Shonen Sunday’s 26th issue will be announcing this Wednesday that a live-action TV adaption of the popular Detective Conan manga has been approved. The series will be premiering on YTV, NTV and their affiliates on July 7.
The first live-action series in the franchise, the cast and staff who worked on the third live-action special will be participating in the new project, including Junpei Mizobata as Shinichi and Shiori Kutsuna as Ran, the series’s heroine.
Created by Gosho Ayoama, Detective Conan follows Shinichi Kudo, a brilliant young detective who is trapped in a child’s body. Turned into an anime and several successful films, the series has also been adapted into three live-action specials with the first two starring Shun Oguri. The live-action versions were set before the manga, when Shinichi was still a teenager.