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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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Manga

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Associated Names
المتحري كونان
المحقق كونان
名探偵コナン
Case Closed
Detective Conan
Thám tử lừng danh Conan

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Latest Release(s)
v.94 c.933 by Irregular Scans (9d ago)
v.93 c.992 by Irregular Scans (16d ago)
v.93 c.991 by Irregular Scans (30d 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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Forum
14 topics, 83 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (925 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 28th 2017, 3:54am PST

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Year
1994

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (62 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #461 increased(+65)
Monthly Pos #637 increased(+129)
3 Month Pos #656 increased(+21)
6 Month Pos #675 decreased(-55)

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On 574 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Detective Conan Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Creator's Surgery 753 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes ago
The Best Girl Character is/are..? 1144 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
Chapter Labeling 1150 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes ago
Detective Conan: What's your favorite case? 1213 days, 17 hours, 2 minutes ago
Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker 1464 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes ago

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Long, Repetitive... But I love it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kittenn1011
July 5th, 2009, 4:34pm
At first, I was sceptical. A teenager turned into a little boy and solving murder cases. Really? Knowing little, my thoughts were all about "How the heck could he even get into crime scenes?" and other things along those lines, and it really didn't help that my first encounter with this series was the Anime Dub.

So, one day, bored me decided, "What the heck" and clicked couragously on chapter one.

Wow.

Let me start with what I didn't like before saying what was good.

Firstly: Right from the start it feels like the cases are moving too fast. Shinichi solves the case within a couple hours, some of them less. And after he reveals everything he's figured out he pulls out one peice of evidence, or explains one place that the culprit's figureprints are, and BAM! They confess everything.

Is one figureprint or one peice of evidence really enough for them to be convicted? Well, that's why they confess, right? Because they're sure that they're going to be convicted?

The only explaination is that they break under Koguro's glare-of-doomTM. Though it could be because the burden of killing somebody is too much to bare.

I don't think there are enough crazies. The people who kill without motives. I don't think there are any. There's, like, no real serial killers or anything. There should be more of those.

You also never see Conan/Shinichi make a mistake. You see Heiji fall for tricks and make mistakes, and Heiji is almost a carbon copy of Shinichi's thinking patterns. The two could like, communicate without talking if they tried. And when solving cases together, they sort of do.

Shinichi is only human. he should have made (and announced) a wrong deduction at one point or another.

Long. Many of the mysteries are the same thing over and over. After they discovered their 200th CLOSED-ROOM-MURDER!(c) it should have been less of shock... and when they get cut off from the world and are getting killed off one-by-one Ran and Sonoko should be really calm about it by now. Like: "Oh? Again?"

In the begining there was some plot progress and some diffrent and interesting cases. Then the boring and repetitive cases begin. In these chapters or so there is very little plot progress. Somewhere in there you've got some new characters that will probably be essential to the ending, but just when it seems he's finally caught on the leads on the Black Organisation that have been surounding him for fifty chapters something happens and they all disapear.

After a bit, there was something that looked like plot progress, and there's variety in the later chapters again.

The characters and drawing style:
The characters are great (though Shinichi needs to make more mistakes). The drawings are nice to look at. I've seen worse.

The plot: It's slow moving, but it's there. Relationships between characters seem to be at a standstill, but are very slowly moving forward.

Speaking of time: Why the heck is Conan still in first grade? I know manga world moves slower than real time, but I've seen some dates that indicate Shinichi has been a kid for like, at lease two years. (there was a Valetine's day thing about 100 chapters ago, and next thing I know I'm seeing the date Feb. 3rd across my screen. Ummm...

The mysteries are good. Predictable, some of them are. Some though, the diffrent ones, are something to look forward to, and between all the annoying murders and such, there is usually some kind of interesting thing going on.

I also like how Megure began to notice that dead bodies follows Koguro around, and that he should lock himself in his house (though it's more like they follow Shinichi...) and how people don't just write off his "Sleeping Deduction Shows". It's become his trademark thing, and he has fans that want to see him solving cases, but it's just not writen off.

Character development feels non-existant, but after going back and reading, you can see so plainly how far the characters have gotten from where they began.

All in all though, this a very enjoyable series if you're looking for something diffrent: I highly reccomend it.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2009, 12:17pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
October 8th, 2007, 6:28am
it's good, original at the time it was released but the best thing about it is the Main plot, it's simply Awesome! as for the downside, it's very very very...etc SLOW!!!! but i just read somewhere that the Mangaka hinted that it's ending soon X) i really want to see the end....>.>;;; it just got to 60 volumes...What i'm advices to anyone who like this series is to simply read the first 10-15 books and Skip to the last 10-15 books ^^

... Last updated on October 8th, 2007, 6:30am
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just depressing...   
Rating: N/A
by Just.another.blue
October 1st, 2007, 2:08am
Its realy depressing that after what? maybe 10 years this manga has not ended.

it was GREAT when it fist started and i LOVED it! but it went on too long, i usualy have no problems with long series but detective conan is just repetitive - they should have finished it ages ago as they seem to reuse the same methods of killing again and again.

Someone above said inuyasha was just as bad as this but it ain't - inuyasha had plot proggresss!

if your looking for a grat open and shut story - don't pick this you'll die before it ends!
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Great manga but the quality has went down   
Rating: N/A
by dullahan
May 14th, 2007, 9:34am
I agree with the last post. The manga was great. Back when i was small, i enjoyed it alot. But now it just gets boring. I stopped reading conan 2 years ago because theres no development of the main story. They are just solving random cases with no relation with the story at all. That repetitive is boring.

Not to mention that the case quality has gone down drastically. I remember some cases in the past which actually moved me that i felt sadness and really sorry for the culprit. I think its time the author concentrated on the main story and ended this story before it became totally trash.

I give this series 9 though because it was a great series until volume 40 or so.
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will finish this manga only after final chapter   
Rating: N/A
by rafaluvika
February 26th, 2016, 4:46am
sigh, this manga was good but really where is the progress? i mean, gosho sensei left a little bit hints (mysteries) here and there but there is no progress of the hints. actually i am okay if the manga is kinda like QED, it also didn't have any progress as far as i read and the mangaka don't give the reader any false hopes that there is actually other stories behind the case but this manga just let the readers hanging for so many chapters yet there is nothing new to add the excitement of reading new chapters.
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Er. Original or rehashes? Geez.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jessicali12
August 4th, 2010, 8:17am
@Usagi~Gurl The 'original plots' are mostly rehashes and further developments of previous plots. How many times has the author done the 'almond scent' poison for his chapters? More than enough times to count. Enough times for TVTropes to point out on it being a defining aspect of Detective Conan's overall mysteries.

So really, not that original. Sure, first time around, but then recycled to overuse in the next 700 chapters. What keeps it innovative and alive after so many years are the slight quirks that he does from case to case, and the overwhelmingly loyal fans to Conan and his friends. What really happens underneath all the detective work is surprisingly very little - too many fillers in both anime AND manga to count.
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Pfft.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
June 6th, 2009, 7:26am
Unrealistically dramatic - it seems as if Conan attracts a lot of murders each time he, Ran and her father goes somewhere. Is it even normal that a seventeen-year-old could possible witness more corpse than someone twice, or triple his age?

To my knowledge, this will probably an on-going manga for as long as I can count, and me being me, I do not like anything long with no character development at all, whatsoever.

And yet I love this manga. Quite possibly THE best manga I've ever read.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll continue reading the manga.
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where the heck is this story going?!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by fictionalscience
November 5th, 2007, 7:39am
Conan used to be interesting, but it has been running for far too long! I mean, 626 chapters? Come on! I had been reading this series since I was in 3rd or 4th grade, I'm 17 now. The cases aren't believable anymore, and much of them are recycled for the gazillionth time from the older cases (which were awesome, but now they're old). There are just too many fillers now and too little of the main plot. I'd rather have Shinichi killed off already!

... Last updated on January 30th, 2008, 5:30am
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end it!   
Rating: N/A
by gurrla
July 14th, 2007, 11:07pm
I dont like this, when the authors can't seem to end a story! this one as well as inuyasha need to meet a conclusion.
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A must read   
Rating: N/A
by traziemykel
March 4th, 2007, 11:14pm
Excellent and Unique manga ^^
Every Chapter got a new story ^^ which made the manga not boring and made it a must read ^^
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