Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital Manga Ends, 2 New Detective Conan Spinoff Manga Launch
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's June issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine published the final chapter of Yutaka Abe and Jirō Maruden's manga adaptation of the Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital film based on Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga on Thursday.
Abe and Maruden launched the manga in September, and the first volume shipped on April 12. Kenji Kodama directed the Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital film in 2003, and Kazunari Kouchi wrote the screenplay.
The magazine also announced that two more Detective Conan manga will launch in the next issue on May 25. Abe and Maruden will pen one of the new manga, an adaptation of last year's Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare anime film. Kobun Shizuno directed the original film and Takeharu Sakurai wrote the script.
The second new manga, Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Hanzawa-san the Criminal), stars the black-silhouetted "criminal" that appears in Detective Conan chapters to represent the mystery culprits. Mayuko Kanba is drawing the gag series.
The original Detective Conan manga has been running since 1996 and has spawned an ongoing anime series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), opened earlier this month with the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.