Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Will Begin in October

The Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa spin-off will premiere in October, the anime’s Twitter account has revealed. A fall premiere window had been announced in May.

Aside from airing on Japanese TV, Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa will also be streamed worldwide via Netflix.

The anime is based on the Shogakukan-published manga by Mayuko Kanba, which began in 2017 and has six tankoubon volumes as of October 2021. It is a criminal gag manga with a protagonist that resembles the silhouetted figure used to depict unknown persons in the main Detective Conan series. The manga is serialized in Shonen Sunday S and published under the Shonen Sunday Comics label.

The staff includes Akitaro Daichi (Bokura ga Ita, Meiji Tokyo Renka, Ojarumaru) as director, Fuu Chisaka (Detective Conan Opening 47 storyboarder) as character designer, Studio Kokoro’s Mayumi Nakajima (Tada Never Falls in Love assistant art director) as art director, Hiromi Miyawaki (Lupin the 3rd Part 6) as color designer, Akemi Sasaki (Lupin the 3rd Part 6) as photography director, and Jun Abe (Mobile Suit Gundam-san) and Seiji Mutou (Mobile Suit Gundam-san) as music composers. TMS/Studio 1 is producing the show.

Source: @hanzawasan_file

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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