The Unwelcome Great Detective

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Chapter 3

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Title: The Unwelcome Great Detective
Japanese title: 仲間はずれの名探偵
(Nakama Hazure no Meitantei)
Original release: January 19th, 1994
Shōnen Sunday issue: #7/1994
Volume: 1
Pages: 16
Anime adaption: Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case
Viz Media version
English title: The Unwelcome Great Detective
English release: September 7, 2004
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The Unwelcome Great Detective (仲間はずれの名探偵 Nakama Hazure no Meitantei?) is the third chapter of the manga of Detective Conan. It was written by Gosho Aoyama and and drawn by him and his assistants and first released in Shōnen Sunday #7/1994 on January 19th, 1994 and later on reprinted as part of Volume 1 on June 18th, 1994.



In order of introduction:


In order of appearance:



In order of introduction:


Kogoro and Ran Mouri arrived at the Tani residence in Yayoi with Conan Edogawa in tow, where it becomes clear that Mr. Tani's daughter, Akiko Tani, got kidnapped. Conan is quick to find several inconsistencies in what Mr. Asou, the Tani family's butler, told about what happened when Akiko got taken away. Asou admits that it was all a ruse when, suddenly, a seemingly real kidnapper calls Mr. Tani and demands his ransom money...


Referenced in

  • The Same Person (Manga: 27): When Ran Mouri thinks about all the times Conan Edogawa acted unusual, she remembers the moment from this chapter when he notified her father about the watchdogs of the Tani family and the inconsistency in Mr. Asou's testimony because of their behavior.
  • Wealthy Daughter Murder Case (Manga: 87-91): The party Conan, Ran and Kogoro get invited to is organized by the rich Yotsui family, whose company was mentioned by Mr. Tani as one of his rivals back during this chapter.


Real Life Models


The Yayoi District Kogoro and Ran Mouri as well as Conan Edogawa drive to for this case and where the Tani family lives is a real district of Tokyo in the Bunkyō Ward.

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:

Of goods recently bought, the favorite is
"Although this was a gift, (my favorite is) the wooden sword with Kenjuro Kurogane's name on it."
(Kenjuro Kurogane is the main character's father in Yaiba.)
(Translation by justwantanaccount)



See also


Chapters of Volume 1
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