Are you an enthusiast of Detective Conan?
If you were a person who loves Conan like me, I’d like to recommend this place.
You can see the bronze statue of the Conan in kyobashi area, Osaka, Japan.
Why this statue was built in this place and by who?
What’s about Detective Conan?
Needless to say, Detective Conan is one of the most famous manga and animation not only among Japanese but also among people all over the world.
This manga was first serialized in the fifth issue of Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1994, written and drawn by Gosho Aoyama, and has appeared there since.
Television animation began in 1996 and is still being broadcast as of 2022.
Movies have been produced every year, and the movie series has also gained popularity.
The manga has been translated and sold in 25 countries and regions, and the anime has been broadcast in 40 countries.
As of October 2021, the total number of copies of the manga sold worldwide exceeded 250 million.
Who built this statue?
This statue was built by Yomiuri TV, a TV station in Osaka that broadcasts the Detective Conan anime series.
The location is in front of the headquarters of Yomiuri TV.
Yomiuri TV has earned significant revenues from the record-breaking success of the animated TV and movie series Detective Conan, and Conan is also the company’s signature title.
Location: In front of the headquarters of Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
Address: 1-3-50 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka (in Osaka Business Park)
Osaka Business Park Station on the Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, right next to Exit No. 1.
Incidentally, there is a QR code at the foot of the statue.
We invite you to solve that mystery at this location to see what you can see when you read the QR code.