Detective Conan: Behind the scenes

Added On June 2, 2018

 Conan Edogawa is one of the best known names among kids in Japan. The cartoon character is the star of Detective Conan, a highly popular Japanese anime series.

Join Lifestyles to take a look at the magic behind the series.
Manga artist Gosho Aoyama, the author of "Detective Conan", was born in Tottori prefecture, in the western part of Japan.
Hokuei, a town near the author's hometown, is now known as the town "Where You Can Meet Detective Conan", and streets, bridges, schools and  train stations are all decorated with elements from the series.
The Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory is a particularly popular tourist attraction. There are many fun ways for visitors to enjoy the world of "Detective Conan", and find out about the author's history, love for detectives, and globally appreciated works.
Born in 1963, Aoyama dreamed of drawing a detective manga ever since he was a child. Thanks to an elementary school teacher who fervently supported his dream, he strove to create manga and, following his university graduation, he debuted as a professional manga artist.
Visitors to the factory can see how the anime was created, as well as original drafts from the series. Moreover, they can also experience all kinds of gadgets such as the voice-changing bowtie and turbo engine skateboard that often appear  in the series.
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"It's been my longtime wish to come to the Conan museum, so I set here as the destination for our honeymoon. It's a very famous place for Conan fans."
"Detective Conan" began its serialization in Japan in 1994, and it began broadcasting as an anime in 1996. Due to its breathtaking tricks and unique characters, the series has gained popularity among a wide range of fans.
Even now, over 20 years since its debut, the Detective Conan manga and anime series are still going strong.
The series has been sold in 25 countries and regions around the world, and has been broadcast in 40 countries.