‘Detective Conan’ manga begins countdown to 100th volume, Wild Police Academy spin-off gets anime

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: August 4, 2021 at 2:30 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter account of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan has begun on Wednesday its countdown to commemorate the manga's 100th volume release scheduled on October 18, 2021. Initial details of the "100 Volume Project" were also published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday 36/37 merger issue, including the announcement for the Detective Conan Police School Edition Wild Police Story TV anime series based on the manga.

In addition, the official Twitter of the Shonen Sunday editorial department (@shonen_sunday) will be hosting a countdown until the release of the 100th volume, every Wednesday from August 4 to October 13. Every week, a past cover of the Weekly Shonen Sunday of Detective Conan will be used as a poster and gifted to one person with an autograph by the manga artist himself. Fans who want a chance to win during the countdown can apply by following the official Twitter of the Shonen Sunday editorial department and then retweeting the post below.

As part of the "100 Volume Project", Aoyama is also preparing the content of the 100th Secret Story, wherein Conan and his friends unfold a secret story that can only be heard when they hold a smartphone over the Detective Conan comics. Stores in Tokyo and Osaka will also be hosting Detective Conan Cafes with limited edition menus and goods to commemorate the 100th volume. Details of the Secret Story are also described in the Weekly Shonen Sunday 36/37 merger issue (Shogakukan).


'Wild Police Story' spinoff gets anime

To add to the major milestones of the Detective Conan series, the production of the TV animation of Detective Conan Police School Edition Wild Police Story drawn by Takahiro Arai has been announced. This work is a spin-off and prequel to the Case Closed manga by Aoyama. The spin-off revolves around Rei Furuya, Jinpei Matsuda, Kenji Hagiwara, Ko Date, and Hiromitsu Morofushi when they were in the police academy.


Background

Detective Conan (also called Case Closed in the United States) is a crime manga series written by Gosho Aoyama. The series began in 1994, with the manga later turned into an anime television show. The anime is popular among many ages since it has been airing from 1996.


The original Japanese title of the series is 「名探偵コナン」which directly translates to "Detective Conan" but to North American audiences, the series is broadcast by FUNimation under the title "Case Closed". The exact reasons are unclear though fans believe it was due to the online service losing rights to stream the show.


Plot via Wiki:

Detective Conan (名探偵コナン, Meitantei Konan) is a Japanese manga and anime series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama since January 19, 1994 and got serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Jump. Due to legal considerations the title has been renamed to Case Closed. The series follows Shinichi Kudō, a prodigious young detective who was inadvertently transformed into a child after being poisoned by two men in black.


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Source: Conan Edogawa Official Twitter | Detective Conan Criminal Criminal Sawa Official Twitter | Shonen Sunday Official Twitter

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