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Detective Conan Gets Spinoff Manga Centering on Tōru Amuro

posted on by Bayleigh Baker
Cirque du Freak's Takahiro Arai draws manga debuting on May 9

This year's 20th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Gōshō Aoyama's Detective Conan manga will receive a spinoff manga series centering on Tōru Amuro. The manga is titled Meitantei Conan: Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time) and will begin in the magazine's 24th issue on May 9. Takahiro Arai (Tenshō no Quadrable, Cirque du Freak) is drawing the manga, and Aoyama has "complete supervision" over the work.

Aoyama resumed his original Detective Conan manga in the magazine's 20th issue on Wednesday. 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.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie

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