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See also: List of Case Closed volumes

Detective Conan was conceived in 1994, during the rise in mystery genre manga due to the publishing of the Kindaichi Case Files series; the first chapter appeared in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday on January 19.[1][2][3] Aoyama cites the stories of Arsène Lupin, Sherlock Holmes and the samurai films by Akira Kurosawa as influences on his work.[4] When scripting each chapter, he ensures the dialogue remains simple and spends an average of four hours for each new case and twelve for more complicated ones.[5][6] Each case spans several chapters, and is resolved at the end where characters explain the details of their solutions in simple terms;[7] a database consisting of all the cases from the manga was launched in 2007.[8][9]

Detective Conan became the 22nd longest running manga series with over 800 chapters released in Japan. The individual chapters are collected into tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. The first volume was released on June 18, 1994;[10] Gosho Aoyama's assistants have also written and published 36 volumes of their own side stories of Detective Conan.[11][12]

Viz Media announced its acquisition of series for North America in June 1, 2004.[13] Following Funimation's localzation, Viz released the series as Case Closed and took their names to keep consistency between the two mediums.[14] Viz Media released the first volume on September 2004 and began releasing digital editions in 2013.[15][16] Victor Gollancz Ltd licensed and distributed Viz Media's volumes in the United Kingdom.[17] The manga has also been localized in other regions such as China, France, Germany, Indonesia, and Finland.[18][19][20][21][22]

References

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  2. Detective Conan Official manga website (Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved on June 11, 2009.
  3. Case Closed- Profiles. Viz Media. Archived from the original on June 12, 2009. Retrieved on June 12, 2009.
  4. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified (Japanese). Sankei Shimbun (October 2, 2010). Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. Retrieved on December 3, 2010.
  5. Sankei Shimbun interview translated. Anime News Network (October 2, 2010). Retrieved on December 3, 2010.
  6. Database Opens for Every Detective ConanTemplate:'s Case Closed. Anime News Network (May 29, 2007). Archived from the original on April 10, 2009. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  7. Detective Conan database (Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  8. Detective Conan Vol. 1 (Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on June 11, 2009.
  9. Detective Conan Special Edition 1 (Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on June 4, 2010.
  10. Detective Conan Special Edition 38 (Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved on August 20, 2010.
  11. Viz announces new manga for Q3. Anime News Network (June 2, 2004). Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  12. Case Closed Manga Names to Change. Anime News Network (June 28, 2004). Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  13. Case Closed Vol. 1. Viz Media. Retrieved on November 1, 2013.
  14. Digital Case Closed Vol. 1. Viz Media. Retrieved on November 1, 2013.
  15. Gollancz paperback.pdf. Victor Gollancz Ltd. Archived from Paperback.pdf the original on May 1, 2006. Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  16. Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified (Chinese). Changchun Publishing House. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on December 10, 2010.
  17. Détective Conan (French). Kana. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  18. Detektiv Conan (German). Egmont Manga & Anime. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on November 28, 2010.
  19. Detektif Conan 57 (Indonesian). Elex Media Komputindo. Archived from the original on December 9, 2010. Retrieved on December 9, 2010.
  20. Salapoliisi Conan (Finnish). Egmont. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved on November 28, 2010.

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