Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan (名探偵コナン, Meitantei Konan), is an ongoing Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday on January 19, 1994, and has been collected into 92 tankōbon volumes. Due to legal considerations with the name Detective Conan, the English language release was renamed to Case Closed.
Shinichi Kudo, a great mystery expert at only seventeen, is already well known for having solved several challenging cases. One day, when Shinichi sees two suspicious men and decides to follow them, he inadvertently becomes witness to a disturbing illegal activity. When the men catch Shinichi, they dose him with an experimental drug formulated by the Black Organization and abandon him to die. However, to his own astonishment, Shinichi is still alive and soon wakes up, but now, he has the body of a seven-year-old, perfectly preserving his original intelligence. He hides his real identity from everyone, including his childhood friend Ran Mouri and her father, private detective Kogoro Mouri. He eventually takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa, inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa. Upon having decided to move into the Mouri Detective Agency, Shinichi who, as Conan, starts secretly solving the senior Mouri’s cases from behind the scenes with his still exceptional sleuthing skills, while covertly investigating the organization responsible for his current state, hoping to reverse the drug’s effects someday.
- Official Detective Conan Site (Japanese)
- Official Detective Conan Café Site (Japanese)
- Official Detective Conan Movies Site (Japanese)
- Official Detective Conan Science Site (Japanese)
- Official Shōnen Sunday Detective Conan Site (Japanese)
- Official TMS Entertainment Detective Conan Site (English)
- Official TMS Entertainment Detective Conan Site (Japanese)
- Official VIZ Media Detective Conan Site (English)
- Detective Conan World Wiki (Detective Conan World Wikipedia)
- w:c:detectiveconan (Detective Conan Wikia)