The hit Japanese anime series Case Closed’s first season is now streaming worldwide on Crunchyroll.

Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan, is a famous Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. The manga has been adapted to anime series, movies, and other media and became a long franchise. The anime series is highly rated and as of today, 982 episodes were aired since its premiere making it the sixteenth longest anime series to date.

Now the series is getting a wider reach to increase its fan base. General anime lovers and both long term and new fans of the manga who previously were unable to watch the series can now jump on this old train. The first season of the series will be streamed on Crunchyroll.

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TMS Entertainment today announces the first 42 episodes of Case Closed, which originally aired in 1996 in Japan, will be available for streaming through Crunchyroll at 3 pm PT on September 17, 2020. Season 1 of the hugely popular anime series that is fast approaching its 1000th episode, is available worldwide excluding Asia and French and German-speaking Europe, with subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and Arabic.

Although Case Closed’s newest episodes have largely been available as a simulcast on Crunchyroll in English speaking regions in America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand with English subtitles, fans will now be able to watch the early days of high school detective Shinichi Kudo as he struggles to adjust to his new life as Conan Edogawa. In some regions such as Russia, the release of these episodes will be the first time franchise will be made available.

“We are so excited to finally be able to introduce Case Closed to anime fans who reside in countries that previously were not able to watch the series. And for many Case Closed devotees who currently enjoy the simulcast episodes of Case Closed, we hope that these episodes of Detective Conan’s early adventures add further enjoyment to the long-running series,” said Masami Tokunaga, Senior Vice President of TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. “We hope that this brings joy to Case Closed fans both old and new around the world. You’ll see whole lot more of Detective Conan as we have a master plan laid out for the great detective this year.”

The stream of the TV episodes come at the heel of a recently released Blu-ray of the feature-length TV special, Case Closed: Episode “One” and the announcement of the 22nd feature film Case Closed: Zero the Enforcer Blu-ray release on September 29th. The two releases notably featured a brand-new dub cast.

About Case Closed (Detective Conan):

The story follows Shinichi Kudo (renamed as Jimmy Kudo in the English translation), a high school detective. One day, suspicious men in black forcefully give him a strange poison and his body shrank to the time when he was in the first grade! Hiding his identity, he made a new name for himself: Conan Edogawa. Conan now lives with his childhood friend Ran Mori and her detective father in hopes of hunting down the Black Organization while being involved in cases. He faces numerous difficult cases and goes against a notorious thief but keeps on solving mysteries to find the one and only truth!

This hit manga was first serialized on the Weekly Shonen Sunday, published by Shogakukan Inc. in 1994. The total sales of the comic series exceed 230 million copies. The series is one of the bestselling detective mystery comics and is very popular internationally as well.

The anime series launched in 1996 and further expanded the series’ popularity. Twenty-three feature-length films have been released theatrically every year since 1997 and has smashed numerous box office records in Japan with 2019’s 23rd feature-length “The Fist of Blue Sapphire” recording approximately $115 million in worldwide box office sales.

For the first time since 1997, this year the long-running franchise has skipped the tradition of releasing a film yearly. The 24th film, Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet was supposed to premiere on April 17, 2020, but was postponed to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Case Closed is a fun mystery-solving anime show if you are a fan of detective shows or manga this is definitely a treat for you.

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