Detective Conan Manga to Take a 4-Issue Break

This year’s 23rd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will take a four-issue break, from the 24th through 27th issues. Aoyama will conduct research during the hiatus.

The manga previously took two other one-month breaks from January to February 2019 and in the magazine’s 16th through 18th issues in March-April 2019. Aoyama also conducted research during those two breaks.

Weekly Shonen Sunday had previously noted that Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time), the spin-off manga series by Takahiro Arai centering on the character Tōru Amuro, will have new chapters when the main Detective Conan manga is on hiatus, and will not publish chapters of the manga otherwise.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Take a One Month Break

This year’s 15th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will take a one month hiatus, starting with the magazine’s next issue and continuing through the 18th issue. Aoyama will conduct research during the hiatus. The manga will resume in the magazine’s 19th issue on April 10, 2019.

The manga recently returned from a four-week hiatus that began on January 16, 2019 and ended on February 13, 2019. Aoyama also conducted research during that hiatus.

Weekly Shonen Sunday previously noted that Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time), the spin-off manga series by Takahiro Arai centering on the character Tōru Amuro, will have new chapters when the main Detective Conan manga is on hiatus, and will not publish chapters of the manga otherwise.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Take a Four-Week Hiatus

This year’s sixth issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will take a four-week hiatus, starting with the magazine’s next issue and continuing through the 10th issue, so that Aoyama can conduct research. The manga will resume in the magazine’s 11th issue.

Detective Conan recently returned from a nine-week hiatus that began on September 26, 2018 and ended on November 28, 2018. Aoyama also conducted research during that hiatus.

Weekly Shonen Sunday previously announced that Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time), the spin-off manga series by Takahiro Arai centering on the character Tōru Amuro, will have new chapters when the main Detective Conan manga is on hiatus, and will not publish chapters of the manga otherwise.

Arai launched the Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in May 2018. Aoyama has “complete supervision” over the work.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Take a Nine-Week Hiatus

This year’s 43rd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will take a nine-week hiatus starting with the magazine’s next issue and continuing through the 52nd issue. Aoyama will conduct research during the hiatus. The manga will resume in the magazine’s 53rd issue.

The manga recently returned from a seven-week hiatus that began on July 11, 2018 and ended on August 29, 2018. Aoyama similarly conducted research during that hiatus.

Weekly Shonen Sunday previously noted that Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time), the spin-off manga series by Takahiro Arai centering on the character Tōru Amuro, will have new chapters when the main Detective Conan manga is on hiatus, and will not publish chapters of the manga otherwise.

Arai launched the Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday on May 9, 2018. Aoyama has “complete supervision” over the work.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Take a 7-Week Hiatus

This year’s 32nd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has revealed that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will take a seven-week hiatus starting with the magazine’s next issue and continuing through the 39th issue. Aoyama will conduct research during the hiatus. The manga will resume in the magazine’s 40th issue.

The magazine also noted that Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time (Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time), the spin-off manga series by Takahiro Arai centering on the character Tōru Amuro, will run throughout Detective Conan‘s hiatus. The magazine also said that, moving forward, the magazine will publish chapters of the Meitantei Conan Zero no Tea Time manga when the Detective Conan manga is on hiatus, and will not publish chapters of the manga otherwise.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Resume on April 11, 2018

Shogakukan has announced that Gosho Aoyama will resume his Detective Conan manga in this year’s 20th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday on April 11, 2018.

The manga went on an extended hiatus in December 2017 so that Aoyama could receive medical treatment and “recharge.” The manga’s 94th compiled book volume shipped on December 18, 2017.

Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and in August 2017 it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Go on Hiatus for Creator’s Medical Treatment

The third and fourth combined 2018 issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing that the Detective Conan manga is going on an extended hiatus beginning in the next issue so that creator Gosho Aoyama can receive medical treatment and “recharge.”

The magazine’s editorial department apologized to readers and said the magazine will announce the details of the manga’s return when it is decided. The series’ 94th compiled book volume will ship in Japan as planned on December 18, 2017.

The manga returned from its previous hiatus on November 29, 2017, 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 2017 that the manga would take a break so Aoyama could conduct research.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Resume on November 29, 2017

Shogakukan has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will return from its hiatus on November 29, 2017 in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine’s 1st 2018 issue. The magazine’s 45th issue had revealed in October 2017 that the manga would take a break from issues 46-48 so Aoyama could conduct research. The manga was originally planned to resume in the 49th issue, which shipped on November 1, 2017.

Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and in August 2017 it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga to Take a Three-Issue Break So Author Can Do Research

This year’s 45th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga will be on hiatus in issues 46 through 48 so the author can do research. The manga will return in the 49th issue on November 1, 2017.

Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and in August 2017, it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter.

Source: ANN

Manga Review: Case Closed Volume 17

Case Closed Volume 17 focuses on first grade detective Conan Edogawa, who had previously been a high school detective named Jimmy Kudo. While investigating a case, Jimmy was discovered by a criminal organization and forced to take an experimental poison. Unknown to the criminals, Jimmy survived and shrunk down to his first grade self. He takes on the name Conan Edogawa to hide his identity, goes to live with his friend Rachel and her bumbling private detective father, and receives help and gadgets from his neighbor, Dr. Agasa. Conan’s overall goal is to find a way to return to his regular self again.

Case Closed Volume 17
Written by: Gosho Aoyama
Publisher: Shogakukan
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: May 15, 2007

Volume 17 continues the murder mystery that began at the end of Volume 16. In that mystery, the wife of an old and famous potter is found dead, and Conan ultimately has to prove that it was a murder and not a suicide. This story is executed in the typical fashion that readers have come to expect from Aoyama’s writing. It’s not to say that Aoyama has formulaic writing, though. There’s just a particular feel to the storytelling that I’ve come to associate with Case Closed. With this particular mystery, I had figured out who the guilty party was, but not how they carried out the murder.

The next three chapters in Case Closed Volume 17 take place at the beach, where Rachel tries once again to create a reconciliation between her parents. Her efforts are unsuccessful, but Conan, Rachel, Richard, and Eva meet a group of scuba divers. Two of the divers are engaged to marry, and one of them becomes the victim of an attempted murder. I appreciated seeing how Aoyama intertwined the interactions between Richard and Eva with the mystery that unfolds, and how there’s a parallel between the two couples and their motivations for their actions. I thought this added a nice touch to this particular mystery.

This is followed by a one-chapter story that takes place when Conan and the Detective Boys visit Richard in the hospital after he’s broken his leg. But this visit leads Conan to discovering a mystery that involves a kidnapping and extortion. Conan worked this particular case on his own, since the Detective Boys don’t pick up on what’s going on. It was a refreshing change of pace to not have a murder mystery or an attempted murder mystery.

The next three chapters of Volume 17 sees Richard, Ran, and Conan going to visit someone about mysterious happenings at their home after Richard receives a letter. This is actually another non-murder mystery, and it involves needing to figure out codes left behind by the original owner of the house. Not only does this story involve cracking a code, but it turns out there’s more going on than meets the eye. I really liked the twist that there was more to the story than what the reader was originally led to believe. I like it when Aoyama throws in twists to the mysteries, because the cases become harder for the reader to solve on their own before Conan explains everything.

Right at the end of the volume, there’s the beginning of another murder mystery when Richard, Rachel, and Conan meet an actor who wants Richard to mentor him on how to be a detective for an upcoming role. By the end of the volume, it’s clear to both Conan and the reader who the murderer is, but nothing has been revealed about how the murder was carried out. I’m sure that will be answered early on in Volume 18.

Even though I’m already familiar with these mysteries from watching the Case Closed anime series, I still found them to be just as enjoyable when I read them again in the original manga source material.

If you’ve read and enjoyed the previous volumes of the series, then I think you’ll enjoy reading Case Closed Volume 17.

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