Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa is a Japanese manga series that is a deconstructive parody of what everyday life might be like in the Detective Conan universe and centers on the black-silhouetted ‘criminal’ who frequently appears in Detective Conan media to symbolize the mystery perpetrators.

Release date

Netflix will start premiering the series from February 1.


Writer and Illustrator: Mayuko Kanba

Producer: TMS entertainment

Official synopsis

“A dark shadow falls upon Beika Town, a place renowned for its high level of criminal cases. His (or her) purpose is to kill a certain man…

Yes, the person indispensable to “Detective Conan” is now the protagonist! Tights-clad and pure of mind: it’s none other than the Culprit Hanzawa.”

Other details

Starring the black-silhouetted “criminal,” it is a spin-off of Gosho Aoyama’s original manga Detective Conan. In May 2017, Kanba launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Shōnen Sunday S. As of September 2022, the manga’s chapters have been compiled into seven tankōbon volumes.


The villain is revealed to be a featureless assassin dressed entirely in black tights. No matter who the villain was, whenever the numerous crimes solved in the different instances were shown in flashbacks, they would always be portrayed by an all-black figure.

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