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Detective Conan

Alternative Titles

English: Case Closed
Synonyms: Meitantei Conan
Japanese: 名探偵コナン


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1996 to ?
Premiered: Winter 1996
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 53,463 users)
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Ranked: #2462
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Popularity: #466
Members: 100,205
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Anime: Death Note
it is somewhat similar because both is about solving a case.., in detective conan there are random cases in death note it ahs only one case, the Kira case~ ... both are good ., those two are anime to watch for! 
report Recommended by ka-ki
Anime: Tantei Gakuen Q
Both are about young dectives who solve many different cases. While Conan is looking for the people who shrunk him, the Kids in Tantei Gakuen Q are working for a goal and to defeat Pluto... a great series if you like detective shows. 
report Recommended by Kiyashi
Anime: Gosick
Little children solving cases one after another. While the first one is originally a High School student turned to a boy due to a drug and the second one is purely loli with a dark past, both anime still portrays cases in which needs to solving that range from murder, conspiracy, a black organization and more. 
report Recommended by tsubasa00kurenai
Anime: Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna
Both include mysteries that are fun and interesting!!! 
report Recommended by aquastarz
Anime: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
In both cases the main character becomes a child after get involved with a criminal act. Then, he has to discover the reason behind with help of their "new" friends, hiding the true of himself and what he really knows. 
report Recommended by DJackerick
Anime: Hyouka
A high school detective everyone believes is an elementary school student and a high school detective who doesn't believe in his own self. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
There both about mystery and detective related. The main characters are detectives, or they work for them.  
report Recommended by SoSimpleSessy
Anime: Magic Kaito 1412
Both deal with crime in some way. Furthermore these anime are related; they are by the same author. Kaito Kid also makes many appearances in Detective Conan. 
report Recommended by melissamango21
Anime: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (TV)
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo is one of those anime that seems to be forgotten in the mainstream of things. It is precursary to works like Detective Conan. They show a nice progression of the detective genre over in Japanese Anime/Manga. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari!
It really reminds me alot of Detective Conan Anime.
Especially in solving thoes Cases.
The most cases get solved by a Detective (in Detective Conan)
and here in "Gyakuten Saiban" the cases get solved by an attorney. 
report Recommended by Alex-chii
Anime: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns
Both involves a smart guy solving cases although Conan is much better. 
report Recommended by Gaiking
Anime: Kamisama no Memochou
Bot these shows have a great mystery set up. They both have smart, but physically restraint heros. Conan has a deeper story and better mysteries, but Kamisama is a fun watch bringing more personality to the characters at times. kamisama's mysteries arent as deep and difficult as conan's but that can also work to its advantage because you feel like you can "win" more often watching it as well. If you dont mind the loli and schoolgirl like giddyness, kamisama is a great show for anyone craving more mysteries. 
report Recommended by seedfreedom
Anime: Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
Both animes future brilliant detectives, that use their "gray cells" to solve criminal cases! 
report Recommended by inugami
Anime: UN-GO
both are detective stories, mysteries.
both have same feeling while watching
both the main character goes missing in between .
both the main character.
both main character in anime grows and shrinks.
both have detectives .
both have detective rivals
both have crimes are usually made opening in front of every one .
both anime the culprit creates false proof [alibi].
report Recommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
Anime: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Has a mystery feel to it and both are about finding culprits in murders and other situations 
report Recommended by Zephys
Anime: Monster
Can't believe no one made this rec...LET'S GET STARTED

- Both have zero mediocrity
- Both are a masterpiece
- Both are a genius anime
- Detective Conan is about the smartest guy catching the killer
- Monster is about the guy catching the smartest killer
- Both main character try to stop evil
- Both main character are smart, have wisdom, and brilliant
- Both main character do detective work
report Recommended by Gaiking
Anime: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation
Murder mystery anime series. Both series gives clues for the viewer to find out who the culprit is. Detective Conan is lighthearted mystery while Danganronpa is a thriller mystery. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Anime: Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
both of these anime are about solving mysteries and there's romance between the female main character and the male main character
the difference between the two is that detective conan is more based on logic and more "real" and psychic detective yakumo is more based on supernatural reasoning
there's suspense in both animes and both are worth watching
if you like on then you'll like the other
you'll fall in love with both the main characters personality and theres no annoying side characters in both animes
report Recommended by watchXmeXfly
Anime: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Milky Holmes pokes fun of the classic type of mystery that shows up in Detective Conan series. The original Sherlock is also mentioned at times. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Hello Harinezumi: Satsui no Ryoubun
The Domain of Murder OVA is very much like the Detective Conan TV series. Both are about detectives, who solve cases, and the mystery plays an important role. Domain of Murder is a one shot OVA of a manga series, while Detective Conan is the extremely popular anime of the even more popular manga series, that's nothing short of a phenomena in Japan (not so much in the U.S.). Both Domain of Murder and Detective Conan deal with realstic mysteries, that usually involve murders. Both animes have great characters. There are some differences however, like how Domain of Murder is pure seinen, while Detective Conan  read more 
report Recommended by Prede
Anime: Matantei Loki Ragnarok
Both series deal about grown-up characters turn into little kids. Both Loki and Conan, work as detectives since they have the minds of adults. The major difference is that the first is a demon god while the latter is a high school student. 
report Recommended by Klokei07
Anime: Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
The protagonist Shinichi Kudō, chooses the pseudonym "Conan Edogawa" taking parts of the names of the detective novelists Arthur Conan Doyle and Edogawa Ranpo. And Ranpo Kitan is inspired by the works of author Edogawa Ranpo. Therefore, both are mysteries and detectives anime.  
report Recommended by Rikki
Anime: Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
Both Anime are of the detective genre with a sort of supernatural twist to them, if you are so inclined. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
Though Haruchika and Detective Conan differ in terms of setting (HaruChika focuses on school and clubs while detective conan has a broader aspect), they are closely the same when it comes to the mystery genre. The first episode of Haruchika displays an interesting mystery puzzle that needs critical thinking and analysis, the same as the anime, Detective Conan did. Haruchika and Detective Conan are anime for those people who likes logic and riddle. 
report Recommended by salamander02
Anime: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2nd Season
Both are long running series that dealt in mysteries of crime, where it involves youngsters investigating it, however Detective Conan is still continuously running series, while Kindaichi is often divided by seasons.  
report Recommended by La_Matona301
Anime: Bartender
The two have a lot of mention of different alcoholic beverages. Also, Ryu Sasakura (Bartender) is a very observant and able to take deductions of any detail as many characters in Detective Conan person. Both are professional enough credits. 
report Recommended by JamesBlackBO
Anime: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Shinichi is a teenage male who suddenly goes through a transformation into a different being. Now he must keep his secret from his friends or family, as well as his love interest and discover the secrets behind all this madness.  
report Recommended by Mayuka
Anime: Durarara!!
Taking daily life turning into not ordinary life. I see things become really unexpected HAHAHA!!

There is super good mystery, perfect series.

I keep the time to make this rec now, it is best go to the anime after you read this rec.

It is as good as I say.
report Recommended by Gaiking
Anime: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
- Clever, mentally OP protagonists who enjoy monologuing and who are constantly surrounded by incompetent people of higher social standing.
- Lots of mystery, strategising, and pulling random perfect solutions out of hats.
- Some efforts were made in both shows to give depth to the characters; similarly poor outcomes result from those efforts. Conan is more inconsistent with the amount of effort put in as a result of airing continuously for over two decades.
- Fun shows for trying to solve the murder mystery/optimal battle strategy before the characters.
- Everything is explained extremely clearly, to the death (pun intended).

Both are good  read more 
report Recommended by Lemon
Anime: Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Conan and Livi are both kids only by appearance but they behave like an adult. 
report Recommended by Oralorn
Anime: Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
Small children solving small mysteries! The Detective Boys episodes in Conan where the gang of three boys and one (sometimes two) girl(s) go around solving things is very similar to the set-up of Tantei Team. Conan deals with more crimes where in reality it would actually be deeply inappropriate for grade-schoolers to be meddling in though, like murders.

Both shows feature small children playing football/soccer. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Anime: Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Similiar ideas, solving a case about murders and killers, there are intelligent characters who can solve the case!!!
report Recommended by Marika007
Anime: Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Phi Brain is like Detective Conan, but without the whole teen-turns-into-child plot going on. Kaito is Shinichi. Nonoha is Ran. The side characters are pretty similar too. Like the other person said, there's a secret organization out to get the main character and his friends, so the main characters go out and solve puzzles or solve murder mysteries. A very similar feel even if the animes are a decade apart. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
Anime: Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
Antagonist in each series believes he killed the protagonist, but his victim survives and wants revenge. Drama, Mystery and some Action in both series. 
report Recommended by Jackson_H
Anime: Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
Both series provide an unlikely hero doing the work of an adult and surprising all those involved. Also, Kindaichi, like Detective Conan (Case Closed), has a certain amount of comic relief incorporated into it. Anyone who loves Conan will enjoy The Kindaichi Case Files. 
report Recommended by Simply_Waiting
Anime: CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan
Detective Conan (Case Closed) is simular to CLAMP because both of the animes are about child detectives........ in detective conan the main character Edgawa, Conan is actually a teenage detective who, by certain circumstances, was reverted back into his child form. CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan is about a group of middle school detectives who, like Edgawa, Conan from Case Closed, solve crimes/mysteries 
report Recommended by Eriuu
Anime: Saint Luminous Jogakuin
Both Detective Conan and St. Luminous Mission High School happen to be mystery based, though the second is more supernatural while the first is more detective based. They also have twists to the plot line that no one expects. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Golgo 13
Both series are made up of episodic stories instead of long drawn out plots. Even though Golgo kills people and Conan solves crimes, the formula is pretty much the same. 
report Recommended by moush
Anime: Ghost Hunt
Both Detective Conan and Ghost Hunt revolve around solving mysteries. While the mysteries are much different, Detective Conan revolving around murder, and Ghost Hunt revolving around ghosts and spirits, both are quite enjoyable.  
report Recommended by Omnomman
Anime: Nijuu Mensou no Musume
How being poisoned can change your life? What awaits is not death but shock, thrill and suspense! 
report Recommended by Lucek
Anime: Jigoku Shoujo
they are both case by case in each episode with their own slow progressing storyline.
one solves mysteries of murder cases while one helps the victim of a bad encounter to get their revenge... 
report Recommended by sapphirext
Anime: Kobato.
Both characters try to find the thing they need in order to be not in danger. Kobato needs to find these little star thingies while Conan tries to find evidence to get the suspect. Both are really good shows. 
report Recommended by gdjdelacruz
Anime: Master Keaton
While 'Master Keaton' is not exactly a detective anime (some episodes may be thriller, action or slice of life), Keaton works as an insurance investigator for Lloyd's and frequently has to solve cases for his clients. 'Detective Conan' is an example of a classic detective and is much more deduction-oriented. Both shows can be recommended to mystery lovers, but at the same time they both feature strong non-detective storylines. 
report Recommended by eillart
Anime: D.N.Angel
They both have "kaitou" kid in it where he steals valuable and precious items. 
report Recommended by darkchaos51
Anime: Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo
both are about solving mysteries and bringing down organization. detective conan is more based on deductions and facts and yakushiji is more supernatural. they both have some romance in it and are full with suspense and some comical moments. highy recommend seeing both of these animes, they re story are different so theres no feelings of repetition but if you like watching one you will like the other  
report Recommended by watchXmeXfly
Anime: One Piece
They're like the enegizer bunny, they just keep going and going. How many episodes will it take before they accomplish thier goal? The world may never know. 
report Recommended by mina-mina10
Anime: Wild Arms: Twilight Venom
Well the only similarity between these 2 anime is that they both turn into little kids 
report Recommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
Anime: Kaiketsu Jouki Tanteidan
They both star a kid detective, except that this series takes place in a London-esque town that is also powered by steam. Both shows were animated in the mid-to-late 90's, so if you like traditional cel painted animation (that still manages to hold up) I highly recommend it!

It could also be a great gateway anime for comic book fans, as the villains in this series wear costumes to conceal their true identities. 
report Recommended by MizukiTakashima