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Meitantei Conan  
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Description
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
المتحري كونان
المحقق كونان
名探偵コナン
Case Closed
Detective Conan
Detektiv Conan
Thám tử lừng danh Conan

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Latest Release(s)
v.73 c.768-770 by Korn Scans (2d ago)
v.42 c.433-434 by Korn Scans (2d ago)
v.70 c.733 by Korn Scans (5d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
92 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (933 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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October 10th 2017, 2:45pm PST

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Year
1994

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (64 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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long but still interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kaoru1869
April 17th, 2012, 9:00am
I'm astonished that a manga could ever be this long and even more when I look at the complete collection of more than 70 volumes in my room. Even if I think it's boring solving murder cases where there are ALWAYS EXACTLY 3 suspects, I keep buying every volume once it's on sale and keep reading it, in hope that there could be some alternation like a Kaitou Kid case or some longer arc that is more than only four chapters. It has the advantage that you can read in the middle of such an arc and still can understand what's going on.

Despite this manga being repetitive, Aoyama brings always some romance, humour and action in his work. My wish is for him to finally draw the ending (since he knows how to end it) and to continue drawing Magic Kaitou, which isn't complete and only has four volumes. My advise for beginners is not to read each volume one after another, but to go mishmash (naturally beginning with the first volume).

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 9:03am
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a good read , but.... stop!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Tharkun
October 4th, 2010, 10:15am
It's a good manga , but the way it goes on and on with no plot development and no new plots , it gets so booooooring and I just had to stop reading.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2010, 10:15am
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Great start, hope that it won't have a bad end   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by harmonize
December 17th, 2008, 1:46am
I've read it since I was young, it was one of my most favourite manga at that time and that's the reason why I generously gave it 9 points although the manga has lost its shiny. The murderers killed for some silly/absurd reasons (sometimes by some insane/unthinkable methods) and the repetitiveness never fail getting me bored lately, except for the mafia part.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2008, 1:48am
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dragged out for too long   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by DawnFlower
November 27th, 2007, 3:14am
it starts real well

the cases are challenging and the art is good
however, too bad this is shounen manga - too few tragic moment, too much fillers and too many repetitive cases.

it's still a good read when you're bored though.

if it was a seinen manga with more tragic love drama and less kiddie stuff it'd be perfect.

its movies are good though smile I especially love the one with all the cards - shooting your lover to save her.

the one took place on the aphrodite ship wasn't too bad either - it was really touching in the later half.

but the author really should have made shinichi being a little kid an arc instead of dragging out this long.
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...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ares6
August 2nd, 2007, 3:32pm
now here's a manga that challenges the intellect. A modern Sherlock Holmes. Don't underestimate the complexity of the plot, the case can be very difficult to solve, even for detective fans.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2007, 3:34pm
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Masterpiece   
Rating: N/A
by He Who Rapes Cats
January 4th, 2006, 1:57pm
I've read all fifty volumes and I must say that I'm REALLY impressed with the series, although I was less than thrilled with the drawing style at first (as I'm more into really realistic drawings), then I really got into it - especially the enigmas at hand. The first volumes often cover closed room mysteries or impossible cases but they soon evolve into cases where you have to discover who's the culprit by dismantling the alibis and whatnot - but in the meantime, you will be sure to be EXTREMELY surprised, especially with the way crimes were committed and the way the crime scene were tampered with to make them appear unsolvable.

Character design is very good and provide excellent settings for drama, slight romance and most of all, comedy. We follow the series through different circumstances - according to who is accompanying Conan, be it Kogoro Mouri, the Detective Kids, Heiji Hattori or with the "anti-Black Organization squad". It is not a series that will stretch eternally. There is a path but the development is quite slow.

But in the meantime, the plot turns will be most likely, if not surely, to REALLY surprise you, as the setting for a hypothetical final confrontation and the solution to Shinichi/Conan's plight draws near.

By then, you'll have learnt a truckload of miscellaneous facts about science, biology, history nature, logic and other fields, some of which give a good insight to our world's secrets and Japan's way of life.

It is a must-read, especially if you're fond of mystery cases and seemingly impossible crimes. God knows I'm going to read it to the end.
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A "Bible" among mangas   
Rating: N/A
by Me
September 25th, 2005, 12:31am
This is an exellent manga, with great humour, interesting plot and cases, characters and it's really educational so instead of studying, you should read this ;).
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LOL   
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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I love it...but...   
Rating: N/A
by TF
August 27th, 2010, 10:53am
I love Case Closed (or detective conan, whatever) but at the same time, there are a few problems.
Characters: I like what Gosho Aoyama has set up, they're kind of funny, cute, etc, but in the long run, nothing has really changed over 745 chapters. Shinichi turned into conan, but Conan hasn't really changed at all. Ran and Shinici's relationship hasn't gone anywhere, so it can be a little boring. The only relationships that have changed are Takagi's and Satou's, and they're minor characters. What's with that?
Plot: it's the perfect setup- all you have to do is make a few tweaks and poof! you have a new mystery. Although it's fun to see how the mystery was pieced together,and i think Gosho Aoyama is a bit of a genius, it gets tedious after awhile, reading that chapter after chapter. Also, what i'm really disappointed about are Kid's appearances. They used to be a break from the usual cases, a mystery mixed with action and adventure, but then they dropped off, taking the form of a usual mystery. Why would that happen? I have no idea, but it makes me kind of upset.

So, all in all, i can't help loving it, but it's not thaaaat fabulous when you look at the big picture.
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Will it EVER end?   
Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
July 19th, 2010, 8:00pm
I think it is amazing that Gosho Aoyama is able to come up with soooo many genius plots like these. I find this manga as something that someone could possible use if they wish to kill someone and get away with it. Ha Ha. But seriously, I've been a fan of this series since 2005 and I love it. I tried collecting all the episodes, but I gave up, I own about 400 to 500 episodes. It never ends does it? I think that since so many days have gone by so far, why hasn't anybody aged yet? Ran should be close to graduating, and Shinichi will probably have to repeat a few years for missing so much. When is he ever going to solve the mystery with the Black Organization. I've had enough of the side stories, and I want the climax!! I wonder if it'll EVER end. Another reason I want it to end soon, is because I want AG to start picking up on Magic Kaito again.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2012, 9:20pm
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