9 10-17 18-27 28-38 39-52 53-61 62-75 76-86 87-96 97-108
Japanese release January 28, 1997 October 28, 1997 November 28, 1997 March 18, 1998 April 18, 1998 January 28, 1999 April 26, 1999 August 7, 1999 December 18, 1999 March 28, 2000
# 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Chapters 109-118 119-129 130-143 144-154 155-166 167-178 179-190 191-204 205-214 215-226
Japanese release May 27, 2000 December 25, 2000 May 28, 2001 August 28, 2001 March 28, 2002 August 28, 2002 January 28, 2003 March 28, 2003 May 28, 2003 December 24, 2003
# 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Chapters 227-238 239-248 249-260 261-272 273-283 284-295 296-305 306-313 314-325 326-337
Japanese release April 1, 2004 August 27, 2004 December 24, 2004 March 28, 2005 April 26, 2005 December 24, 2005 February 27, 2006 October 27, 2006 October 27, 2006 November 28, 2007
# 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Chapters 338-349 350-361 362-373 374-385 386-397 398-409 410-421 422-432 433-444 445-456
Japanese release December 25, 2007 November 28, 2008 December 25, 2008 July 28, 2009 December 25, 2009 July 28, 2010 November 28, 2011 July 27, 2012 October 28, 2014 December 28, 2015
# 41 42 43 44
Chapters 457-467 468-478 479-489 490-500
Japanese release October 28, 2016 July 28, 2017 May 28, 2018 April 26, 2019

Anime

See also: List of Meitantei Conan episodes

The anime adaptation started being aired on January 8th, 1996. To date, it has been aired for more than 13 years and it's been compiled in more than 220 DVDs. The anime spans over 27 seasons, the 27th season being the season with the longest run, and over more than 950 episodes, though more than 400 of them are TV originals. By 2019, it was the 16th longest anime series in terms of episodes.

As of 2018, Meitantei Conan has been broadcast in 40 countries around the world.

OVAs

There are 12 OVAs released to date. Most of them were compiled in DVD series called 'Secret Files'. OVAs 1-3 are compiled in Volume 1, OVAs 4-5 in Volume 2, OVAs 6-7 in Volume 3 and OVAs 8-9 in Volume 4.

  1. [2002] Conan vs Kid vs Yaiba Houtou Soudatsu Daikessen!! (コナンvsキッドvsヤイバ 宝刀争奪大決戦!!; Conan vs Kid vs Yaiba - The Decisive Battle over the Treasured Sword!)
  2. [2002] 16 no Yougisha!? (16人の容疑者!?; 16 Suspects!?)
  3. [2003] Conan to Heiji to Kieta Shounen (コナンと平次と消えた少年, Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy)
  4. [2004] Conan to Kid to Crystal Mother (コナンとキッドとクリスタル·マザー; Conan and Kid and the Crystal Mother)
  5. [2005] Hyouteki wa Mouri Kogorou!! Shounen Tanteidan Maruhi Chousa (標的は毛利小五郎!!少年探偵団マル秘調査; The Target is Kogorou Mouri!! The Detective Boys' Secret Investigation)
  6. [2006] Kieta Daiya wo Oe! Konan, Heiji vs Kiddo (消えたダイヤを追え!コナン·平次vsキッド; Pursuit of the Vanished Diamond! Conan, Heiji vs Kid)
  7. [2007] Agasa kara no Chōsenjou! Agasa vs. Conan & Shounen Tanteidan (阿笠からの挑戦状!阿笠vsコナン&少年探偵団; A Written Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs Conan & the Detective Boys)
  8. [2008] Joshi Kousei Tantei Suzuki Sonoko no Jikenbo (女子高生探偵 鈴木園子の事件簿; High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki's Case Files)
  9. [2009] 10nen go no Ihoujin (10年後の異邦人; Stranger in 10 Years)
  10. [2010] KID in TRAP ISLAND
  11. [2011] London kara no Hishirei (ロンドンからの秘指令; The Secret Order from London)
  12. [2012] Excalibur no Kiseki (えくすかりばあの奇跡; The Miracle of Excalibur)
DVD Releases

MC OVA SF1.jpg MC OVA SF2.jpg MC OVA SF3.jpg MC OVA SF4.jpg

  1. [2006.03.24] SECRET FILE Vol. 1
  2. [2006.03.24] SECRET FILE Vol. 2
  3. [2008.04.04] SECRET FILE Vol. 3
  4. [2010.04.09] SECRET FILE Vol. 4

Music

Due to Meitantei Conan's extremely long run, the anime has had many different theme songs. Most artists in this list are under the GIZA studio record label. These theme songs are:

Opening Theme Songs
# Artist Title Episodes
1 ↑THE HIGH-LOWS↓ Mune ga Dokidoki 1 - 30
2 Velvet Garden Feel Your Heart 31 - 52
3 Komatsu Miho Nazo 53 - 96
4 ZARD Unmei no Roulette Mawashite 97 - 123
5 TWO-MIX TRUTH ~A Great Detective of Love~ 124 - 142
6 B'z Girigiri chop 143 - 167
7 GARNET CROW Mysterious Eyes 168 - 204
8 Aiuchi Rina Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense 205 - 230
9 Matsuhashi Miki destiny 231 - 258
10 Kuraki Mai Winter Bells 259 - 270
11 Aiuchi Rina I can't stop my love for you♥ 271 - 305
12 Kuraki Mai Kaze no Lalala 306 - 332
13 U-ka saegusa IN db Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made 333 - 355
14 Aiuchi Rina START 356 - 393
15 ZARD Hoshi no Kagayaki yo 394 - 414
16 Kuraki Mai Growing of my heart 415 - 424
17 B'z Shoudou 425 - 437
18 Aiuchi Rina &
U-ka saegusa
100 Mono Tobira 438 - 456
19 U-ka saegusa IN db Kumo ni Notte 457 - 474
20 GARNET CROW Namida no Yesterday 475 - 486
21 ZARD Glorious Mind 487 - 490
22 ZARD
feat.Kamiki Aya
Ai wa Kurayami no Naka de 491 - 504
23 Kuraki Mai Ichibyou Goto ni Love for you 505 - 514
24 Naifu Mysterious 515 - 520
25 Kuraki Mai Revive 521 - 529
26 BREAKERZ Everlasting Luv 530 - 546
27 Aiuchi Rina MAGIC 547 - 564
28 GARNET CROW As the Dew 565 - 582
29 Kuraki Mai Summer Time Gone 583-601
30 Caos Caos Caos tear drops 602-612
31 B'z Don't Wanna Lie 613-626
32 GARNET CROW Misty Mystery 627-641
33 BREAKERZ Miss Mystery 642-666
34 Natsuiro Kimi no Namida ni Konna ni Koishiteru 667-680
35 Kuraki Mai TRY AGAIN 681-695
36 B'z Q&A 696-717
37 VALSHE Butterfly Core 718-743
38 KNOCK OUT MONKEY Greed 744-756
39 Kuraki Mai DYNAMITE 757-773
40 BREAKERZ WE GO 774-789
41 La Pompon Nazo 790-804
42 Inaba Koshi Hane 804 - 816
43 B'z Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru 817-844
44 BREAKERZ Ikusen no Meikyuu de Ikusen no Nazo wo Toite 845-868
45 Ohguro Maki Lie, Lie, Lie, 869-886
46 Cellchrome Everything OK!! 887-902
47 NormCore Countdown 903-915
48 dps Timeline 916-926
49 Kuraki Mai Barairo no Jinsei 927-940
50 Only this time ANSWER 941-???
Ending Theme Songs
# Artist Title Episodes
1 ZIGGY STEP BY STEP 1 - 26
2 heath Meikyuu no Lovers 27 - 51
3 Utoku Keiko Hikari to Kage no Roman 52 - 70
4 DEEN Kimi ga Inai Natsu 71 - 83
5 Komatsu Miho Negaigoto Hitotsu Dake 84 - 108
6 Komatsu Miho Koori no Ue ni Tatsu You ni 109 - 131
7 rumania montevideo Still for your love 132 - 152
8 WAG Free Magic 153 - 179
9 Kuraki Mai Secret of my heart 180 - 204
10 GARNET CROW Natsu no Maboroshi 205 - 218
11 Kuraki Mai Start in my life 219 - 232
12 Kuraki Mai always 233 - 247
13 Uehara Azumi Aoi Aoi Kono Hoshi ni 248 - 265
14 GARNET CROW Yume Mita Ato de 266 - 287
15 Uehara Azumi Mushoku 288 - 299
16 Inaba Koshi Overture 300 - 306
17 ZARD Ashita wo Yumemite 307 - 328
18 GARNET CROW Kimi to Iu Hikari 329 - 349
19 U-ka saegusa IN db Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi wo 350 - 375
20 GARNET CROW Wasurezaki 376 - 397
21 U-ka saegusa IN db June Bride ~Anata Shika Mienai~ 398 - 406
22 Takei Shiori Sekai Tomete 407 - 416
23 Iwata Sayuri Thank you for everything 417 - 424
24 ZARD Kanashii Hodo Anata ga Suki 425 - 437
25 Kamiki Aya Mou Kimi Dake wo Hanashitari wa Shinai 438 - 458
26 Kuraki Mai Shiroi Yuki 459 - 470
27 Shizukusa Yumi I still believe ~Tameiki~ 471 - 486
28 GARNET CROW Sekai wa Mawaru to Iu Keredo 487 - 490
29 U-ka saegusa IN db Yuki Doke no Ano Kawa no Nagare no You ni 491 - 504
30 Kamiki Aya Summer Memories 505 - 514
31 Shizukusa Yumi GO YOUR OWN WAY 515 - 520
32 Naifu Koigokoro Kagayaki Nagara 521 - 529
33 GARNET CROW Doing all right 530 - 539
34 BREAKERZ Hikari 540 - 561
35 Hundred Percent Free Hello Mr. my yesterday 562 - 587
36 Kuraki Mai Tomorrow is the last Time 588 - 601
37 Hundred Percent Free Jyuugoya Crisis ~Kimi ni Aitai~ 602-609
38 BREAKERZ Tsukiyo no Itazura no Mahou 610-626
39 B'z Pilgrim 627-628
40 Kuraki Mai Your Best Friend 629-643
41 grram Kanashii Hodo Kyou no Yuuhi Kirei da ne 644-653
42 BREAKERZ Overwrite 654-666
43 Kuraki Mai Koi ni Koishite 667-686
44 BOYFRIEND Hitomi no Melody 687-704
45 Chicago Poodle Kimi no Egao ga Nani Yori Suki Datte 705-721
46 DAIGO Ima Aitakute... 722-736
47 AKIHIDE RAIN MAN 737-749
48 Kuraki Mai Muteki na Heart 750-762
49 VALSHE Kimi e no Uso 763-804
50 La PomPon Unmei no Roulette Mawashite 804-812
51 Takuto Futari no Byoushin 813-826
52 Kuraki Mai SAWAGE☆LIFE 827-842
53 Kuraki Mai YESTERDAY LOVE 843-864
54 BREAKERZ Yume Monogatari 865-875
55 Kuraki Mai Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~ 876-886
56 Takuto x Miyakawa-kun Kamikaze Express 887-908
57 First place Sadame 909-914
58 Cellchrome Aozolighter 915-928
59 Kuraki Mai Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai 929-951
60 Miyakawa Airi Sissy Sky 952-???

Movies

Since 1997, a movie based on the series is screened during the Golden Week of Japan. Because of the series' general popularity in Japan, most of the movies are number one in box office rating at debut, if not for several weeks. The list of movies screened so far includes:

Tanteitachi no Requiem
Movies
# Premiere Original Title English Title Theme Song
1 1997.04.19 Tokei Jikake no Matenrou
(時計じかけの摩天楼)
The Time-Bombed Skyscraper Happy Birthday
by Kyoko
2 1998.04.18 14 Banme no Target
(14番目の標的)
The Fourteenth Target Shoujo no Koro ni Modotta Mitai ni
by ZARD
3 1999.04.17 Seikimatsu no Majutsushi
(世紀末の魔術師)
The Last Wizard of the Century ONE
by B'z
4 2000.04.22 Hitomi no Naka no Ansatsusha
(瞳の中の暗殺者)
Captured in Her Eyes Anata ga Iru Kara
by Komatsu Miho
5 2001.04.21 Tengoku he no Countdown
(天国へのカウントダウン)
Countdown to Heaven always
by Kuraki Mai
6 2002.04.20 Baker Street no Bourei
(ベイカー街の亡霊)
The Phantom of Baker Street Everlasting
by B'z
7 2003.04.19 Meikyuu no Crossroad
(迷宮の十字路)
Crossroad in the Ancient Capital Time after time ~Hana Mau Machi de~
by Kuraki Mai
8 2004.04.17 Ginyoku no Magician
(銀翼の奇術師)
Magician of the Silver Sky Dream x Dream
by Aiuchi Rina
9 2005.04.09 Suihei Senjou no Strategy
(水平線上の陰謀)
Strategy Above the Depths Natsu wo Matsu Sail no You ni
by ZARD
10 2006.04.15 Tanteitachi no Requiem
(探偵たちの鎮魂歌)
The Private Eyes' Requiem Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
by B'z
11 2007.04.21 Konpeki no Jolly Roger
(紺碧の棺)
Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure Nanatsu no Umi wo Wataru Kaze no You ni
by Aiuchi Rina & U-ka saegusa
12 2008.04.19 Senritsu no Full Score
(戦慄の楽譜)
Full Score of Fear Tsubasa wo Hirogete by ZARD
13 2009.04.18 Shikkoku no Chaser
(漆黒の追跡者)
The Raven Chaser PUZZLE by Kuraki Mai
14 2010.04.17 Tenkuu no Lost Ship
(天空の難破船)
The Lost Ship in the Sky Over Drive by GARNET CROW
15 2011.04.16 Chinmoku no Quarter
(沈黙の15分)
Quarter of Silence Don't Wanna Lie by B'z
16 2012.04.14 Juuichininme no Striker
(11人目のストライカー)
The Eleventh Striker Haru Uta by Ikimonogakari
17 2013.04.20 Zekkai no Private Eye
(絶海の探偵)
Private Eye in the Distant Sea One More Time by Saito Kazuyoshi
- 2013.12.07 Lupin Sansei VS Meitantei Conan THE MOVIE
(ルパン三世VS名探偵コナン THE MOVIE)
Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie -
18 2014.04.17 Ijigen no Sniper
(異次元の狙撃手)
Dimensional Sniper Love Searchlight by Shibasaki Kou
19 2015.04.18 Gouka no Himawari
(業火の向日葵)
Sunflowers of Inferno Oh! Rival by Porno Graffitti
20 2016.04.16 Junkoku no Nightmare
(純黒の悪夢)
The Darkest Nightmare Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru by B'z
21 2017.04.15 Karakurenai no Love Letter
(から紅の恋歌)
The Crimson Love Letter Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~ by Kuraki Mai
22 2018.04.13 Zero no Shikkounin
(ゼロの執行人)
Zero the Enforcer Rei -ZERO- by Fukuyama Masaharu
23 2019.04.12 Konjou no Fist
(紺青の拳)
The Fist of Blue Sapphire BLUE SAPPHIRE by Tosaka Hiroomi

Live-Action

There have been four TV specials and one drama of 13 episodes, all set before the events in the anime.

Meitantei Conan Live-Actions
Original airdate Japanese Title English translation Theme song Notes
2006.02.10 Kudo Shinichi he no Chousenjou ~Sayonara Made no Josho~
(工藤新一への挑戦状〜さよならまでの序章(プロローグ)〜)
A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~Prologue Until Goodbye~ - Drama Special 1
2007.12.17 Kudo Shinichi no Fukkatsu! ~Kuro no Soshiki to no Confrontation~
(工藤新一の復活! 〜黒の組織との対決(コンフロンティション)〜
Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black Organization - Drama Special 2
2011.04.15 Kudo Shinichi he no Chousenjou ~Kaicho Densetsu no Nazo~
(工藤新一への挑戦状~怪鳥伝説の謎~)
A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~The Mystery of the Legendary Bird~ "To You..." by Dream Drama Special 3
2011.07.07 - 09.29 Kudo Shinichi he no Chousenjou
(工藤新一への挑戦状)
Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo "Kimi to Zutto... by yu-yu 13-episode TV Drama
2012.04.12 Kudo Shinichi Kyoto Shinsengumi Satsujin Jiken
(工藤新一京都新撰組殺人事件)
Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case "Sakura Uta" by yu-yu Drama Special 4

Soundtracks

Anime Soundtracks

Movie Soundtracks

Theme Song Albums

Image Song Albums

References

  1. As of September 2019.

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