Netflix Japan has confirmed that greenlit the production The Culprit Hanazawa and Zero’s Tea Time, two Detective Conan manga spin-offs!
Manga fans rejoice! Two spin-offs the classic 1994 manga Detective Conan are getting an either an anime or live-action adaptation! The Culprit Hanazawa and Zero’s Tea Time will be coming to Netflix Japan in either anime or live-action form!
During the Netflix Festival Japan 2021, it is announced that the two famous Detective Conan manga spin-offs The Culprit Hanazawa and Zero’s Tea Time will have anime adaptations on Netflix. As the release date is still unknown, it already made a huge excitement with fans of Detective Conan.
What are “The Culprit Hanzawa” and “Zero’s Tea Time” about?
The Culprit Hanzawa is a gag manga about Hanzawa who dreams of coming to Tokyo and killing someone. The main character’s black silhouette represents the “criminals” that appear in the original Detective Conan series. As black-silhouette becomes the main character, Conan and others make cameo appearances in this spin-off manga.
And Zero’s Tea Time is an ongoing manga series that focuses on the daily life of Toru Amuro (a.k.a. Zero).
Well, who is Toru Amuro, then?
There is no way to explain without giving a spoiler. As it is explained in Zero’s Tea Time; he is a man with three faces; 29 years old, Public Security Bureau agent Rei Furuya, detective Toru Amuro, and The Black Organization’s Bourbon. And, I want to add the impressive cook from Poirot Cafe to this definition!
Where can I read Zero’s Tea Time and The Culprit Hanzawa?
Zero’s Tea Time, which is written and illustrated by Takahiro Arai under the supervision of Gosho Aoyama, has been published in Japanese, English, German, Italian, and Indonesian. The Kindle version of the English edition is available on some Kobo store pages. But if you want to have a paperback copy, you can check Amazon and Kinokuniya Stores.
As a bonus feature, there are pages containing Gosho Aoyama’s storyboard drafts.
On the other hand, The Culprit Hanzawa is written and illustrated by Mayuko Kanba, and there isn’t any known official English translation. But you can buy a Japanese version of the spin-off manga from CDJAPAN and Amazon.
Are there any more Detective Conan manga Spin-offs?
There is one another spin-off manga named Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc which is illustrated by Takahiro Arai under the supervision of Gosho Aoyama. Its anime adaptation was released last year by TMS Entertainment.
This two-volume manga is about Kenji Hagiwara, Hiromitsu Morofushi, Rei Furuya (a.k.a Toru Amuro) Jinpei Matsuda, and Wataru Date’s Metropolitan Police Department Police Academy days. It takes place seven years before the original Detective Conan Story when Rei Furuya was 22 years old.
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