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Detective Conan Creator's Various Manga Have 200 Million Copies in Print

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Gosho Aoyama starts new Magic Kaito mini-series on April 26

The 21st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that manga creator Gosho Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide. To commemorate the milestone, Aoyama will draw a new mini-series, the first in three years, for his Magic Kaito manga. The first chapter will appear in Weekly Shōnen Jump's combined 22nd and 23rd issue on April 26.

Aoyama is best known for his Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga series, which has spawned a television anime that has been running since 1996, as well as an accompany anime film series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), opened last Saturday with the highest opening weekend record for the franchise.

Aoyama also drew the Yaiba and Magic Kaito manga. The latter has spawned a 12-episode television anime special between 2010 and 2012, as well as a 24-episode television anime series titled Magic Kaito 1412 in 2014. The main character of Magic Kaito makes occasional cameo appearances in Detective Conan stories as well.

Update: Magazine title corrected. Thanks, Jano07 and Shinuki

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