By Santiago Alonso via El Planteo. 

Twenty-three years ago we were all more innocent, streaming did not exist on a massive scale and the only way to access Japanese animation was through television or through VHS brought from Spain, whose distribution did not pay royalties.

Thanks to the screen of the now defunct Argentinean channel Magic Kids, Japanese tanks such as Dragon Ball Z, Ranma ½, Escaflowne, B't X, Slayers and the one that concerns us today: Detective Conan, arrived from Japan.

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Erroneously promoted by that channel as a "fun animated series for kids", the show presented a boy with high abilities to solve mysteries, including murders.

In this way, high voltage contents were shown on the screen: dismemberments, blood and even adultery situations. However, the main trigger of the series is related to a drug, which justifies the existence of Conan and, therefore, the name of the work.

This anime and manga classic has been published for decades. It passed 100 volumes in the comic, more than 1000 chapters of its regular series on Japanese TV and 25 feature films for cinema (number 26 called "The Iron Submarine" is scheduled for April this year in Japan), many of which were released locally in Latin America, in some cases with Spanish dubbing, in others, with subtitles in selected theaters.

It also has a small town named after him, recently visited by comedian Conan O'Brien, who joked about the similarities between him and his oriental counterpart.

What Is Detective Conan?

Detective Conan introduces us to Shinichi Kudo, a 17-year-old boy with an amazing deductive ability, a faithful emulation of the great Sherlock Holmes who can solve mysteries that no one else can even analyze.

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Together with his girlfriend Ran Mouri, they decide to go to an amusement park for an afternoon of fun. But Shinichi's vocation is stronger and he leaves his friend to follow a clue, which leads him to witness a bribe between gangsters.

Far from being able to find out more, he is caught by two imposing men in black for …

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