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Case Closed, Vol. 1 (名探偵コナン aka Case Closed #1)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  10,601 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Ghastly beheadings, bloody murders, and cold-hearted child abduction cases: precocious high school student Shin'ichi Kudo uses his keen powers of observation and astute intuition to solve mysteries that have left law enforcement officials baffled. Hot on the trail of a suspect, Shin'ichi is accosted from behind and fed a strange chemical which physically transforms him int ...more
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Published September 7th 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published 1994)
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Ashley Chen
So yeah, best shit ever?! Do I really need to do a review of this? I still remember going to a stand (yes a wooden stand) downstairs in my home town and begging my mom to buy my sister and I a copy of the series. Each time we would buy 2 manga (one each) and I believe in my entire school, we (my sister and I) had the most Case Closed manga. LOL, we would compete with all the boys who have read the most. Gosh, those were the days. #NoShame #IRegretNothing this is less than a review and ...more
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Okay, a quick walk down memory lane for me. I read this series when I was still living in China, which was a long time ago, just to put this into perspective. If you were hoping for a detailed review, thou shall not find it here.

So basically this series:
- Has a nice plot (neat concept)
- Has some awesome mysteries (This has to be my favourite thing about the series as I LOVE reading mysteries).
- Has some badass characters
- Has some hilarious characters
- IS TOO DAMN LONG! (This series has 76 vo
I've been meaning to read Case Closed for a long time now. I used to catch the show on TV when I was younger and I always liked it so I though this couldn't be a better option to enter the world of manga.

Shinichi Kudo is a brilliant teenager detective who has helped the police solving a lot of cases. He also has the tendency to put his nose where it's not wanted and it's going to cost him. While spying in some shady men dressed in black, he gets caught and the made him drink a strange potion tha
Oct 15, 2011 Selena rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery fans, crime fans
Where to start on this series... Besides that it will only end when the creator runs out of ways to kill people.

The story is of (at least in English, 'cause that's the only version I've read), is about a mystery-novel lover named Jimmy, who is an expert detective on the side. He sticks his nose where it doesn't belong and is given a deadly drug. But it would be boring if it ended that way, now wouldn't it?

It turns out, this drug has a 1/100 chance of, rather than killing, turning people into lit
I love this series!

The art is beautiful. Each character is distinct and the horror of dead bodies and crime scenes are not glossed over CSI style.

The plot has the perfect elements of the over arcing story of Conan's "men in black" and their mysterious poison that has shrunk him down to half the size he used to be but still twice the detective. With individual cases we get to see Conan flex his unique problem solving mussels to catch the bad guy and save the day. All without people knowing a si
Detektiv Conan kenne ich schon seit Jahren durch die Fernsehserie. Ich mochte die Serie immer und als ich nun mal anfangen wollte Mangas zu lesen, da erschien mir dies als sicherer Versuch.
Ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Der erste Band besteht aus 9 Fällen und beginnt damit, wie der berühmte Teenager-Detektiv Shinichi Kudo zu dem kleinen Jungen Conan wird und beginnt seine Fälle aus dem Hintergrund heraus zu lösen.
Mir hat das Buch gut gefallen, die Fälle sind sehr kurz und lösen sich schnell auf, de
Indah Threez Lestari
#Program BUBU

Manga jilid kesatu ini pertama kubeli dan kubaca tahun 1997. Dan terus terang, awalnya aku memandang manga ini sebelah mata, karena tema cerita orang dewasa yang menyusut jadi anak kecil sama sekali bukan hal istimewa bagiku. Mengapa demikian?

Waktu SMP aku pernah terpesona waktu menonton film di bioskop berjudul Big (1988) yang dibintangi Tom Hanks. Di sana tokoh utamanya yang masih SMP mendadak jadi dewasa berkat kekuatan ajaib mesin pengabul permintaan di pasar malam. Begitu terpe
Detective Conan is something the makes me read all night long and it's just really intense that you just won't stop reading. This is only the first book out of hundreds more. This book is where Kudo Shinichi solved a case that happened during a roller coaster ride and he followed this two looking suspicious men in black. He followed them until 'Vodka' noticed that Kudo has been following him and his partner 'Gin' so he went around and smacked Kudo from behind that caused him to lose consciousne ...more
Nov 28, 2012 Bibliophile rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of cheesy whodunits, People who like adorable child protagonists
Recommended to Bibliophile by: an awesome friend of mine
Oh god this thing is adorable.

It just so happens that I've been on a Sherlock Holmes streak, and look at this!

Jimmy is your average ordinary high school junior. He plays soccer--well, he used to, until he left the team--has a close childhood friend that he secretly has a crush on, and is one of the most prolific child detectives--scratch that--detectives period.

Okay, so maybe not that last part.

He goes around solving crimes and having all the girls swooning after him and is a total mystery novel
Samuel Lizarraga
Apr 13, 2008 Samuel Lizarraga rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga Lovers
Shelves: manga
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This manga has been translated to Indonesian since 1996. The latest volume in Indonesian is # 48. I've read all of them. Not only that I've been collecting them for the past 11 years.

That didn't sound so pathetic in my head.

The murder mysteries are always good. They're also hard to crack, unless you take some time scrutinizing every sentence in every panel.

I never do that, of course.


The biggest "holy s--t" mmoment is when I read # 42 - the showdown between Conan + Jodie - Chri
Manga are usually rather difficult for me to read, and I found this somewhat easier than most. A common difficulty for me is not being able to tell the characters apart, and that was no problem here at all. The protagonist, high-school-age Jimmy, is given some kind of poison which reduced him to the size and shape of a first-grader. He continues to help solve crimes, though it's more difficult now that everyone sees him as just a little kid. The mysteries are short and solved quickly. The real i ...more
Silver Nightmystery
I have read all of Gosho Aoyama's Case Closed Manga's from vol. 1 to his latest vol. 37.
I also just saw that there is a vol. 38 and I can't wait to read it. I have also seen some of the Case Closed episodes starring Conan Edogawa aka Jimmy Kudo but I lost track of which ones that I have seen and where I have left off. The Case Closed Manga's are full of excitement and a good (Canon aka Jimmy) vs. a very poor detective (Richard Moore). I say Good Luck to Jimmy Kudo. Coarse I am wondering when he
Brooklyn Teen-central
Reviewed by delil1

Seventeen year old Jimmy Kudo is the world’s youngest great detective. After solving a murder at an amusement park he witnesses two mysterious men in black conducting some shady business. When he is caught, he is force fed a capsule that was meant to kill him, but some thing went wrong and instead of killing him the drug turned him into a child. Now under the alias Conon Eddigowa he has to put all his deductive reasoning skills to the ultimate test and figure out who did this t
Sakura Yue Michaelis
Detective Conan, who looks like a 6 year old boy, is actually a teenager of 16 years-old. In one of his cases, he was attacked and forced to drink a drug that made him shrunk and take the appearance of a little boy. He owns the most charming outfits, and a little boy being clever and resolving murders is highly enjoyable. No one knows he is actually Shinichi, the teenager, except his old neighbor and friend, who happens to be an inventor too. He has a girl friend who can kick ass (she is an expe ...more
Jimmy Kudo had everything going for him - a junior in high school, a successful private detective, the attentions of a beautiful girl. But that all changed when he discovered a case that may be too big for even him, and was given a dose of a strange substance that shrinks him to the size of a six year old. Taking the name Conan Edogawa, Jimmy is determined to find the people who did this to him and create a cure. Meanwhile, he keeps trying to solve cases - but no one wants to listen to a little ...more
One of my all time favorite series, and one of the few that it's really a chore to wait the week for the next file to come out and be translated. Highly recommended, but don't bother with the English version, with the weird names and the fact that in one Heiji (one of my favorite ever characters) comes from Canada, and another where he comes from Osaka like he's supposed to. I mean, didn't the translators stop and think, "If we say Shinichi (I refuse to the the English name) is in New York, isn' ...more
Lavinyaa Pash
I know the story by heart. I know how everything happened, all the moments in the first manga chapters and first anime episode... I knew it all. But it didn't bore me to repeat it!!

Detective Conan/Meitantei Conan (Case Closed, in English-speaking countries) is one of my top things in the world. It has a bad-ass lead, you cannot disagree with me and say Shinichi is not awesome!!! even thought he has shrunken. It has a complicated and nice romance and I promise I will poison whoever says that Shin
When I first saw my friends reading this book, I couldn't understand why they were so into it. Now after I've read the book, I understand. This book has so interesting plot line. A high schooler detective took a strange drug that made him younger, so he's trying to find the solution to the problem. As he lives with an amateur detective, he helps the detective solve cases, in hope of finding some clues about the drug. Each cases are unique and very interesting. It is so thrilling when Conan finds ...more
Jimmy Kudo is a high school student who was inspired by Sherlock Holomes to become a detective, and he has done a great job. So far, that is, but unfortunately he was targeted by "The men in black" with a lethal poison. Luckily instead of dying he was turned into a preschooler. To find the whereabout of the men in black he disguised himself under the name of Conan Edogawa to live with his childhood friend Ran and her dad a lousy detective Mouri. With the help of his scientist friend he rose mour ...more
Case Closed, or Detective Conan as it is better known by, is a wonderful series that brings an interesting new spin to the detective story genre. It is fascinating to see the combination of two very different styles, Sherlock Holmes style detective as well as the classic Noir detective, that adds in the challenge of trying to solve crimes while in the body of a grade school kid. A classic of sequential art, both in Japan and all over the world, Case Closed is worth a read from anyone who likes a ...more
One out of the few manga series I follow. I love Aoyama's complex mystery storylines - I am always amazed at the tricks his criminals come up with, and how Conan always seems to decipher them. But with any series, if you stretch it out too long, the stories become repetitive and trite; I believe Detective Conan's volumes are numbering in the 50s now, and I don't feel like keeping up anymore. I think a lot of readers will agree that the series needs to end. Soon.
Sara Truog
A teen detective is inadvertently shrunk to the size of a six-year-old, and must figure out how to get adults to take him seriously while continuing to solve crimes at the same time. I'm not much of a manga fan, but this wasn't too bad. One warning, however: while the main character looks six years old, he is emotionally more mature, and the crimes he solves can be pretty gory! I wouldn't recommend this series for kids under 12.
Marts  (Thinker)
High school detective Shin'ichi is made to drink a strange chemical causing his body to shrink to that of a six year old, but, however, his mystery solving problems are retained... After assuming the title of Conan, he now realises that solving cases as a kid is a bit difficult, after all, who will listen to the whims of a kid?
In this first volume he solves a be-heading, a kidnapping, and a murder...
Bonnie Stohel
Jimmy Kudo, a junior in high school, is no ordinary boy--he's a modern day and youthful Sherlock Holmes. However, after solving a particularly thrilling murder Jimmy is captured by some ruthless men in black and given a poison, one that hasn't be tested on humans yet. Rather than killing him, it turns Jimmy into a 6 year old child genius, one that no one recognizes as Jimmy. Going by the name Conan, Jimmy desperately tries to find the people who miniaturized him, solving many other cases on the ...more
Ah, Détective Conan... Souvenir souvenir, de l'époque où France3 diffusait l'animé après les cours. Je me suis toujours demandé, sachant que c'est toujours les mêmes personnes qui sont liées à l'enquête, commet ça se fait que personne n'a encore remarqué que Conan assomme/endort Mouri ? Par le plus grand de tout les hasard, il est dans les vapes, personne ne le remarque, Conan disparaît, idem, et l'enquête est résolue, comme ça. Malheureusement, c'est la trame de chaque enquêtes de la saga, décl ...more
Angela Murat
For once I don't care what others say and me having to object and correct them. No energy. Because THESE ARE THE BEST MANGAS EVER.

Worst thing is how the covers automatically turn down some people. Some nerdy looking detective kid with glasses. But no, pick up these right now if you haven't already. Don't even finish reading this.

Manga and anime were never my thing really. I never really showed much interest in it, let alone all those detective, murder, mystery kind of stories. And some so blood
Kiara Ramirez
Watching the show and I also have to say that I love the manga. I read it on my way to school and also during my free time. As my have said this manga is the best of the best it doesn't need a review to begen with, but if it did the number of stars would br out of this world.

The book starts of with Jimmy Kudo, who is a teenage detective and also a very good soccer player. He also goes to school with his childhood friend and love interest Rachel Moore, whose father is Richard Moore (a detective
afortunado w
I've read the the first chapter until the latest English translation chapter (889) and fall for this series each time I read the end of the every chapter. Because the series is so damn long, there are times when I drop it but always return because, hell, it hasn't finished yet, how can I leave it?

Actually, I prefer Hercules Poirot than Sherlock Holmes, but I love Shinichi Kudo more than I like Hercules Poirot. I love Kaito Kid and Akai Shuuichi even more but that's another story.

I really want to
Funny story about this series and my middle school Language Arts teacher
When I was little I used to watch Case Closed! on Adult Swim with my brother (note: I was about 8-10 in the time they aired it and I was nerdy child with a crush on Jimmy/Conan while also wanting to be him) and knew it wasn't intended for my age range but still loved it. So in 7th grade, when my teacher presented us with new books, this being one of them, I felt I should tell her that the age rating is 16+. So I signed it ou
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Gosho Aoyama (青山 剛昌) is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known as the creator of the manga series Detective Conan (known in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as Case Closed).

Aoyama made his debut as a manga artist with the work Chotto Matte which was published in the weekly magazine Shōnen Sunday on winter of 1987. Shortly after that, another work by Aoyama, Magic Kaito, was pub
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