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Detective Conan Manga Resumes on April 11

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New arc featuring Tōru Amuro vs. Shūichi Akai previewed in image

Shogakukan announced on Sunday that Gosho Aoyama will resume his Detective Conan manga in this year's 20th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday on April 11.

Aoyama wrote a handwritten message to accompany the announcement, stating that the manga will start a new arc featuring a showdown between Tōru Amuro and Shūichi Akai. Aoyama also assured fans that although Sunday is April Fool's Day, that none of his word in his message are a lie.

Shogakukan also showed a preview of the first page of the new arc.

The manga went on an extended hiatus in December so that Aoyama could receive medical treatment and "recharge."

The manga's 94th compiled book volume shipped on December 18.

The manga returned from its previous hiatus on November 29, and the magazine's first 2018 issue published the second chapter in the manga's new arc. The magazine's 45th issue had revealed in October that the manga would take a break so Aoyama could conduct research.

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 in August it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter. The manga 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 in April 2017, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. The franchise's 22nd anime film, Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner), will open in Japan on April 13. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.

Source: Comic Natalie


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