is a detective manga
by Motohiro Katou
. The main character Sou Touma encounters a variety of mystery cases. Sou often works in tandem with his friend and potential love interest Kana, with him supplying the brain while she acts as brawn.
In 2009, the manga won the Kodansha Manga Award
for the shōnen
category, sold over a total of 3 millions copies and adapted as a live-action TV series
The manga was first serialised in Magazine GREAT
in 1997, and continued on Magazine E-no
in 2009 after Magazine GREAT
stopped publication. The manga are too collected and published into books or tankōbon
. As of June 2011, 39 volumes have been released.
Generally, each volume will have two mysteries cases, both of which are solved at the end. So far there is only one full length case story that had spanned the entire volume, but this was a flashback of Sou's time studying at MIT
in the United States.
- The main character of the series, like similar boy detectives Shinichi Kudo and Hajime Kindaichi this 15-16 year old boy is a genius detective. Unlike the other two, however, Touma is not particularly interested in going out and finding wrongs to right. Rather, it is his erstwhile partner Kana who drags him into getting involved. An introvert, he seems to be well-known for his intelligence, but not particularly popular.
- Sou is introduced when Kana Mizuhara rescues him from an irate customer at a video arcade. He then assists Kana's father in......