Genre: Detective Fiction
Original Name: Meitantei Konan
Jimmy Kudo is a high school detective who sometimes works with the police to solve cases. During an investigation, he is attacked by members of a crime syndicate known as theBlack Organization. They force him to ingest an experimental poison, however, the poison transforms him into a child instead of killing him. Adopting the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and keeping his true identity a secret, Kudo lives with his childhood friend Rachel Moore and her father Richard, who is a private detective. Throughout the series, he tags along on Richard’s cases, but when he is able to solve one, he uses a tranquilizer needle to put Richard to sleep, and impersonates his voice to reveal the solution to the case. He also enrolls in a local elementary school where he makes friends with a group of classmates who form their own Junior Detective club.
While he continues to dig deeper into the Black Organization, he frequently interacts with a variety of characters, including his professor friend Dr. Agasa, Rachel’s friend Serena, a fellow teenage detective Harley Hartwell, Jimmy’s parents, and many other characters.
Kudo later encounters an elementary school transfer student Anita Hailey, who reveals herself to be the creator of the poison that made him small. She too had ingested the poison, but she no longer affiliates with the Black Organization. During a rare encounter with the Black Organization, Conan helps the FBI plant a CIA agent, Kir, inside the Black Organization as an undercover spy.
In 2007, Aoyama hinted he had the ending planned out but does not intend to end the series yet