"Cased Closed" Spin-Off Manga Solves Mysteries and Teaches History
Shogakukan is looking to make learning fun with a 12 volume spin-off manga entitled Nihonshi Tantei Conan (“Japanese History Detective Conan”), an educational comic book series featuring characters from Gosho Aoyama’s hit manga Detective Conan (known as Case Closed in English).
Each volume covers one period of Japanese history from the Jomon Period (14,000 – 300 BCE) to the Showa Era (1926 – 1989 ACE). The volumes are being released three at a time, with the first wave of publication on November 29, 2017, and the final batch hitting book stores on March 22, 2018. Each volume retails for 980 yen ($8.80 US) plus tax.
Official Nihonshi Tantei Conan home page