Detective Conan's Manga Index

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Intro:
"Detective Conan" is a detective mystery manga created by Goushou Aoyama in 1994. It's serialized in the weekly shounen magazine "Shounen Sunday." There's also an anime series based on the manga. Both manga and anime are wildly popular in Japan, and they are both still ongoing. There are 47+ volumes of the manga published so far, and 300+ episodes of the anime aired. The manga and anime are being released in North America under the name "Case Closed" by VIZ. See the Americanization section below.

Story:
The story is about a 17-year-old genius detective named Shinichi Kudou who gets poisoned by a mysterious underground crime organization and shrinks into his 7-year-old body. He's forced to hide his true identity, and fools his almost-girlfriend Ran into believing that he's just a 7-year-old boy named Conan Edogawa. He ends up living with Ran and her father in their home slash private detective agency. He continues to try and find a cure to un-shrink his body, solving various mystery cases along the way. Very few people know Conan's secret, and to this day, Ran is still clueless.

Purpose:
Being a fan of Detective Conan, I've created this site to help myself sort through this very long yet very entertaining manga series. I did not focus on the anime, because the anime changes some of the manga stories and adds in a bunch of original stories (not written by Aoyama). So the manga is my only focus. In the future, I may create a manga-anime correlation... Right now, there's a breakdown of the manga volumes chapter by chapter and case by case. There's also a character guide. Eventually, I plan to put up summaries of my favorite cases.

Americanization:
VIZ has licensed the "Detective Conan" manga, and is releasing it under the title "Case Closed." Aside from changing the title, they also americanized all the major characters' names (Shinichi = Jimmy, Ran = Rachel, and so on). As a result, certain plotlines will have to be changed as well to accomodate the English names. Personally, I am very disappointed by this, and have written a complaint to VIZ. If you feel the same way, I urge you to write to VIZ and voice your complaint. If they hear from enough people, they may rethink their policy.

VIZ Mailing Address
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P.O. Box 77010
San Francisco, CA 94107

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MANGA BREAKDOWN
~ volume by volume ~
CHARACTERS
~ regular cast ~
CHARACTERS
~ special cast ~
CHARACTERS
~ black org. cast ~
01 :: 02 :: 03 :: 04   Shinichi Kudou   Heiji Hattori   Gin
05 :: 06 :: 07 :: 08   Conan Edogawa   Kaitou Kid   Vermouth
09 :: 10 :: 11 :: 12   Ran Mouri   Kuroba Kaito   Chris Vineyard
13 :: 14 :: 15 :: 16   Kogorou Mouri   Yusaku Kudou   Sherry
17 :: 18 :: 19 :: 20   Professor Hiroshi Agasa   Yukiko Kudou   Shiho Miyano
21 :: 22 :: 23 :: 24   Ai Haibara   Eri Kisaki   Pisco
25 :: 26 :: 27 :: 28   Inspector Megure   Jodie Saintemillion   Tequila
29 :: 30 :: 31 :: 32   Shiratori   Shuichi Akai   Vodka
33 :: 34 :: 35 :: 36   Miwako Satou   Sharon Vineyard   Akemi Miyano
37 :: 38 :: 39 :: 40   Wataru Takagi   "Night Baron"   Atsushi Miyano
41 :: 42 :: 43 :: 44   Sonoko Suzuki   Kazuha Toyama   Elena Miyano
45 :: 46                 Genta   Makoto Kyougoku  
  Ayumi   Tomoaki Araide  
  Mitsuhiko   James Black  
  "The Detectives Boys"   Junpei Matsuda  
    Misa Kinoshita