Great news for Detective Conan fans! Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa will be available on Netflix worldwide in February 1, 2023! After its Netflix premiere last October 4, 2022, it is fantastic to know that the series will be returning for a worldwide premiere. Fans outside Japan will be now be able to watch it!
The series wrapped up their last episode recently in December 20, 2022. It premiered on select Japanese broadcast channels: Tokyo MX, Nippon TV, and Yomiuri TV. It has a total of 12 episodes that was produced by TMS Entertainment.
Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Synopsis
This spin-off series is about Hanzawa, the representation of the mysterious culprits from the Detective Conan series. His goal is to commit many crimes as possible when he arrived in Beika City. He also wants to search for a certain individual who framed him for a crime he did not commit. However, he encounters a lot of shenanigans along the way that holds him back from enacting revenge. On top of this, he is also an incompetent idiot.
Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Manga Background
Mayuko Kanba is the author and illustrator of Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa spin-off manga. It serialized on Shogakukan’s Weekly Shounen Sunday S magazine in July 2017. It underwent a hiatus in May 2020, and resumed publication later in December 2020. Shogakukan also publishes the manga in a paperback and e-book format, with the 1st volume released last December 2017. As of September 2022, there are 7 volumes published.
The manga received recognition in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics of 2018, securing the 14th spot. As of November 2018, the manga has sold over 1 million copies. This was helped by the fact the spin-off came from the famous Detective Conan/Case Closed manga series.
Detective Conan or Case Closed manga has been around since 1994. It follows the story of a high school detective named Shinichi Kudou, who is hailed as the savior of the Japanese police department. His prodigy is quite astounding. However, an incident with two men caused him to ingest poison which reverted him to having a childlike body. He then adapted a new identity by the name of Conan Edogawa, to live a new life as a 7 year old. His intelligence remained intact despite this change, so he continues to solve cases. He also wants to pursue the men who poisoned him so that he can return to his original body.
Detective Conan has since published a total of 102 volumes as of September 2022. It has also spawned anime adaptations, films, spin-offs, video games, audio CDs, and even a live-action drama.