How to Watch Detective Conan in Order

Detective Conan is a well-known anime TV series that debuted in January 1996 and hasn’t stopped since. As of March 2023, there are 1077 episodes and counting! It’s insane when you think of it. The show has been running for more than 27 years, and is one of the most long-running anime series, along with popular anime like One Piece, Pokémon, and Naruto. All in all, it’s a hassle to figure out the right order to watch Detective Conan because there are just so many movies, OVAs, and TV specials to choose from.

Whether you’re rewatching it or you are a newcomer to Detective Conan and want to give it a shot, this is a perfect guide on how to watch Detective Conan (Case Closed) in the right order. This guide includes also all Detective Conan movies, OVAs, and TV Specials, which are all integral parts of the franchise.

For readers who haven’t seen Detective Conan, it is a show about a high school detective who gets physically turned into a kid by a criminal gang. But even though he looks like a child, he still has all his smarts and helps crack police cases.

The last update was on 19/06/2022 by Misaka in order to include the new Detective Conan movie and ongoing episodes of the series.

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How to Watch Detective Conan in Order

The easiest way how to watch Detective Conan (Case Closed) in order is to start with the TV series. There, it’s pretty straightforward, you just watch the episodes as they aired. You don’t have to watch any movies, OVAs, or TV Specials, as those are non-canon.

While we are waiting for new Detective Conan episodes, you can also check out Detective Conan Manga on Amazon.

Detective Conan TV Series in Order of Release Date

Season 1: Episodes 1-281996
Season 2: Episodes 29-542004
Season 3: Episodes 55-821997
Season 4: Episodes 83-1061997-1998
Season 5: Episodes 107-1341998-1999
Season 6: Episodes 135-1621999
Season 7: Episodes 163-1931999-2000
Season 8: Episodes 194-2162000
Season 9: Episodes 217-2542000-2001
Season 10: Episodes 255-2852001-2002
Season 11: Episodes 286-3152002-2003
Season 12: Episodes 316-3532003-2004
Season 13: Episodes 354-3892004-2005
Season 14: Episodes 390-4262005-2006
Season 15: Episodes 427-4652006-2007
Season 16: Episodes 466-4902007
Season 17: Episodes 491-5272008-2009
Season 18: Episodes 528-5652009-2010
Season 19: Episodes 566-6052010-2011
Season 20: Episodes 606-6452011-2012
Season 21: Episodes 646-6802012
Season 22: Episodes 681-7152013
Season 23: Episodes 716-7392013-2014
Season 24: Episodes 740-7782014-2015
Season 25: Episodes 779-8172015-2016
Season 26: Episodes 818-8562016-2017
Season 27: Episodes 857-8972017-2018
Season 28: Episodes 898-9262018
Season 29: Episodes 927-9592019
Season 30: Episodes 960-9992019-2021
Season 31: Episodes 1000-current2021-now

Skipping filler in the Detective Conan TV series

  • Total episodes: 1077, ongoing
  • Filler episodes: 482 (45%)
  • Skip 6, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24-26, 29-30, 33, 36-37, 41, 44-45, 47, 51, 53, 55-56, 59, 61-62, 64-67, 71, 73-74, 79-80, 83, 87-90, 92-95, 97, 106-111, 119-120, 123-127, 135, 140, 143, 148-152, 155, 158-161, 165, 169, 175, 179-187, 196-198, 201-204, 207-211, 214-216, 225, 232, 235-237, 245, 248, 251-252, 255-257, 260-262, 264-265, 273, 276, 281-283, 294-300, 303, 314-315, 318-322, 328, 337, 342, 348-349, 352-353, 357, 360, 363-365, 368-370, 373, 376-380, 384, 388-389, 392-393, 397, 403-405, 409-410, 413-414, 418-420, 423-424, 426, 433-434, 437, 439-442, 448, 450-452, 456, 459, 461, 468, 471, 475, 478, 480, 483, 486, 489, 512, 518-520, 527, 536, 539-541, 544, 547-548, 553-556, 562, 565-567, 570, 577, 582, 588, 591, 594-596, 599, 602-607, 629-631, 634-641, 658, 663-666, 669-670, 677-680, 686-689, 692-698, 707-709, 716-721, 726, 729-730, 733, 735-737, 742-743, 750, 753, 757-758, 761-762, 767-769, 774-778, 784, 789-791, 794-807, 813, 816-821, 824-826, 829, 833-835, 838-842, 845-846, 851-852, 855-860, 865, 868-871, 875-877, 880, 883-884, 891-893, 898-900, 903-908, 911-915, 918, 921-924, 929-940, 943-951, 955-970, 975-982, 985-992, 996-999, 1002, 1006-1010, 1013-1017, 1021-1023, 1026-1028, 1030-1032, 1036-1037, 1039-1041, 1043-1044, 1047-1052, 1055-1058, 1062-1070, 1073-1076 [Anime Filler List]
  • Saved time: ~7,7 days
  • Required time to watch Detective Conan without fillers: ~9 days and 12 hours

To put it in perspective, if you dedicate yourself to watching at least three episodes of Detective Conan every single day, it’s going to take you almost 7 months to finish it without fillers. If we include fillers, it’s going to take around 1 year.

The series is also rich with several movies, OVA, and TV specials, which will be all described below. Since they are non-canon, it’s completely up to you whether you watch them. But if you enjoy Detective Conan as a whole, it’s certainly worth considering. Just be aware that it’s a lot of time investment.

Detective Conan Movies in chronological order

1.The Time-Bombed Skyscraper1997
2.The Fourteenth Target1998
3.The Last Wizard of the Century1999
4.Captured in Her Eyes2000
5.Countdown to Heaven2001
6.The Phantom of Baker Street2002
7.Crossroad in the Ancient Capital2003
8.Magician of the Silver Sky2004
9.Strategy Above the Depths2005
10.The Private Eyes’ Requiem2006
11.Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure2007
12.Full Score of Fear2008
13.The Raven Chaser2009
14.The Lost Ship in the Sky2010
15.Quarter of Silence2011
16.The Eleventh Striker2012
17.Private Eye in the Distant Sea2013
18.Dimensional Sniper2014
19.Sunflowers of Inferno2015
20.The Darkest Nightmare2016
21.The Crimson Love Letter2017
22.Zero the Enforcer2018
23.The Fist of Blue Sapphire2019
24.The Scarlet Bullet2021
25.The Bride of Halloween2022
26.Black Iron Submarine2023
27.Movie 272024

Now you might be wondering whether you should watch Detective Conan movies. Because the Detective Conan movies aren’t canon, you don’t have to watch them. They are anime originals, and only some details in them relate to the main plot. As a result, it’s completely up to you but they are included in the guide on how to watch Detective Conan in the order below.

Detective Conan OVAs in Order of Release Date

Short Story 01: Wait For Me1999
Short Story 02: The Wandering Red Butterfly1999
Short Story 03: The Santa Claus of Summer1999
Short Story 04: Detective George’s Mini-Mini Big Strategy1999
Short Story 05: The Ten Planets in the Night Sky1999
Short Story 06: Play It Again1999
Extra Short Story: The Mysterious Murder Plan (The Making of Conan)1999
Secret File 01: Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba – The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!!2000
Secret File 02: 16 Suspects!?2002
Secret File 03: Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy2003
Secret File 04: Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother2004
Secret File 05: The Target is Kogoro!! The Detective Boys’ Secret Report2005
Secret File 06: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!2006
Secret File 07: A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys2007
Magic File2007
Secret File 08: The Casebook of Female High-School Detective Sonoko Suzuki2008
Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab2008
Secret File 09: The Stranger from Ten Years Later2009
Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata2009
Secret File 10: Kid in Trap Island 2010
Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey2010
Secret File 11: A Secret Order From London2011
Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio2011
Fatuous Detective!? Kogoro Mouri2011
Television Personality Maomi Yuki’s Worries2011
Secret File 12: The Miracle of Excalibur2012
Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista2012

And now you will want to ask whether you should watch Detective Conan OVAs. Since Detective Conan OVAs aren’t canon, you don’t need to watch them to keep up with the plot.

Please note that the first Magic Files OVA episode is a compilation of episodes from the Detective Conan TV series. For this reason, you can skip it completely. However, the series later evolved into a series with original stories, so they are included in the guide on how to watch Detective Conan in the order below.

Detective Conan TV Specials in Order of Release Date

Time Travel of the Silver Sky2004
Black History2007
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan2009
Fugitive: Kogoro Mouri2014
The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa2014
Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small2016
Love Story at Police Headquarters ~Wedding Eve~2022
Magic Kaito2010-2012

TV Specials are one-of-a-kind anime episodes that take place outside of the series’s normal setting or narrative. As a result, it’s not a must-watch but they frequently offer a unique perspective or insight into a story. Thus, you should consider watching them.

Magic Kaito, despite sharing several characters, is a distinct series where actual magic exists. Kaito seeks to find the truth about his father’s life and death as the phantom thief Kaitou Kid. To do so, he takes up the mantle and begins stealing priceless stones.

How to watch Detective Conan in order (OVAs and movies included)

TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 1–054
MovieThe Time-Bombed Skyscraper (1997)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 55–97
MovieThe Fourteenth Target (1998)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 98–139
OVAShort Story 01: Wait For Me
OVAShort Story 02: The Wandering Red Butterfly
OVAShort Story 03: The Santa Claus of Summer
TV seriesDetective Conan Ep 140
MovieThe Last Wizard of the Century (1999)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 141–173
OVAConan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba
OVAShort Story 4: Detective George’s Mini-Mini Big Strategy
OVAShort Story 5: The Ten Planets in the Night Sky
OVAShort Story 6: Play It Again
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 174–186
MovieCaptured in Her Eyes (2000)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 187–231
MovieCountdown to Heaven (2001)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 232–262
OVA16 Suspects!?
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 263–275
MovieThe Phantom of Baker Street (2002)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 276–303
OVAConan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 304–315
MovieCrossroad in the Ancient Capital (2003)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 316–344
OVAConan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 345–356
MovieMagician of the Silver Sky (2004)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 357-383
OVAThe Target is Kogoro!! The Detective Boys’ Secret Report
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 384-396
MovieStrategy Above the Depths (2005)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 397-424
OVAFollow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 425-434
MovieThe Private Eyes’ Requiem (2006)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 435-459
OVAA Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 460-470
MovieJolly Roger in the Deep Azure (2007)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 471-490
OVAThe Casebook of Female High-School Detective Sonoko Suzuki
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 491-504
MovieFull Score of Fear (2008)
OVAMagic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab
Tv seriesDetective Conan Eps 505-520
OVAThe Stranger from Ten Years Later
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 521-529
TV SpecialLupin III vs. Detective Conan
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 530-531
MovieThe Raven Chaser (2009)
OVAMagic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 532-561
OVAKid in Trap Island
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 562-570
MovieThe Lost Ship in the Sky (2010)
OVAMagic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 571-610
TV SpecialDetective Conan vs. Wooo: Fatuous Detective!? Kogoro Mouri
TV SpecialDetective Conan vs. Wooo: Television Personality Maomi Yuki’s Worries
MovieQuarter of Silence (2011)
OVAMagic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 611-616
OVA A Secret Order From London
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 617-641
OVAThe Miracle of Excalibur
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 642-651
MovieThe Eleventh Striker (2012)
OVABonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 652-694
MoviePrivate Eye in the Distant Sea (2013)
MovieDetective Conan Eps 695-721
TV SpecialLupin III vs. Detective Conan
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 722-735
MovieDimensional Sniper (2014)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 736-762
TV SpecialThe Disappearance of Conan Edogawa ~The Worst Two Days in History~
TV SpecialFugitive: Kogoro Mouri
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 763-774
MovieSunflowers of Inferno (2015)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 775-813
MovieThe Darkest Nightmare (2016)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 814-844
TV SpecialEpisode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 845-854
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 856-874
TV seriesDetective Conan Ep 855
MovieThe Crimson Love Letter (2017)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 875-898
MovieZero the Enforcer (2018)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 899-935
MovieThe Fist of Blue Sapphire (2019)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 936-1002
MovieThe Scarlet Bullet (2020)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 1003-1039
MovieThe Bride of Halloween (2021)
TV seriesDetective Conan Eps 1040-current

After catching up on the Detective Conan anime, I’d watch the entire Magic Kaito spinoff series in one go instead of splitting it up. As previously explained, Gosho started it before Detective Conan, but as Detective Conan became more popular, the mangaka shifted his attention to a more successful series. He also mentioned that despite frequent crossovers, both series are alternate universes. Therefore, Kaito from Magic Kaito is not the same as Kaito from DC, even though they look and act the same.

There is also Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time, a series of 6 short episodes, 13 minutes each, about Tooru Amuro’s triple life when Conan isn’t involved. It’s more of a fan service show, though. For that reason, you should watch this spinoff only if you are interested in this particular character.

Where to watch Detective Conan

Detective Conan is available on multiple online streaming platforms, although they vary in how many seasons or movies, OVAs, and TV Specials they have available.

You can stream Detective Conan legally on:

  • Amazon Prime Video: You can stream the first five seasons (1-134) and almost all DC movies plus Magic Kaito on Amazon Prime Video. Standalone Prime Video membership costs $8.99 per month, and the library has more than 200 anime titles. On top of that, it offers more than 16k movies and around 2000 TV shows.
  • Crunchyroll: You can watch the first 123 episodes, plus episodes 754 and onwards, and also the movie 5 and onwards (except for movies 18 and 23). From early 2022, to watch new and continuing simulcasts, a premium monthly or annual subscription will be necessary. However, previously published episodes will remain available to all user types. Those who want to see episodes of new or ongoing series must subscribe to one of Crunchyroll’s premium plans, which start at $7.99 per month. Crunchyroll offers more than 1k anime titles, although not all are available worldwide due to licensing restrictions.

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