Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan, also known as Case Closed, is celebrating 200 million volumes sold worldwide!
To commemorate the milestone, a special ‘Conan Face Maker’ has gone online, where users can recreate their own face in the style of the Detective Conan manga. It is a simple process: you can choose a body, eyes, mouth, glasses, a hat, and eyebrows and you can even adjust the position and size of each freely. Additionally, you can enter your created character into the lottery, and if it wins, it will be used as a suspect in the manga.
Over 200 million volumes sold, ‘Detective Conan’
Gosho Aoyama, the author of Detective Conan, is also known for Magic Kaito and Yaiba. Detective Conan began its serialization in Monthly Shonen Sunday in 1994. In 2014 it celebrated its 20th anniversary, making it the longest serialization in the magazine. That record has not been broken since.
The movie Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter recently hit cinemas. It’s already a big hit with a revenue of more than 2.7 billion yen.
To celebrate the 200 million copies, the newspaper Yomiuri included a one-page advertisement and distributed an extra issue.
To see what is written in the extra issue, you can check out their homepage (Japanese only): https://www.sunday-webry.com/events/201704gosho2oku/
Win a Sketch Book!
With the Detective Conan ‘Face Maker’ fans can design over 138.5 million different faces.
There are also special features to be unlocked with codes you can get by buying products of Detective Conan, like the newest issue of the Monthly Shonen Sunday which came out on 26 April 2017, or by downloading the Official Detective Conan Application.
On the homepage of Sunday Webry, you will find the chapter ‘Blue Birthday’ of Magic Kaito, which gives a nice insight into Aoko’s and Kaito’s relationship, as well as File 972-974 of Detective Conan and a part of the Sazanami series.
If you buy one of the above mentioned Conan products and enter the code, you will be entered into the lottery to win one of 1000 Sazanami sketch books.
If you use the Detective Conan ‘Face Make,’ don’t forget to share your Conan-style unique face with us in the comments!