One thing that we’ve seen before a couple of times within the world of the Case Closed / Detective Conan series (again) is remakes of early episodes and the origin story itself. With the show going on as long as it has there are definitely ways to pull this off so that it works well.
With the series hitting episodes 1000 and 1001 early next month, there’s actual acknowledgment of such an achievement and a plan to celebrate it. The show will remake the eleventh episode of the series, “Moonlight Sonata Murder Case,” into a two-part storyline that’s likely going to be a bit better animated as well to highlight the anniversary. With the original episode landing way back in 1996 when the series started, it’s quite the anniversary.
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.
There’s also a video below to highlight this which includes pianist Aimi Kobayashi performing the “Moonlight Sonata” song for the show.
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.