The series was created and is drawn by Gosho Aoyama. The protagonists from his earlier series Magic Kaito look very similar: Kaito Kuroba has made a number of appearances as himself in the anime and manga of the series. The main protagonist of the Case Closed series Shinichi Kudo and the protagonist of the Magic Kaito Series, Kaito Kuroba are also similar. Hundreds of minor characters have been created and are always given backgrounds, motives, and a personalities that put them under suspicion during the investigation. The English adaption dubbed by Funimation has different names than the one in the manga published by Viz Media.


The series revolves around Shinichi Kudo and his "child version", Conan Edogawa as well as his best friend Ran Mouri and her father Kogoro.

Picture Name English Name Role
Shinichi Kudo 60px Shinichi Kudo Jimmy Kudo Main character of the series. He was shrunk into a child after being forced to take a poison, called APTX 4869, created by the Black Organization.
Conan Edogawa 60px Conan Edogawa Conan Edogawa Child "version" of Shinichi. He's after the Black Organization to regain his original body. The show follows his journey and the different cases he encounters along the way.
Ran Mouri 60px Ran Mouri Rachel Moore Shinichi's childhood friend, and main love interest. She doesn't know Conan's real identity. She's the one taking care of him along with her dad, Kogoro.
Kogoro Mouri 60px Kogoro Mouri Richard Moore Private eye and Ran's father. Separated from Eri Kisaki, Ran's mother.

Detective BoysEdit

Main article: Detective Boys

The Detective Boys are called "The Junior Detective League" in the English version of the show.

Picture Name English Name Role
Ayumi Yoshida 60px Ayumi Yoshida Amy Yeager Member of the Detective Boys. She likes Conan.
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya 60px Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Mitch Tennison Member of the Detective Boys. Has a crush on Ayumi and Ai. One of the most intelligent in the Detective Boys. He is great when it comes to science and logic.
Genta Kojima 60px Genta Kojima George Kaminski Member of the Detective Boys. Has a crush on Ayumi. Always saying he is the leader of Detective Boys. He loves to eat, especially eel rice.
Ai Haibara 60px Ai Haibara Vi Graythorn (movies) Anita Hailey (manga) Member of the Detective Boys. Maybe one of Conan's love interests. Former Black Organization Member Codename "Sherry" real name "Shiho Miyano"
Sumiko Kobayashi 60px Sumiko Kobayashi Liz Faulkner Conan's homeroom teacher and Inspector Shiratori's girlfriend. Also the self-proclaimed manager of the Detective Boys.

Family & FriendsEdit

Main article: Family & Friends
Picture Name English Name Role
Yusaku Kudo 60px Yusaku Kudo Booker Kudo Shinichi's father. A famous author that is well-known in both America and Japan.
Yukiko Kudo 60px Yukiko Kudo Vivian Kudo Shinichi's mother. A retired actress, can disguise perfectly, even speaks the same voice of the person she's disguised as without a voice changer and as good as Sharon Vineyard.
Eri Kisaki 60px Eri Kisaki Eva Kadan Ran's mother, a very successful attorney. Currently legally separated from Kogoro Mouri.
Hiroshi Agasa 60px Hiroshi Agasa Herschel Agasa Professor who creates gadgets for Conan to use and the best friend of Yusaku Kudo.
Sonoko Suzuki 60px Sonoko Suzuki Serena Sebastian Ran's best friend. Youngest daughter of the wealthy Suzuki family.

Law EnforcementEdit

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