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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.44 c.450-452 by Korn Scans 1 day ago
v.90 c.954-957 by Korn Scans 1 day ago
v.92 c.975-977 by Korn Scans 3 days 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

User Reviews

15 topics, 85 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (941 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 9th 2018, 6:14pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (65 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #124 increased(+2)
Monthly Pos #111 (No change)
3 Month Pos #168 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #88 decreased(-65)
Year Pos #31 increased(+61)

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On 3206 reading lists
On 606 wish lists
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Here is a quick way to find canon chapters 4 months ago
Detective Conan Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Creator's Surgery over 2 years ago
The Best Girl Character is/are..? over 3 years ago
Chapter Labeling over 3 years ago
Detective Conan: What's your favorite case? over 4 years ago

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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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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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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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My two cents   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by elementalblood
March 4th, 2012, 12:22pm
I think this manga has gone on long enough, a lot of people do (as I can see by reading the comments) but I do have a theory why the poor author won't be ending this one very soon.

Like most of the manga dominating the scene (Pokemon, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, too many to continue...) this one has been going on for YEARS. 10+ really. They've run for so long that stopping them would be like halting a moving train with your bare hands. It's difficult to end gracefully. (And no matter how much no one wants to admit it and barks about how it should end, ending it badly would only make us bark louder.)

Also, the manga industry -actually, the paper-based book industry as a whole- is going under. Nowadays, the future of manga relies almost solely on the backs of the big-boys (as I have dubbed them). It must be stressful and at times fairly boring to be writing the same story week after week for years on end. A good chunk of their lives has gone into this. Really, how many of us could keep people reading for over 10 years?

(Oh, and congrats to Tite Kubo for finally ending Bleach. Hope you go on to write other series but I really think you need a break >.< Take one.)

Anyway...back to my point (did I even have one besides ranting? >.>) Be kind to Aoyama-sensei. He's been writing this for almost 2 decades and that's worth a lot of credit. It'll end at some point, so we might as well go along for the ride smile
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I love it but come on IT NEEDS TO END   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 26th, 2015, 12:38am
I've been following this manga for 6+ years already, and there has been no progression in terms of story. That's extremely frustrating for me! I can't read this anymore.

I think the author is honestly just looking at this series as a business. He wants to pull out as much wealth as he can by dragging this story past its long overdue ending.

... Last updated on April 26th, 2015, 12:39am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pyonk
December 21st, 2010, 4:31am
this manga used to be my favorite manga years ago. but now, even I still read it and I think it still a good manga, I cant place it in my top list manga anymore. it just too much, too long for it running. because there's so little progress on him to find out who the hell black organisation. When will this manga end, and conan back to his true form? it has been over 15 years..... and i'm tired to wait.
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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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great stories   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kari+
April 8th, 2016, 5:29am
I really like this manga but it really need to start wraping up the story and move on with the plot. Seriously 88vol now lol. Yet it be sad to see if go when it ends at the same time. Maybe the author could just do a spin off series if wanted to do more stories.
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Too Long!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 6th, 2009, 11:41am
OMG, when this series will end??
This series brings analytical mind n logical thinking to solve cases. Of course, aoyama gosho is great, he can make great detective story with lot of tricks. But somehow, there are too many unrealistic things in the manga. If so.... I'd better read Doraemon because Nobita and Conan have similarity. Nobita always on 4th grade n Conan always on 1st grade.
How many cases Conan have solved as the season changed.. From summer to summer again... then summer again.... then.... just count any summer or winter in the manga, and he still in 1st grade (Unrealistic 1). Also He made himself the detective who can solve more than hundred cases, with no flaw at all (Unrealistic 2)
And there are a looot of murder case for Conan, almost 95% of the cases told someone has been murdered. no other variation of crimes. After 40 volumes above, i feel the case repetitive. Why does everytime he go there always someone being murdered? Is he cursed? (Unrealistic 3)
And.... How stupid Kagoro is? In reality he could be real idiot or already brain washed for not noticing so many case that he solved but not realizing. You don't have to be detective to realize that something strange happen with our memory n body (Unrealistic 4).
I think the mangaka put the detective title for kagoro, just for smoothing Conan's work through the series.

This series also has plot, at the beginning at the series. So they shouldn't lost focus. If the mangaka likes cases, from the first start it was a mistake to make a plot for the main char. Just make it like Mushishi, Kino no Tabi, Jigoku no Shoujo, Yugo - The Negotiator (this one is very good) ,etc.. those series stressed more about the story of each case, not to the story of main character.
I love plot, and I think the main idea of each manga is important. So i don't really like if the main plot got scatter for too long long time. I have waiting for more than 10 years and that's enough... So I just want to know how Conan will end up the organization and back in his old body (Shinichi Kudo).
I think this series has a bit far from the track...

... Last updated on August 10th, 2009, 11:17pm
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Good when it started...   
Rating: N/A
by xiguo
October 11th, 2010, 9:41pm
Ah I remember when I used to love this series in middle school....that was 12 years ago. I remember reading over and over the story in which Conan temporarily changes back to Shinichi, and hoping for when he and Ran can finally be more than a decade has gone by and the plot has still not progressed whatsoever. Moreover, the mysteries have gotten increasingly preposterous. Every solution involves some rube-goldberg type killing or escape mechanism that would never work in real life. I hope the author can give us a decent ending to the series before another decade goes by!
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