|Adult Swim Premiere||May 24, 2004|
Detective Conan, renamed Case Closed in the United States, is a Japanese anime series produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment, which premiered on the Nippon Television Network System (NTV) in Japan on January 8, 1996. Over 900 episodes have aired in Japan since the anime's premiere. Funimation licensed the first 104 episodes of the anime for North American broadcast in 2003 under the name Case Closed, for legal purposes, with the characters given Americanized names.
The first 52 English dubbed episodes of Case Closed premiered on Cartoon Network'd Adult Swim programming block from May 24, 2004 to August 16, 2004, but Adult Swim chose not to acquire more episodes due to low ratings. The 52 episodes were rerun through September 22, 2005, when Adult Swim lost the broadcast rights.
Jimmy Kudo is a high school detective who sometimes works with the police to solve cases. During an investigation, he is attacked by members of a crime syndicate known as the Black Organization. They force him to ingest an experimental poison, but instead of killing him, the poison transforms him into a child. Adopting the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and keeping his true identity a secret, Kudo lives with his childhood friend Rachel Moore and her father Richard, who is a private detective. Throughout the series, he tags along on Richard's cases, but when he is able to solve one, he uses a tranquilizer needle to put Richard to sleep, and impersonates his voice using a voice changer to reveal the solution to the case.