Case Closed

Case Closed

Book - 2004- | Action ed
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A high school boy named Jimmy Kudo changes his identity to Detective Conan after being shrunken to the size of a seven-year-old in a criminal attack, and starts helping police investigate a number of other crimes.
Publisher: San Francisco : Viz, c2004-
Edition: Action ed
ISBN: 9781591163275
1591163277
Branch Call Number: 741.5952
Characteristics: v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm

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gumball12
Apr 09, 2017

The old volumes are more violent and extreme. New ones not that much.

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hibahashmi
Jul 16, 2013

Absolutely love this manga series, probably my favourite! The mysteries and the way they are solved by Shinichi Kudo are amazing. There is a perfect balance of mystery, action, humour, and romance to make Case Closed appeal to everyone! Thank you Gosho Aoyama! ^^

This series should be read in order as much as possible, as it often uses previous plot development (and has some cases which greatly affect the rest of the series), introduces new characters every so often, and may spread a case over two volumes. Whatever you do, read Volume 1 before the others, or the series really won't make that much sense! The characters are lovable and their emotions are realistic. I like how they are drawn- I don't find them overly-cartoonish at all. You really need to pay attention to some of the detail in the drawings to get the most out of each mystery! The cases are interesting and are not at all easy to figure out, which will keep you turning the pages!

There are some things that I don't like about the North American adaptation of the series—nothing to do with the stories or characters themselves. First of all, Viz Media and Funimation 'Americanized' the first names of the main and recurring characters (Shinichi was renamed Jimmy, Ran Mouri was renamed Rachel Moore, etc.) for English release, which was really not necessary as all the secondary characters keep their Japanese names. This isn't too big an issue however; EPL has the anime with Japanese and English audio-- the original Japanese episodes have all the proper names. EPL has a bottleneck for many of the volumes, such as volumes 2-4, 6, 9, 14, 16, 19, and 24, and likely others. However, mangareader.net has the entire series as translated by fans, and stays true not only to the original names, but the Japanese honorifics as well. The translations on mangareader are actually pretty accurate; I compared them to some of the officially translated volumes that I had with me. Also, the item description about this volume on BiblioCommons is incorrect—that is actually a description of another volume!

Case Closed is known in Japan as Meitantei Conan, or “Great Detective Conan.” It is officially translated as Detective Conan, but due to some legal considerations (which have never been released), it was renamed. The series is currently ongoing from 1994. The English translation of the series is far behind that of the Japanese version (the English licence for translation was given in 2003, to give you an idea). EPL has volumes 47&48 currently on hold; in Japan, volumes ~79-81-ish have been released. Don’t worry though, mangareader has even the most recent chapters of the series fan-translated--- of course, that comes with its pros and cons.

Anyway, I hope this long post has given you a lot of information on Case Closed and will encourage you to give this amazing series a try! I promise you that you won’t be disappointed! Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

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pansage1123
Dec 07, 2010

there a tv show for this manga

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Apr 09, 2017

gumball12 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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