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Meitantei Conan  
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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
Case Closed
Detective Conan
Detektiv Conan
Thám tử lừng danh Conan

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Beika Street Irregulars
Detective Conan Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.73 c.768-770 by Korn Scans (3d ago)
v.42 c.433-434 by Korn Scans (3d ago)
v.70 c.733 by Korn Scans (7d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
92 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
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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Viz (64 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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Weekly Pos #265 decreased(-133)
Monthly Pos #67 decreased(-21)
3 Month Pos #26 decreased(-17)
6 Month Pos #20 increased(+44)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nightcrawler103
August 11th, 2007, 7:09pm
It's definitely one of the best manga I've ever read. The cases are mostly simple, unlike Kindaichi, but the way it were solved is what makes me excited. And the fact that there's a primary enemy, the Black Organization, is another thrilling part. Well, the most thrilling part, actually.

I don't know when it will end, since the main story progress so slow. But I think Aoyama Gosho already figured how to end the story. He just doesn't want to do it yet. And I guess same goes with me ^_^
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one of my fav   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kazesages
August 11th, 2007, 4:19pm
i got tire after finishing 500 chapter in 1 week lol >< i need a break from this but it really really good not too confusing lots of fun twist and turn ,the main plot is develop too slow lol
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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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so what   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Drycatsocks
July 31st, 2007, 6:55pm
so what if the story does evolve as fast as normal mangas.... this is a detective manga so it should focus on mysteries... anyone can make a decent story manga... the cases are what makes this series
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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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I'm with dullahan...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Machiavellism*
July 13th, 2007, 3:38am
Back to the main story please... It's become a boring manga... Not to mention that the case has became a piece of cake... I can guess who's the bad guy from the moment they find the dead body... Or at least 4 pages after that...
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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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Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by canucks
May 10th, 2007, 4:36pm
Honestly I have been following Conan for the longest time, I've collected all of it (including the movie-turned books, and enjoyed it... back when I was 12.

The stories now seem very incompetent, many cases were solved merely by the criminals pleading guilty from the smallest most insignificant clues... that will not stand up to any form of judicial trial (assuming there is at least a half-wit lawyer)

The quality of the cases have gone down significantly since the 40ish volumes, perhaps the author is running out of good ideas... now it's simply milking the fanbase of its worth.

BTW, what the hell is up with the inconceivably complex dying messages in recent cases? Doesn't anyone find it strange how a dying person can within seconds think of a crazy long and complicated "riddle" to point to the killer? ... It's not like they'd use that consciousness and strength to try to live or anything...

... Last updated on February 5th, 2008, 2:37pm
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Yep a masterpiece   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sole
May 3rd, 2007, 7:12am
This series is quite a masterpiece, the only really bad thing about it is that the story do progress but not by a lot, it's almost like inspector gadget that you'll never find out about the bad guys behind it all and their evil plan.

Though the new characters and even just the slight hints make the whole story refreshing after a while, it goes back to normal unrelated cases, but it's interesting the artist keep bringing us new ideas and creating new short cases, so it's quite entertaining, but you might get bored of it after a while if you're looking to know more about the main story, since it's quite repetitive and long, which happened to me quite often when I catch up to the series, I stop for a few months then I go back looking for more after the series pile up again, but still I recommend this series if you like a light hearted detective story, the characters and story are entertaining and cute at times, not to mention massive amount of characters.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2007, 11:37pm
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Rating: N/A
by mangamaniac1215
April 9th, 2007, 10:05pm
this manga is great!! i will agree that the plot is moving slow, and i really wanna know the ending now. it seems that time doesn't go very fast in the manga, like one year hasn't even passed yet?? the movies are better. hehe. there was one arc with the bomber case, conan and takagi trap in lift. that was cool, coz at the end sato nearly kissed takagi!! haha. i love chapters with the 2 of them. =D

... Last updated on January 15th, 2008, 3:55am
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