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Anime Original (AO)/ Anime Exclusive[edit]

Anime original content is anything that comes from content written by someone other than Gosho Aoyama as opposed to manga based episodes which are adapted from files written by Gosho Aoyama. The abbreviation AO is often used to refer to an episode whose screenplay is written by an outside author.

APTX 4869[edit]

APTX 4869
Full name Apoptoxin 4869, it's an experimental drug created by Shiho Miyano for the Black Organization. See main article.


Baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: báijiǔ), or shaojiu () is a Chinese distilled alcoholic beverage. See main article.


Black Organization.


Canon is used to describe information that is considered "official" by a fictional universe's fan-base. Canon material from Detective Conan is only the information, storylines, settings, and characters found in the manga and information given by Gosho Aoyama in interviews. See main article.

Clip show[edit]

A clip show is an episode mostly dedicated to showing flashbacks rather than original content. Clip shows in Detective Conan sometimes appear to recap what has happened so far before a film or the resolution of a major plot development. Example clip shows include Time Travel of the Silver Sky and Black History.


Deputy Lieutenant.


Dubbing is the process of re-recording and/or replacing voices of a video. This is most often done to air the show in another language. At a minimum, the original voice actors are replaced with native language actors, but sometimes the soundtrack, dialogue, and even whole scenes are replaced depending on what the licensing company sees fit to change. This can create disparity from the source work; the English language Funimation Entertainment dub, Case Closed, changed many of the character names.

Floating timeline[edit]

Main article: Floating Timeline

A floating timeline occurs in a story where there is a mismatch between the canon progression of time (how much time the characters say has passed since a certain event) and the apparent progression of time according to the reader. Detective Conan keeps abreast of progressions in real world technology, and seasons and holidays match with their real world counterparts; however canonically less than a year has passed since Shinichi has shrunken into Conan.

Golden Week[edit]

Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク Gōruden Wīku?), also known as Ōgata renkyū (大型連休 ?) or Ōgon shūkan (黄金週間 ?), is a Japanese term applied to the period containing a number of almost successive public holidays. See main article.


A word or expression with connotations conveying esteem or respect when used in addressing or referring to a person. In Japanese, honorifics are mandatory and pervasive, and signify the relationship between people using them. It is sometimes difficult to find an appropriate English equivalent that sounds natural, so they are sometimes left untranslated. For a list of honorifics and what they imply please see Wikipedia.

Incertae sedis[edit]

Latin for "of uncertain placement", it means that the position of an individual within a hierarchy is unknown, unclear, on unconfirmed.


Kanji (漢字 ?) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana (ひらがな, 平仮名), katakana (カタカナ, 片仮名), Indo Arabic numerals, and the occasional use of the Latin alphabet (known as the Romanization of Japanese, or "Rōmaji").


An older episode which has had the quality of its sound and/or picture enhanced. Sometimes various scenes are added, removed, or changed. When used in the Detective Conan fandom, it often implies that the weekly timeslot for Detective Conan is rerunning a remastered episode instead of showing new content. See the category for a list of all remastered episodes.


A method of taking the Japanese written language and approximating it using the Latin alphabet so it is more readable to English speakers. There are many different styles of romanization. The output of romanization is called "Rōmaji".


Seiyū (声優 ?) is Japanese for "voice actor".


Any information that reveals major parts of a plot, mystery, or storyline event. Spoilers can refer both to information about unreleased or untranslated story events and to dramatic turn of events or resolutions. "Manga spoilers" is specifically any information that would spoil a person up to date with the manga (such as leaked pictures from an upcoming chapter), and "anime spoilers" will spoil someone up to date with the anime (such as information about manga chapters that haven't yet been released as episodes).
In this wiki, individual anime episode pages and manga volume are spoiler free provided the reader/watcher is up to date with the episode/volume in question. Most other articles on the wiki, especially character articles, are kept up to date with the manga and will contain prominent manga and anime spoilers.
Current Detective Conan Wiki Spoiler Policy
Article Type Example Safety
Individual anime episode, movie, OVA, and Magic File pages Episode 1 Safe for people who have watched up to that point. Case solutions and resolutions are hidden in spoiler boxes. Links to other articles such as character articles may lead to spoilers.
Individual volume pages Volume 1 Safe for people who have read up to that point. Case solutions and resolutions are hidden in spoiler boxes. Links to other articles such as character articles may lead to spoilers.
Character Pages Shinichi Kudo, Characters Can contain manga spoilers. Character articles can prominently display spoilers such as secret identities and allegiances that will spoil anyone not caught up with the manga.
General information lists Anime, Manga Contain very general spoilers in the form of icons that signify the sorts of plots that appear in each chapter or episode. (eg. Character Pasts, Black Organization)
Everywhere else Black Organization, Setting, FBI, APTX 4869 Can contain manga spoilers.


Sub is a shorthand for subtitled episode as opposed to a dubbed episode. The original voice acting, dialogue, and soundtrack are preserved, while a translation is displayed over part of the screen.


Shōnen (少年 少年?), shonen, or shounen, is a Kanji word literally meaning few years and generally referring to a typical boy, from elementary school through high school age. Shōnen manga is a popular genre of Japanese comics, generally about action/fighting but often contains a sense of humor and strong growing friendship-bonds between the characters.

Tankōbon (or Tankoubon)[edit]

Tankōbon (単行本 ?), with a literal meaning close to "independently appearing book", is the Japanese term for a book that is complete in itself and is not part of a series, though the manga industry uses it for volumes which may be in a series.

Original Video Animation (OVA)[edit]

An anime production, usually shorter than a full movie, which is produced exclusively for direct video/dvd release. It is sometimes written as Original Animated Video (OAV).


The yen ( en?) (sign: ¥; code: JPY) is the currency of Japan.