After getting hooked up on Naruto manga after watching just one of its anime episodes on Cartoon Network, now I can’t deny starting to love Japanese comics. What’s more, presently I’m catching up on another of my favorite manga – Detective Conan! Some of you might have already watched some of its anime episodes on TV5 that used to air on every Sunday. Anyway, what does Detective Conan manga talk about?
Well, Detective Conan is a detective manga created by….The main male character in this manga is Kudou Shinichi, the seventeen-year-old High School detective who can solve every case the police don’t have any idea of. His almost-girlfriend is Mouri Ran, daughter of a good-for-nothing detective Kogorou Mouri, who spends his days at home catching flies with no cases coming in. Unfortunately for Shinichi, after mixing up two men in black from a secret organization, he was poisoned by a newly made drug produced by this organization, and instead of being killed, he was shrunk to a boy no older than seven years old. Then, in order to find out who the culprits were and what this organization really was, the shrunken Shinichi, getting his name changed to Edogawa Conan, was forced to live in Ran’s house with her father. Since then, Conan (Shinichi), with helps on special gadgets from his neighbor Doctor Agasa, started solving cases in the background by using Kogorou Mouri and a few other people as a host since he didn’t want to expose himself and let other knew he was really Shinichi, fearing that those men in black would seek him out if they found out he was still alive. What dangers lie for him to cross? How will this all end? That is for you to find out!
Shinichi and Ran always fight with each other, and that’s also a thing I find hilarious and love this manga. Nonetheless, what makes me addicted to this manga is the way of solving crime of this adolescent detective. I mean his sense of observation and logical analyses are very good; they’re not just some magic or anything. Comparing to Sherlock Holmes, Detective Conan is probably much better, I must admit. All in all, the Japanese are so competent in this manga thing; they make the story alive! I guess it’s no wonder they get large profits from making it. And now I’m translating some of these manga already. I heard Bleach is also popular among manga lovers, so I think I’ll check it out someday. Do you like manga, too?
After all, I hope Khmer people will create this kind of comics, or even better than this! If this can be achieved, it will without doubt provide Khmer children and adults alike a chance to discover a whole new method of getting to know literature. If they can do it, why not us?
Here are some sites you can download Detective Conan manga from: