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Gosho Aoyama Publishes 1st Detective Conan Chapter Since Surgery

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: manga adaptation of 18th film launches in May

The combined 22nd/23rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will announce on Tuesday that Gosho Aoyama will publish a new chapter of his Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga in the magazine's 24th issue, which Shogakukan will publish on May 13.

The release will be the first time Aoyama is publishing a new chapter since he announced in March that he had to put his serialization on an irregular schedule. Aoyama explained that he had gone to the hospital for an operation. He assured his fans in March that the surgery went as planned without incident, but noted that he would be staying in the hospital for a little while longer.

The combined 22nd/23rd issue teases that the new chapter's story will center on Shinichi and Ran, and will tell the story of how and where they met each other. The issue further teases that Shinichi might reveal his secret identity.

In addition, the June issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine announced on Saturday that the magazine will launch a manga adaptation of the 18th Detective Conan filmDetective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper — in the magazine's July issue, which Shogakukan will publish on May 25. Yutaka Abe and Denjirō Maru will draw the manga. The pair previously drew the three-chapter manga adaptation of the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan television special, as well as the manga adaptation of Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie, among other Detective Conan spinoffs.

The 18th Detective Conan film opened in Japan in April last year. The film features the appearance of FBI agent Shuichi Akai, and revolves around a sniping incident case. Even though someone was aiming a sniper rifle at Akai, it was Sera who was shot in the chest. The people in Tokyo are afraid of getting involved in this dreadful sniping incident. Will Akai, who should be dead, be targeted again? And why was Sera hit?

The franchise's 19th film, titled Detective Conan: Gōka no Himawari (Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno), opened in Japan on April 18.

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