The issue #3 of this year’s Kodansha’s Evening magazine revealed on Jan 10, 2023, that Kindachi Case Files 30th manga will conclude in four chapters. The final issue of the Evening Magazine, i.e. sixth issue will debut the final chapter of the Kindachi Case Files 30th manga on Feb 28, 2023.
2022 marked the 30th Anniversary of the serialization of The Kindaichi Case Files series.
Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi‘s “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo 30th” started serialization on Jan 11, 2022, in the Evening magazine to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the series.
The Kindaichi Case Files is a Japanese mystery manga series based on the crime-solving adventures of a high school student, Hajime Kindaichi, the supposed grandson of the famous (fictional) private detective Kosuke Kindaichi.
Written by Yōzaburō Kanari or Seimaru Amagi (depending on the series) and illustrated by Fumiya Satō, the Kindaichi series was serialized in Kodansha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 1992 to October 2017, spanning a total of 76 tankōbon volumes. It is one of the earliest works in the mystery manga genre.
The series has been adapted by Toei Animation first as a feature film in 1996 and then a 148-episode anime television series broadcast from 1997 to 2000, and there has since been a live-action film, four live-action drama series, three live-action television specials, and further animated features for cinema and television.
A new anime television series adaptation, titled The Kindaichi Case Files R (Returns), began airing on April 5, 2014, and concluded on Sep 27, 2014. A second season began airing on Oct 3, 2015.
A new series, 37 Year Old Kindaichi Case Files, began in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Evening in January 2018 and is set 20 years later, in which Hajime graduates high school, and becomes a manager of a PR firm, but is swung back into mysteries, despite quitting detective work.
As of June 2019, the manga had over 100 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series.