Case Closed, originally known in Japan as Detective Conan (名探偵コナン Meitantei Conan) is an anime series produced by TMS Entertainment, and based on the manga series created by Gosho Aoyama. Directed by Kenji Kodama and Yasuichiro Yamamoto, and has aired since January 8, 1996 on Nippon TV in Japan and is currently ongoing as of 2018. It has aired over 1000 episodes in Japan making it one of the longest running anime series.
Prior to FUNimation's more well-known dub, an earlier English dub was produced for the Singaporean market in 2003 under the show's original title by Odex International. 52 episodes were recorded locally at Voiceovers Unlimited and aired on Channel i. The dub was directed by Chuck Powers. The dub may have been released on VCD, though any copies are extremely difficult to find.
In 2003, the first 104 episodes were licensed by FUNimation Entertainment for distribution in North America, under the title Case Closed because of legal considerations (avoiding conflicts with the Conan the Barbarian series). Unlike most dubs produced by FUNimation, all of the voices and characters were "Americanized". Meaning most, if not all, Japanese names were changed. Examples include Shinichi being renamed Jimmy, Ran being renamed Rachel, and Kogoro being renamed Richard. FUNimation's conversion of the principal characters' names into Anglicized forms was heavily criticized by various parties.
Case Closed debuted on Cartoon Network as part of their Adult Swim programming block on May 24, 2004, though no more than 50 episodes were licensed from FUNimation due to low ratings. FUNimation released DVDs of their dubbed series beginning on August 24, 2004. Initially, the releases were done in single DVDs and future episodes were released in seasonal boxes. 130 episodes (in the international numbering, since in the original Japanese numbering only 123 was reached) have been released in total along with the first 6 films released between 2006-2010. FUNimation ceased dubbing of the series due to the DVD sales not justifying the cost of the license. Despite varying degrees of fan demand, it is highly unlikely that the dub will be continued (at least by FUNimation), with product manager Adam Sheehan stating that FUNimation was done with the show. Since March 2013, FUNimation still streamed the series, until their license expired on May 4, 2018.
A separate English adaptation of the series by Animax Asia premiered in the Philippines on January 18, 2006. Because Animax was unable to obtain further TV broadcast rights, their version comprised 52 episodes, much like Odex's dub.
|Image||Character||Original Name||Seiyū||Dub Actor|
|Jimmy Kudo||Shinichi Kudo||Kappei Yamaguchi||Jerry Jewell|
|Conan Edogawa||Minami Takayama||Alison Viktorin|
|Rachel Moore||Ran Mouri||Wakana Yamazaki||Colleen Clinkenbeard|
|Richard Moore||Kogoro Mouri||Akira Kamiya||R. Bruce Elliott|
|Inspector Joseph Meguire||Inspector Juzo Megure||Chafurin||Mark Stoddard|
|Dr. Herschel Agasa||Professor Hiroshi Agasa||Kenichi Ogata||Bill Flynn|
|George Kaminski||Genta Kojima||Wataru Takagi||Dameon Clarke|
|Amy Yeager||Ayumi Yoshida||Yukiko Iwai||Monica Rial|
|Mitch Tennyson||Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya||Ikue Ōtani||Cynthia Cranz|
|Serena Sebastian||Sonoko Suzuki||Naoko Matsui||Laura Bailey|
|Vivian Kudo||Yukiko Kudo||Sumi Shimamoto||Laurie Steele|
|Booker Kudo||Yusaku Kudo||Hideyuki Tanaka||Randy Tallman|
|Harley Hatwell||Heiji Hattori||Ryō Horikawa||Kevin M. Connolly|
|Kristen Thomas||Kazuha Toyama||Yūko Miyamura||Gwendolyn Lau|
|Phantom Thief Kid||Kaito Kid||Kappei Yamaguchi||Jerry Jewell|
|Harry Wilder||Wataru Takagi||Wataru Takagi||Doug Burks|
|Eva Kaden||Eri Kisaki||Gara Takashima||Julie Mayfield|
|Inspector Worthington||Sango Yokomizo||Akio Ōtsuka||Dameon Clarke|
|Gin||Yukitoshi Hori||Troy Baker|
|Vodka||Fumihiko Tachiki||Christopher Sabat|
|Michelle Hamlin /
|Akemi Miyano||Masako Katsuki||Clarine Harp|
|Liz Faulkner||Sumiko Kobayashi||Yuko Kobayashi
|Angie Sebastian||Ayako Suzuki||Sumiko Motoi
Odex / Animax Dub
|Shinichi Kudo||Kappei Yamaguchi||Joseph Murray|
|Conan Edogawa||Minami Takayama|
|Ran Mouri||Wakana Yamazaki||Chio Su-Ping|
|Kogoro Mouri||Akira Kamiya||Chuck Powers|
|Inspector Juzo Megure||Chafurin||Brian Zimmerman|
|Professor Hiroshi Agasa||Kenichi Ogata||Chuck Powers|
|Genta Kojima||Wataru Takagi||Brian Zimmerman|
|Ayumi Yoshida||Yukiko Iwai||Alison Lester|
- Patrick Fernando
- Taaz Gill
- Christian J. Lee
- Denise Tan
- Florence Yip
|Kogoro Mouri||Akira Kamiya||Russell Wait|
- With only the first half of Season 5 being dubbed, the debut of important character Ai Haibara was never dubbed. Oddly, the movies Funimation would later dub included Ai (renamed Vi), causing a plothole in the English Version of the series.
|FUNimation Entertainment||2009-2010||Episodes 1-83||1
- List of Case Closed films
- Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
- Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation
- Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan The Movie
- Detective Conan on the Lost Media Wiki. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- **Do NOT Request More Case Closed** on the FUNimation forums. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- Ressler, Karen. Funimation's Case Closed, KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Licenses Expire. May 4, 2018. Anime News Network. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
- Detective Conan on Animax East Asia. (archived 19-Jun-2007). Retrieved March 20, 2018.