Detective Conan spin-off 'The Culprit Hanzawa-san' and 'Zero's Tea Time' get anime adaptation

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: October 4, 2021 at 17:39 PHT (GMT+8)

Two of Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan spin-off series, 'The Culprit Hanzawa-san (Hannin no Hanzawa-san)' and 'Zero's Tea Time', have been announced on Monday to receive a television (TV) anime series adaptation. The teaser visuals and a special news PV for both works were released through the official YouTube channel of SHOPRO.

Further details will be revealed soon.

The Detective Conan: Hanzawa the Criminal (The Culprit Hanzawa-san) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mayuko Kanba. It is a spin-off of the original manga Detective Conan by Gosho Aoyama and stars the black-silhouetted "criminal" that appears in the main series to represent the mystery culprits. Kanba launched the manga in Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S in May 2017 and its chapters have been collected in five tankōbon volumes as of December 2019.


The other spin-off series Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takahiro Arai. Aoyama is supervisioning the project, and is centered on the character Toru Amuro. It has been published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since May 2018.


Detective Conan previously celebrated its 20th anniversary with a remake of the first two episodes of the anime in the 2016 special Detective Conan - Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, which Discotek Media licensed and released on July 28 earlier this year.


The TV anime series adaptation of the original Detective Conan manga series by Gosho Aoyama was first aired in January 1996 by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. It The anime resulted in the adaptations of several animated feature films, original video animations, video games, audio disc releases and live action episodes.

Its manga being serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since January 1994 has been collected into 98 tankōbon volumes as of April 2020. It has sold more than 230 million in circulation worldwide as of 2018, making it the fifth-best-selling manga series.


Both the manga and the anime have had positive response from critics for their plot and cases. The manga has been sold in 25 countries, while the anime has been broadcast in 40 countries.


The Detective Conan series follows the high school detective Shinichi Kudo who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his childhood best friend's father and other characters.

Source: SHOPRO

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