Image Source: 少年サンデー編集部 on Twitter

Long-running mystery-solving manga Detective Conan (sometimes known in the United States as Case Closed) is popular in Japan; so popular, in fact, that magazine Shonen Sunday has just announced that the manga now has over 200 million copies in print. To celebrate this, original creator Goshō Aoyama is giving readers the chance to design their own Detective Conan character and submit it for the chance to have their creation actually be featured in the manga as a suspect in a case.

At the “Conan Face Maker” website, you start by choosing one of 131 busts (hair and clothes are predetermined) from the creator tool. Four of these busts—which are blacked out on the page—can only be unlocked by downloading certain apps or purchasing certain Shonen Sunday magazines. After selecting your base, you can go in and change the character’s eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, and accessories (hats and glasses only). By clicking the red bars at the top of the box of each creation option, you can change the size, spacing, and rotation of various features, including how thin your character looks. The angry version of myself I created above has a bigger mouth than usual because I used the mouth size slider.

After completing your character, click the red button at the very top right of the screen. This will bring you to a social media sharing screen. Below the Facebook and Twitter buttons, however, is another red button. Click this to submit your creation. Fill in the top text box with your character’s name, select the gender from the drop-down box (the top selection is male, while the bottom is female), and finally, select your character’s age and click the big red button at the bottom of the page.

Here’s the character profiles the Anime Now! staff came up with:

Sarah Nelkin

Richard Eisenbeis

Toshi Nakamura

So… Which one of us murdered a dude?

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Viz Media publishes the Case Closed manga in North America, while Crunchyroll streams the anime online. The latest Detective Conan film—Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter—premiered in Japanese theaters on April 15.

Comments (1)
  1. Hmm… the Kaito one isn’t unlocked…. Guess I’ll make a lame one that isn’t based of the best character.

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