It has come to my attention today that Detective Conan has broken into its 1,000th chapter last week. Wow. I have to say, congratulations to Aoyama Gosho. I would think that it takes a lot of dedication to continue writing a single series for so long. Over 23 years, in fact, seeing as it was first released in 1994. It’s simply incredible to me. The only other manga series that I know of that’s broken through the 1,000 chapter mark is Hajime no Ippo. I don’t really imagine that too many others have made it this far, so it speaks volumes to Aoyama Gosho’s success.
I’m excited for the series and the author. This really is a great accomplishment and all I have to say is keep up the great work, Aoyama-sensei.