Shinichi Kudou, 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 their criminal 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 Kogorou Mouri, and takes on the alias of Conan Edogawa (inspired by the mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Ranpo Edogawa).
Animated by TMS and adapted from the manga by Gosho Aoyama, Detective Conan follows 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.
In 2003, FUNimation licensed the first 104 episodes of the series for North American production under the name Case Closed. They later decided to stop pursuing more episodes past episode 123 due to poor sales. In 2014, Crunchyroll obtained a license to stream simulcast episodes of Detective Conan on their website starting with episode 754.
Winner of the Animation Award (DIVE Award) of the 2010 Japanese Movie Critics Awards.
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It's funny. I'm not the type of person that would sit in front of the TV all day, watching CSI series, but somehow, "Detective Conan" really changed that outlook.
'Detective Conan" is about a teen detective by the name of Shin'ichi Kudo (known in the dub as Jimmy), who has a charismatic skill of solving crimes that leave the police force and its leading investigators baffled and astounded. One night, when Shin'ichi is at the amusement park with his childhood friend Ran Mouri, he whitnesses two strange men dressed in black carrying out an illegal trade. While watching, he's
accosted from behind by one of the men, forcefed a drug intended to kill him, and knocked out.
When Shin'ichi wakes up, he finds that the drug didn't kill him, but has caused his body to shrink down to the size of a seven-year-old boy. Shin'ichi confides in his neighbor, the crazy scientest Hiroshi Agasa, who informs him not to tell anybody else about his condition for the safety of those around him and provides his with gadgets to help him around, such as a bowtie that can duplicate any voice and a wrist stun-gun used to put people to sleep. Shin'ichi then goes under the alias "Conan Edogawa" to conceal his identity. In order to get information about the men responsible for his small body, he lives as a surrogate brother to Ran and helps out her father, Kogoro Mouri, who is a mediocre detective with poor deduction skills.
Following Kogoro on cases assigned to him, Conan tries to help behind the scenes any way he can. The problem is that no professionals want to listen to a kid's advice, so "Conan" deducts as other work. After balancing out all the evidence, he gets everyone's attention through knocking Kogoro out with a stungun, hiding behind him, and dupliicating his voice while explaining the case.
While not that popular of an anime in North America (despite finding a fair audience among Americans), Conan has a great amount of success in Japan, spanning more than 450 episodes(and STILL GOING!!), 55 tankoban, 10 movies, and 16 OVAs.
At first I thought this anime wasn't all that interesting and was poorly animated (stopped thinking that after finding it was made in 1996), but after watching the dub more on Adult Swim, I got more attached to the characters, storyline, and everthing that made the show so admirable. For two years I watching both the English and Japanese versions, bought merchandise, and tried to work my way up to the current story development in the manga.
Leaving off the personal experience bits I thought about putting in, I'll get to the qualities that make "Detective Conan"such a favorite to the Japanese and other nationalities as well.
Now starting with the artwork, I'll have to go out on a limb and say that it can take some adjusting to at first, with the pointy, "barely-there" noses, the round eyes, and "jug ears" and all the other oddities in the art. It'll eventually grow on you, nonetheless. Also, the artstyle advances to higher quality in both the anime and manga as animation methods and improve as well as Aoyama's drawing skills, so the artwork still is able to better itself.
The background music for the series really gives it that "classic detective drama" feel. It's a combination of jazz, some saxophone jams both slow and quick, as well as some themes that play in the background on occasion. It sets teh atmosphere and tone for the format and purpose for the playing of the episodes.
The cast of characters starts to build thoughout the series, from the tough but sensitive Ran and the overconfident Kogoro to the brooding Ai Hiabara and the individual members of the Metropolitan Police Force. All of them have distinct personalities that may not develop quickly, but are interesting to explore while watching this long series.
The cases, murder cases, suicide cases, puzzles, kidnappings, and cases involving those men in black and their organization, are so brilliantly laid out. You just want to watch every darned bit of the episode to see the conclusion. The way Shin'ichi uses his logic in each episode just makes one think, "Whoa. This show's amazing." And the series can get somebody hooked with just deductions alone. However the episodes play out in almost the same format, kind of like Law & Order, with the same episode formula, but different twists and clever setups in the cases that keep viewers coming back for more every time.
Overall, "Detective Conan" is all that and a bag of chips, being possibly my ultimate favorite as well as the favorite of many other fans. It can be a bit boring for those that hate being overloaded with details, but mystery fans and intellectuals are bound to love it.
Detective Conan is beyond your average detective anime. What i mean "beyond your average" is that it definitely got "everything" in it. Likely said, it has the funny moments (Humors), it got also Love story (Romance),the Drama, silce of life they do have the very unique plots of stories some are based on the Mysteries (we have know of) and that you will soon know through watching the series, It will give you the thrills and chills because its more than just the crime scene or solving crime since there are storyline which people called arcs. It also let us know more of japan's culture
and traditions, you could learn japanese as well (yeah, this is the only anime which i learn/know alot of japanese more than any other animes). You would know also the life of occupations of people in real life and for the overall, as the anime progresses it really gives you the satisfaction (even have movies,ovas,specials and magic files).
What's more fun about it, is that you can exercise your detective skills on who is the culprit on this case. If you got it right, thats a job well done for you and if not, you will get to improve yourself more and more.
The Story follows the adventures of Shinichi Kudo (also known as Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed) a Prodigious young detective who was inadvertently transformed into a child due to poison. It was all started when Shinichi Kudo was in suspicious of the two men dressed in all black. He went to investigate those persons in outskirts of Tropical Land, but only to find out unaware one of the suspicious man in blacks knocks him out from behind and gives him a prototype poison to kill him. And instead of dying because of that poison, it he made him shrinks down to the size of a seven year old. He was suggested by his close friend and Professor Agasa that must keep his identity secret because the Black Organization will kill him and others associated with him should they discover the truth. He will be renaming himself Edogawa Conan to hide his identity in order to protect his beloved ones. He later moves into Ran and Mouri Kogoro.
Even as Conan, he still continues in solving cases one after the other, He help build up Kogoro's reputation in hoping to find cases related to the syndicate called the Black Organization, who were responsible for his transformation in the first place.
Known as Case Closed & Meitantei Conan; Creator/Artist: Gosho Aoyama
Since: Anime: Jan 8, 1996 & Manga: Feb 4, 1994 (both on-going)
And as you can see the reasons of why i like it much is all written from above as you can read, in addition, its the only anime for me that is irreplaceable and have a big impact in my life and you can appreciate that being a detective is cool and fun work indeed :D and Gosho Aoyama, A+ on your work ,especially Detective Conan. The very 1st anime that i ever watch that has the longest ever (but it deserves to be)
Its an anime/manga for all ages. If ever you are new or old to anime/manga take a chance to watch or read it and you will see Just Give it a try.Up until now, i'm keep on watching it haha. so addicting and more new characters + more stories on it that will soon to unveil everything
"I'm not a fan of detective themed shows." Psh. What the hell do you think this is? Scooby Doo? CSI? Law and Order? Get out. Detective Conan is entirely different. And at the same time, it is the mystery/detective genre at its BEST.
Gosho Aoyama's most well known creation tells the story of 16 year old Kudo Shinichi; genius high school detective who one day witnessed illegal trade while on a date at a theme park with his childhood friend Mouri Ran. He is then struck from behind the back of the head with a metal bat by mysterious men wearing all black, and is forced
to consume an experimental drug that was supposed to kill him, but is instead transformed into a 7 year old boy while maintaining his intellect. To track down these men, he conceals his true identity to protect his loved ones from any sort of danger and opts to live with his childhood friend because her father owns a detective agency and believes that information regarding the mysterious men may be reported to this agency. This marks the beginning of endless encounters and
complicated mysteries, most of which only he can solve.
I was immediately captivated when I started watching Detective Conan in 2003. I was 14 years old and by then it was already a fairly old anime that made its premier 7 years prior. I am now 24 years old. Making it's debut in 1996, it has produced over 600 episodes in roughly 20 seasons, over 16 movies, countless OVAs and is STILL going strong. Detective Conan is my favorite anime of ALL TIME. Yeah, i said it. Where do I begin with such a flat out brilliant series? Everything about the anime is simply extraordinary. But what really makes Detective Conan, as well as what makes it my all-time favorite anime all comes down to two things. The first one is the
The cases and mysteries in this anime are mind blowing. I can't emphasize this enough. The writer is a GENIUS. This show is a sigh of relief from the Scooby-Doo inspired cartoons that presented mysteries to you, that a blind donkey could solve in 20 seconds. The storylines are all well thought out, and the solutions to mysteries are NOT obvious, but can be solved by an observant viewer who thinks, just as Conan does. There will be many cases where you will be utterly stunned by the cleverness of the solution. Whether it's the murder cases, the romance elements, or the comedy factors, every episode is very well-put together. I learn something new JUST about every episode due to the fact that the writers put so much heart and effort into their work. One example being episode 616 takes place in London. Don't worry, this review is spoiler free, so keep reading. Did you know that Gosho Aoyama personally went to London himself to gather materials and data at the exact places
the scenes take place during the anime, due to the fact that the main character (Kudo shinichi) is a Sherlock Holmes freak, and he wanted to give the scenes and story of the birthplace of Sherlock Holmes justice? Pretty impressive and praise worthy if you ask me. Anyways, aside from the various ways to kill someone, it teaches you about japanese tradition/culture, medical terminology, world famous structures/figures, and much much more. I soak up Detective Conan like water to a sponge. I get so absorbed and drawn into every episode, that everything around me becomes irrelevant and it's just me and the episode. It's captivating. There is no other word for it. EVERY episode is fresh, and EVERY mystery that is solved is profound. The series has wide appeal and I would say it is one of the few shounen animes I have seen that
breaks down age barriers with ease. This is a series that plays to adults just as well, if not more so than to children. I occasionally watch this with my 56 year old father, and can say that he can enjoy watching it as well.
The story is broken into 2 kinds of arcs. I call them the "main arc" and the "everyday arc". The "everyday arcs" reside over small, one to two episode cases that occur on a normal daily basis, and sometimes have generally nothing to do with the main arc, but are usually very interesting in their own right. These are NOT filler episodes. They are simply everyday occurences that the main cast go through on a daily basis, waiting patiently for clues to make progress. Then there's the "main arc". The "main arc" is of course the main storyline and the episodes where progress between the main characters and the main plot advance forward. Getting to watch these episodes that allow the main storyline to progress is similar to the feeling of receiving all the presents you wanted on Christmas day because you waited ever so patiently to get them. Sure the same cycle/pattern occurs almost every episode. And by this cycle I mean that someone dies, and someone is caught as the culprit. But these patterns are executed with grace and near flawlessness that allow you to never get tired of watching this cycle. There is a build up of hype and anxiousness that make you want to see progress of the "main arc". There are usually long waits between episodes where the plot moves forward, but if you're patient enough, you'll be rewarded with an unbelievable storyline you will NEVER forget. Most fans, myself included, seem to have grown accustomed to this style and have come to enjoy it.
The second factor that really makes this anime is none other than the characters. What would the show be without it's godly cast of characters? Nothing.
Each character is engaging and filled with so much depth and personality, it's hard NOT to love every single one of them. In short, I TRULY believe that they are the greatest cast I've seen as a whole, in ANY anime series that I've ever watched. I love these characters. The episodes that have the occasional reccuring characters appear, are the ones that you will truly enjoy. The relationships and interactions between the main characters and these reccurring characters is character synergy at it's maximum level. I won't go into any detail about specific characters because that would spoil the whole thing for those who have yet to watch Detective Conan. And if by chance you were to start watching from episode 1, and the character art is too old for you, I'd have to remind you that this anime was started in 1996 and the
character art has since been modernized and revamped. Give it time and I PROMISE it WILL grow on you. Anyways, putting all these factors into words to describe these god-like character creations will never be enough to capture how BEAST they truly are. You'd have to watch it to understand.
The catchphrase for this anime is “There is always only one truth!”... And the truth is, this anime Kicks Ass.
At first glance you'd think its your typical CSI-themed anime, however Detective Conan dishes out much more than that. If you're a fan of sherlock holmes, agatha christie or simply likes a challenging and entertaining series to watch, then you must not miss this. Each cases shows different clever, cunning, and even devilishly simple ways of committing a crime! The solutions are well-explained, and teaches readers the logic behind each reasoning. The cases are varied, ranging from simple to sometimes gruesome murders. The characters are pretty effective, and I'm sure people will like them more with each episodes they watch. There's plenty of comedy, as
well as drama and suspense. What's more, the never-ending question of when Ran and Shinichi will admit their feelings is one of the key factors why you have to get glued to this series. Frankly, I'm happy that the series is this long, because whoever wants a good thing to end?
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