The Great Detective Turned Small
|Title:||The Great Detective Turned Small|
|Japanese title:||小さくなった名探偵 |
|Original release:||January 12th, 1994|
|Shōnen Sunday issue:||#6/1994|
|Anime adaption:||Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case |
TV Special 6: Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
|English title:||The Great Detective Turned Small|
|English release:||September 7, 2004|
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The Great Detective Turned Small (小さくなった名探偵 Chiisakunatta Meitantei) is the second chapter of the manga of Detective Conan. It was written and drawn by Gosho Aoyama and first released in Shōnen Sunday #6/1994 on January 12th, 1994 and later on reprinted as part of Volume 1 on June 18th, 1994. It was also collected together with chapter 1 in the compilation book Detective Conan vs The Black Organization 1 with the subtitle of "VS. Gin and Vodka".
In order of introduction:
In order of appearance:
In order of introduction:
- Mouri Detective Agency
- Tropical Land Medical Room
- Kudo Residence
- Café Poirot (Background)
- Yayoi (Mentioned)
- Tani Residence (Mentioned)
In order of appearance:
After being discovered by the security guards in his shrunken form and mistaking him for a child, Shinichi Kudo escapes the Tropical Land's medical room to get back to his own home. After a troublesome way back to his house, he meets his family's neighbour and old friend Professor Hiroshi Agasa, whom he quickly convinces about his real identity. Unfortunately, Ran Mouri also arrives shortly after, looking for Shinichi out of concern since he's missing since their date at the amusement park. Agasa and Shinichi invent the persona of Conan Edogawa for his new appearance, moving him in with Ran and her father, Kogoro Mouri, in the Mouri Detective Agency.
After arriving there, Kogoro literally crashes into them, telling about the first case he got in a long time - which catches Conan's interest, since a person clad in black is said to be the culprit...
- Waning Crescent Moon 🌘
- This chapter is the first time Shinichi Kudo's current age is confirmed as 16.
- The Heisei Holmes (Manga: 1): This chapter is a direct continuation of chapter 1 and set during the same evening/night.
- An Unfamiliar Visitor (Manga: 49) Ran Mouri indirectly refers to this chapter when she asks Conan Edogawa about his parents, since it's been "a long time" since they went overseas and left him in Japan, according to his backstory he gave back then.
- An Infatuated Heart (Manga: 254): At the end of the case, Conan thinks about what Professor Hiroshi Agasa told him at his home in this chapter, about not letting anyone know who he truly is, while pondering about whether he should tell Ran anyway.
- Shinichi Kudo got knocked unconscious right in front of the concrete foundation of the ferris wheel by Gin and still wakes up in his shrunken form in front of it when found by the security guards at the end of chapter 1, but at the beginning of this chapter, directly continuing that moment, he's found in the middle of a meadow, with the silhouette of the ferris wheel visible in the far distance.
- First appearance of the Kudo residence, which probably was based on the same model (or a very similar one) to the mansion of Akako Koizumi from Magic Kaito. Even Gosho Aoyama himself joked about this in the Omake of Magic Kaito Volume 5, showing them to be the one and the same "filming location".
- On the page Shinichi Kudo announces his new identity as "Conan Edogawa", on the bookshelf behind him on the right-hand side, is a book lying on its side. The book in question is actually Magic Kaito Volume 1.
Shōnen Sunday Q&A
Every issue of the Shōnen Sunday features a question asked by the magazine to the manga artists featured in it. The one accompanying this chapter was:
The hobby that (Aoyama) is currently obsessed about is,
Since I'm moving soon, I'm obsessed about packing.
(Translation by justwantanaccount)
- According to Gosho Aoyama himself, Professor Hiroshi Agasa was inspired by Professor Ochanomizu from Astro Boy.
- Some of the books in the Kudo residence:
- At least three volumes (or copies) of "Ranpo Edogawa: Collected Works"
- At least volume 1 - 9 of "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: His Best Cases"
- These seem to be the books Shinichi uses to create his new name.
- "Murder in London"
- "The golden[Concealed]" (maybe "The Golden Pince-Nez" from the Sherlock Holmes canon)
- "The Price of Love"
- "Mystery" (probably just the name of the genre on the spine of the book)
- "The Story of DEA[Concealed]" (maybe "DEAD", "DEATH" or a reference book about the DEA)
- John Wang: "The Gallow of Honour"
- "The Perfect Murder"
- P. D. James: "Black Tower"
- Lewis Carroll: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
- Something by A. C. Gardner without decipherable title - maybe he actually meant J. C. Gardner or J. E. Gardner, who wrote the James Bond continuations
- "True Crimes - The Unsolved Cases"
- "Dangerous Company"
- "Mystery From Overseas - Deadly Conference"
- Sam Andrews: "Alibi"
- Something by Tsuzuki Michio (known for Black Tight Killers, besides other stories)
- Robert Louis Stevenson: "Dr. JIKIL and HIDE"(sic)
- "The Corpse[Concealed]"
- "Gordon: Short Stories"
- Lyman Frank Baum: "(The) Road to Oz"
- Gosho Aoyama: "Magic Kaito Volume 1"
- Anime Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case
- TV Special 6: Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
|Chapters of Volume 1|
|Chapter 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9|