Which Detective Conan Character is Most Popular? Ranking and Movie Highlights (Part 1)
Every year the Detective Conan series brings us an exciting theatrical release that excites the audience with various trials. With already over 20 different movies released, if you start watching from the first movie, let’s just say it’ll take some time to get through them all. With that being said, we will be announcing the results of the “Detective Conan - Male Character Popularity Investigation (6825 Total Votes)” and will go over the different movie releases that feature those characters! Find out exactly where your favorite Conan characters get to be in the spotlight. To begin, we will go over the characters that ranked from 6th to 4th place.
6th Place: Conan Edogawa (415 Votes)
Any average viewer could tell you that the main character of “Detective Conan” is none other than our boy Conan Edogawa himself. Anyone familiar with the series knows his true identity: high school detective Shinichi Kudo, whose body was shrunk back into a child’s size when forced to take some form of medicine when he was caught by the villains of the story, The Black Organization. Conan in the current scenario is a first-grader in elementary school. The story progresses at a very peculiar rate of time, so to think he’s been a first grader for over 20 years really gives you the perspective of how shocking this growth stunt really is.
Having said that, the movie that we would recommend people to check out is the very first Conan movie that debuted back in 1997 - “Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper.” You can really feel the passage of time as Conan’s own character design has changed over the years. Looking at the original work in manga form and the first anime season of Detective Conan, you can see that the contours of Conan’s face were much rounder and his ears were drawn much larger before. With this being his first movie, that design was brought over to the theatrical release.
5th Place: Shinichi Kudo (443 Votes)
Conan’s true form - Shinichi Kudo has actually shown up in the movies at various times, although most of these scenes have just been flashbacks. Even in the original work, only under extreme circumstances has Conan actually been able to go back to his Shinichi form. Other times when we thought Shinichi Kudo showed up, it was actually the Phantom Thief Kid in disguise, so this series likes to pull some sneaky ones on us.
The movie we recommend for fans of Shinichi Kudo himself is the movie released in 2003, the 7th Detective Conan movie - “Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital.” This feature film has Shinichi Kudo playing a major role, being featured prominently. At the time it was a big surprise and a huge topic of discussion, and this is definitely the one movie that Shinichi fans would consider as a must-watch.
4th Place: Heiji Hattori (696 Votes)
Heiji Hattori, the great high school detective of the west and Conan’s rival and a good friend. With his ability to come to the conclusion that Conan’s true form is Shinichi Kudo on his own, he has a strong and true... bromantic (?) relationship with Shinichi. With that in mind, Conan and Heiji are a tag team that work together quite often, with various situations calling for their excellent coordination between each other.
Heiji, while not really featured often in the original work, is featured a lot in the movies with his extravagant motorbike action scenes. The 1999 film and the 3rd movie “Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century” was the first Conan movie to feature Heiji. He is greatly part of the first half of the movie, working together with Conan to chase after the famous Phantom Thief Kid.
We also have another movie starring Heiji with his childhood friend Kazuha in the 21st Conan movie - “Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter” released in 2017. The climax of this film had Heiji showing off his awesome driving technique. Conan’s high-speed action scenes are shown off with his skateboard, while Heiji’s fast-paced scenes are shown off with his motorcycle action. There is something to be said about the charm of action scenes that can only be conveyed through great animation.
Which position did your favorite character rank? Which characters will take the 3rd through 1st places? Find out with our next part!
Original Article：Detective Conan Popularity Poll Results! Who Will Take First Place? Announcing the Rankings and Trivia
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