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Case Closed

Can Detective Conan crack the case…while stuck in a kid’s body?

Created by Gosho Aoyama | MoreLess about Case Closed

Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he’s looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they’re with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.

Gosho Aoyama made his debut in 1992 with Chotto Matte (Wait a Minute), which won Shogakukan’s prestigious Shinjin Comic Taisho (Newcomer’s Award for Comics) and launched his career as a critically acclaimed, top-selling manga artist. In addition to Case Closed, which won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2001, Aoyama created the popular manga Yaiba, which won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1992. Aoyama’s manga is greatly influenced by his boyhood love for mystery, adventure and baseball, and he has cited the tales of Arsene Lupin and Sherlock Holmes and the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa as some of his childhood favorites.

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Case Closed, Vol. 68

In yet another scheme to get her estranged parents back together, Rachel arranges a luxury hotel getaway. But rest and relaxation are off the schedule when a corpse turns up in the bedroom. Then the Junior Detective League is enlisted to protect a priceless statue from the Kaito Kid’s thievery. The kids are sure it’ll be a breeze…until they have to solve the case without Conan!

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