YTV is handling some of the broadcast for the Case Closed / Detective Conan series in Japan and ahead of the next episode, they have a new preview out for it. The 969th episode is set for a January 18th, 2020 debut in Japan and the first preview for it has arrived. Crunchyroll handles the streaming distribution for it in North America.
The series has been running since 1996 with over 900 episodes to date. The manga itself from Gosho Aoyama is ongoing as well with over 96 volumes released in Japan while Viz Media is bringing them out here, having recently passed the 70 mark. FUNimation brought over some of them and some of the movies years ago but were never able to really keep up on it as it’s a very difficult property in terms of wanting to own it since it is so long and ongoing. It’s a series that’s far more suited for one-off viewings and streaming marathons here and there.
Plot concept: Kudo Shinichi is a seventeen-year-old high school detective whom people call the “Modern Sherlock Holmes.” However, one night after a date with his childhood sweetheart, Ran, Shinichi witnessed an illegal trade and, caught off his guard, was knocked unconscious and fed a drug that was supposed to kill him… but he woke up and found himself shrunken to a seven-year-old. In order to track down the men who did this to him, Shinichi hid his identity and lived with Ran, whose father happened to be a hopeless detective, and with that came a series of murders and mysteries that he must solve.