I couldn't find a thread, so I figured I should just create one.Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan is an ongoing Japanese detectivemanga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly ShÅnen Sunday on January 19, 1994, and has been collected into 90 tankÅbon volumes. Due to legal considerations with the name Detective Conan, the English language release was renamed to Case Closed.
The story follows an amateur detective who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization, and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his friend's father and other characters.
The series received an anime adaptation by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. The anime resulted in animated feature films, original video animations, video games, audio disc releases, and live action episodes. In 2009, a television special titled Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan was aired featuring characters from Lupin III.
Funimation licensed the anime series for North American broadcast in 2003 under the name Case Closed with the characters given Americanized names. The anime premiered on Cartoon Network as part of their Adult Swimprogramming block and was discontinued due to low ratings. On March 2013, Funimation began streaming their licensed episodes of Case Closed and was simulcasted by Crunchyroll in 2014. Funimation has also localized the first six Case Closed films, while Discotek Media localized the Lupin III crossover special and its film sequel. Meanwhile, the manga was localized by Viz Media, who used Funimation's renamed title and cast.
The tankÅbon volumes of the manga have sold over 140 million copies in Japan. In 2001, the manga was awarded 46th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shÅnen category. The anime adaptation has been well received and ranked in the top twenty in Animage's polls between 1996 and 2001. In the Japanese TV anime ranking, Case Closed episodes ranked in the top six on a weekly basis. Both the manga and anime have had positive response from critics for its plot and cases.
Unfortunately, I do not think there are many DC fans on KHinsider, so I will just let this Thread be and update it if any spoilers etc. come up. Might do some reviews of released chapters, too.
I hope some people will post here~