It’s time to watch crimes unfold in the upcoming Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa anime series, a spin-off of the Case Closed franchise that follows the infamous silhouetted criminal. Ahead of the series premiere on October 3, the ShoPro YouTube channel released the creditless opening theme for the anime set to “Tsukamaete, Konya.” by Leon Niihama, showing said silhouetted criminal dancing around Tokyo while shaking his shadowy behind.
Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa is an official spin-off comedy manga illustrated by Mayuko Kanba that has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday S monthly magazine since May 2017, and so far six collected volumes have been released in Japan. Its story is set in Beika-cho in Tokyo, a fictional town that is the center of the story in the main Detective Conan series, and follows the daily life of the “Shadow Man” (Hanzawa-san the Culprit), a silhouette of an unidentified criminal in Case Closed. The cast from the main series return for the spin-off.
Hanzawa begins on Japanese TV on October 3 at 25:05 (effectively, October 4 at 1:05 AM), with Netflix set to stream the series in Japan on October 4. Netflix will be releasing the series internationally later at an unconfirmed date.
Source: Comic Natalie
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