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Detective Conan Is 1st Shonen Sunday Manga to Publish 1,000th Chapter

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about master detective began in 1996

This year's combined 37th and 38th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine published the 1,000th chapter of Gōshō Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga on Wednesday. The manga is the first series in the magazine to reach its 1,000th chapter. The magazine's front cover emulates the cover art in the manga's first volume.

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 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.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: The manga's launch year corrected. Thanks, Shuichi

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