Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo

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Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo (工藤新一への挑戦状 Kudō Shin'ichi e no Chōsenjō?) is a live-action drama series starring Junpei Mizobata as Shinichi Kudo that takes place before the events that begin the story of Detective Conan. The series began airing every Thursday at 23.58 JST - 0.38 JST the following day, from July 7, 2011 to September 29, 2011. Prior to the series three live-action specials were produced, with a fourth special produced afterwards.

Main cast

The following is a listing of the main cast of the drama series according to the Chart section of the official series website.

Character Actors
Picture Name Picture Name Notes
Conan Edogawa 60px.jpg Conan Edogawa Minami Takayama 60px.jpg Minami Takayama Minami Takayama only provides the voice for Conan, since she already voices him in the main series.
60px Nao Fujisaki
Shinichi Kudo 60px.jpg Shinichi Kudo 60px Shun Oguri
Junpei Mizobata 60px.jpg Junpei Mizobata Mizobata is the 2nd actor to portray Shinichi in live-action following Shun Oguri.
Kappei Yamaguchi 60px.jpg Kappei Yamaguchi Yamaguchi voices Shinichi in the post credits' narration in A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~Prologue Until Goodbye~.
Ran Mouri 60px.jpg Ran Mouri 60px Tomoka Kurokawa
Shiori Kutsuna 60px.jpg Shiori Kutsuna Kutsuna is the 2nd actress to portray Ran in live-action following Tomoka Kurokawa.
Kogoro Mouri 60px.jpg Kogoro Mouri Takanori Jinnai 60px.jpg Takanori Jinnai Jinnai has portrayed Kogoro in all live-action adaptations.
Sonoko Suzuki 60px.jpg Sonoko Suzuki 60px Mayuko Iwasa
Sayaka Akimoto 60px.jpg Sayaka Akimoto Akimoto is the 2nd actress to portray Sonoko in live-action following Mayuko Iwasa.
She was also a member of the AKB48 idol group.
Eri Kisaki 60px.jpg Eri Kisaki Nene Otsuka 60px.jpg Nene Otsuka
Miwako Sato 60px.jpg Miwako Sato Natsuhi Ueno 60px.jpg Natsuhi Ueno
Wataru Takagi 60px.jpg Wataru Takagi Yuichi Tsuchiya 60px.jpg Yuichi Tsuchiya
60px Hajime Hirata 60px Hironobu Nomura Hironobu Nomura voices Hajime Hirata, the main villain in the 13-episode series.

Other notable cast

Character Actors
Picture Name Picture Name Notes
Ai Haibara 60px.jpg Ai Haibara Megumi Hayashibara 60px.jpg Megumi Hayashibara Hayashibara does the voiceover for Haibara, just likes Takayama does for Conan.
60px Kyoka Shibata
Heiji Hattori 60px.jpg Heiji Hattori Tori Matsuzaka 60px.jpg Tori Matsuzaka
Kazuha Toyama 60px.jpg Kazuha Toyama Rei Okamoto 60px.jpg Rei Okamoto
Hiroshi Agasa 60px.jpg Hiroshi Agasa 60px Ryosei Tayama
Gin 60px.jpg Gin 60px Kuranosuke Sasaki
Vodka 60px.jpg Vodka 60px Taro Okada
Shiho Miyano 60px.jpg Shiho Miyano 60px Yu Kashii
Juzo Megure 60px.jpg Juzo Megure 60px Masahiko Nishimura
Masato Ibu 60px.jpg Masato Ibu
Yusaku Kudo 60px.jpg Yusaku Kudo 60px [[|]]
Yoko Okino 60px.jpg Yoko Okino 60px Becky




Theme songs

# Episodes Song name Artist Release date Oricon chart peak
1 Special 3 To You... Dream April 13, 2011 -
2 TV series Kimi to Zutto... yu-yu August 24, 2011 -
3 Special 4 Sakura Uta yu-yu April 4, 2012 -


Correlation chart for Special 2
Correlation chart for Special 3

See also

Drama Episodes
Episodes File 12345678910111213
Specials A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~Prologue Until Goodbye~Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black OrganizationA Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~The Mystery of the Legendary Bird~Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case
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