Detective Conan Manga Has 250 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shogakukan revealed on Monday that Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan) manga has 250 million copies in circulation worldwide (including copies not sold). The manga's 100th compiled book volume shipped in Japan on Monday.
Aoyama launched the manga in 1994. The manga has spawned a television anime that has been running since 1996, as well as an accompanying anime film series. The 24th film in the series, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, opened on April 16. The film earned a cumulative total of 7,479,317,860 yen (about US$67.86 million).
Three spinoff manga for the franchise are inspiring upcoming anime adaptations: Meitantei Conan Keisatsu Gakkō Hen Wild Police Story (Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story), Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san, and Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web