Detective Conan Manga Takes 3-Issue Break So Author Can Do Research
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's 45th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga will be on hiatus in issues 46 through 48 so the author can do research. The manga will return in the 49th issue on November 1.
The manga series centers on Conan Edogawa, the alias of detective Shinichi Kudo, whose body shrunk after being poisoned at the beginning of the story. Together with detective Kogoro Mori and his daughter Ran, Conan helps the police solve difficult mysteries.
Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and in August it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter. The manga has spawned an ongoing anime series, and a yearly anime film series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), opened on April 15, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.