Detective Conan Will Travel Through History in Educational Manga
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga's most famous detective will try out time travel in a new manga series aimed at teaching readers young and old alike about history. The series is planned to run for 12 volumes with three being published at a time starting on November 29. Follow-up volumes are scheduled for December, February, and March.
In the story, Conan Edogawa and members of his Boys Detective Club find devices that lets them communicate with "time drifters," boys and girls who have been transported into different eras in the past. The only way Conan can get them back to the future is by collecting 12 "Toki no Ishi." His quest takes him from the Jōmon period (14,000–300 BCE) to the Showa period (1926–1989) and meet important historical figures like Queen Himiko and Minamoto no Yoshitsune.
Detective Conan creator Gosho Aoyama's assistant Eiichi Yamagishi and Muneo Saitō are responsible for the Nipponshi Tantei Conan (Japanese History Detective Conan) manga.
Aoyama is one of the hardest working manga creators in the business. In recently revealed details about the series' creation process, he works on the series for 20 hours a day, five days per week with the help of six assistants.
Detective Conan reached its 1,000th chapter in August, the first series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine to do so.
Source: Comic Natalie