Watch Detective Conan for Free on Youtube! Practice Japanese with an Anime Classic

Nationwide Entertainment Anime 2020.04.12
Social distancing making you feel unproductive and stressed about COVID-19 in Japan? Improve your Japanese language skills with Detective Conan!

Looking for a Productive Way to Spend Your Social Distancing Free Time While in Japan?

Detective Conan, AKA Case Closed or Meitantei Konan (名探偵コナン) is a classic in the manga and anime world. The story of high school student Shinichi Kudo (transformed into a young child during an investigation) started as a manga in 1994, leading to 97 volumes of the Japanese comic and almost 1,000 anime episodes. While it's not quite as well-known in the English-speaking world, Detective Conan is the 5th-best-selling manga series worldwide, and the anime is a favorite of children and adults the world over. 

And with Abe's state of emergency coming into effect in seven prefectures, including Tokyo, it's the perfect time for those of us in Japan to really work on our language skills... and find a little joy at the same time.

Detective Conan on Youtube

So we were extremely excited to hear that Detective Conan is now being uploaded to Youtube - by the official licensers and totally free-to-watch - exclusively for those of us in Japan! Since it's only available in Japanese (no English dubs or subs!), it's a pretty good choice for binge-watching. Not only will you start to learn some pretty important vocabulary (how well can you talk about detectives in Japanese right now!?), but by watching you'll also be participating in a little bit of beloved Japanese culture.
They're currently uploading one episode a day at 7pm Japan time, starting from the very first episode and working forwards. Since we're already a few months in, there are already a couple full seasons available. Hours of Conan await!

Watch the First Episode...

...or the whole first season. Now's the time to binge like you mean it, no judgment here!

We'd love to hear what Japanese content you've been watching a little too much of recently, let us know on the Japankuru twitter, instagram, and facebook!
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