Detective Conan

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Shin'ichi Kudou is a high-school student who is famous for helping the police solve crimes. His almost girlfriend, Ran Mouri, is the captain of the karate club. Ran's father, Kogoro Mouri, is a detective and blames Shin'ichi for his lack of business. One night while Shin'ichi follows someone suspicious in the amusement park Tropical Land, he is given poison by a man in black which was supposed to kill him, but instead shrinks him to the of a six year old. Under the suggestion of Professor Agasa, he keeps his identity a secret from everyone until he can change back, going under the name Conan Edogawa based from mystery writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Ranpo Edogawa.

"There is only one truth!" ("Shinjitsu wa itsumo hitotsu!")

Opening Themes:
1) "Mune ga dokidoki" by The High-Lows (eps. 1-30) 2) "Feel Your Heart" by Velvet Garden (eps. 31-52) 3) "Nazo" by Miho Komatsu (eps. 53-96) 4) "Unmei no Roulette o mawash*ite by ZARD (eps. 97-123) 5) "Truth ~A Great Detective in Love~" by TWO-MIX (eps. 124-142) 6) "Girigiri Chop" by B'z (eps. 143-167) 7) "Mysterious Eyes" by Garnet Crow (eps. 168-204) 8) "Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense" by Rina Aiuchi (eps. 205-230) 9) "Destiny" by Miki Matsuhashi (eps. 231-258) 10) "Winter Bells" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 259-270) 11) "I Can't Stop My Love for You" by Rina Aiuchi (eps. 271-305) 12) "Kaze no lalala" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 306-332) 13) "Kimi to yakusoku shi*ta yasashii ano basho made" by Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 333-355) 14) "START" by Rina Aiuchi (eps. 356-393) 15) "Hoshi no kagayakiyo" by ZARD (eps. 394-414) 16) "Growing of my heart" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 415-424) 17) "Shoudou" by B'z (eps. 425-437) 18) "100 mono tobira" by Rina Aiuchi & Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 438-456) 19) "Kumo ni notte" by Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 457-474) 20) "Namida no yesterday" by Garnet Crow (eps. 475-486) 21) "Glorious Mind" by ZARD (eps. 487-490) 22) "Ai wa kurayami no naka de" by ZARD (eps. 491-504) 23) "Ichibyou goto ni Love for you" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 505-514) 24) "MYSTERIOUS" by Naifu (eps. 515-520) 25) "Revive" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 521-???)
Ending Themes:
1) "Step by Step" by Ziggy (eps. 1-26) 2) "Meikyuu no Lovers" by Heath (eps. 27-51) 3) "Hikari to kage no roman" by Keiko Utoko (eps. 52-70) 4) "Kimi ga inai natsu" by Deen (eps. 71-83) 5) "Negai goto hitotsu dake" by Miho Komatsu (eps. 84-108) 6) "Koori no ue ni tatsu youni" by Miho Komatsu (eps. 109-131) 7) "Still for Your Love" by Rumania Montevideo (eps. 132-152) 8) "Free Magic" by WAG (eps. 153-179) 9) "Secret of my Heart" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 180-204) 10) "Natsu no maboroshi" by Garnet Crow (eps. 205-218) 11) "Start in my Life" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 219-232) 12) "Always" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 233-247) 13) "Aoi aoi kono chikyuu ni" by Azumi Uehara (eps. 248-265) 14) "Yumemita ato de" by Garnet Crow (eps. 266-287) 15) "Mushoku" by Azumi Uehara (eps. 288-299) 16) "Overture" by Koshi Inaba (eps. 300-306) 17) Ashi*ta wo yumemite" by ZARD (eps. 307-328) 18) "Kimi to iu hikari" by Garnet Crow (eps. 329-349) 19) "Nemuru kimi no yokogao ni hohoemi wo" by Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 350-376) 20) "Wasurezaki" by Garnet Crow (eps. 377-397) 21) "June Bride ~Anata shika mienai~" by Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 398-406) 22) "Sekai tomete" by Shiori Takei (eps. 407-416) 23) "Thank You for Everything" by Sayuri Iwata (eps. 417-424) 24) "Kanashii hodo kihou ga suki" by ZARD (eps. 425-437) 25) "Mou kimi dake wo hanashi*tairi shinai" by Aya Kimiki (eps. 438-458) 26) "Shiroi yuki" by Mai Kuraki (eps. 459-470) 27) "I still believe ~Tameiki" by Yumi Shi*zukusa (eps. 471-486) 28) "Sekai wa mawaru to iu keredo" by Garnet Crow (eps. 487-490) 29) "Yukidoke no ano kawa no nagare no you ni" by Yuuka Saegusa in db (eps. 491-504) 30) "SUMMER MEMORIES" by Aya Kamiki (eps. 505-514) 31) "Go Your Own Way" by Yumi Shi*zukusa (eps. 515-520) 32) "Koigokoro kagayaki nagara" by Naifu (eps. 521-???)

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Minami Takayama

Minami Takayama

Conan Edogawa

Wakana Yamazaki

Wakana Yamazaki

Ran Mouri

Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya

Kogorou Mouri

Kappei Yamaguchi

Kappei Yamaguchi

Shin'ichi Kudou

Kenichi Ogata

Kenichi Ogata

Professor Hiroshi Agasa

Chafurin

Chafurin

Inspector Juuzou Megure

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • With fun characters, mind-blowing mysteries, and awesome story, Detective Conan is easily my favorite anime

    10
    WARNING: A FEW SPOILERS



    I was introduced to this show when I watched it dubbed in my home country during a summer visit, back when I was around 9/10 years old. I fell in love with it and began to look it up online, and it wasn't long before I began watching it subbed. The story's premise might seem strange and maybe silly to some, but the author uses it to its full potential to create a brilliant anime/manga. Basically, the main character, Shinichi Kudo, is a famous high school detective who uses his geniius to slove difficult murder cases. One day when he is visiting an amusement park with his childhood friend, Mouri Ran, he runs and is shrunk after he witnesses a suspicious transaction between a man dressed in black and a business man. He gets knocked out from behind by the man's partner and is given a pill that's supposed to kill him, and he is left for dad. When he awakens, though, he finds himself shrunk to an elementary school kid. He renames himself Conan and sets off on a quest to get his body back.



    Plot: DC actually has little plot for around the first 127 episodes. Sounds crazy, right? Of course, that's only if you consider Black Organization (BO)- related stuff to be the only plot. In the first 127 episodes stuff does happen, characters are introduced, and a LOT does take place. Its just that the organization that shrunk Shinichi into Conan barely appears. Once you reach episode 128, though, the organization does begin to show up a lot more, and the story really kicks off once Haibara Ai, one of the top scientists of the BO, the one who made the drug that shrunk Shinichi, appears and confronts him. From there on the plot becomes a real thrill, and is full of suspense, action, mysterious characters, complex mysteries, and mind-blowing plot twists. There are usually long waits between episodes where the plot moves forward, but if you're patient you'll be rewarded with a story you won't forget anytime soon.

    Also, don't be fooled by the cheerful picture above; Detective Conan is definitely lighthearted at times, bu it can also become petty dark rather quickly. There are some tragic murder cases that often deal with very mature themes that children shouldn't be exposed to, and things get dead serious when the Black Organization gets involved. The more you learn about them, the more you realize that they are not people you mess around with.



    Characters: The characters in this series are lovable and likable, and there's an abundance to love an like. The main cast is very well developed; Shinichi changes a lot as Conan, and his character development is fascinating as he changes thanks to the experiences he goes through which mature him. Haibara Ai has some wonderful development to as she starts off as a cynical, suicidal person who sees only the dark side of human nature, and actually makes some profound observations on it, but slowly changes thanks to Conan and the Detective Boy's influence. There are too many characters to mention here, but I'll just say the author does an excellent job writing their different personalities. There are a lot of characters to love, both the deep ones and the fun ones.



    Mystery: So yeah, this is basically to the show what action is to action shows, and let me say that the mystery cases in this show are MIND-BLOWINGLY INCREDIBLE. I can't emphasize this enough, the author is a GENIUS. The mysteries are nothing like Scooby-Doo mysteries; instead they are complex, intricate, and often difficult to solve. There will be many where you will be utterly stunned by the cleverness of the solution. Expect tons of mysteries (literally nearly every episode has a mystery, after all it is a mystery show) which you are likely to enjoy. The murder cases are often so good you can go back and rewatch the case even if you know the conclusion. Seriously, the mysteries are great. Also, if you like gore, there are plenty of bloody and brutal murders to satisfy you, although they decrease in number a bit as the series the beginning the murder cases start out a bit simple, yet still clever, but they gradually grow more complex as the series goes on, with some of the later cases being so complex you can literally barely make heads or toes of it. I've seen some people comment that this anime has murder cases superior to the ones you see in American tv shows, so you get the idea.



    Music: Awesome, the soundtrack fits the mystery aspect perfectly, and there is always a brilliant track for every occasion, whether it is romantic, funny, mysterious, or serious.



    Animation: Since the show is so incredibly old, the animation in the first episodes is not the greatest, and generally, because the series is so long and there isn't much action to animate, its made on an ok budget. The animation does improve substantially the the later episodes, though.



    Well, I know all that wasn't even close to covering the whole show. It's simply too huge (nearly 700 episodes at the time of this writing) to cover properly in such a short review, so alas, I have definitely not done it justice. It's my favorite anime, and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone, regardless of gender or interests. One of the many wonderful aspects of this show is its broad appeal, as it literally contains almost everything: mystery, thrill, suspense, comedy, romance, action and more. Even if you're not a mystery fan you're likely to still love this show. Its length might discourage you, but trust me, its completely worth it, or else you'll be missing out on an experience you won'tr get anywhere else.



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  • Always will be my Favorite

    9.5
    This show has to be one of the first animes I fell in love with and I just love it so much. It will always be one of my favorites! And it premiered in the month before I was born in the year I was born. How lovely is that! It was so well done and all. I just wish more episodes would be dubbed to English but if I really have to, I will watch it in subs.moreless
  • It is my childhood favorite.

    8.0
    I started to watch Detective Conan since grade 3,I watched it after school every day,then discussed it with my classmates.Although it was hard for grade students to understand how the case would be solved,so I only focused on the romance especially the romance between Ran and Shinichi until I was in junior high.From that day on,I watched the movie yearly instead of the series.You know the series is too long.Though I don't often watch it but it is still one of my favorite anime.



    Not only is the story outstanding,but also the music.I bought an album called the Best Collection of Detective Conan ten years ago.These songs are very classic nowadays such as Summer Without You,Like I've Returned to a Girl and I think Step By Step is classic as well.



    I've already known the 13th movie of DC will come out next year,who knows if Conan will turn into his original self or not.moreless
  • Detective Conan became my favorite anime show relatively quickly. It's just great!!!

    10
    I don't get people who think it's a kid show just because the main hero is shrunk into a child, I love fillers they don't annoy me, music is awesome, anime helps you to become smarter, conan vs men in black is really epic, and master thief kaito kid is fantasic!!!

    The manga/anime has been airing since 1994, it's still ongoing and became among the biggest anime stars!It has about 630 episodes and 780 manga chapters mading it the 24th longest manga running series in Japan. It's really awesome, I gladly recommend people to start watch this!!!moreless
  • Decent plot, riveting mysteries but characters seem too polished.

    7.5
    You're got to give it to Gosho that he's still dishing out new mysteries even after 13 years on the job. But unfortunately what turned out to be a unique and highly pleasurable to watch series seems to have suffered under the constant demand for new chapters and ideas. It almost feels as though Gosho's been so preoccupied with maintaining the mystery element of the series that he's failed to progress with the development of main characters. The clearest example here is protagonist, high school detective Shinichi's growing moral egotism which keeps him emotionally detached from the suspects he investigates. Instead each case becomes more of a statistic and the suspects themselves get hardly any true development at all. These dry 2D characters simply become tools in the final deduction which once completed would predictably end in the character's admission of guilt and Shinichi or one of the other main character's moral message that ties the whole case in a neat little package. I guess what personally bothers me is that Shinichi himself never learns anything from the cases he solves. Unlike the older episodes (the Moonlight Sonata case for example) he now seems to be at the point where there is no character flaw, and that makes the show hard to get into. It also may be hard to take in for those new to the show that it's teenage stars are able to easily outwit senior officers at their own case time after time. Absurd as it may seem this too soon becomes repetitive. For once this reviewer would like to see a team of trained forensic officers solve as case before Shinichi/Conan does. However the show is still watchable for it's clever mysteries and a plotline that now seems to be heading towards some sort of showdown with the Black Organization (the bad guys), but don't hold your breath yet. This has been happening for awhile too.moreless
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