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From Yakuza:

Shinichi Kudo is a high-school student who, by using observation and deduction, is good at solving mysteries. While investigating one, he is caught by the criminals that he was watching and forced to take an experimental drug. Leaving him for dead, the criminals disappear. Instead of killing him, however, the drug turns Shinichi into a little kid.

To preserve the illusion of his 'disappearance,' Shinichi adopts a new name based on his favorite author (Arthur Conan Doyle) and becomes Conan Edogawa. Ran, his (actually Shinichi's) childhood friend takes this little boy under her wing and brings him to her home. Conan now lives at a detective agency run by Ran's father, but his mind is as keen as ever and he continues to solve mysteries... always allowing Ran's father to take all the credit.

As far as everyone's concerned, Conan is just a little kid anyway... even to Ran. This is *extremely* frustrating to Conan since nobody will listen to a 'little boy.' Despite this, Conan has a mission... to find the criminals who did this to him and get the antidote to that drug.

Note: Won the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2001.


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Associated Names
Детектив Конан
المحقق كونان
ยอดนักสืบจิ๋ว โคนัน
명탐정 코난
Case Closed
Détective Conan (French)
Detective Conan
Detektif Conan
Salapoliisi Conan
Thám Tử Lừng Danh Conan

Groups Scanlating
Detective Conan Scans
Endless Youth and Co.

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
85 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (868 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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March 25th 2015, 8:02am PST

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Viz (53 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #332 increased(+164)
3 Month Pos #408 increased(+34)
6 Month Pos #409 decreased(-31)

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On 534 wish lists
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Detective Conan Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Creator's Surgery 13 days, 12 hours, 7 minutes ago
The Best Girl Character is/are..? 383 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
Chapter Labeling 388 days, 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
Detective Conan: What's your favorite case? 452 days, 7 hours, 14 minutes ago
Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker 703 days, 12 hours, 6 minutes ago

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How to sell out - The Manga   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 2nd, 2015, 5:38am
I started the anime over a decades ago when i was a still hungry teen. I liked it at first and why not?
The arts was nice (but the newer art style is also very recommendable), the characters were fun and the cases were a who´s who of famous crime novels. That part is still good and a story was still to be found. I later switched to the manga as fillers are just the worst but that was then and the series now has 86 in canon volumes, 40 +out of canon volumes and many other spin-off´s. There are also yearly movies, ova´s, games and ... They even met Lupin twice but i checked out years ago and opening up a random release a few rime did not help at all to get me back.
They are still crying over Cherry´s dead sister who is the one dead character, the romances are still a bust mostly and the age regression plot will never be resolved it seems. None age, graduate from school or changed in life in any way so the whole manga has been a filler since volume 20 or so. I wonder if any of the leads can even feel a thing as they live in the House of a Thousand Corpses by now what the death toll is concerned.
The one light to be found is the stellar art! Gosho had to come up with thousands of characters over the 21( !?!) years and it is a marvel even if he uses the same body and face types over and over. Especially the 4 (?) versions of Shinichi X Ran he has used in his 4 major works are the very same characters in body and personality but that is hardly the worst problem by now.
I also noticed how clean cut everything is all the time as nothing objectionable (none are gay or moraly grey for example) happens past the beading in the first case but let´s stop. I will come back for the last volume only and i wouldn´t be surprised if it resolved nothing past the age thing and if the one dead character showed up again.
I also only advice too google who the author married (and soon divorced). Hint: It´s Conan´s voice actress from Two-Mix. Crazy hm? Everything i sad also applies to it´s brother in arm´s Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo which is even sexist on top so deduct one point here.
Read these crime manga instead as Conan is money printing only or stop when you start to get bored:
Billy Bat, Death Note, Master Keaton, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Monster and Yokokuhan.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2015, 11:05am
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The joy lies in reading single cases   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kute_changmin
May 19th, 2014, 2:32am
...and not just focusing on the ending. Readers of this series include but do not limited to who only care about the Black Organization.This series is not about Shinichi Kudo, it is about Conan (hence the title). The main plot needs its closure and Shinichi will need to be back someday, but every small case solved by Conan is packed with a lot of different material about criminal minds, psychology, life lessons etc. and is designed to be read independently.
The mangaka works hard on each chapter, and there rarely are filling frames, so I think giving the series a low rate just because it "doesn't end yet" is quite unfair. If we are talking about "dragging" then I will rather include series like Skip Beat (release once per month) and Glass Mask (how many decades have it lasted already?).
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Too long?   
Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
September 18th, 2013, 1:46pm
Many people mentioned, or rather complained, Conan is dragging on for too long. I can somehow understand these negative feelings about the length, but I can't agree completely with it, actually. I know this series since I was a child as well, but I'm rather happy it hasn't ended yet. I want to read more cases, because I think the author hasn't dropped his standard of quality and the cases are still interesting and the characters are still appealing to me. Of course, I want to know how it ends as well, but I also don't want it to end on the other hand, because it would mean the end of japanese Agatha Christie-like mystery.
During the next 10 years or so I would appreciate an end as well, but how is it bad when a series accompanies you for your life: from childhood through growing up and then adulthood, and you are still loving it?
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Awesome series, but WAY too long.   
Rating: N/A
by Bellalea
August 31st, 2013, 4:31am
I have been a fan of this manga for over 10 years. I stopped buying volumes when I was 15, because they became too expensive. Since then, I haven't even touched any of the books. Now I've decided to pick this series up again, hoping I would be able to find out what happened to Conan and his friends. But this is still ongoing? Seriously? I love this manga, but I really want to see how it ends... Is it never going to happen? I understand this is a very popular manga and they want to get all the cash they can get from it. It's also true that when this has been going on for so long, it can be difficult to end it... But this is just too long.

However, I am amazed how Aoyama has still kept the story interesting. Every new murder case interests me, and while the manga is VERY repetive, it still doesn't feel repetive at all. The characters are interesting, and while this manga is not very realistic (Conan just happens to bump into a murder case every single day of his life in a country with one of the lowest murder rates), it doesn't bother me the least. Don't get me wrong, I still want this to end, but hey, every good thing comes to an end, right? ...Right?
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by faisol01
July 23rd, 2013, 3:52pm
I read this series since i was seven, and now i'm twenty and it's still go no where.
too many unrelated case from main story, somehow this manga fell like agatha christie's novel put in one title, with only one main detective.
even it has main story, the author do not dig it deeper, not even given some clue of the main plot.
where is the black suited man confused confused almost a thousand chapter and there is no conclusion in black suited manconfused
altough i like this manga, i'm bored with too many unrelated episodic case, it's just like doraemon in detective style.
it's like hajime no ippo, 1000++ chapter and never fight miyata.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2013, 4:05pm
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An excellent series, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Chibiwind
May 14th, 2013, 9:52pm
As a fan of this series for over 10 years, I can easily say that Detective Conan has always been near the top of my list. This series is very well-known in Japan and other Asian countries, with its fans ranging from elementary school age to elders. This is due to its intriguing plot and characters. As earlier labelled, this series indeed falls under the mystery genre. However, I believe it also has the ability to draw in readers whom are fans of other genres, such as myself. I was captivated by the interesting plot, the humour, and lovable characters when I was a child, and to this day, I'm still in love with this series because of those reasons.

Now, while everything I said so far are positive reviews of the series, I did add in a "but" in the subject. In my opinion, if there is one flaw with the series, it's that it's too unnecessarily long! I'm definitely not the first person to mention this on here, so I won't talk too much into it. Basic point is, I feel like now that Detective Conan has gained a lot of fans in most Asian countries, Aoyama Gosho is just dragging it on for the money (just my opinion though). In an interview from 6 years ago, Aoyama mentioned that he already has the ending planned out; however, here we are 6 years later, it's still no where close to the end. This is extremely frustrating, especially for fans like me who has waited many years for the big conclusion. As much as I love the series, I also wish it would end soon, because seeing it dragged on like this for no reason, is extremely agonizing and annoying.

In conclusion, this series is definitely a good read, but its unreasonable length can be very frustrating.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2013, 9:53pm
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Simply Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by senera2000
February 27th, 2013, 11:20am
I really love this series. It's got many interesting cases and each have some difference.(It's amazing how God/Fate or Conan or some guy can always get 3 suspects. EVERY SINGLE TIME)
Plus Conan sure ages slow. It's got many interesting characters.
I love the fact that it doesn't end (This surpases even One Piece in terms of length) I hope that it hits 2000+ chapters.

... Last updated on February 27th, 2013, 11:22am
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Unrealistic but charming   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by train93
February 8th, 2013, 4:33am
Ok, the story is more than unlikely. But it never wanted to be realistic anyway. The characters are funny and the crimes are for the most interesting and ingenious. The main plot almost never develops, it's more of an episodic manga, but that's fine considering its genre.
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Ran Mouri   
Rating: N/A
by kaorudojo
September 5th, 2012, 10:37am
I would like to discover the truth about Ran conan.
The author parted a bit of history. I would like to get involved more.
Couple ShinichixRan course lifetime. forever.
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Still going strong.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KalleKustavson
June 29th, 2012, 11:16am
Now that it's been many years since the start of Detective Conan, there have been many many many different animes and mangas coming out... And everytime I watch 1 episode of Death Note/Naruto/TTGL/Another/Mirai Nikki etc etc... I go back to watch 2 episodes of Detective Conan.. Because it is different. The "hyping" in most animes these days is just inhuman, however I do read alot of books so the younger audience might find Detective Conan somewhat boring,
I used to love Death Note but now... It's like Scooby Doo compared to DC.
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