On the occasion of the release of Detective Conan: The Bride of Shibuya in cinemas, we offer you a focus on the original animated series, a true cultural phenomenon!
In total, more than 230 million copies have been sold worldwide. A real phenomenon! The manga was adapted into an anime as early as 1996. To date, over 1000 episodes have been made.
There are also 25 animated films featuring the little detective. The last, The Bride of Shibuyawas released in France on May 18.
What is it about ?
The story follows the character of Shinichi Kudo, a 17-year-old young man, a genius detective in his spare time. During an investigation, he is taken prisoner. But rather than kill him, the bandits, men in black, make him absorb a substance that turns him into a 6-year-old boy.
His parents living abroad, he is taken in by Ran his childhood friend and his father, a detective on the sidelines, under the name of Conan Edogawa, nephew of Professor Agasa, friend of Shinichi’s parents. The young man with the appearance of a child will never stop regaining his true appearance…
From what age to watch this anime?
The editorial staff of AlloCiné recommends this program from the age of 10. The series may seem simple and affordable for everyone, but the investigations still require concentration. Not all children will have the patience to complete the puzzle.
What does it look like ?
Why do your teens love it?
- Because the characters are endearing and convey beautiful values such as courage, self-sacrifice or a sense of sacrifice. Shinichi possesses an ultra positive personality and never gives up.
- Because the universe proposed by the anime propels us into one of the most incredible investigations each other.
- Because the animation is splendid and the VF dubbing absolutely delicious.
3 important characters to better understand who your child is talking about
- Shinichi Kudo, 17, is an outstanding footballer as well as a die-hard Sherlock Holmes fan. Her father is best-selling author Yusaku Kudo and her mother is former actress Yukiko Kudo. Both have bequeathed to him the excellent spirit of deduction which has already enabled him to solve a large number of murder cases. Since being rejuvenated by the poison given to him by two Men in Black, Shinichi has set out on a quest to find their criminal organization. To go incognito, he forged a new identity as Conan Edogawa, and now lives with his friend Ran. To avoid arousing suspicion, Conan attends primary school like all children his age. With his classmates Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko, he founded the Junior Detectives Club. In order not to put his loved ones in danger, Shinichi goes to great lengths to conceal his true identity from those around him. Only a few hand-picked confidants, such as Professor Agasa, are aware of his strange rejuvenation. Despite his unfortunate situation, Shinichi continues to solve all the crimes perpetrated in his entourage and it is an understatement to say that he has his work cut out for him…
- Ran Mori has been Shinichi’s friend since childhood. Particular signs: his kindness and helpfulness. But beware, under this apparent docility hides a formidable karateka who does not hesitate to use her art in case of emergency. Ran’s parents are private detective Kogoro Mori and lawyer Eri Kisaki. Since they live apart, Ran tries to reunite them by all means so far without success. Following Shinichi’s disappearance, a worried Ran turns to Professor Agasa. This is when she meets her rejuvenated friend, who introduces himself as Conan Edogawa. Ran decides to take the boy in and welcomes him into her home like a little brother. However, Shinichi, whom she is secretly in love with, misses her terribly. Over time, Ran repeatedly suspects Conan that he is actually Shinichi. So far, the latter has always managed to find a parade to dispel the doubts of his friend.
- Much like Conan, little Ai Haibara looks like a perfectly normal child, at least at first glance. In reality, she also suffered the rejuvenating side effects of the poison APTX 4869, which she herself made. Real name Shiho Miyano, she worked as a scientist for the Black Organization under the code name “Sherry”. However, the day the organization had his older sister murdered, Shiho rebelled against them. With that, she was kidnapped by the men in black, and decided to end her life using APTX 4869. But just like Shinichi, the 18-year-old girl suddenly turned into a little schoolgirl, which allowed him to undo his bonds and escape the men in black. During her escape, she was taken in by Professor Agasa with whom they worked out a new identity for Shiho, now known as Ai Haibara. His most striking character traits are intelligence and an analytical mind. She also has a particular charm, and often shows sarcasm, which does not match her appearance as a little girl. Having become a member of the Junior Detectives, she does not seem indifferent to Conan.
The anecdote that will amaze your teenager!
- Detective Conan compiles many references, from Sherlock Holmes to Arsène Lupin via Agathe Christie, Hercule Poirot or Jules Maigret.
- The first name of the hero himself is a nod to the author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Its name, Edogawa, comes from the master of Japanese detective literature, Ranpo Edogawa.
- Commissioner Juzo Megure is a reference to our national Jules Maigret. As for Professor Agasa, he has a surname inspired by Agatha Christie.
- The restaurant where Megure likes to eat is called “Colombo”, reminiscent of a certain police lieutenant well known to thriller fans.
- Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, released in 2021, exceeded 7.65 billion yen at the box office, becoming the 3rd highest-grossing film of the license. In France, the film was released on May 26, 2021. It attracted more than 20,000 fans.
Where to see this anime and how much will it cost you?
On DNA (€6.99 per month). On Netflix (2 seasons – from €8.99 to €17.99 per month)
Also available in manga (currently 99 volumes released in France and still being published, sold for €6.85 each by the publisher Kana).
What other anime to watch next with your teen?