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How to Watch Detective Conan Anime? An Easy Watch Order Guide

Nothing gets better than knowing the fact your favorite childhood anime is still producing episodes and movies since their release.

Detective Conan is one such anime that has not only stood the test of time but has successfully become a pop-cultural phenomenon, and to say that it is one of the best anime show ever produced will be an understatement.

Also known as Case Closed, the series tells the story of a detective teen whose body got transformed into a kid under mysterious conditions with heightened detective skills.

Detective Conan first started in 1996 and is currently running on its 31st season. The catalog of this franchise does not end with only tv series as it has released twenty-five movies. Besides the film and the series, it has two OVA series, six tv specials, one spin-off movie, and two spinoff series.

How to Watch Detective Conan Anime? An Easy Watch Order Guide
Detective Conan | Source: IMDb

The franchise also includes four live-action movies and one live-action tv drama series.

It is easily one of the longest-running anime that has made its presence felt throughout the decade. With a complex plotline and some of the memorable characters that it offers, this is entertainment that you are ought not to miss.

Let me help you better understand the watch order:

1. Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Season 1 (1996)
  • Season 2 (1996 – 97)
  • Season 3 (1997)
  • Season 4 (1997 – 98)
  • Season 5 (1998 – 99)
  • Season 6 (1999)
  • Season 7 (1999 – 2000)
  • Season 8 (2000 – 01)
  • Season 9 (2001)
  • Season 10 (2001 – 02)
  • Season 11 (2002 – 03)
  • Season 12 (2003 – 04)
  • Season 13 (2004 – 05)
  • Season 14 (2005 – 06)
  • Season 15 (2006 -07)
  • Season 16 (2007)
  • Season 17 (2008 – 09)
  • Season 18 (2009 – 10)
  • Season 19 (2010 – 11)
  • Season 20 (2011 – 12)
  • Season 21 (2012)
  • Season 22 (2013)
  • Season 23 (2013 – 14)
  • Season 24 (2014 – 15)
  • Season 25 (2015 – 16)
  • Season 26 (2016 – 17)
  • Season 27 (2017 – 18)
  • Season 28 (2018 – 19)
  • Season 29 (2019)
  • Season 30 (2019 – 2021)
  • Season 31 (2021 – ongoing)

II. Movies

  • The Time Bombed Skyscraper (1997)
  • The Fourteenth Target (1998)
  • The Last Wizard of the Century (1999)
  • Captured in Her Eyes (2000)
  • Countdown to Heaven (2001)
  • The Phantom of Baker Street (2002)
  • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (2003)
  • Magician of the Silver Sky (2004)
  • Strategy Above the Depths (2005)
  • The Private Eyes’ Requiem (2006)
  • Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (2007)
  • Full Score of Fear (2008)
  • The Raven Chaser (2009)
  • The Lost Ship in the Sky (2010)
  • Quarter of Silence (2011)
  • The Eleventh Striker (2012)
  • Private Eye in the Distant Sea (2013)
  • Dimensional Sniper (2014)
  • Sunflowers of Inferno (2015)
  • The Darkest Nightmare (2016)
  • The Crimson Love Letter (2017)
  • Zero the Enforcer (2018)
  • The Fist of Blue Sapphire (2019)
  • The Scarlet Bullet (2021)
  • The Bride of Halloween (2022)

III. OVAs

  • Shōnen Sunday Original Animation
    • Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba – The Decisive Battle over the Treasured Sword! (2000)
    • 16 Suspects!? (2002)
    • Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy (2003)
    • Conan and Kid and the Crystal Mother (2004)
    • The Target is Kogorō Mōri!! The Detective Boys’ Secret Investigation (2005)
    • Pursuit of the Vanished Diamond! Conan, Heiji vs Kid (2006)
    • A Written Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan & the Detective Boys (2007)
    • High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki’s Case Files (2008)
    • Stranger in 10 Years (2009)
    • Kid in Trap Island (2010)
    • The Secret Order from London (2011)
    • The Miracle of Excalibur (2012)
  • Magic Files
    • Detective Conan Magic File (2007)
    • Detective Conan Magic File 2 “Shinichi Kudo — The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Labrador (2008)
    • Detective Conan Magic File 3 “Shinichi and Ran — The Memories from Mahjong pieces and Tanabata (2009)
    • Detective Conan Magic File 4 “Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (2010)
    • Detective Conan Magic File 2011 “The Niigata-Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (2011)
    • Detective Conan Magic File 2012 “Fantasista Flower (2012)

IV. Specials

  • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (2004)
  • Black History (2007)
  • Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan (movie) (2009)
  • Fugitive: Kogoro Mori (2014/2015)
  • The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History (movie) (2014)
  • Detective Conan Episode “ONE” – The Great Detective Turned Small (movie) (2016)

V. Spin-Off Movie

  • Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (2013)
  • Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa (ONA – announced for October 2022)

VI. Spin-Off Series

  • Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time (2022)
  • Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa (ONA – announced for Q4 2022)

VII. Live-Action Adaptation

  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge (movie) (2006)
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo Returns! Showdown with the Black Organization (movie) (2007)
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge! The Mystery of the Legendary Strange Bird (movie) (2011)
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case  (movie) (2012)
  • Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjou (TV Drama) (2011)

2. Chronological Order

Note: The episode’s numbering follows the original Japanese episode number.

  • Season 1 (episode 1 – 28)
  • Season 2 (episode 29 – 54)
  • The Time Bombed Skyscraper (movie)
  • Season 3 (episode 55 – 82)
  • Season 4 (episode 83 – 106)
  • The Fourteenth Target (movie)
  • Season 5 (episode 107 – 134)
  • Season 6 (episode 135 – 162)
  • The Last Wizard Of The Century (movie)
  • Season 7 (episode 163 – 173)
  • Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba: The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword (OVA)
  • Season 7 (episode 174 – 186)
  • Captured in Her Eyes (movie) 
  • Season 7 (episode 187 – 193)
  • Season 8 (episode 194 – 219)
  • Countdown to Heaven (movie)
  • Season 9 (episode 235 – 254)
  • Season 10 (episode 255 – 262)
  • 16 Suspects? (OVA)
  • Season 10 (episode 263 – 275)
  • The Phantom Of Baker Street (movie)
  • Season 10 (episode 276 – 285)
  • Season 11 (episode 286 – 303)
  • Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy (OVA)
  • Season 11 (episode 304 – 315)
  • Conan and Kid and the Crystal Mother (OVA)
  • Season 12 (episode 346 – 353)
  • Season 13 (episode 354 – 356)
  • Magician of the Silver Sky (movie)
  • Season 13 (episode 357 – 383)
  • The Target is Kogorō Mōri!! The Detective Boys’ Secret Investigation (OVA)
  • Season 13 (episode 384 – 389)
  • Season 14 (episode 390 – 396)
  • Strategy Above the Depths (movie)
  • Season 14 (episode 397 – 424)
  • Pursuit of the Vanished Diamond! Conan, Heiji vs Kid (OVA)
  • Season 14 (episode 425 – 426)
  • Season 15 (episode 427 – 434)
  • The Private Eyes’ Requiem (movie)
  • Season 15 (episode 435 – 459)
  • A Written Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan & the Detective Boys (OVA)
  • Season 15 (episode 460 – 465)
  • Season 16 (episode 466 – 470)
  • Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (movie)
  • Season 16 (episode 471 – 490)
  • High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki’s Case Files (OVA)
  • Season 17 (episode 491 – 504)
  • Full Score of Fear (movie)
  • Season 17 (episode 505 – 520)
  • Stranger in 10 Years (OVA)
  • Season 17 (episode 521 – 523)
  • Season 18 (episode 524 – 527)
  • The Raven Chaser (movie)
  • Season 18 (episode 528 – 557)
  • Kid in Trap Island (OVA)
  • Season 18 (558 – 565)
  • Season 19 (episode 566 – 570)
  • The Lost Ship in the Sky (movie)
  • Season 19 (episode 571 – 605)
  • Season 20 (episode 606 – 610)
  • Quarter of Silence (movie)
  • Season 20 (episode 611 – 616)
  • The Secret Order from London (OVA)
  • Season 20 (episode 617 – 641)
  • The Miracle of Excalibur (OVA)
  • Season 20 (episode 642 – 645)
  • Season 21 (episode 646 – 651)
  • The Eleventh Striker (movie)
  • Season 21 (episode 652 – 680)
  • Season 22 (episode 681 – 694)
  • Private Eye in the Distant Sea (movie)
  • Season 22 (episode 695 – 718)
  • Season 23 (episode 719 – 738)
  • Dimensional Sniper (movie)
  • Season 23 (episode 739)
  • Season 24 (episode 740 – 774)
  • Sunflowers of Inferno (movie)
  • Season 24 (episode 775 – 778)
  • Season 25 (episode 779 – 813)
  • The Darkest Nightmare (movie)
  • Season 25 (episode 814 – 817)
  • Season 26 (episode 818 – 856)
  • Season 27 (episode 857 – 874)
  • Crimson Love Letter (movie)
  • Season 27 (episode 875 – 897)
  • Season 28 (episode 898)
  • Zero the Enforcer (movie)
  • Season 28 (episode 899 – 939)
  • Season 29 (episode 940 – 948)
  • The Fist of Blue Sapphire (movie)
  • Season 29 (episode 949 – 959)
  • Season 30 (episode 960 – 999)
  • The Scarlet Bullet (movie)
  • Season 31 (episode 1000 – 1038)
  • The Bride of Halloween (movie)
  • Season 31 (episode 1039 – 1048) (ongoing)
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3. Conclusion

Despite the enormous amount of episodes and installments, as seen in the above list, watching Detective Conan in chronological sequence is highly recommended.

If you look past the number and focus on the series and all of its other content, you will indeed be immersed in one of the most exciting detective shows ever created.

How to Watch Detective Conan Anime? An Easy Watch Order Guide
Detective Conan | Source: Fandom

For those who grew up watching Conan, the nostalgic overtones will only become stronger as you relive this top-tier anime from yesteryear that is still going strong.

Regarding the Magic Files OVA, you might be wondering why it is not included in the chronological list. The first Magic Files OVA episode is a compilation of several anime series’ episodes.

Later, it evolved into episodes with original narratives closely tied to some theatrical Conan movies.

The spin-off movie, the spin-off series, and all of the live-action adaptations do not follow the canonical storyline, and hence one can watch it anytime they see fit. Although, it is better not to jump on to it initially without prior knowledge of the original.

4. How Much Time Will it Take to Watch Detective Conan?

Considering the tv series and all the theatrical movies released, you are looking at a total of 496 hours and 31 minutes of runtime, which is approximately 21 days of binge-watching.

How to Watch Detective Conan Anime? An Easy Watch Order Guide
Detective Conan | Source: Crunchyroll

One thing to keep in mind is that the live-action movies and the drama are not included in the total runtime calculation.

Here is the list of the total runtime of each installment –

  • Anime series: 26, 200 minutes (calculated till the recent episode)
  • Movies: 2687 minutes (includes 111 minutes of movie 25)
  • Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time (15 Minute episodes): 90 minutes
  • Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa (ONA): N/A
  • Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba – The Decisive Battle over the Treasured Sword! (ova): 23 minutes
  • 16 Suspects!? (ova): 26 minutes
  • Conan and Heiji and the Vanished Boy (ova): 24 minutes
  • Conan and Kid and the Crystal Mother (ova): 25 minutes
  • The Target is Kogorō Mōri!! The Detective Boys’ Secret Investigation (ova): 23 minutes
  • Pursuit of the Vanished Diamond! Conan, Heiji vs Kid (ova):25 minutes
  • A Written Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan & the Detective Boys (ova): 25 minutes
  • High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki’s Case Files (ova): 25 minutes
  • Stranger in 10 Years (ova): 22 minutes
  • Kid in Trap Island (ova): 24 minutes
  • The Secret Order from London (ova): 23 minutes
  • The Miracle of Excalibur (ova): 29 minutes
  • Detective Conan Magic File (ova): N/A
  • Detective Conan Magic File 2 “Shinichi Kudo — The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Labrador (ova): 28 minutes
  • Detective Conan Magic File 3 “Shinichi and Ran — The Memories from Mahjong pieces and Tanabata (ova): 20 minutes
  • Detective Conan Magic File 4 “Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (ova): 25 minutes
  • Detective Conan Magic File 2011 “The Niigata-Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (ova): N/A
  • Detective Conan Magic File 2012 “Fantasista Flower (ova): N/A
  • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (special): 25 minutes
  • Black History (special): 24 minutes
  • Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan (special): 104 minutes
  • Fugitive: Kogoro Mori (special): N/A
  • The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History (special): 93 minutes
  • Detective Conan Episode “ONE” – The Great Detective Turned Small (special): 94 minutes
  • Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (spin-off): 107 minutes
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge (live-action movie): 90 minutes
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo Returns! Showdown with the Black Organization (live-action movie): 88 minutes
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge! The Mystery of the Legendary Strange Bird (live-action movie): 95 minutes
  • Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case  (live-action movie): 90 minutes
  • Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjou (live-action drama): 585 minutes

Note: These are the approximate runtime.

5. Where to Watch Detective Conan with Subtitles or Dubbed?

Detective Conan is currently streaming in Crunchyroll only with English subtitles.

DETECTIVE CONAN: THE FIST OF BLUE SAPPHIRE Official Indonesia Trailer
DETECTIVE CONAN: THE FIST OF BLUE SAPPHIRE Official Indonesia Trailer

For the viewers who were hoping to watch the anime on Funimation, I bear the bad news as the streaming platform has lost the rights of Detective Canon and is now no longer showing any episode.

6. How to Download and Watch Detective Conan Offline?

Since it is only streaming in Crunchyroll, to download and watch it offline, you need to have either a Mega Fan subscription ($9.99 per month) or an Ultimate Fan subscription ($14.99 per month)

7. About Detective Conan

Detective Conan is a detective manga series by Gosho Aoyama. It was first serialized in 1994 and has been published for over two decades.

Shinichi Kudo, or Conan is a high school detective who has been turned into a child after consuming a toxin.

Along with the FBI and a variety of characters, he solves mysterious cases. He takes on the name of Conan and tries to pin down the syndicate responsible for shrinking him.

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