Detective Conan: Episode One - The Great Detective Turned Small

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Synonyms: Meitantei Conan: Episode One - Chiisaku Natta Meitantei
Japanese: 名探偵コナン エピソードONE 小さくなった名探偵
German: Detektiv Conan: Episode - ONE
Spanish: Detective Conan: Episodio 1, el Detective que encogió
French: Detective Conan Épisode 01: Les Origines
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2016
Producers: YTV
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: DetectiveDetective
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.241 (scored by 1345613,456 users)
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Ranked: #2962
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Popularity: #3744
Members: 28,162
Favorites: 59

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The "real" episode 1 of Detective Conan written by the Mangaka Gosho Aoyama.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Urakami, Yasuyuki
Sound Director
Kamegaki, Hajime
Storyboard, Key Animation
Aoyama, Gosho
Original Creator


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"Mune ga Dokidoki (胸がドキドキ)" by the High-Lows

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Dec 9, 2016
In some ways I'm very conflicted about this release, but in others, I'm very happy because it's a different perspective of the series events, and a great way to celebrate 20 years for a great mystery anime.

I don't think this is a perfect special by any means, as there are things that could have been left out, and it doesn't come off as an obvious attempt at retconning or trying to portray that Gosho had this planned out, and that's part of my discomfort with this special. There are so many things that Gosho never would have introduced in the first episode, and it ...
Feb 12, 2017
First things first, if you haven't watched till around episode 800, do not watch this. This special episode is not for someone who is completely new to the anime (contrary to the title). This is for those who have watched this show in its entirety. And it will spoil a lot, if you were to watch this show.

Anyways, here is the deal. To anyone who has been following the anime closely, this is practically a must watch. It hits you right in the feel. That nostalgia, those feels, the pleasure to see Ran and Shinichi goofing around, the time when Ran could smile wholeheartedly, ...
Dec 21, 2016
The whole episode is somewhat satisfying I rated it as 9. For me, the overall aesthetic of the narrative and phasing are a bit abrupt, but the sequencing of events are on point and so the story for the whole series became clearer/ clean.

I would say that for the viewers of detective Conan who followed it from the very beginning would find this enjoyable and satisfying but for those who dropped the series will find themselves kinda lost.

I recommend this episode for viewers who wanted to see a more clean narrative for the main story of the series because we all know that this ...

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