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Detective Conan

Alt titles: Meitantei Conan, Case Closed

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Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men, and their cause, are...

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The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Day in History TV Special   TBD
Detective Conan Movie 1: The Time Bombed Skyscraper Movie 1997 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target Movie 1998 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 3: The Last Magician of the Century Movie 1999 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 4: Captured In her Eyes Movie 2000 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 1: Conan vs Kid vs YAIBA OVA 2001 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 5: Countdown to Heaven Movie 2001 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 6: The Phantom of Baker Street Movie 2002 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 2: 16 Suspects OVA 2002 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 3: Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy OVA 2003 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 7: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital Movie 2003 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 4: Conan and Kid and Crystal Mother OVA 2004 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 8: Magician of the Silver Sky Movie 2004 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths Movie 2005 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 5: The Target is Kogoro! The Detective Boys' Secret Investigation OVA 2005 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem Movie 2006 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 6: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan and Heiji vs Kid! OVA 2006 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure Movie 2007 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 7: A Challenge from Agasa OVA 2007 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 12: Full Score of Fear Movie 2008 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 8: High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki's Case Files OVA 2008 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudo Shinichi: The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab OVA 2008 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 21: Lupin III vs Detective Conan TV Special 2009 TBD
Detective Conan Movie 13: The Raven Chaser Movie 2009 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 9: The Stranger of 10 Years OVA 2009 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran: Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata OVA 2009 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island OVA 2010 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Magic File 4: Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey OVA 2010 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky Movie 2010 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 15: Quarter of Silence Movie 2011 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Magic File 5: Niigata - Tokyo Omiyage Capriccio OVA 2011 Same Franchise
Detective Conan OVA 11: A Secret Order from London OVA 2011 Same Franchise
Detective Conan vs. Wooo Web 2011 Same Franchise
Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker Movie 2012 TBD
Detective Conan: Excalibur no Kiseki OVA 2012 TBD
Detective Conan Magic File 6: Fantasista Flower OVA 2012 TBD
Detective Conan Movie 17: Zekkai no Private Eye Movie 2013 TBD
Detective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper From Another Dimension Movie 2014 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Case Closed 1994 Original Manga
Name Role
Mari TOMINAGA Character Design
Junko YAMANAKA Character Design
Masatomo SUDOU Character Design
Kenji KODAMA Director
Yasuichiro YAMAMOTO Director
Kojin OCHI Director
Masato SATO Director
Katsuo ONO Music
Gosho AOYAMA Original Manga Creator
Michihiko SUWA Producer
Masahito YOSHIOKA Producer
Kazuhiko YAGIUCHI Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Detective Conan barryhansen5 9/10 Mar 29, 2011
Case Closed barryhansen5 9/10 Mar 29, 2011
Meitantei Conan barryhansen5 9/10 Mar 29, 2011
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Detective Academy Q

Detective Academy Q

Kyu has always been interested in solving mysteries. After assisting in a murder case, he earns the opportunity to take the entrance exam for the Dan Detective School (DDS), a famous detective school established by the equally famous detective, Dan Morihiko! DDS is trusted implicitly by the police and receives their absolute cooperation in all matters, and its students are often able to crack even the most difficult cases. Can Kyu, along with fellow classmates Megumi, Kintarou, Kazuma and Ryu, meet the demands of the school and the crimes that cross their paths?

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Both Detective Conan and Detective Academy Q are about young characters solving murder case. They also both allow the viewer to try to solve the cases by himself.


well becouse there both about detective stories, about solving misteries, and both have comic characters who make the searies even more fun!


In each episode, or every two to three, the detective has to solve thrilling mysteries that involve murders and leave you in suspense.


Both contains teenagers solving mysteries and is more or less the same, with the main characters who love mysteries and detectives so much!!


They're both animes involving mysteries and crime cases.  While DC's cases may be more elaborate and harder to solve, perceptive audience can pick up on clues and solve the cases together with our lovable detectives.  So if you're looking for animes with mysteries you can solve yourself before the truths are revealed, watch them.

Oh, and they both have similar catchphrases 'There is only one truth!' and 'There could only be one answer!'   XD


Both mystery based anime that keeps you guessing or if you think you have it yourself you can solve it. Detective conan is slightly further out there with the cases but You can still shoot at a solution.


They're both good detective animes with a likable main cast of characters and some good mysteries.


Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning. The story is about a young boy who has an exceptional deductive reasoning, but he feels inferior to his brother (who mysteriously disappeared).



The mystery of "The Blade Children" is a secret which has remained well-hidden, and has cost some their lives. After Narumi Ayumu's brother disappears in a search for the answer, Narumi is forced to unravel this mystery for himself. Join him in his investigation which will lead him to the secrets of the Blade Children, and to tests of skill which may prove to be fatal.

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Do you like kid detectives? Detective Conan (aka Case Closed) and Spiral both feature kids out there....being detectives. Except that Detective Conan is a classic, which is clearly shown by the fact that its still going after 350 epsisodes, while Spiral 'stopped' at 26 episodes (and I say stopped because, I'm sad to say, this series has NO ENDING). If you actually like the mystery to be solved by the detective in the end, then don't bother watching Spiral, which never bothers to tell the viewer the main question that the kids utter to themselves throughout the whole show.

In both series, the main character uses logic to solve different cases presented to them. Both stories have the main character diving into different situation to get closer to the truth. If you are someone who likes to figure out cases, Spiral is for you because logic and noticing small clues is everything in both shows.


I'm recommending Spiral if you liked Detective Conan for obvious reasons: they both involve an engaging mystery and detective story! If you love the brilliant deductions that Conan makes, you'll definitely like Ayumu's spotlight in the anime Spiral. Spiral has very attractive characters and the grand premise is resurfaced throughout the anime.


Spiral and Detective Conan are about crime, mystery, and great detectives. If you like good detective stories then these are the shows for you.


Both Detective Conan and Spiral contain mysteries as well as a great cast of characters (both main and supporting) that make the series fun to watch. Both follow a similar format in the fact that, while there are mysteries to solve, there is always that one big mystery in the background that you're waiting to be revealed.

Detective Conan may be a much longer series than Spiral, but both are a great watch.

Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.

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<p>Both are mind-puzzling shows and they resemble each other though one has darker atmosphere. </p><br><br>

<p>Conan investigates crimes; he searches the truth behind those mysteries. Naru and the rest of the SPR investigates the supernatural; they go to places and solve the mysteries behind the unbelievable. </p><br><br>

<p>Murderers and criminals are caught in Detective Conan, whereas ghosts and demons are discovered and freed in Ghost Hunt.</p><br><br>

<p>Both are wonderful shows.</p>


If you liked Case Closed or Ghost Hunt, you'd also like the other one, because both are mainly about detective work: in Case Closed it's traditional detective work like solving a murder whereas Ghost Hunt is about cases caused by ghosts and other supernatural things.

Both have some kind of comedy in it, but the story mainly focuses on the cases which are solved. Both animes also have a small amount of dramatic/tragic elements in it.

Another similarity is that the team of investigators is mostly not personally involved in the cases (e.g. no one of the team will ever be killed or something).

Ghost Hunt has a somehow darker and creepier atmosphere than Case Closed, but anyway both animes are quite exciting and fun to watch and you can follow the train of thought of the investigators and try to solve the case yourself.


Solving mysteries is what both these anime do best. Ghost hunt focuses on the supernatural ghost chasing where conan focuses on catching the bad guy in crime. Both anime have a wide rage of interesting and unique characters that are sure to entertain. Check one out if you liked the other.


In both shows the main characters are trying to solve interesting mysteries that get resolved and explained in the end, with a few hi-jinx here and there for comic relief.

Also, in my opinion, both shows are very well done over all ( plot progression is slow though) and the mystery plots are thought through with care.

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Ayatsuri Sakon

Ayatsuri Sakon

Tachibana Sakon is a skilled puppeteer with an unusual hobby: solving murders. Along with Ukon, a one-of-a-kind puppet made in the Meiji era, Sakon manages to find himself in a variety of life-threatening situations. Join the duo as they put their detective skills to the test in terrifying cases of revenge, malice, and murder.

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For anybody tired of waiting for Adult Swim to air new episodes of Detective Conan, check out Ayatsuri Sakon, which hits many of the same notes. Intricately planned and executed crimes take center stage with a variety of suspects for each. Morevoer, multiple episode stories are the norm rather than the exception here, allowing the intrigue to build even more.

Detective Conan and Ayatsuri Sakon are both whodunnit that focus on a character that investigate over a murder case. Sakon's case are usually more complex and aren't episodic like most of Conan's but they are both enjoyable by anyone who like these detective Anime.


These two are both great it involves a lot of mysterys and its fun to try and solve them with the hero. if you like one your bound to like the other.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

Fudou Academy's Hajime Kindaichi is the grandson of the famous detective Kousuke Kindaichi. Though he often appears to be lazy in school and clumsy, he is actually a modern-day genius with an IQ of 180. Together with his childhood friend Miyuki, Hajime solves the most unsolvable murder mysteries with ease and grace. From missing students to wax museums, there's no case that Hajime Kindaichi can't solve!

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Though Kindaichi is less lighthearted than Detective Conan, the two are a perfect recommendation for each other. Kindaichi and Conan solve the hardest cases with ease, often involving murders or other dark topics.


If you like Conan/Kindaichi you'll love Kindaichi/Conan too :D

They both have the same strategies, locked room, stranded on island, always seem to be where murders are, and high school detectives who happen to be allowed to help investigators.

Difference Kindaichi is 17 and not as serious as Conan about everything only his deductions. Also Kindaichi doesn't have a Doctor Agasa. The stories all have those endings where you can either sympathize with the killer or you will think senseless killing.

You can try and find out who the murderers are with both detectives, I say find the murderers because they use crazy methods to cover up their murders.

All over I think if you enjoy one you will definitely enjoy the other. Even though you recognize the patterns its hard to stop watching :D