Detective Conan (Case Closed in English localization) is one of the longest running anime series of all time, clocking in at 20 years this year after having begun way back in 1996. Over the 20 years since the anime adaptation began, Detective Conan has featured over 800 episodes, over 20 movies and even crossover specials with Lupin the Third. That’s just Conan in animated form, the manga has spawned 90 volumes since its debut in 1994 an incredible feat to be sure.
In order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic detective anime, TMS Entertainment have announced they will be returning to the series roots for a special TV movie adaptation of the first few episodes of the series. It is set to be titled ‘Detective Conan: Episode “One” – The Great Detective Who Shrank’ and will of course detail how Shinichi Kudo was transformed into a child by the sinister Black Organization becoming the titular Conan Edogawa.
The special TV event will run for 2 whole hours and is set to hit Japanese TV next Wednesday. The anime series is currently available to view online at Crunchyroll and in English dub format on Netflix. It is unknown if either service will pick up the TV special at this time. Do stay tuned as we try to crack this case or just keep an eye out on your streaming service of choice.
Source: Comic Natalie