Original Anime Cel & Background from Closed Case featuring Detective Conan
Original anime celluloid and background from Closed Case featuring Detective Conan.
Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan (名探偵コナン Meitantei Konan), is an ongoing Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday on January 19, 1994, and has been collected into 94 tankōbon volumes as of December 18, 2017. Due to legal considerations with the name Detective Conan, the English language releases from Funimation and Viz were renamed to Case Closed. The story follows an amateur detective who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization, and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his friend's father and other characters.
The anime version of Case Closed is produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. Over 900 episodes have aired in Japan since the anime's premiere on January 8, 1996, making it the sixteenth longest anime series to date. Initially, Shogakukan collected and released the episodes on VHS video cassettes between June 1996, and October 2006. Four hundred and twenty-six episodes were released on VHS until Shogakukan abandoned the format and switched over to DVDs, starting over from the first episode. For the fifteenth anniversary of the anime series, the series was made available for video on demand. Case Closed was later broadcast in North America on NHK's cable network TV Japan. Crunchyroll began simulcasting the series in October 2014.