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In 2006, a special dorama was made starring Oguri Shun as Kudo Shinichi. A second episode followed in 2007. For the third series, the dorama and the fourth special, the role of Shinichi Kudo was recast to Mizobata Junpei.
Successful young detective Kudo Shinichi is involved in a very bad situation: gangsters transform his body from 16-year-old high school pupil to a 9-year-old elementary school student. He still has his genious intelligence, which allows him to solve even the most difficult criminal cases.
The anime adaptation started being aired on January 8th, 1996. To date, it has been aired for more than 13 years and it's been compiled in more than 220 DVDs. The anime spans over 27 seasons, the 27th season being the season with the longest run, and over more than 950 episodes, though more than 400 of them are TV originals. By 2019, it was the 16th longest anime series in terms of episodes.
The Case Closed anime series, known as Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン, lit. Great Detective Conan, officially translated as Detective Conan) in its original release in Japan, is based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama. It was localized in English as Case Closed by Funimation due to unspecified legal problems. The anime is produced by TMS Entertainment and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation with the directors being Kenji Kodama, Yasuichiro Yamamoto, Masato Satō, Kōjin Ochi, and Nobuharu Kamanaka. The series follows the teenage detective Jimmy Kudo, who transforms into a child after being poisoned with APTX 4869 by the Black Organization. Now named Conan Edogawa and living with the Moores, Conan solves murders during his daily life as he awaits the day to defeat the Black Organization.
Case Closed premiered on January 8, 1996 on Nippon Television Network System in Japan and is currently ongoing. It has aired over 1075 episodes in Japan making it the fifteenth longest running anime series. In 2010, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation began making the episodes available for video on demand. The anime spun off theatrical films, two OVA series, and a TV special titled Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan; these spin offs were created with the same staff and cast as the anime series. The theme music supplier for the series was initially Universal Music Group, whom released the first two openings and ending theme songs, and is currently Being Incorporated.
In 2003, the first 104 episodes were licensed by Funimation for distribution in North America under the name Case Closed where it debuted on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block on May 24, 2004; no more than 50 episodes were licensed from Funimation due to low ratings. The Canadian channel YTV picked up the Case Closed series and broadcast 22 episodes between April 7, 2006, and September 2, 2006, before taking it off the air. Funimation made the series available with the launch of the Funimation Channel in November 2005 and was temporary available on Colours TV during its syndication with the Funimation Channel. Funimation began streaming Case Closed episodes on their website in March 2013.
A separate English adaptation of the series by Animax Asia premiered in the Philippines on January 18, 2006, under the name Detective Conan. Because Animax were unable to obtain further TV broadcast rights, their version comprised 52 episodes. The series continued with reruns until August 7, 2006, when it was removed from the station. Meitantei Conan has also been localized in other languages such as French, German, and Italian. As of 2018, the Detective Conan anime has been broadcast in 40 countries around the world.
Detective Conan Animated Media airs every Saturday with a playtime of 30 minutes, around 6:00am until 6:30am on NTV since January 8, 1996. There are currently 900+ episodes that have already aired, all the while still remaining an ongoing series. The popularity threshold that Detective Conan has obtained over the years invoked the creation of Live Action Series, Movies, OVAs (Original Video Animation) and TV Specials which include Magic Kaito. At the end of each episode, there is hint giveaway called "Next Conan's Hint", which shows a clue that can solve or push through the case which is also meant to enjoy families who are living around Japan to figure out the culprit before Conan does.
Detective Conan Anime was also released in North America under the name Case Closed by Funimation which appeared on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Cable Networks. However, due to low ratings, the broadcasting of Case Closed was discontinued. Case Closed Anime started since May 24, 2004 and reached in total of 104 aired episodes in North America. Due to the name change of the title itself, the Characters of Case Closed also had drastic name changes from their Japanese Names to a more Americanized Names. 781b155fdc