Meet Detective Conan: Short Introduction to Aoyama’s World

Detective Conan would be the result of the union of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, if that kid also happened to be an adolescent imprisoned in the body of an elementary school student. Detective Conan is a 1994 manga series by Gosho Aoyama that pays homage to some of the best detective fiction authors while also providing Aoyama with a platform to further develop his own style within the genre. The television show debuted in 1996.

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With Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine hitting theaters today, we thought it would be a good idea to offer you a brief overview of Aoyama’s universe.

Shinichi Kudo, a brilliant high school student and aficionado of Sherlock Holmes, is the main character. He is incredibly curious and has a remarkable capacity for deductive thinking. But then, in a shocking change of events, Shinichi meets up with the evil criminal organization known as the Black Organisation and is forced to consume an enigmatic poison meant to murder him. Instead, Shinichi experiences an odd metamorphosis that astounds him. His young body deteriorates like that of a toddler, but his mind is unharmed.

Shinichi, now a charming little elementary school student, takes on the alias Conan Edogawa, which he gets from the detective legends Edogawa Ranpo and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Shinichi confides in Professor Agasa, a family friend. He moves in with Ran Mouri, his boyhood buddy, and her father, Kogoro Mauri, a careless and sometimes preoccupied private investigator. Conan solves complex crimes in Mouri’s place using his encyclopedic knowledge, keen observation, and logical reasoning with the aid of Agasa’s devices.

It’s clear that Doyle and Ranpo are being honored. Additionally, Aoyama goes by Kogoro, which was Ranpo’s original name. However, Aoyama also imbues Detective Conan with elements of Ian Fleming’s Bond-style gadget-love and climaxes, Nancy Drew’s grace, the sobriety and candor of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, and Agatha Christie’s trademark Poirot faceoffs. From traditional whodunits to Columbo (1968)-style “inverted mysteries,” Aoyama’s grasp of the genre allows him to employ allusions liberally while also manipulating them to create something fresh.

A young and an older audience will both enjoy Detective Conan’s mysteries, which are explored with a childlike curiosity yet are complex in the way they develop. It explores the interior lives of its people, much like Columbo. Conan’s dual existence creates a moving contrast between his acceptance of his duty as a quiet defender of justice and his bright intellect trapped in a child’s body, both of which crave for normalcy. His relationships with people close to him grow as he works through his odd situation.

Whether you are an experienced detective story enthusiast or a novice investigator, Detective Conan has something to offer everyone. Enter the world of Detective Conan and get ready to be enthralled by intricate mysteries and charming characters.